Michael Rediker and Jesse Evans Named to 2016 Chambers and Partners


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – June 21, 2016 – Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell partners J. Michael Rediker and Jesse P. Evans III in Birmingham, Ala. have been selected by Chambers and Partners for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, which is considered the preeminent guide to lawyers and law firms. Evans was chosen for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Alabama) and Rediker for Litigation: General Commercial (Alabama).

The guide commended Rediker for his extensive commercial litigation expertise. According to the publication, “Peers recognize the reputation of Michael Rediker, who maintains a national practice in financial services litigation.”

For Evans, Chambers commented “Interviewees say: ‘He's prominent in the legal community’ both as a lawyer and legal academic.”

Chambers and Partners employs a team of more than 150 highly qualified full-time researchers who identify and rank the world`s best lawyers and law firms based on in-depth, objective research and interviews. The results are published annually.

Rediker focuses his practice in the area of financial services litigation which is national in scope. He represents clients in the areas of securities, corporate governance, broker-dealer regulation and litigation, RICO, bond issuances and bond defaults, product liability, fraud, corporate law, trust law and business torts. He has particular experience in institutional, derivative, class action complex and multi-district litigation. Rediker has litigated cases in federal, state and appellate courts as well as before the United States Supreme Court and United States Tax Court. He also represents claimants and respondents in FINRA and AAA arbitration forums.

In the course of his practice, Rediker has represented institutional and individual investors of all types including state pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds, financial institutions and private retirement funds. He has also represented public and private corporations and governmental entities and also has considerable experience in the transactional and client advisory sides of securities and corporate finance.

In addition to his law practice, Mike served as an adjunct professor for the University of Alabama School of Law and Cumberland School of Law, teaching securities regulation and related topics. He has authored numerous articles, book chapters, presentations and continuing legal education study outlines.

Evans has represented clients in a wide variety of businesses and real estate matters for over thirty years. His practice includes representation from the beginning to the end, and all in between, including negotiations and alternative resolution, transactions, litigation and arbitration, and appeals. Some of the areas within his practice area include contract and lease negotiations (whether residential or commercial), commercial and residential real estate development, land use and environmental matters, construction disputes, mining interests, condemnation and eminent domain, and various business disputes. Evans represents borrowers and lenders in loan workouts and defends lender liability claims. Having worked in the title insurance industry for a number of years, he is peculiarly situated to handle title insurance litigation, though he largely limits his practice to the defense of direct actions against title insurers for alleged policy breaches, bad faith, and similar claims as well as making coverage evaluations.

Evans has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 in the areas of Real Estate Law, Land Use, Zoning Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law.
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