Craig Lowell, of the Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher and Goldfarb firm, appears on the Alabama list for AM. Lowell graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1990 and earned a law degree from Washington and Lee in 1993.
Wiggins Childs, probably the best-known firm in Alabama for representing plaintiffs in employment-discrimination case, was the firm for Gadsden resident Lilly Ledbetter in her historic case against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Gadsden. Evidence showed Ledbetter and other women at the plant consistently were paid less than their male counterparts.
Ledbetter won a $4-million judgment at the trial-court level, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned that decision on a procedural issue, drawing outrage from many women's-rights and equal-pay advocates. Significant evidence indicates Ledbetter's lawyers from Wiggins Childs screwed up her case on appeal.
Ledbetter might have won in the end because her case led to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in January 2009. In fact, that was one of Obama's first acts as president.
While Wiggins Childs is known for employment-discrimination cases, its work is not limited to that area. Lowell's specialties include class-action cases, dangerous and defective products, environmental law, mass torts, personal injury/wrongful death, and whistleblower/qui tam.
Lowell's marital status is unclear, based on the records available to us. He lives at 930 31st St. South in Birmingham, and property records show he and Allison W. Lowell jointly owned that property from at least 2007 until 2013. Starting in 2014, her name disappears from the property records. The home has an appraised value of $426,300.
Were they married and got divorced in 2013-14? That appears to be the case, but we are not certain about it. Allison W. Lowell is an attorney, and information on the Web indicates she worked at one point for Maynard Cooper and Gale in Birmingham. She no longer appears as a member of the Alabama State Bar, and her whereabouts are unknown to us at the moment.
We sought comment from Craig Lowell for this article, but he has not responded.
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