Michael H. Gregory joined Hagwood and Tipton as a shareholder in the Birmingham, Alabama office. Mike has twenty-five years of experience defending insurers and insureds in a wide range of civil matters throughout the state of Alabama and the Southeast.

Mike has tried a variety of cases to verdict throughout Alabama – both jury and non-jury trial – including claims of medical malpractice, automobile negligence, contract disputes, and workers’ compensation. Mike’s work is primarily devoted to defending companies in premises liability, construction defect, trucking litigation, business disputes, identity theft and fraud, products liability, fraternal organization liability, outrage, and workers’ compensation claims. Mike provides his clients with guidance and advice on claims handling and pre-suit resolution of claims when appropriate and beneficial to the insured.

Mike holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level rating of professional excellence bestowed upon him by his peers in the legal profession. Mike was selected to the 2022 and 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers. In 2012, Mike was selected by B-Metro’s for inclusion in its “Top Rated Lawyers.” Mike is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama. Mike is currently an active member of the American and Birmingham Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute, and the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. Mike is one of a handful of lawyers in Alabama to ever obtain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Mike frequently speaks on subjects of workers’ compensation, transportation issues and construction defect litigation.

Mike received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1998. While in law school, Mike served as a member of the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board. Before law school, Mike received a B.S. from Florida State University in 1994. While at Florida State, he served as Vice President of Alumni Affairs for his fraternity and was active in all aspects of Greek and campus life.

Mike is married to the former Stacey Strawn. Mike and Stacey are the proud parents of two daughters, Parker and Carlin. While not at work, Mike enjoys traveling with his family, Florida State athletics, attending concerts, and playing mildly competitive tennis. Mike is a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Mike has served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and twice as a member of the Church’s Vestry.



  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D. 1998
  • Florida State University, B.S. 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • Alabama State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama

Honors and Awards

  • AV Distinguished Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022 & 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2012 B-Metro’s Top Rated Lawyers


  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association