Billy Cunningham is an experienced civil litigation attorney whose practice involves personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, business litigation, environmental law and insurance matters. Mr. Cunningham is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Alabama and Mississippi, as well as the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has represented the 13th Judicial Circuit as a Bar Commissioner, served on the State Bar Disciplinary Panel and is a member of the Board of Directors for Legal Services Alabama.
Mr. Cunningham is an "AV" rated lawyer according to Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating a lawyer can receive, as adjudged by the peers in his profession. Mr. Cunningham is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is certified as an Alabama Mediator. In addition, he is affiliated with the following professional organizations: American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group, Mobile Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Alabama Association for Justice, Mississippi Bar Association, and Mississippi Association for Justice. He has served on numerous civic boards and organizations.
After graduating from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He subsequently chose to attend Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduation in 1974, he returned to active duty for four years. He resigned his commission and was discharged in 1978. He returned to Mobile and joined the firm of Sintz, Pike, Campbell & Duke.
Mr. Cunningham's wife, Kathryn Northcutt Cunningham, is a retired internal medicine doctor. She now consults with the firm assisting in medical litigation matters.