Royal Dumas

Attorney

Royal DumasShareholder

Royal joined Gilpin Givhan in 2015 after seven years in another Montgomery firm. His practice focuses on numerous and varied aspects of corporate law, including commercial litigation and transactional matters for clients throughout the United States. As a litigator, he has handled a broad range of cases, including class actions, derivative liability, first party insurance matters, commercial litigation, aviation and commercial real estate. Royal also counsels and advises clients in loan workouts, commercial property sales and purchases, mergers and acquisition, corporate restructurings, and in the drafting and negotiation of complex corporate transactions.

Experience >

  • Obtained defense verdict in a derivative liability in suit where member accused defendant member of breach of fiduciary duty and conversion.
  • Obtained summary judgment in multi-million dollar first party bad faith claim.
  • Counseled international client in multi-million merger and acquisition of domestic software company.
  • Advised counsel regarding services agreement with large food supplier in Canada.

Memberships and Affiliations >

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association (Past President)
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Hugh Maddox American Inn of Court
  • Nothern District of Alabama
  • Middle District of Alabama
  • Southern District of Alabama
  • Northern District of Mississippi
  • Southern District of Mississippi

Education >

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2007 (Co-Chair - John Campbell Moot Court Board; John Campbell Moot Court Board Law Journal Semi-Finalist; Managing Board of Alabama Law Review)
  • Southern Methodist University, M.M., 2002
  • Hartt School of Music, B.M.

Accolades >

  • Winner of the Alabama State Bar Albert L. Vreeland Pro Bono Award, 2013
  • Winner of the Montgomery County Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2009-2010
  • Winner of the Alabama State Bar President's Award, 2010
  • AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell

Presentations and Publications >

  • Taught Civil Litigation, Business Organizations, Computer Applications in the Law - Auburn University at Montgomery
  • The Muddled Mettle of Jurisprudence: Race and Procedure in Alabama's Appellate Courts, 1901-1930, 58 Ala. L. Rev.417 (2006)
  • My Son and My Money Go to the University of Alabama? The Students at the University of Alabama in 1845 and the Families that Sent Them. Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, Volume 1 (2011)

Related Practices

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Alabama
  • Northern District of Alabama
  • Middle District of Alabama
  • Southern District of Alabama
  • Northern District of Mississippi
  • Southern District of Mississippi
  • Northern District of Georgia

Licensed In

  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Georgia