E.L. "Mac" McCafferty III




After practicing 40 years as a civil litigator in state and federal court in Mobile and south Alabama and as a former shareholder of Maynard Cooper & Gale, Mac McCafferty now focuses his practice on mediation and arbitration.


Mac has extensive experience in the areas of complex commercial and personal injury litigation, including auto and trucking liability claims, construction defect and home inspection claims, toxic tort litigation (including asbestos claims), premises liability claims, industrial accident claims, insurance coverage litigation and professional E&O litigation including claims against agents and brokers.


This experience litigating some of the Court's most difficult cases gives him the unique experience of transforming conflict into resolution through mediation and arbitration.

Following graduation from law school, he served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. After his discharge from the Army, Mac served as a law clerk on the Alabama Supreme Court before entering private practice in Mobile in 1972. 


J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (1970) B.A., University of Alabama (1967)

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals:
    • Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court:
    • Alabama (Middle, Northern, Southern)

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Member, Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Member, Federal Panel of Neutrals, Southern District of Alabama
  • Member, Mobile Bar Association
  • Member, Alabama State Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
    • Former Vice President, Southern Region
  • Former Member, Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Former member, Defense Research Institute
  • Former member, International Association of Defense Counsel

Representative Cases

  • Love v. City of Mobile, 724 F. Supp.2d 1208 (S.D. Ala.)
  • Fowler v. Johnson, 961 So.2d 122 (Ala.)
  • Alabama Elec. Co-op, Inc. v. Bailey's Const. Co., Inc., 950 So.2d 280 (Ala.)
  • Johnson v. Southern Energy Homes, Inc., 391 F.Supp.2d 1118 (S.D. Ala.)
  • Mobile Airport Authority v. HealthSTRATEGIES, Inc., 886 So.2d 773 (Ala.)
  • Defleron v. Gulf Agency, Inc., 815 So.2d 564 (Ala. Civ. App.)
  • Ex parte Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London, 815 So.2d 558 (Ala.)
  • Johnston v. Foster-Wheeler Constructors, Inc., 158 F.R.D. 496 (M.D. Ala.)
  • Clark v. Mobile County Health Dept., 628 So.2d 787 (Ala. Civ. App.)
  • Bituminous Ins. Co. v. Mobile County Health Dept., 628 So.2d 700 (Ala. Civ. App.)
  • Pate v. Central Reserve Life Co., 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3578 (S.D. Ala.)
  • Horne v. Patton, 291 Ala. 701 (Alabama Supreme Court)
  • Reed v. Brunson, 527 So.2d 102 (Alabama Supreme Court)
  • Riding v. Armstrong World, 627 F. Supp. 1057 (S.D. Ala.)
  • Commercial Union Assurance Co. v. Zurich American Ins. Co., 471 F. Supp. 1011 (S.D. Ala.)
  • Kimble v. East Chicago Mach. Tool Corp., 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3659 (S.D. Ala.)
  • Stuart Constr. Co., Vulcan Life Ins. Co., 291 Ala. 650 (Alabama Supreme Court)
  • Armistead v. Harold Allen's Mobile Home Factory Outlet, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14432 (S.D. Ala.)
  • Board of Water & Sewer Comm'rs v. Alabama Power Co., 363 So.2d 304 (Alabama Supreme Court)
  • Allied Paper v. Davis, 342 So.2d 363 (Ala. Civ. App.)
  • Sheetz, Aiken & Aiken, Inc. v. Spann, Hall, Ritchie, Inc., 512 So.2d 99 (Alabama Supreme Court)
  • Strickland v. National Gypsum Co., 348 So.2d 496 (Alabama Supreme Court)
  • W.T. Ratliff Co. v. Purvis, 292 Ala. 171 (Alabama Supreme Court)
  • Slay v. McKean Paint & Hardware Store, Inc., 55 Ala. App. 487 (Ala. Civ. App.)
  • Carroll v. Pinkerton's, Inc., 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5761 (S.D. Ala.)
  • Hill v. Delchamps Food Stores, 294 Ala. 14 (Alabama Supreme Court)
  • Doss v. Harold Allen's Mobile Home Factory Outlet, Inc., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12069 (S.D. Ala.)
  • Havelin v. Poole Truck Lines, Inc., 395 So.2d 75 (Ala. Civ. App.)
  • Harville v. Johns-Manville Products Corp., 731 F.2d 775 (11th Cir. Ct. of App.)
  • Carol Ann BARNES v. WORLDWIDE MOVING, INC., a corporation,... 2011 WL 2661133
  • John ALEXANDER, individually and Shari Alexander, individually, Plaintiffs, v. MICHLES & BOOTH, P.A., Defendant. 2009 WL 1955079
  • QBE INSURANCE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. Lance R. VICKERY, et al., Defendants. 2004 WL 2078081
  • QBE INSURANCE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. Thomas NORRIS, Defendant. 2004 WL 2078102
  • Daniel R. BROWN, et al. Plaintiffs, v. ALBANY INTERNATIONAL, et al., Defendants. 2009 WL 6538020

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