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Products Liability Attorney Francis H. Hare Jr.

Present Status:

  • Of Counsel, Belt & Bruner, P.C.
  • Birmingham, AL

Practice Areas:

  • Products Liability Law


  • University of Alabama (B.S. 1956)
  • University of Virginia (J.D. 1959)



  • Confidentiality Orders (Wiley Law Publications, 1988)
  • The Preparation of a Products Liability Case, 2ndEdition (Little Brown and Co., 1992)
  • Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 1st and 2nd Edition (The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Full Disclosure: Combating Stonewalling and Other Discovery Abuses (ATLA Press, 1994)

Board of Editors:

  • Journal of Products Liability
  • American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • Product Liability Newsletter

Taught at:

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (Associate Professor, 1975 – present)
  • University of Alabama School of Law (John Sparkman Distinguished Chairholder, Spring 1987)
  • University of Richmond School of Law (George F. Allen Distinguished Scholar, Spring 1991)

Fellow Member of:

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Alabama Bar Foundation
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Alabama Chapter, 1981)

Member of:

  • American Bar Association (TIPS Council, 1993-1995)
  • Alabama Bar Association (Board of Bar Commissioners, 1985-1991)
  • Birmingham Bar Association (Executive Committee, 1984-1986)
  • Alabama Law Institute
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (President 1972-1972)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Governor 1975-1976) (Chair, Education Dept., 1984-1986)
  • Scribes
  • Attorney’s Information and Exchange Group (Board of Directors, Vice Chairman and Legal Counsel, 1989 – present)
  • Christian Legal Society (National Advisory Board, 1976-1983)
  • University of Alabama Law School Foundation, Board (1983-Present)

Admitted To:

  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United Slates
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Our Attorneys

Keith T. Belt, Jr.

Robert "Bo" P. Bruner

Drew Barnett

Attorney Alan Duke

Francis H. Hare, Jr.