Christopher Bottcher

, Shareholder

Birmingham

cbottcher@sirote.com
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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.

Awards & Accreditations

  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™

Recognition

  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
  • Birmingham Business Journal's, Top 40 Under 40 Business Professionals, 2009

Organizations

  • Birmingham, Alabama and American Bar Associations
  • Admitted to practice before US Tax Court
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association 
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Trial Tactics Committee, Chair, October 2014 - Present
    • Trial Tactics Committee, Vice Chair, 2012 - 14
    • Trial Tactics Committee, Damages Seminar, Program Chair, 2009
    • Trial Tactics Committee, Membership Chair, 2007-08

Cumberland School of Law

JD, magna cum laude, 1996

  • Curia Honoris
  • Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow
  • Phi Delta Phi


University of Alabama

BS, 1991

  • Commerce and Business Administration
  • Finance Major 

  • Triumph Services
  • Board of Directors
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Tiffany Leadership Award, Recipient, 2006
  • Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, 2006-present 
  • Strategic Business Development Committee, Co-Chair, 2004-09
  • Historic Five Points South Neighborhood Association
  • Vice President, 2003-06
  • 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
  • Speaker, "Today’s Jurors: Who are they? How do they decide? Persuasive Techniques for Different Generations," Alabama Association of Paralegals, July 2013
  • Speaker, "Today’s Jurors: Who are they? How do they decide? Persuasive Techniques for Different Generations," Alabama Defense Lawyer’s Association, July 2013
  • Speaker, "Today’s Jurors: Who are they? How do they decide? Persuasive Techniques for Different Generations," South University, December 2012
  • Speaker, "Today’s Jurors: Who are they? How do they decide? Persuasive Techniques for Different Generations," Las Vegas, March 2012
  • Speaker, "Collusion Between The Plaintiff and Co-Defendants – The Turncoat Witness," DRI Damages Seminar, 2008
  • Author, "Using Statistics To Even The Odds With Experts," For The Defense, July 2006
  • 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
Chris Bottcher Presents Lawyering Across Generations at the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers Conference - 1/27/2015 Read More
Sirote's Chris Bottcher to Speak at Alabama Association of Paralegals Annual Meeting - 8/2/2013 Read More
Sirote's Chris Bottcher Quoted in U.S. News & World Report - 7/19/2013 Read More
Sirote's Chris Bottcher to Present at Alabama Defense Lawyer's Association - 6/10/2013 Read More
Sirote's Chris Bottcher Quoted in Birmingham Business Journal - 2/19/2013 Read More
Chris Bottcher to Present at DRI Seminar - 3/9/2012 Read More
Chris Bottcher Presenter for Defense Research Institute Webinar - 11/28/2011 Read More
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