Telephone: 205-716-5222
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Suite 700
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-4804

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Annette L. Kinderman

Annette Kinderman has wide-ranging litigation experience, with a practice focused on personal injury defense litigation. She also handles a variety of other business and general negligence claims. Ms. Kinderman has obtained defense verdicts at trial for hospital clients in Jefferson County, Alabama, in medical malpractice, personal injury, and workers’ compensation cases. In 2014, she represented two corporations in a jury trial on RICO claims stemming from commercial fraud that resulted in favorable verdicts in excess of $100 million.

Ms. Kinderman is a member of the Birmingham, Alabama, and American Bar Associations. She is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, and the Alabama Defense Lawyer’s Association. Ms. Kinderman graduated magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University School of Law where she was a member of the Order of Coif and an Editor of the Washington & Lee University Law Review. She graduated from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Prior to joining Cabaniss Johnston, Ms. Kinderman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam C. Pointer, Jr., Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She was selected as a B-Metro Top Flight Attorney from 2017 to 2019 and a B-Metro Top Women Lawyer in 2018 and 2019.

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Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Business and General Litigation
  • Railroad Litigation


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Washington & Lee University, 1996 (Order of the Coif.) Notes and Comments Editor, Washington and Lee University Law Review, 1995-1996
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1991

Admitted to Practice:

  • Alabama State Bar (1996)