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Gregory Cusimano, of Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton LLC, has been selected to the 2021 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

Mobile Family Receives $12 Million Verdict in Lawsuit Against a Funeral Home

A jury has awarded $12 million to a Mobile family in a lawsuit against a local funeral home.

The family was represented by attorneys Donald Knowlton and Mike Roberts from the Gadsden, Ala firm of Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton and attorney Jeff Hester of Pelham, Ala.

“This case is about a funeral home’s failure to respect and honor the dignity of a family member’s life,” said Knowlton. 

Hester added, “We are honored to seek justice for this wonderful family.”

The jury returned the verdict on Friday, February 22 following a several-day trial in Mobile County Circuit Court. The jury heard evidence that the funeral home failed to follow the law and their own requirements.  Pine Crest was unable to find and provide the cremated remains of a family member.

Pine Crest Funeral Home is an affiliate of Service Corporation International (SCI), a leading provider of death care services and products in North America. SCI has around 24,000 employees and operates more than 2,000 funeral homes and cemeteries.

Gregory Stephen Cusimano was AV Rated – Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell in 2018

Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton, LLC has been voted as a favorite in the category of Best Law Firm.

04-05-17 “First your juries, Next your guns”
If the present Congress can so easily take away a constitutional right, “the right to a jury trial” — Seventh Amendment, then another Congress can do the same thing to the Second Amendment “Right to Bear Arms.” Protect our Constitutional rights. Tell your congressman “NO!”

Michael L. Roberts of Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton, LLC, Gadsden, has authored the Sixth Edition of Alabama Tort Law, published in early 2016 by LexisNexis. This two-volume, 3400-page treatise analyzes the current state of tort law as impacted by recent appellate and legislative developments as well as the historical underpinnings of tort issues.

Containing 50 chapters, this edition gives text or footnote treatment to over 10,000 tort cases.

The first edition of Alabama Tort Law was published in 1990. This work and its subsequent editions have been cited by a number of state and federal court opinions.