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- B.S., Vanderbilt University (1968)
- J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (1971)
- L.L.M., Harvard Law School (1973)
- Business / Commercial / Consumer Litigation
- Complex Litigation
- Healthcare Litigation
- Personal Injury Litigation
Association & Community Involvement
- Past president, Montgomery Bar Association
- Past president, Montgomery Trial Lawyers Association
- Past president, American Inns of Court, Hugh Maddox Chapter
- Past president, Alabama State Bar
- Past president, Legal Services Corporation of Alabama
- Former State Bar Commissioner
- Former member, Chief Justice Commission on Professionalism
- Secretary, Alabama Commission on Access to Justice
- Board member, Federal Defender's program for the U.S. Middle District of Alabama
- Member, Alabama Law Institute
- Board member, University of Alabama Law School Foundation
- Board member, Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
- Executive Committee, Alabama Association for Justice
Honors & Awards
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- Best Lawyers in America (20+ years)
- Alabama Super Lawyer
- Fellow, American Bar Foundation
- Life Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation
Bobby Segall grew up in Montgomery, graduating from Sidney Lanier High School. He attended college at Vanderbilt University, and law school at the University of Alabama, where he finished first in his graduating class. One of Bobby's great heroes growing up was Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., who was noted for his courageous civil rights decisions during turbulent times in Alabama. One of the foremost highlights in Bobby's career was clerking for a year with Judge Johnson. That year produced a lifetime of memories and a lasting relationship with the judge.
Following his clerkship, Bobby attended Harvard Law School, where he received an LLM degree in 1973 and met his wife, Sandy. At the end of that year, Bobby joined Copeland Franco (then called Hobbs Copeland), where he has been ever since. Bobby's practice is comprised almost entirely of litigation, and although Bobby prefers to represent plaintiffs in both personal injury and business litigation, including complex litigation, he has handled a wide array of cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. Bobby's practice has also included many and varied United States and Alabama constitutional law cases, cases before the Alabama Ethics Commission, and cases involving voting and election law. Over the course of his practice, Bobby has represented numerous public officials, including a governor, lieutenant governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state, and several legislators. He has also represented Alabama's Democratic Party. In recent years, Bobby's practice has expanded into healthcare law. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Alabama, the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Bobby's litigation skills have been recognized through his selection as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been included in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” for more than 20 years, and he has been named an Alabama Super Lawyer, having been listed among Alabama's top ten lawyers for the year 2008. In addition to his busy law practice, Bobby has found time to work on behalf of the legal profession and the Bar. Bobby has served as president of the Montgomery Trial Lawyers Association and the Montgomery Bar Association. He has also served as president of the Hugh Maddox Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Bobby presently serves on the board of the Federal Defender's program for the United States Middle District of Alabama. On the state level, Bobby served as a bar commissioner for nine years, and in 2005-2006 served as president of the Alabama State Bar. He also served as president of Legal Services Corporation of Alabama for six years. Bobby served on the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, and presently serves as Secretary of Alabama's Commission on Access to Justice. Bobby also serves on the Board of the University of Alabama Law School Foundation. Bobby is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and of the Alabama Law Foundation.
Bobby and Sandy have two sons, Joshua and Jacob, and two daughters-in-law, Quin and Sara, all four of whom are lawyers.