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GREGORY T. DENNY earned his B.A. at the University of Alabama in Birmingham 1988, where he majored in both philosophy and political science. He obtained his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in 1991. He has served as Chair of both the AAJ Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability sections and the Birmingham Bar Workers’ Compensation section.

He is a founding member of Powell and Denny, P.C. where his practice is concentrated in the areas of workers’ compensation, social security disability and automobile tort litigation. Mr. Denny has written articles and organized several conferences on Alabama Workers’ Compensation law. He is also one of the founding members of the Tom Robinson Society which is a group comprised of over 30 Alabama lawyers dedicated to fighting for the rights of Alabama’s workers.

In his spare time he is the chair of the U.A.B. Philosophy Department’s Advisory Committee and has appeared on the game shows Jeopardy! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Areas of Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Car Accident
Litigation Percentage
  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1992
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1991
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    • B.A. cum laude - 1988
    • Honors: Outstanding Student Award 1987-1988
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Major: Political Science
Published Works
  • "The American Association for Justice Workers' Compensation Initiative", American Association for Justice Journal Winter, 2005
  • Workers Compensation (Various Articles, etc.), AAJ, 2005
Representative Cases
  • Ex parte Blair Logistics, LLC (In re: Dale Jackson Blair Logistics, LLC), No. 2130347 (Court of Civil Appeals of Alabama)
  • Chair and Speaker, Workers' Compensation from the Plaintiffs Perspective, American Association for Justice, 2005
  • Chair, Workers Compensation Symposium", American Association for Justice, 2006
  • Chair and Speaker, "Demystifying Impairments: FCE's, Vocational Reports and the A.M.A. Guidelines", 2007
  • Speaker, "Dealing with the Large Workers' Compensation Defense Firm", American Association for Justice Mid Winter Conference, 2006
  • Workers' Compensation: The Plaintiff's Perspective, AAJ, 2005 - 2007
  • Workers' Compensation: The Large Defense Firm, AAJ, 2006
Honors and Awards
  • Alabama Association of Justice "Champion of Justice", 2006 - 2007
  • AV Attorney Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, highest rating possible
  • Chosen one of Birmingham's Best Lawyers for workers' compensation in 2014 by Birmingham Magazine
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Birmingham Bar Workers' Compensation Section, Chair, 2006 - 2007
  • AAJ Workers' Compensation Section, Chair, 2005 - 2007
  • Birmingham Bar, Member, Executive Committee, 2007 - 2008
  • Alabama Association of Justice, Alabama Workers' Compensation Division, Chair, 2005 - 2007
  • Tom Robinson Society: A Birmingham Workers' Compensation Group, Chair, 2005 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Alabama Workers' Compensation Section, Member
  • Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group -, Member
  • Alabama Association of Justice, Social Security Disability Section, Chair
Pro Bono Activities
  • Chair, University of Alabama Birmingham Philosophy Dept. Advisory Committee, 2003 - Present