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M. Dale Marsh

Managing Partner

Location: Enterprise, Alabama
Phone: 334-347-2626
Fax: 334-393-1396
Email: mdm@enterprsielawyers.com

M. Dale Marsh has been practicing law in Enterprise for over 42 years, working in the field of civil litigation. He is the managing partner of Marsh & Cotter, LLP. He enjoys an outstanding reputation as an honest and uncompromising trial attorney, representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants.

He is a native of Enterprise and is married with two grown children. Dale has been active in fundraising efforts to assist various legal organizations, non-profit organizations, and educational related entities in Enterprise and Coffee County, and he serves as a deacon of First Baptist Church of Enterprise.

M. Dale Marsh is well known throughout the legal community for his ability to handle complex cases and to fight hard to recover adequate compensation for his clients.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto and Trucking Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Education Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Alabama State Bar – 1974
  • United States District Court- Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals- Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

EDUCATION

The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
J.D. - 1974

Auburn University
B. S. - 1970

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Enterprise Man of the Year, 1991
  • Enterprise-Ozark Community College Foundation
  • Chairman, 1992 to present
  • The Alabama College System Alumni Hall of Honor -
  • 1990 - Most Outstanding Alumnus - Academic
  • Enterprise State Junior College Outstanding Alumnus - Academic, 1990

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • AV Peer Rated - Martindale Hubbel
  • Coffee County Bar Association
    • President, 1979-1984
  • Alabama State Bar, 1974
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference- Attorney Participant 2014
  • Alabama Board of Bar Commissioners, 1994-97
  • (Governing Body of Alabama State Bar)
  • American Bar Association
  • Chairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Alabama State Bar,1984-1986
  • Director, Legal Services of Alabama, Inc., 2006-2014
  • Fellow, Alabama Bar Association
  • Appointed by Chief Judge as Chairman, Historical Committee of U. S. District Court for Middle District of Alabama, 2005 to 2015
  • American Association for Justice
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the U. S. District Court for Middle District of Alabama, Chairman, 1997-1999
  • University of Alabama Law School Foundation
    • President 2004-2006
  • Farrah Law Society, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys
    • President, 2005-2006
  • University of Alabama Law School Alumni, President, 1994-95

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

  • Colonel (R), U. S. Army Reserves
  • Alabama Army National Guard - 27 years of service
  • U. S. Army Reserves - 4 years of service

R. Rainer Cotter, III

Partner

Location: Enterprise, Alabama
Phone: 334-347-2626
Fax: 334-393-1396
Email: rrc@enterpriselawyers.com

Rainer Cotter has been practicing law for over twenty five years and is a partner with Marsh & Cotter, LLP. Upon his graduation from law school in 1991, Rainer clerked for United States District Judge Daniel Thomas, Southern District of Alabama, in Mobile. He then practiced for four years with Hill, Hill, Carter in Montgomery before returning to his hometown of Enterprise in 1996. A third generation Enterprise native, Rainer regularly represents clients in all types of disputes and litigation in the southern region of Alabama.

Rainer Cotter is known for his hard work ethic and his strong ties to the community. When he is not working, Rainer enjoys spending time with this family. Rainer and his wife, Vonda, have one daughter, Caroline.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • General Litigation
  • Municipal and Governmental Law
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance Defense
  • Title Examination
  • Banking
  • Real Property Zoning
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Alabama State Bar- 1991
  • United States District Court- Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals- Eleventh Circuit

EDUCATION

Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
J.D.- 1991

Auburn University
B.A.- 1998, cum laude

PROFESSIONAL

  • City Attorney, Enterprise, Alabama; Attorney, Water Works Board of the City of Enterprise, Attorney, Wiregrass Board of Realtors; Attorney for City of Opp; Counsel to City of Troy; Deputy Attorney General, State of Alabama (appointed to represent State of Alabama in various matters), Hearing Officer, Alabama Environmental Management Commission (1995-Present); Past Chairman, Enterprise Chamber of Commerce (2003-2004); Board Member, Enterprise, Christian Mission (2014-Present)
  • Member, Alabama State Bar
  • Member, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Coffee County Bar Association

PERSONAL

  • Married- Vonda Cotter; daughter- Caroline; Member and Lay Leader, First United Methodist Church, Enterprise, Alabama.

James H. Tarbox

Associate Attorney

Location: Enterprise, Alabama
Phone: 334-347-2626
Fax: 334-393-1396
Email: jht@enterpriselawyers.com

James Tarbox joined the firm Marsh & Cotter, LLP upon his graduation from law school in 2013. James has been involved with all types of legal matters from simple contract disputes to complex federal employment litigation.

James Tarbox regularly represents clients in probate court, district court, and circuit court. When he is not working, James enjoys spending time with his wife, Mallorie, working out at the gym, and watching sporting events on television.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • General Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Uncontested Divorce

BAR ADMISSIONS

Alabama State Bar- 2013
United States District Court- Middle District of Alabama

EDUCATION

The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
J.D.-2013

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
B.A.-2010, Summa Cum Laude

HONORS AND AWARDS

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
National Distinguished Service Award, Order of the Arrow, BSA
Blackburn Institute, Fellow, University of Alabama
Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, University of Alabama School of Law
Student Bar Association, Vice President, University of Alabama School of Law

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Alabama State Bar
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Coffee County Bar Association
Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys