Chris A. Bottcher
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  • Cumberland School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1996)

    Curia Honoris, Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow, Phi Delta Phi

  • University of Alabama (B.S., Commerce and Business Administration, 1991)


Bar Admissions
  • Alabama


  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated  
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Litigation - Banking and Finance), 2019–2023
  • Birmingham Business Journal, "Top 40 Under 40 Business Professionals," 2009  
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Business Litigation)
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Tiffany Leadership Award, 2006  



  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Trial Tactics Committee, Chair, October 2014–October 2016; Trial Tactics Committee, Vice Chair, 2012–2014; Trial Tactics Committee, Damages Seminar, Program Chair, 2009; Trial Tactics Committee, Membership Chair, 2007–2008)


  • Triumph Services, Inc., Board of Directors
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2006–2010
  • Strategic Business Development Committee, Co-Chair, 2004–2009
  • Historic Five Points South Neighborhood Association, Vice President, 2003–2006
  • Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Project Corporate Leadership, 2003
  • Mountain Brook YMCA Board of Directors, 2019-present

Outside the Office

Chris stays active by getting outdoors and playing sports with his sons. He also serves on the board of directors of an organization that provides vocational training, counseling, and life coaching for disabled adults who are living with conditions such as autism and Down Syndrome.