Ethan A. Wilkinson
100 Corporate ParkwayOne Lake LevelBirmingham, AL 35242
T: 205.572.4104F: 205.572.4199
Ethan Wilkinson has represented individuals and businesses in a variety of matters. He predominately works in the construction industry, representing general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and other parties on contract issues and construction claims, including a focus on evaluating his clients' risks and litigation exposure and counseling them on how to strengthen their position.
In addition to his construction work, Ethan also represents clients on employment-related issues, including in litigation, on professional liability and products liability cases, and on premises liability cases.
Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 2013
Phi Beta Kappa
Dr. Henry C. Randall Scholarship for Excellence in History
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2016
Junior Editor, Law & Psychology Review
Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
Bar & Court Admissions
- Alabama State Bar
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Defended premises liability case to defense verdict in suit alleging owner failed to properly maintain escalator causing plaintiff to have his shoe caught in the treads, fall, and injure back.
Obtained summary judgment in premises liability case alleging defendant failed to maintain proper lighting or signage warning of fall hazard over ledge.
Successfully obtained numerous no cause determinations to Charges of Discrimination from the EEOC (and equivalent agencies in multiple states) for employers in Title VII, ADA, and similar charges.
Awards & Recognitions
Associated General Contractors, 40 Under 40 (2021, Alabama)
Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, Mid-South, Construction Litigation (2022)
Phi Alpha Delta National Mock Trial Competition, 2nd Place Overall Best Defense (2016)
News & Publications
- 3 Actionable StepsLEGAL ALERT, January 13, 2023
- Steps to Safeguard Your BusinessLEGAL ALERT, January 9, 2023
- January 9, 2023
- Super Lawyers, November 29, 2022
- Birmingham Business Journal
- Construction Executive
“Eighth Amendment Protections in Capital Proceedings Against the Intellectually Disabled: Assessing State Methods of Class Protection Through the Lens of Hall v. Florida,” Law & Psychology Review, Vol. 40 (2016): 321-44.
Contributing Author, “Alabama,” Employment At-Will: A State-by-State Survey (David L. Johnson ed., 2017)
Events & Speaking Engagements
- Alabama Construction Law from Start to FinishWebinar, November 16, 2021