Donald R Rhea

Partner

Location: Gadsden, Alabama
Phone: 256-547-6801
Fax: 256-549-0271
 

Year Joined Firm

  • 1981

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama 1981
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (now Eleventh) 1981
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1981
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circut 1983

Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • M.A. - 1978
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • B.A. - 1977

Published Works

  • Premises Liability For Violent Crimes, Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3, Fall, 1995

Representative Clients

  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Alabama Sheriff's Association
  • Etowah County Sheriff
  • Marshall County Sheriff
  • Police Beneveloence Association
  • Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 498
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 320
  • United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO, Local 12

Classes/Seminars

  • Recent Significant Decisions In Worker Compensation, Alabama Bar Institute, 1993 - Present
  • Functional Capacities Evaluations, Alabama Association of Justice,  2007 Summer Seminar
  • Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions, Alabama Self-Insured Association, 2007 Winter Seminar
  • Lawsuits and Liabilities, Alabama Law Institute 2007
  • Practical Application to the Guides to the Evaluation of Permament Impairments (4th Ed.), Alabama Workers' Compensation Organization, Inc.,  May 2010
  • Winning in Montgomery - The Intent of the Act:  Getting the Court Back on a Remedial and Beneficient Course, Alabama Association of Justice, Fall 2010
  • Worker Compensation Appeals - The Nuts and Bolts, University of Alabama School of Law, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alabama Association of Justice, Member, Executive Committee, 1991 - Present
  • Etowah County Bar Association (Past President)
  • Alabama State Bar (Past Chairman, Workers' Compensation Section)
  • American Bar Association
  • Etowah County Inns of Court
  • Alabama State Bar Commissioner, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit 2012 - present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Peoples Law School, 1994 - Present