Steven P. Gregory
Steven P. Gregory has practiced law for twenty-five years.
Before attending law school, Mr. Gregory worked in the securities industry as a series 7 licensed stockbroker, focusing on investments in high-grade common stocks and taxable and tax-exempt debt securities for both retail and institutional clients. Because of this background in the securities industry, his legal work has focused in part on securities and business-related litigation and arbitration, representing investors, broker-dealers, and registered representatives in court and in arbitration. One of the few securities litigators in the United States with experience in the securities industry and as a FINRA/NASD arbitrator, Mr. Gregory has served as an arbitrator and mediator for the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers) since 1995, appearing in over one hundred arbitrations and chairing many of those panels.
Steven Gregory’s securities arbitration experience has led to broader practice in alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Gregory has mediated securities, employment, commercial, sports marketing, and small claims matters, and he is a member of the roster of mediators maintained by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution (see his profile here) and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Steven Gregory also practices in the areas of collaborative law, divorce and domestic relations (collaborative only), immigration law, and aviation law.
Mr. Gregory holds the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Alabama, in English and creative writing, respectively, and he received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. There he was a member of Bench and Bar, was named Outstanding First Year Advocate by the Moot Court Board, and served for two years on the editorial board of the Alabama Law Review. Mr. Gregory also earned American Jurisprudence awards for best paper in Remedies II and International Business Transactions.
Mr. Gregory is the author of “Beesley v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, Walton v. Cowin Equipment Co., Inc., and Walker v. Anderson Electrical Connectors: Jury Trials in Title VII Actions?” 42 Ala. L. Rev. 1389 (Spring 1991). He presented a paper on consumer class actions at a symposium sponsored by the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria and was appointed to the Congress of Fellows.
Mr. Gregory published his first novel, Cold Winter Rain, in 2013, and his first collection of short stories, A Summer Dream and Other Stories, appeared in 2014. Information regarding Mr. Gregory’s fiction may be found at his author website, stevenpgregory.com.
Mr. Gregory has been admitted on a pro hac vice basis to practice in federal courts in a number of other jurisdictions, and has appeared and presented oral argument on several occasions before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, Mr. Gregory is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution (Arbitration Committee, Collaborative Law Committee, Mediation Committee, Securities in ADR Committee)), the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
In conjunction with the University of Alabama School of Law, Mr. Gregory serves as a supervising attorney for the International Refugee Assistance Project, a non-profit agency offering pro-bono legal services primarily to persons who have served as employees of the United States and now seek international refugee status. As a former member of the board of directors of Indian Rivers Mental Health Center, a mental health agency in west Alabama, Mr. Gregory remains interested in the operation of non-profit corporations and in the welfare of their constituents.