Local Governments & Municipalities
Civil Rights Litigation
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Mr. Burgess’ practice is focused on the representation of businesses and municipalities in a wide range of litigation matters, including employment discrimination, trade secret and intellectual property protection, contract disputes including enforcement of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, and police civil-liability lawsuits. He has successfully tried a number of cases in federal and state courts, and has significant appellate experience including multiple oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Cases representative of Mr. Burgess’ work include—
Bailey v. City of Huntsville, 517 Fed. Appx. 857 (11th Cir. 2013).
Sims v. Leonard, 465 Fed.Appx. 869 (11th Cir. 2012).
Garcia v. Killingsworth, 425 Fed.Appx. 831 (11th Cir. 2011).
Brown v. City of Huntsville, 608 F.3d 724,(11th Cir. 2010).
Walker v. City of Huntsville, 310 Fed. Appx. 335 (11th Cir. 2009).
City of Huntsville v. Stove House 5, Inc., 3 So. 3d 186 (Ala. 2008).
Phase II, L.L.C. v. City of Huntsville, 952 So. 2d 1115 (Ala. 2006).
Thurmond v. City of Huntsville, 904 So. 2d 314 (Ala. Civ. App. 2004).
Borders v. City of Huntsville, 875 So. 2d 1168 (Ala. 2003).
American Tower L.P. v. City of Huntsville, 295 F.3d 1203 (11th Cir. 2002).
“Ex parte Scarbrough,” Alabama Law Review (1994).
- Alabama Bar Association
- Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
- Alabama Association of Municipal Lawyers
- Defense Research Institute
- Alabama Self-Insurers Association
- J.D., magna cum laude, 1995, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Editor, Alabama Law Review
Bench and Bar, Legal Honor Society
- B.A., 1991, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- United States District Courts
Northern District of Alabama
Middle District of Alabama
- All Alabama state courts