Taylor Bartlett represents clients in complex litigation involving significant damages claims at both the trial and appellate levels. He has extensive experience in consumer class actions and pharmaceutical mass tort litigation. Since joining the firm in 2011, Taylor has successfully represented over 5,000 individuals and businesses throughout the United States. Taylor has also been appointed as class counsel on multiple consumer class action lawsuits that resulted in settlements to the classes of over $25 million. Taylor obtained his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University in 2007 and he received his J.D. cum laude from Cumberland School of Law in 2010. Taylor and his wife Laura are residents of Redmont Park in Birmingham and are members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. They are proud parents of a Labrador named Louie. Taylor has an active interest in classic cars and enjoys spending time behind the wheel as President of the Mountain Brook Driving Club.
Chris Hood has been a member of the firm’s mass tort group since 2008, and he devotes his practice to consumer and environmental class actions, fraud and business torts, and personal injury or death caused by dangerous prescription medicines and medical devices. He also handles appeals in many of the firm’s major cases. He lives in Vestavia Hills and is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Alabama Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and Georgetown University. Chris, along with HGD partners Lew Garrison and Jim McDonough, represents corn farmers in the first CAFA mass action in the country involving genetically modified corn seeds. He also serves with other HGD attorneys as counsel for a proposed class of 12,000 retired employees of Allstate. These are two of his key active cases.