@fjerometapley active 1 year, 9 months ago F. Jerome Tapley Attorney at Law, Cory Watson Attorneys Attorney at Law in Birmingham, AL Samford University Cumberland School of Law 9/26/2003 Overview F. Jerome Tapley dedicates his practice to Mass Tort Litigation, Class Action Litigation and Products Liability. He practices at Cory Watson in Birmingham, Alabama. Areas of Practice: Mass Tort Litigation Class Action Litigation Products Liability Personal Injury 100% of practice devoted to litigation Admissions: Alabama Florida U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida Memberships: Alabama State Bar Alabama Association for Justice Birmingham Bar Association Biography For Jerome Tapley, the decision to become a lawyer was a deeply personal one. When he was a boy, a family member died in a work-place accident. Tapley witnessed first-hand how lawyers could make a difference in people’s lives. The trial lawyers who represented Tapley’s family successfully held the responsible party accountable for the tragedy. Tapley knew then he wanted to be a trial lawyer. His road toward achieving that goal was not easy, but hard work has never been an obstacle for Tapley. Tapley was born in Alexander City, Alabama, a hard-working, cotton mill town that taught him the values of persistence, keeping his word, and doing his best. The lessons he learned from his community propelled him to become the first college graduate in his family, graduating from Auburn University Montgomery and earning his law degree through Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Tapley, now a principal at Corey Watson Attorneys, focuses 100 percent on courtroom litigation, including Class Action, Mass Tort, and Products Liability litigation. He’s admitted to all state and federal courts in Alabama and Florida. When he’s not in court or at the offices of Cory Watson, Tapley devotes time to the Alabama Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He and his family are members of Haven Field Community Church where he serves as Chairman of the Governing Board and on the Elder Team. Jerome has been married to his high school sweetheart Kelli for 17 years. Kelli is a pediatrician and a mom to their two daughters, Madeline and Harper. On the weekends you can find Jerome and his family out quail hunting with their dog Duke, tending to their vegetable garden, or fly fishing. The Tapley family is active at Haven Field Community Church, where Jerome serves as Chairman of the Elders and Tapley hosts a weekly family small group at their home. Though Jerome has a variety of hobbies and interests, one of his favorite quotes speaks to his hard-working background: “"No one has ever drowned in sweat.”- Lou Holtz. Education: Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D. Auburn University, Montgomery, B.S. Experience Awards, Honors & Accomplishments: Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated- Martindale-Hubbell Super Lawyers, 2011-2013, 2015 Alabama Association for Justice Emerging Leaders Cumberland School of Law: Scholar of Merit, Trial Advocacy Board, Director Law Journal, American Journal of Trial Advocacy Click to Read More Click to Hide Birmingham, Alabama United States F. Jerome Tapley X Activity Profile Friends Groups Forums Events Gallery Resume Personal Mentions Favorites Friends Groups Member Activities RSS Show: — Everything — Gallery Updates Group Updates New Groups Group Memberships Updates Friendships Events Bookings Replies Topics Posts Comments F. Jerome Tapley’s Friends Sorry, no members were found. Profile Optimization Go to your profile page for tips on optimizing it.