The University of Alabama, B.A.
The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D.
Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation: 201 6-2021
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators: 2018-2019
Benchmark Litigation, "40 & Under Hot List": 2016, 2018, 2021
Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," General Litigation: 2016-2018
Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star," General Litigation: 2010, 2012-2016
Top Attorneys, "Outstanding Young Lawyers in the Mid-South": 2019
Monday Morning Quarterback Club, Member and Fundraising Captain
Dawson Baptist Church, Sunday School Leader for High School Seniors
Mountain Brook Athletics, Volunteer Youth Coach
Publications and Articles
"Recent Cases and Decisions in Securities Law,'' New Developments in Securities Litigation, Fall 2011 (co-authors Victor L. Hayslip and Benjamin B. Coulier)
"A New Prosecutorial Frontier - SEC Seeks Bans on Municipal Officials,'' Bond Case Briefs, Municipal Finance Law Since 1971 (December 2014)
Attorney Kip Nesmith is of counsel to Freese & Goss, PLLC. After graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law, Mr. Nesmith began his career with a civil litigation law firm defending corporations, banks, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, automotive companies and numerous businesses in a nationwide defense practice.
Mr. Nesmith successfully defended banks, bank officers, financial advisors, and broker-dealers in numerous jury trials and /or final arbitration hearings, achieving multiple zero awards under federal and state securities laws. Not all of his practice was on the defense side, as he also obtained a multi-million-dollar verdict for a regional construction firm following a two-week arbitration in a dispute arising from a joint venture agreement. Mr. Nesmith has successfully litigated numerous jury trials in both state and federal courts, having recently obtained a favorable settlement for a local client following a two-week trial in a highly publicized case in Jefferson County. Mr. Nesmith also serves as a FINRA arbitrator.
After eighteen years on the defense side of the docket, Mr. Nesmith has turned his focus and his practice to helping those who have been injured or harmed by others. He now primarily represents victims in medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort litigations around the country while continuing to represent clients in the automotive industry.