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Claire Hyndman Puckett

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

Claire Hyndman Puckett advises the firm's education and local government clients with regard to a broad range of issues, including employee misconduct, tenure, teacher certification rights and obligations, student rights, employment discrimination, general contractual matters, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Puckett has defended the Jefferson County and Birmingham Boards of Education, among others, in employment discrimination, civil rights, and tenure related litigation. In addition, Ms. Puckett frequently serves as municipal prosecutor for the City of Trussville.

Speaking Engagements / Seminars:

  • Teacher Certification: What School Board Attorneys Need to Know; Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys, Summer Conference, Orange Beach, Alabama (2008)
  • Don't Let S'up Bring You Down, Jefferson County Board of Education, Administrators Conference, (2009)

Published and Unpublished Opinions:

  • Ex parte Birmingham Board of Education, ---So.3d---, 2009 WL 3711577 (Ala. 2009)
  • Williams v. Birmingham Board of Education, 2013 WL 1178691 (N.D. Ala. 2013)
  • Curlee v. Birmingham Board of Education, 2013 WL 3357133 (N.D. Ala. 2013)
  • Witt and Moss v. Franklin County Board of Education, 2013 WL 832152 (N.D. Ala. 2013)
  • Huey v. Birmingham Board of Education, 2012 WL 2577588 (N.D. Ala. 2012)
  • Moore v. Jefferson County Board of Education, 2012 WL 3030109 (N.D. Ala. 2012) Magistrate opinion adopted and accepted, 2012 WL 2577588 (N.D. Ala. 2012)
  • Culver v. Birmingham Board of Education, 646 F.Supp.2d 1270 (N.D. Ala. 2009)
  • Gray v. Vestavia Hills Board of Education, 317 Fed.Appx. 898 (11th Cir. 2008)
  • Riley v. Birmingham Board of Education, 154 Fed. Appx. 114 (11th Cir. 2005)

Publications:

  • Military Leave Changes for the 21st Century, Alabama School Boards (June 30, 2003)

Professional Affiliations, Activities and Honors:

  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys
  • National School Board Association, Council of School Attorneys
  • Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Active Member of the Junior League of Birmingham
   

Claire Hyndman Puckett

Education:

- Cumberland School of Law,
  Samford University, Juris Doctor, 2002
- Southern Methodist
  University, Bachelor of Arts, 1998

Admitted:

- Alabama (2002)
- United States Court of
  Appeals for 11th Circuit
- United States District Court
  for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

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