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Michael K. Beard - Birmingham, AL

800 Shades Creek ParkwaySuite 600-D Birmingham, AL 35209

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Updated: 10/10/2023

Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyer


Mike Beard's introduction to the law was as a runner at a large law firm in Birmingham. His hard work and experience coming up through the ranks earned him a partnership at Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C.

"I throw myself into a case" Beard said. "I thrive on mastering the facts in a complicated civil litigation. I believe in being thorough. It's the only way to succeed, especially when the odds may be against you...

About Michael K. Beard

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983

Other Affiliations

  • Birmingham Bar Association (Executive Committee Member)
  • Alabama State Bar (Member)
  • Alabama Association for Justice (Member)


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1980
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Member, Curia Honoris
    Law Review: American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Associate Editor, 1979 - 1980
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, 1977

Past Positions

  • Rives & Peterson, Partner, 1980 - 1991
  • Starnes & Atchison, Partner, 1991 - 1999


Other Sources of Feedback About Michael K. Beard

Included on the 2023 Mid-South list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Alabama Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Alabama Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Alabama Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Alabama Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Alabama Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael K. Beard on Super Lawyers


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Transportation Law, 2007 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2014 - Present

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Office Information


800 Shades Creek ParkwaySuite 600-D Birmingham, AL 35209


  • 205-879-1986

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am – 5pm



  • Arbitrary Healthcare Pricing & the Misuse of Hospital Lien Statutes by Healthcare Providers, 38 Am. J. Trial Adv. 255, Winter, 2014
  • The Impact of Changes in Health Care Provider Reimbursement , 21 Am. J. Trial Adv. 453, Spring, 1998
  • Who Is a Proper Defendant Under the "Alabama Extended Manufacturer's Liability Doctrine?", 40 Alabama Lawyer 359, July, 1979

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