Practice Groups

Education

  • B.S., Auburn University Montgomery, summa cum laude, 1992
  • J.D.,University of Alabama School of Law, summa cum laude, 1995

Professional Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Tennessee State Bar

Admitted To Practice

  • All Alabama State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Patrick M. Shegon

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Phone: 334-206-3288
Fax: 334-481-0823
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Pat practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on representation of healthcare providers.  His philosophy is to learn what his clients want and he then sets out to deliver excellent results.  He takes great pride in client satisfaction.  He has significant trial and appellate experience and routinely defends hospitals, nurses, and physicians throughout the state of Alabama in medical liability actions. He has also represented retail pharmacies, home health agencies, product manufacturers, as well as other businesses in all sorts of complex litigation.  In addition to his trial work, Pat represents clients in the healthcare industry regarding credentialing issues and in matters before administrative agencies.

Recent Practice Highlights

Obtained judgment as a matter of law at trial in wrongful death action against a hospital and family practice physician working in emergency department accused of failing to diagnose and treat leaking cerebral aneurysm.

Obtained defense verdict for hospital where elderly patient fell and broke her hip; plaintiff alleged she was confused and should not have been left alone in her room.

Obtained defense verdict for psychiatrist in action alleging breach of confidentiality due to method of disposal of office computer, obtained by individual with motives to harm the psychiatrist who then wrote to approximately 1,000 patients that their confidential information had been abandoned.

Obtained summary judgment for cardiothoracic surgeon accused of wrongful death of patient due to failure to treat dissecting aortic aneurysm; surgeon was on call but did not accept patient based on his own illness on the night in question; trial court granted summary judgment on the basis of lack of duty/lack of physician-patient relationship.

Won a defense verdict in a wrongful death action for a south Alabama ER physician, where the plaintiffs alleged that the ER physician failed to order appropriate tests for their son during an ER visit.

Presentations

Pat is a frequent lecturer to healthcare groups relating to various issues of risk management and trends in healthcare liability.  He has also been a speaker at continuing legal education courses regarding civil litigation issues.

Honors and Awards

Pat has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America (2009 – 2018).  He was named a “future star” in litigation in the 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation as well as in Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2010). While in law, school he served as senior editor of the Alabama Law Review and was named to the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and the Order of the Coif. He was also a Hugo Black Scholar and recipient of the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award.

Pat is AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  In recognition of his trial skills and experience, he has been chosen as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is by invitation only and requires extensive experience as lead counsel in numerous civil trials.

Community Involvement

Pat and his wife, Holly, have three daughters.  They attend Holy Spirit Catholic Church.  Pat has served on a number of local charitable boards and has been a frequent youth sports coach.

Pat practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on representation of healthcare providers.  His philosophy is to learn what his clients want and he then sets out to deliver excellent results.  He takes great pride in client satisfaction.  He has significant trial and appellate experience and routinely defends hospitals, nurses, and physicians throughout the state of Alabama in medical liability actions. He has also represented retail pharmacies, home health agencies, product manufacturers, as well as other businesses in all sorts of complex litigation.  In addition to his trial work, Pat represents clients in the healthcare industry regarding credentialing issues and in matters before administrative agencies.

Recent Practice Highlights

Obtained judgment as a matter of law at trial in wrongful death action against a hospital and family practice physician working in emergency department accused of failing to diagnose and treat leaking cerebral aneurysm.

Obtained defense verdict for hospital where elderly patient fell and broke her hip; plaintiff alleged she was confused and should not have been left alone in her room.

Obtained defense verdict for psychiatrist in action alleging breach of confidentiality due to method of disposal of office computer, obtained by individual with motives to harm the psychiatrist who then wrote to approximately 1,000 patients that their confidential information had been abandoned.

Obtained summary judgment for cardiothoracic surgeon accused of wrongful death of patient due to failure to treat dissecting aortic aneurysm; surgeon was on call but did not accept patient based on his own illness on the night in question; trial court granted summary judgment on the basis of lack of duty/lack of physician-patient relationship.

Won a defense verdict in a wrongful death action for a south Alabama ER physician, where the plaintiffs alleged that the ER physician failed to order appropriate tests for their son during an ER visit.

Presentations

Pat is a frequent lecturer to healthcare groups relating to various issues of risk management and trends in healthcare liability.  He has also been a speaker at continuing legal education courses regarding civil litigation issues.

Honors and Awards

Pat has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America (2009 – 2018).  He was named a “future star” in litigation in the 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation as well as in Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2010). While in law, school he served as senior editor of the Alabama Law Review and was named to the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and the Order of the Coif. He was also a Hugo Black Scholar and recipient of the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award.

Pat is AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  In recognition of his trial skills and experience, he has been chosen as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is by invitation only and requires extensive experience as lead counsel in numerous civil trials.

Community Involvement

Pat and his wife, Holly, have three daughters.  They attend Holy Spirit Catholic Church.  Pat has served on a number of local charitable boards and has been a frequent youth sports coach.

  • B.S., Auburn University Montgomery, summa cum laude, 1992
  • J.D.,University of Alabama School of Law, summa cum laude, 1995
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • All Alabama State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals