T. Brian Hoven

Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys
3626 Clairmont Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 983-8139

For the first six years of Brian Hoven's career, he represented Alabama insurance companies and their insured. He now devotes his practice to representing individuals who have been injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. Hoven has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials and bench trials. In 2010, Hoven was recognized by the Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter as one of the "Most Prolific Trial Attorneys" in Alabama. In the March 2013 issue of the Birmingham Magazine, he was recognized as one of Birmingham's "Top Attorneys" by his peers.

Hoven currently serves as an adjunct professor of law at Cumberland School of Law, where he teaches basic skills in trial advocacy. Hoven also volunteers his time as a bench judge and scoring judge for various law school trial competitions and moot court competitions. He serves on the Board of Directors with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society and in 2013 served as chairman of its legislative advocacy committee. In 2011, Hoven served on the Associate Board for the Alabama Arthritis Foundation.

In his personal time, Brian enjoys college football, traveling, cooking, tennis, fishing and spending time with his family, friends and American Bulldog. During the fall, you can find Brian in Tuscaloosa cheering on the Crimson Tide.

Awards & Recognition:

2013 Birmingham Magazine Top Attorney

2010 Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter "Most Prolific Trial Attorney"

2007 Thomas Goode Jones School of Law Advocacy Award

2006 Trial Competition Team Best Advocate

Experience & Cases:

Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C., June 2013 - Present

Cumberland School of Law
Adjunct Professor

Gaines, Gault & Hendrix, P.C., March 2013 - June 2013

Gaines, Gault, Hendrix & Bishop, P.C., September 2011 - March 2013

Gaines, Wolter & Kinney, P.C., September 2007 - September 2011

Professional Memberships:

Alabama State Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama Association for Justice


University of Alabama
Bachelor of Arts, Communications, 2003

Tulane University Law School International Business Law Program, Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary (London)
Business Law Certificate, 2006

Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2007

University of Alabama School of Law
Master of Laws, Cum Laude, 2014

Speaking Engagements:

"Litigating Low-Impact Collision Cases," National Business Institute, August 9, 2013.

"Liens in Personal Injury Settlements," IPE, August 13, 2013.

"Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation," National Business Institute, December 14, 2012.

"Complying with the Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethics during Litigation" & "Enhancing your Interview Techniques" given at Halfmoon LLC's Litigation Skills seminar, March of 2010.