John B. Tally, Jr. Joins RKC Birmingham Office


BIRMINGHAM, AL –Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell is proud to announce that accomplished Alabama attorney John B. Tally, Jr. has joined the commercial litigation firm as Of Counsel.

Throughout his impressive career, John Tally has gained extensive trial experience in a wide range of cases, including insurance coverage, fraud and bad faith claims, defense of cases based on products liability, business torts, employment, FELA, banking, and civil rights. He has defended a wide variety of product claims, including drugs and medical devices, chemicals, and heavy equipment. Tally has represented manufacturers of engines and other components of military, commercial, and general aviation aircraft, and he has extensive experience in multidistrict litigation involving drugs and medical devices.

Tally successfully defended the State of Alabama in Knight v. Alabama, 476 F. 3d 1219 (11th Cir. 2007), cert. denied, 127 S. Ct. 3014 (2007), a class action challenging certain tax policies contained in the Constitution of Alabama as part of the litigation known as the Alabama Higher Education Desegregation case.

“John is a seasoned and well respected trial lawyer,” said Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Managing Partner Frank Sheppard. “his litigation practice not only compliments the firm’s, but also enhances the services we currently provide to our clients from our Birmingham office.”

Tally is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama Defense Lawyers, International Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute. He has an AV Martindale rating and is listed in Best Lawyers in America® (Insurance).

Tally graduated from the University of Alabama College of Law in 1973.

Immediately prior to joining Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, he was a partner with Adam & Reese.


Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell provides litigation and counseling services in a wide range of civil practice areas including products liability, commercial litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, insurance, professional liability, health care and administrative law. Offices are located in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Tallahassee and Birmingham.