Faculty Experts

Following is a small sampling of the wide range of topics on which Cumberland faculty can offer expert comment for the news media. For details on each faculty member’s areas of expertise, click on his or her name. For information on a topic not listed here, contact the Dean's Office, (205) 726-2704.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Mediation)

  • J. Mark Baggett
  • Henry C. Strickland

Antitrust

  • R. Thomas Stone Jr.
  • Michael E. DeBow

Banking and Finance

  • Michael D. Floyd

Bankruptcy

  • Howard P. Walthall
  • Michael D. Floyd

Billing practices by attorneys

  • William G. Ross

Child labor

  • David M. Smolin

Civil litigation

  • Henry C. Strickland

Civil Procedure

  • John L. Carroll

Commercial law

  • Howard P. Walthall
  • Michael D. Floyd

Computer-based data discovery

  • John L. Carroll

Constitutional Law (Alabama)

  • Howard P. Walthall
  • Albert Brewer

Constitutional Law (U.S.)

  • William G. Ross
  • Brannon P. Denning

Consumer protection law

  • Michael D. Floyd

Contracts

  • R. Thomas Stone Jr.
  • T. Brad Bishop

Corporate finance

  • Michael E. DeBow

Criminal evidence

  • Robert J. Goodwin

Criminal law and procedure

  • Deborah Young

Drunk driving law

  • T. Brad Bishop

Economics

  • R. Thomas Stone Jr.

Elder law

  • Michael D. Floyd

Environmental law

  • Jill Elysa Evans

Estate planning

  • Alyssa DiRusso

Ethics (judicial)

  • William G. Ross
  • Albert Brewer

Ethics (legal and professional)

  • William G. Ross

Evidence

  • Robert J. Goodwin
  • David J. Langum
  • Deborah Young

Family law

  • David M. Smolin

Federal courts

  • John L. Carroll

Federal tax law

  • Joseph A. Snoe

Government regulation of business

  • Michael E. DeBow
  • R. Thomas Stone Jr.

Health care law

  • Leonard J. Nelson III
  • Joseph A. Snoe

Income tax

  • Joseph A. Snoe

Intellectual Property (Copyright, Patent, Trademark)

  • Woodrow N. Hartzog

International human rights

  • Paul Kuruk
  • David M. Smolin
  • Rusty Johnson

Internet law (Computer law)

  • Edward C. Martin
  • Woodrow N. Hartzog

Judicial selection

  • Michael E. DeBow
  • William G. Ross

Law and morality

  • David J. Langum

Legal history

  • David J. Langum
  • William G. Ross

Legal implications of home-schooling

  • William G. Ross

Legal protection of folklore

  • Paul Kuruk

Legal regulation of orphanages

  • Michael E. DeBow

Liability

  • Edward C. Martin

Mediation

  • Henry C. Strickland

Medical malpractice

  • Leonard J. Nelson III

Municipal law

  • T. Brad Bishop

Natural Resources Law

  • Edward C. Martin

Personal injury and liability

  • Edward C. Martin

Premises liability

  • Edward C. Martin

Privacy law

  • Woodrow N. Hartzog

Product liability

  • Michael E. DeBow
  • Edward C. Martin

Property law

  • Michael E. DeBow
  • Joseph A. Snoe
  • Edward C. Martin

Scientific evidence

  • Robert J. Goodwin

Securities law and regulation

  • LaVone R. Warren
  • R. Thomas Stone Jr.

Shoplifting

  • T. Brad Bishop

Supreme Court, Alabama

  • Howard P. Walthall

Supreme Court, United States

  • William G. Ross
  • Brannon P. Denning

Tobacco litigation

  • Michael E. DeBow

Torts

  • Jill Elysa Evans
  • Edward C. Martin

Wills and trusts

  • Alyssa DiRusso