Jeannie Bugg Walston

January 8, 2020By KdrjTSv1zt

Jeannie graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1992 and the University of Alabama in 1989. She is currently admitted to practice law in both Alabama and Tennessee; and she is admitted in the U.S. Supreme Court; Alabama Supreme Court; 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama. She was awarded Best Lawyers in America, 2010–2023, including 2017 and 2023 Lawyer of the Year for Worker’s Compensation Law–Employers; Martindale–Hubble’s AV Preeminent Peer Rating since 2000; Martindale-Hubbell’s “Women Leaders in the Law;” Super Lawyer in Alabama by Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine; Birmingham B–Metro Magazine’s “Top Women Lawyers;” Birmingham B–Metro Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” list, and “2022 America’s Most Honored Lawyers” by The American Registry.

Jeannie previously served as the Vice President and President of the Worker’s Compensation Section of the Birmingham Bar Association; the Secretary/Treasurer for the Alabama Worker’s Compensation Defense Lawyers Association (AWCDLA) since 2017; and she was appointed by the Alabama State Bar President to serve on a special task force to address issues with Alabama’s Worker’s Compensation Act. She will further serve as an Adjunct Professor for Worker’s Compensation Law at the University of Alabama School of Law beginning January 2023. Jeannie has spoken on numerous occasions about subjects including all aspects of Alabama’s Worker’s Compensation Act; workplace injuries and medical benefits; drug and alcohol testing in Alabama; hearing loss, pneumoconiosis, and other occupational disease claims; handling and litigating coal mining claims, including federal black lung claims; and Medicare and HIPAA compliance.

Jeannie enjoys spending time with her two children, Banks and Lauren, and her husband, David. She loves traveling and volunteering with them. She is a board member of the Estelle & Charles Campbell Charitable Foundation which gives away over $1.5 million per year to charities in Alabama and Pennsylvania. She is also the founding board member of the Heroes Scholarship Fund for underprivileged youth at the IPC Day School and currently serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in Alabama.

27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

2024 and 2023 Best lawyers

CASA volunteer

Honorary Chairman of Big Brothers & Big Sisters 50th Anniversary (first female and first sibling)

Adjunct Professor at University of Alabama Law School of Worker’s Compensation, 2022-date