Jaime W. Betbeze
Shareholder
PROFILE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Jaime’s Profile

Jaime is a Shareholder and member of the Litigation, Construction and Admiralty & Maritime practices at Maynard Cooper.

His focus is on admiralty, transportation law and construction law where he represents contractors, subcontractors, shipyards, property owners and other businesses in commercial disputes and personal injury litigation. Additionally, Jaime has experience in representing clients during OSHA inspections and contesting OSHA citations. He is an active member in several trade and industry groups related to his areas of practice including The Maritime Law Association of the United States, the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI), the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), and the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Construction Law Committee.

He has extensive experience at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts in Florida and Alabama.

Jaime has a deep knowledge of preservation law and uses it in his civic work as a member of several historic preservation organizations. He previously served as President of the Mobile Historic Development Commission and remains an active member. He is also a member of the Historic Mobile Preservation Society and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Currently he is President of the Barton Academy Foundation, which is working with the Mobile County Public School System to raise funds for the establishment of the Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies in downtown Mobile.

Jaime is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed by The Best Lawyers in America© in Admiralty and Maritime Law. He is also listed as an Alabama Super Lawyer for Transportation/Maritime and a Mid-South Super Lawyer for Transportation/Maritime.

He received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and holds a B.S. in Political Science from Spring Hill College.

Jaime’s Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2014 – present)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Transportation/Maritime (2016 – present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers for Transportation/Maritime (2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating

Jamie’s Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member – Construction Law Committee
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Propeller Club – Port of Mobile
  • Mobile Historic Development Commission, Member and Past President
  • Barton Academy Foundation, Board Member and Past President
  • Historic Mobile Preservation Society, Member
  • St. Thomas More Society, Vice Chancellor
  • Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Cantor
  • Musica Sacra Chorus, Member
  • Mobile Revolving Fund for Historic Properties, Past President
  • Mobile Christmas Parade Board of Directors, Past President
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Alabama/Mississippi Chapter, Past Board Member
  • National MS Society Greater Mobile Leadership Class, Past Member and Honorary Chairman
  • National MS Society Greater Mobile Leadership Class Advisory Council, Member

Jaime’s Speaking Engagements

American Society of Civil Engineers February Meeting
Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017
Featured speaker at the February 8 ASCE Mobile Branch meeting speaking on OSHA’s revised regulations governing silica exposure.

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Alabama Chapter Leadership Series
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Presented to a leadership group of young contractors on dealing with OSHA investigations and contesting OSHA citations.

CONTACT
T 251.300.6292
F 251.432.0007
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Assistant
Sandi Hamil
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama, Florida
U.S. District Court:Alabama(Northern, Middle, Southern), Florida(Northern, Middle)
U.S. Court of Appeals:Eleventh Circuit
EDUCATION
University of Alabama School of Law (1997, J.D., summa cum laude; Alabama Law Review; Jessup International Moot Court Team; John A. Campbell Moot Court Board; Hugo Black Scholar; Order of Barristers; Order of the Coif; Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society)
Spring Hill College (1987, B.S., cum laude; Sigma Chi Fraternity; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society)
News
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE RECEIVES RECOGNITION IN RECENT U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS “BEST LAW FIRMS” AND SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard Cooper in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, L...
Publication
Alabama Legislative Update: Prompt Payment Act and Statute of Repose
Publication
Removal of Diversity Disability Cases under an ‘Accrued Benefits’ Theory
Event
Jaime Betbeze to Speak at American Society of Civil Engineers February Meeting
Event
OSHA Jurisdiction in the Maritime Industry
Event
Intoxication and Willful Misconduct as Defenses under the General Maritime Law