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Ricardo A. Woods
Burr & Forman LLP
11 N Water Street
Suite 22200 Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 344-5151
Member Bio
Mr. Woods serves as general counsel to the second largest municipality in the State of Alabama, where he manages all of the organization's outside counsel and the internal legal department as well as serving as the chief legal advisor to the Mayor. In addition to his governmental practice he is a member of the firm's Tort Insurance & Product Liability(TIPS)group.

Ricardo’s insurance litigation experience includes issues related to defalcation, bad agents, fraud and coverage agents. His product liability experience includes industrial grade machinery, automobile components, toxic torts and chemical agents. Ricardo is a creative problem solver who provides his clients with innovative and cost effective solutions and strategies. He is no stranger to the courtroom and he is experienced in handling all stages of complex litigation. Ricardo has first-chair jury trial experience, as well as extensive pre-trial litigation experience. He has successfully defended matters, which included allegations of wrongful death, paralysis, severe bodily injuries, and catastrophic property loss.

Ricardo was selected as one of Alabama's Super Lawyers by Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2009, Mobile Bay Monthly included him on its inaugural list of “Mobile’s Top 40 Under 40,” a distinction that recognizes the 40 outstanding community leaders under the age of 40 who demonstrate excellence in their individual disciplines. Ricardo was appointed by Chief Judge Callie V.S. Granade of the United States District Court to a Merit Selection Committee to recommend candidates for a federal magistrate position for the Southern District of Alabama.

Ricardo is a native of Natchez, Mississippi. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, and earned his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the school’s nationally ranked Trial Team, and he served as the Chief Judge of the Trial Board.

Ricardo has been admitted to the Alabama State Bar and the Mississippi State Bar, and he is licensed to practice law in both state and federal courts in Alabama and Mississippi.
Firm Information
Burr & Forman LLP is a century old full-service law firm with a forward-thinking approach to providing legal solutions. We have nearly 300 attorneys and offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Burr & Forman offers a wide range of business and litigation services to diverse clients with local, national and international interests.

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Practice Areas
Products Liability
DRI Committees
Diversity and Inclusion
Governmental Liability
Insurance Law
Product Liability
Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

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