Dennis "Rusty" Weaver
Rusty Weaver graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in
1992 where he was inducted into the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. Mr. Weaver
received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1995.
Mr. Weaver focuses his practice on pharmaceutical drug litigation, environmental
litigation, nursing home abuse, motor vehicle accidents and fraud. He
has litigated cases involving defectively designed vehicles, including
lift buckets, car haulers and passenger cars. His litigation experience
also includes cases involving the violation of constitutionally protected
rights by municipal employees and claims against entities that negligently
design and construct roadways.
Mr. Weaver has been a dedicated advocate of victim's rights and has
had several published opinions relating to victim's rights law and
government liability. He is also a charter member of the National Crime
Victim Bar Association. In 2003, Mr. Weaver received the Frank Carrington
Champion of Civil Justice Award recognizing extraordinary efforts in seeking
civil justice for victims of crime. In 2005 he was voted “Best of
the Bar” for his work in the field of crime victims’ rights
by his fellow lawyers. This award was sponsored by the Birmingham Business
Journal and published in the September 2, 2005 edition.
Each year from 2010-2012 Mr. Weaver was named as one of "The City's
Top Legal Minds" by
B-MetroMagazine and honored as one of Alabama's Rising Stars by
Super Lawyers 2010 and
Business Alabama magazine. He is also co-author of a book titled
Personal Injury Law: An Overview for Alabama Accident Victims which was published in 2010. In 2011 and 2012 Mr. Weaver was selected
for inclusion on the Alabama Super Lawyers list published by
Alabama Super Lawyers magazine and
Business Alabama. Only the top five percent of Alabama attorneys are chosen for this recognition
each year. Most recently he was selected for membership in The National
Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
The partners in Weaver Tidmore, L.L.C. are members of the Million Dollar
Advocates Forum recognizing attorneys who have won million and multimillion
dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Mr. Weaver has had numerous settlements
or verdicts in excess of one million dollars including a recent 9.3 million
dollar verdict in a wrongful death suit in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Mr. Weaver is currently licensed to practice law in the States of Alabama,
Minnesota, Mississippi and West Virginia. He is also admitted to practice
before the federal courts of Alabama, Minnesota, Mississippi, West Virginia,
Wyoming and the Southern District of New York. Memberships include the
Birmingham and Alabama Bar Associations, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
(Committee Chairman, 1997, Sustaining Member 2003-present), Minnesota
Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Mississippi Trial Lawyers
Association, West Virginia Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers
of America (Propulsid and Rezulin Litigation Groups, Advocate –
National College of Advocacy) and National Transportation Safety Board
Bar Association. Mr. Weaver serves on the Board of Governors and Executive
Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice and is a sponsor for
the Leukemia Society of America Team in Training.