As of October 1, 2015, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce its expansion into Alabama with the opening of a new office in Birmingham as well as the addition of two new attorneys. Swift Currie has been located solely in Atlanta for its entire 50 years’ existence but is “excited about the opportunities brought by the expansion,” stated Managing Partner Steve Schatz.
The Birmingham office will be headed by new partner Lane Finch
. Finch brings with him over 28 years of experience specializing in insurance coverage and defense and general litigation. He has handled insurance coverage claims involving up to $500 million, as well as class action and other liability claims exceeding $100 million. He is currently Co-Chair of DRI's 2015 Insurance Law and Claims Conference; he previously chaired DRI's Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium and its Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute. Lane is a long-standing member of the steering committee for DRI's Insurance Law Committee, among other leadership positions. He is also a frequent speaker at national American Bar Association (ABA) and DRI conferences.
Joining Finch is new associate Brian Richardson
. Richardson has prior experience in Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction and Public Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith, Land Use and Environmental Litigation.
Schatz also commented, “Lane and Brian are a great addition to our firm and we are confident they will continue to uphold the integrity and traditional values the clients of Swift Currie have come to expect over the past 50 years.”
Currently open and operational, the address for the new Birmingham office is:
2 North 20th Street, Suite 1405
Birmingham, Alabama 35203