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Christopher A. Bottcher

Tel: 205-930-5279
Fax: 205-212-3816
Sandra Barnes

Chris represents clients in all areas of civil, business and commercial litigation, as well as business and consumer fraud claims. Chris frequently represents clients in matters involving trade secrets and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. He also has extensive background defending toxic tort claims and products liability claims involving asbestos, industrial equipment, automobiles, electronics and software, as well as pharmaceutical and medical devices. Chris also counsels clients regarding shareholder disputes, liability for corporate directors and officers, contract disputes, real estate disputes, premises liability issues and day to day business matters.

  • Birmingham, Alabama and American Bar Associations
  • Admitted to practice before US Tax Court
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Trial Tactics Committee, Vice Chair, 2012
    • Trial Tactics Steering Committee,  2004-09
    • Trial Tactics Committee, Damages Seminar, Program Chair, 2009
    • Trial Tactics Committee, Membership Chair, 2007-08
  • Recipient, AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity
  • Birmingham Business Journal's, Top 40 Under 40 Business Professionals, 2009


  • Cumberland School of Law
    JD, magna cum laude, 1996
  • University of Alabama
    BS, 1991

Additional Accolades

Cumberland School of Law

  • Curia Honoris
  • Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow
  • Phi Delta Phi
University of Alabama
  • Commerce and Business Administration
  • Finance Major


  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Tiffany Leadership Award, recipient, 2006
  • Historic Five Points South Neighborhood Association, vice president, 2003-06
  • Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
    • board of directors, 2006-present  
    • Strategic Business Development Committee, co-chair, 2004-09
  • Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Project Corporate Leadership, 2003

  • Program Chair, “Keeping Your Expert in the Case: Avoiding the Landmines of Expert Exclusion”, Defense Research Institute Webcast, February 2011
  • Co-author, "The Basics of Applying 'Daubert' and 'Frye' in State Court", Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, Vol 19, No.1., April 2003
  • Author, Alabama Law Summary, a 120-page legal publication covering a variety of litigation topics commonly faced by Alabama businesses
  • Speaker, "Today’s Jurors: Who are they? How do they decide? Persuasive Techniques for Different Generations," Alabama Association of Paralegals, August 2013

Sirote's Chris Bottcher to Speak at Alabama Association of Paralegals Annual Meeting - 8/2/2013

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Sirote's Chris Bottcher Quoted in U.S. News & World Report - 7/19/2013

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Sirote's Chris Bottcher to Present at Alabama Defense Lawyer's Association - 6/10/2013

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Sirote's Chris Bottcher Quoted in Birmingham Business Journal - 2/19/2013

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Chris Bottcher to Present at DRI Seminar - 3/9/2012

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Chris Bottcher Presenter for Defense Research Institute Webinar - 11/28/2011

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Sirote's Chris Bottcher Selected As One Of Top 40 Under 40 - 3/5/2009

Sirote Attorney Christopher A. Bottcher was recognized as one of Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40,” an award that recognizes 40 outstanding Birmingham professionals under age 40. Read More