Terry McCarthy Co-Authors Latest Edition of McElroy’s Alabama Evidence


BIRMINGHAM, AL—Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC partner Terry McCarthy co-authored the newly published Seventh Edition of McElroy’s Alabama Evidence.

The multi-volume treatise is the leading authority on Alabama evidence law and has been cited in thousands of judicial opinions, motions, briefs and articles since the first edition was published in 1948. McCarthy helped write the Seventh Edition alongside two of his longtime mentors, Dean Emeritus Charles W. Gamble from the University of Alabama School of Law, and Professor Emeritus Robert J. Goodwin of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.

Gamble authored the Alabama Rules of Evidence, and has been the leading authority on Alabama evidence law for decades. McCarthy was a student in Gamble’s evidence class as well as his research assistant in law school.

This is not the first time McCarthy has teamed up with Gamble and Goodwin. The three also co-authored the Third Edition of Gamble’s Alabama Rules of Evidence (published in 2014), the other leading treatise on Alabama evidence law. Earlier this year, Gamble, Goodwin and McCarthy published an article in The Alabama Lawyer about 2020 amendments to the Alabama Rules of Evidence.

McCarthy received the Cumberland School of Law “Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award” in 2019, and in 2016, he received the Judge Walter P. Gewin Award for his significant contributions in the development and presentation of CLE programs.

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