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Thomas S. Spires, Mediator, Birmingham, Alabama.

Thomas S. Spires

Smith, Spires, Peddy, Hamilton & Coleman, PC
3500 Colonnade Parkway
Suite 350
Birmingham, AL 35243
Tel: 205-251-5885
Fax: (205) 251-8642
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Recognized to Alabama Chapter for Mediation
  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)550
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24) 
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Thomas S. “Spin” Spires was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1984. He graduated cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981. He then attended the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and graduated in 1984 with a J.D. degree. He is a member of the Birmingham and Alabama Bar Associations, Alabama State Bar, the Defense Research Institute and has been listed in Woodward & White’s “Best Lawyers in America” for the past 35 years. He is a practicing member of the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.  Spin serves on the United States District Court Panel of Neutrals and he is a certified mediator with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is also a member of the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Spin’s areas of practice include products liability, trucking litigation, industrial accidents, mediation, wrongful death, insurance coverage disputes, premises liability and environmental claims. He also serves as a mediator in a wide variety of cases including products liability, automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death, as well as insurance and coverage issues. Spin has been recognized as one of the “Top Attorneys in Birmingham” by peer members as published by Birmingham Magazine, as well as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine. He enjoys many types of outdoor sports including biking.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mining
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • 1981  Birmingham-Southern College, BA (cum laude)
  • 1984 Cumberland School of Law at Stamford - J.D. 


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member, Alabama State Bar Association
  • Member Defense Research Institute
  • Member, United States District Court Panel of Neutrals 
  • Member, Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

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