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Burgin H. Kent

Phone: (205) 251-2881
Fax: (205) 254-3987
Email: burginkent@bishopcolvin.com

Burgin Kent has spent the better part of his career litigating for public clients. Mr. Kent represents most of the firm's public clients with a focus on tenure and civil service hearings, federal and state civil employment litigation, arbitrations, and utility board representation. A municipal prosecutor, Mr. Kent is focused on results and on justice, whether in the criminal arena or handling matters for local boards of education, the State Department of Education, or the firm's other clients.

Speaking Engagements / Seminars:

  • No Child Left Behind Act, January 2004
  • What You Need to Know about Teacher Transfers, April 2006
  • Eight Resolutions For '08, January 2008
  • Sexual Harassment, July 2009
  • Tenure and Fair Dismissal, July 2009

Published and Unpublished Opinions:

  • Glass v. Anniston City Bd. of Educ., 957 So.2d 1143 (Ala.Civ.App. 2006)
  • Little v. Walker County Bd. of Educ., 181 Fed. Appx. 961 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • Tucker v. Talladega City Schools, 171 Fed. Appx. 289 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • Jefferson County Bd. of Educ. v. Moore, 706 So.2d 1147 (Ala. 1997)
  • Mosley By and Through Salter v. Jefferson County Bd. of Educ., 677 So.2d 776 (Ala.Civ.App. 1995)
  • Sang v. Jefferson County Bd. of Educ., 652 So.2d 310 (Ala.Civ.App. 1994)
  • Townsend v. Hoover City Bd. of Educ., 610 So.2d 393 (Ala.Civ.App. 1992)
  • Beasley By and Through Beasley v. Morton, 564 So.2d 45 (Ala. 1990)
  • City of Birmingham v. Wilkinson, 516 So.2d 585 (Ala. 1987)
  • Stout v. Jefferson County Bd. of Educ., 845 F.2d 1559 (11th Cir. 1988) 

Publications:

  • Eight Resolutions For ‘08, Alabama Association of School Boards, January 2008

Professional Affiliations, Activities and Honors:

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys
   

Burgin H. Kent

Education:

- Cumberland School of Law,
  Samford University, Juris Doctor, 1980
- Auburn University, Bachelor
  of Science, 1977

Admitted:

- Alabama (1980)
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of
  Appeals for 11th Circuit
- United States District Court
  for Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

 

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Bishop, Colvin, Johnson & Kent, LLC
1910 First Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205.251.2881 | Fax: 205.254.3987 | Toll free: 877.705.8101