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Blane H. Crutchfield represents clients in the fields of general litigation, admiralty and maritime law and has acted as a board member and counsel to a number of privately held corporations. Blane’s practice includes both commercial and personal injury litigation, insurance coverage disputes, products liability, international trade, transportation and cargo matters and environmental torts. He has practiced at the trial and appellate levels in both State and Federal courts and is admitted in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit United States Courts of Appeals, the United States Court of International Trade and the United States Supreme Court.

Blane graduated from Auburn University, B.S. 1981, and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D. cum laude in 1984. He served on the Cumberland Law Review, 1983 -1984 and was selected for membership in Curia Honoris. Blane is a past Chairman of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and has been a frequent speaker on issues related to maritime law and insurance. He is also a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States