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Michael W. Rich


Mr. Rich’s practice focuses on commercial litigation. His experience includes favorable results in various suits including construction and defense contracting. Mr. Rich has also dealt with a variety of employment and civil rights issues, including accessibility issues under Title III of the Americans with Disability Act, pay issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and termination issues under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

In addition to his main practice, Mr. Rich frequently advises clients and other attorneys on the application of both the Alabama and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.


“Textbooks Disclaimed or Evolution Denied: A Constitutional Analysis of Textbook Disclaimer Policies and Academic Freedom Acts,” Alabama Law Review (2012).

Professional Affiliations

  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association


  • J.D., summa cum laude, 2012, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, ALM. Leigh Harrison Academic Excellence Award
    Hugo L. Black Scholar
    Dean Thomas W. Christopher Prize
    Bench and Bar Honor Society
    Acquisitions Editor and Managing Board Member, Alabama Law Review
    University of Fribourg Summer Exchange, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • B.A., 1997, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
    Oklahoma Regents' Scholarship (Full Academic Scholarship)
    President's Academic Writing Project and President's Academic Round Table
    Order of Omega
    Golden Key Honor Society
    President, Sigma Nu Fraternity
    Associate Justice, Interfraternity Council

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts
    Northern District of Alabama
    Western District of Tennessee
  • All Alabama Courts

Community Involvement

Member, Board of Directors, Family Services Center

Other Experience

Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson, United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, Memphis, TN (2012-2013).

Mr. Rich has held a variety of management or other positions with providers of financial services, including serving as a branch manager, mortgage originator, and credit manager (1999-2010).

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