Steven T. McMeekin
A lifelong resident of Alabama, Steven graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in History in 1986. He then attended the University of Alabama School of Law where he met his future wife, the former Crystal Hartley of Centreville, Alabama. Steven graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1990 and began private practice with the firm of Starnes & Atchison in Birmingham. While there, Steven’s practice was limited to the defense of civil litigation, and he handled cases ranging from wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and personal injury to bad faith, fraud, and employment issues. Steven tried both jury and non-jury cases in State and Federal Court, and was made partner in December 1996.
In March 1999, Steven joined longtime friends Lonnie Wainwright and Linda Pope to focus his practice primarily on the defense of workers’ compensation cases. Since that time Steven has handled cases throughout the State of Alabama, representing both large corporations and small Alabama companies.
A regular speaker on workers’ compensation topics, Steven has previously served as the chairperson for the Alabama State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section, as well as the Birmingham Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section.
Steven is an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble© which is their highest possible rating. This peer review ranking recognizes legal ability and high ethical standards. He is also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©.
Steven and Crystal live in Hoover, and have 3 children: Wesley, who manages the family hardware store; Claudia, a graduate of Mercer University; and Millie, a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Steven and Crystal have been members of Hunter Street Baptist Church in Hoover for more than 20 years, where Steven has taught an adult Sunday school class for more than 15 years. He has also served as deacon and as a member of the Hunter Street personnel committee.