Robert G. “Bob” Methvin Jr.
Past President, Alabama State Bar
Position: Managing Shareholder
Education: Cumberland School of Law, J.D. | University of Alabama, B.S.
Location: Birmingham, AL
United States Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
Honors & Achievements
Best Lawyers®: Commercial Litigation and Insurance Litigation (2015-present); Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama
Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama: Business Alabama Magazine (2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021)
Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama: Alabama Super Lawyers® Magazine (2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021)
Named 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs in Birmingham
Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2009 – present);
Recipient, Alabama State Bar President’s Award for Meritorious Service (2011)
Recognized in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for high caliber work in Commercial Litigation – Insurance and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Associations & Memberships
Alabama State Bar Association
President (June 2020 – July 2021), Executive Council, Finance & Audit Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Personnel Committee, Elected Bar Commissioner, 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama (2011-2014), (2014-2017), (2017-2019); Board of Directors, Alabama Bar Foundation (2011-present); Fellow, Alabama Bar Foundation; State Bar Disciplinary Panel (2011-2019); Judicial Liaison Committee (2005-2015); Graduate, Leadership Forum (2006); President, Young Lawyers Section (2002)
Birmingham Bar Association
Member, Court Liaison Committee (2019); Member, Birmingham Bar Nominating Committee (2015-2018); Board of Directors, Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyer Project (2013-2016); Birmingham Bar Foundation Board of Directors (2010-2013); Member, Pro Bono Committee (2012); Chair, Crisis Relief Committee (2011); Chair, Pro Bono Week Committee (2010); Elected to Executive Committee (2007-2009); Grievance Committee (2002-2007)
American Bar Association
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Bob served as President of the Alabama State Bar from June 2020 through July 2021.
Bob is the managing shareholder of Methvin, Terrell, Yancey, Stephens & Miller, P.C. He practices in the areas of Class Actions and Complex Litigation, Business Litigation, Insurance and Annuity Litigation. Bob graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. degree in Finance in 1991 where he was a member of Jasons Senior Men’s Honorary. He received his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1994. While at Cumberland, he served as a member of the Trial Advocacy Board. Bob frequently lectures on business litigation and class action litigation and is a registered mediator with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. Bob also serves as consulting counsel and litigation counsel to a number of Alabama businesses.
Bob serves as a mediator in a wide varitety of cases and also serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). He has an AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has routinely been named one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama by Super Lawyers and Business Alabama magazine and has also been consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation and insurance litigation. Most recently, Bob was recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his work in the following areas of practice: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Insurance and Mass Torts Litigation/Class Actions.