Steven P. Gregory
Steven P. Gregory has practiced law for twenty-seven years.
Today Mr. Gregory’s law practice focuses on collaborative law, collaborative divorce, mediation of all types of disputes, commercial and consumer arbitration, FINRA arbitration and mediation, and aviation law and litigation.
Mr. Gregory has been admitted on a pro hac vice basis to practice in federal courts in many other states, and he 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 2017 he was named a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Gregory also serves on the Board of Editors of The Alabama Lawyer.
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 received his law degree in 1991 from the University of Alabama School of Law. There he was a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, 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. He also holds the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Alabama, in English and creative writing.
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. He is also a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Commercial Arbitrators.
In June of 2016, along with classmates from every continent, Steven Gregory attended a one-week conference on mediating complex disputes at the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.
The Harvard conference led to Mr. Gregory’s interest in Collaborative Law, and he accepts divorce and domestic relations clients as well as clients with other types of disputes who are interested in resolving their disputes through this out-of-court method of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Gregory has also completed a forty-hour course in Divorce and Family Mediation and a two-day course in Domestic Violence Mediation and is a registered domestic relations mediator. Mr. Gregory can help resolve your divorce or domestic relations matter or other civil dispute through collaborative law. And while you are here, read this blog post on collaborative law for more information.
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.
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.