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J. Alan Baty

An accomplished trial attorney, Alan Baty handled over a thousand criminal cases ranging from drug possession to capital murder while serving more than eleven years as a Deputy District Attorney. He tried over 75 felony jury trials, litigated hundreds of drug and gambling asset forfeiture cases in civil court, and oversaw numerous investigations and prosecutions of white collar and high profile violent crimes. Alan also prosecuted cases involving complex criminal enterprises, uniquely qualifying him to serve clients in his private practice with Frohsin & Barger focusing on criminal defense, white collar cases, internal corporate investigations, and fraud victim assistance. Alan believes that the most effective attorneys are those that recognize not only the value of studying the law but also the importance of developing relationships with other attorneys, law enforcement and the judiciary.

In each of his last four years as a prosecutor, Alan’s fellow Birmingham attorneys voted him one of the top five state and federal prosecutors in Birmingham. Alabama judges and prosecutors have trusted Alan to brief them on new case law at annual conferences for their statewide associations. During his tenure as a prosecutor, law enforcement agencies regularly relied upon Alan to train officers and detectives on constitutional issues involving interrogations and search and seizure. Alan also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for a multi-agency law enforcement initiative.

Prior to his work as a prosecutor, Alan practiced as an associate at a major Birmingham law firm. While there, he handled mass insurance sales fraud litigation and assisted in obtaining a $3,000,000 judgment in an estate embezzlement case in which he spearheaded subsequent collection efforts.

Alan serves as an adjunct professor at Cumberland School of Law where he teaches basic trial advocacy skills. He also taught Legal Ethics at the Birmingham School of Law.

AV Martindale Preeminent Rating

Selected by fellow Birmingham attorneys as one of top five state and federal prosecutors in Birmingham (2010-2013, Birmingham Magazine)

Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class 6 (2010)

Birmingham Bar Association: Judicial and Legal Reform Committee (past) Criminal Justice Section (present), Chair of Speakers Bureau (past)

Criminal Law Update, Alabama Circuit Judges, District Judges and District Attorneys Associations’ Winter and Summer Conferences, 2008-2013

Prosecutorial Liability and Immunity, Jefferson County DA’s Office retreat, 2009

Civil Practice in the District Attorney’s Office, Alabama District Attorney’s Association: Summer Conference 2007

The District Attorney’s Office, Indigent Counsel Seminar sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers: June and November 2004 to 2012

Courtroom Procedures and Effective Testimony, Birmingham Police Academy: April 2004, March 2005

Writing Reports and Effective Testimony, Alabama Division of the International Association for Identification: May 2004

Courtroom Procedures and Effective Testimony, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Academy: August and September 2005

Speaker for Criminal Law Class of Prof. Pam Bucy Pierson, Univ. of Ala. School of Law: Sept. 2002, Sept. 2004, Oct. 2007

Writing Reports and Effective Testimony, Alabama Division of the International Association for Identification: May 2004

Comment, Alabama’s Stalking Statutes: Coming Out of the Shadows, 48 Ala. L. Rev. 229 (1996)

Adjunct Professor, Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy, Cumberland Law School, 2005-current

Adjunct Professor, Legal Ethics, Birmingham School of Law, 2006

Adjunct Professor, Court Procedures, Jefferson State Community College, 2010