Firm News

Gerald Burnett to speak on “LLCs From Start to Finish”

May 24, 2018

Gerald Burnett will be speaking on two current topics of interest at the continuing legal education program for lawyers to be held on November 7, 2018, entitled “LLCs From Start to Finish.” The two topics of Gerald’s presentation will be (i) How to Draft the LLC Operating Agreement and (ii) LLCs or S Corporations: Tax Considerations.

In Memorium: David S. Dunkle (1945-2018)

May 16, 2018

David S. Dunkle It is with great sorrow that Cabaniss Johnston announces the passing of our dear friend and partner David “Dave” S. Dunkle on April 17, 2018. Dave was recognized as one of Alabama’s preeminent ERISA attorneys and he received numerous accolades throughout his career, including listings in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. He also wrote the authoritative reference Guide to Pension and Profit Sharing Plans published by McGraw-Hill. In his free time, Dave coached youth baseball and was an avid golfer, alpine skier, and pool player. Dave will be greatly missed, as a friend, colleague, and unabashed patriot.

Jarrod White successfully defends firm clients

May 15, 2018

In March, Cabaniss partner Jarrod White successfully defended firm clients against claims of negligence, wantonness, conversion, and trespass. A four day jury trial in Mobile County Circuit Court resulted in a zero dollar verdict.

Diane Maughan elected to firm’s Management Committee

February 16, 2018

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal LLP is pleased to announce that Diane Babb Maughan has been elected to serve on the firm’s Management Committee. Mrs. Maughan has been with the firm since 2000 and has been recognized for her expertise and skill as a lawyer by numerous publications.  She primarily practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, representing clients in many industries with respect to contract claims, commercial real estate and real property disputes, trademarks, health care-related litigation, and other matters. 

Melanie Atha Elected as President of GCLC

February 12, 2018

On Friday, February 9, 2018, Melanie Merkle Atha was elected for a third term as President of the Global Collaborative Law Council (“GCLC”).   GCLC is an international collaborative practice group committed to bringing collaborative law to all areas of civil legal conflict.  Ms. Atha will be on the faculty of the group’s 13th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Conference to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada,  September 20-22, 2018.