Title: Lawyer (Retired)
Company: Private Practice
Location: Mountain Brook, Alabama, United States
L. Vastine Stabler Jr., Retired Lawyer in Private Practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.
Amassing more than 45 years of professional experience, Mr. Stabler recently retired in 2008 after working in private practice for 11 years. When he was 14 years old, he read a book whose main protagonist was a trial lawyer. Fascinated with the character’s expertise in law, he wanted to emulate his knowledge and delve into law himself. Throughout high school and college, Mr. Stabler was an intelligent debater and naturally fell into the role of becoming a lawyer. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in 1958, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence, with distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1961. He was soon admitted to practice law by the Alabama State Bar Association.
Alongside his primary role as a lawyer, Mr. Stabler was also an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a member of the Committee of 100 in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. An active member of his local Methodist church, he also maintained affiliation with the Alabama Law Institute, where he served as director from 1968 to 1970. He was additionally associated with the American Law Institute, the Birmingham Bar Association and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. Notably, he is a fellow of the American Bar Association.
Among his noteworthy achievements, Mr. Stabler is most proud of having the opportunity to argue before the United States Supreme Court in the 1980s, having won the case. Married to Monteray Scott since 1958, he is the proud father of three children and seven grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and traveling. Remarkably, he has visited all seven continents and more than 75 countries.
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