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Virginia Applebaum

Staff Attorney

Virginia joined Hare Wynn in 2014. Her decision to join Hare Wynn was driven by the firm’s reputation for total focus on their clients and for the firm’s high professional standards and congeniality. Virginia’s practice areas include personal injury, product liability, and mass tort litigation.

Virginia enjoys traveling and historical research, often combining the two. She spends as much spare time as possible in Warm Springs, Georgia, where she researches FDR’s work and life in Georgia, photographs sites of historic significance, and advocates for preservation. Virginia is also spearheading a research project on the history and effects of tax policy from 1928-Present.

Virginia attended Cumberland School of Law, where she was awarded their Presidential Scholarship. While in law school, Virginia clerked for the District Attorney in Alabama’s 9th Judicial Circuit.

  • Cumberland School of Law, 2004
  • University of Alabama, 2000 (post graduate studies in literature)
  • Jacksonville State University, M.S. Secondary Education, 1999
  • Jacksonville State University, B.S. Secondary Education, 1995

Most recently, Virginia, at the request of the court, has served in a leadership position in a consolidated action involving an explosion.

Virginia has also served as faculty for number of continuing legal education courses on a variety of subjects, including:

  • Personal Injury from A to Z (2019)
  • Local Government Law from Start to Finish (2017)
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation (2017)
  • Gun Law in Alabama (2016)
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Top Women Lawyers B-Metro Magazine, 2018
  • Named “Top Attorney,” Civil Rights, by Birmingham Magazine’s Top Attorneys edition, 2013
  • Named “Super Lawyer,” Rising Star, 2012
  • Named “Rising Star Under 40,” by Birmingham Magazine’s Top Attorneys edition, 2011