Born Decatur, Alabama, September 6, 1954


Since beginning practice in 1982, Mr. Speegle has focused his practice on General Litigation, Real Property Law, Commercial Law, Environmental Law, Probate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Taxation. 


Mr. Speegle was Co-Author of “Lien Creditor Status Under the UCC – Does the FDIC Qualify?”, 16 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 13, 1983. He also was a Director of the Executive Advisory Council for the Auburn University Economic Development Institute from 1992 until 1997. Mr. Speegle was a member of the Advisory Board for Compass Bank from 1996 until 2003, and was reappointed to this Board in December of 2018. He is currently a member of the Mobile Bar Association and Alabama State Bar.



Alabama State Bar 1982
U.S. District Court
Southern District of Alabama 1984
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama 1984
U.S. Tax Court 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 2019
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama 2020
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama 2020


University of Alabama B.S. 1977
University of Alabama M.A. 1979
University of Alabama J.D. 1982


  • Dewitt Apparel v. FDIC, 112 F.3d 1172 (11th Cir. 1997)
  • Blohm v. Commissioner, 994 F.2d 1542 (11th Cir. 1993)
  • Huff v. ABC Enters., 989 F.2d 1198 (11th Cir 1993)
  • Architechnology, Inc. v. FDIC, 956 F.2d 280 (11th Cir. 1992)
  • Sun Mfg. v. United States, 2004-1 U.S. Tax Cas. (CCH) P70, 217 (S.D. Miss., 2003)
  • In re House, 683 F. Supp. 246 (S.D. Ala. 1988)
  • SLF Holdings, LLC v. Uniti Fiber Holdings, Inc. et al, 499 F. Supp. 3d 49 (D. Del. 2020), aff’d on appeal, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 22819 (3d Cir. August 17, 2022)
  • Larry Wireman et al v. Park National Corporation, et al, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180399 (S. D. Ala. September 30, 2020), aff’d on appeal, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 21351 (11th Cir. July 20, 2021)
  • In re Raymond & Assocs. LLC, 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 3613 (Bankr. S.D. Ala. November 20, 2019), aff’d by Dist. Court, 619 B.R. 14 (S.D. Ala. 2020), aff’d on appeal, 841 Fed. Appx. 138 (11th Cir. 2020)


  • Ex parte Keelboat Concepts, Inc., 938 So. 2d 922 (Ala. 2005)
  • Keelboat Concepts, Inc. v. C.O.W., Inc., 938 So. 2d 932 (Civ. App. Ala. 2006)
  • City of Daphne v. City of Spanish Fort, 853 So. 2d 933 (Ala. 2003)
  • City of Spanish Fort v. City of Daphne, 774 So. 2d 567 (Ala. 2000)
  • Wyatt Safety Supply Co. v. Industrial Safety Prods., 566 So. 2d 728 (Ala. 1990) (subsequently overruled)
  • Bastian v. Board of Zoning Adjustment, 708 So. 2d 187 (Ala. Civ. App. 1997)
  • Barry v. State Pilotage Comm’n, 706 So. 2d 1234 (Ala. Civ. App. 1997)
  • Ladas Land & Development, Inc. v. Merrill & Walding Properties, L.L.P., 2007 Ala. Civ. App. LEXIS 501 (Released 7/27/07), subject to formal revision
  • Bellingrath-Morse Found. Trust v. Huntingdon Coll., 309 So. 3d 606 (Ala. 2020)
  • Naman v. Chiropractic Life Ctr., Inc., 289 So. 3d 1238 (Ala. 2019)
  • White Sands Group, L.L.C. v. PRSII, LLC, 998 So. 2d 1042 (Ala. 2008)
  • Ladas Land & Dev., Inc. v. Merritt & Walding Props., L.L.P., 978 So. 2d 55 (Ala. Civ. App. 2007)


Arbitration before Retired Judge Robert Smith, Mobile, Alabama – Eaton G. Barnard v Andrew T. Citrin and Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, P.C., 02-CV-2020-901219.  Judgement awarded in favor of our clients, Defendants, Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, P.C. in the amount of $589,536.83.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama, 21-10038, our firm represented the bankruptcy Trustee in the case of Jason R. Dyken, Debtor. Favorable settlement for the Trustee and other Defendants in the amount of $1.8 million.

In the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Larry Wireman et al., v Park National Corporation, et al. 20-14096 (on appeal from USDC for Southern District of Alabama 19-CV-01068).  Favorable judgment for our client, Park National, affirming the dismissal of Plaintiff’s contract and fraud claims. 

In the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, SLF Holdings, LLC v John P. Fletcher, et al.. 20-3427 (on appeal from USDC for District of Delaware 19-cv-01813),  favorable judgment for Defendants-Appellees, affirming the dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims, including fraud claims and securities law claims (Plaintiff claimed $65 million in compensatory damages plus punitive damages).  Our client was John P. Fletcher, former general counsel for Windstream Holdings, Inc.

Cieutat, Ronald D., et al. v Eli Global, et al. Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama award of $11,435,334.73 ($9,760,000 in compensatory damages, $1,450,989.60 in accrued interest and $224,345.13 in attorneys’ fees and expenses) plus ongoing interest; affirmed by the Alabama Supreme Court.  Eli Global, LLC v Cieutat, 2023 Ala. Lexis 134, 2023 WL 8291704, (Ala. Dec. 1, 2023).  We represented the Plaintiffs.   

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