Vincent A. “Van” Noletto, Jr. practices in Carr Allison’s Mobile, AL office as a shareholder. Van graduated summa cum laude from Spring Hill College (AL) in 1976 and from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1979. Van concentrates his practice on the defense of professional liability claims. He has represented design professionals such as architects and engineers in various cases ranging from the design of single family residences to high rise condominiums and large industrial complexes. He is also actively involved in the defense of pharmacists and handles alleged pharmacy misfill cases for a national pharmacy chain throughout the southern part of Alabama. Additionally, he has successfully represented attorneys, physicians and other professionals in cases where there were alleged breaches of the standard of care. He has lectured on these issues before various organizations.
Van is admitted to practice before all Federal District Courts located in the state of Alabama, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is an active member of the Professional Liability Attorney Network, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Paul W. Brock American Inn of Court and was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the area of construction litigation.
With more than 30 years experience, Van was one of the first lawyers involved with toxic and mass tort cases in the state of Alabama. He authored that portion of a brief argued before the Alabama Supreme Court which resulted in the Alabama Statute of Limitations dealing with exposure to asbestos being held unconstitutional in so far as it deprived manufacturers of asbestos containing materials of already vested constitutional rights. He currently serves as Alabama counsel for several manufacturers in these types of cases.
Van has also represented a product manufacturer in a mass tort case arising out of a mine explosion that resulted in multiple deaths and injuries, as well as the manufacturers of products such as farm implements, industrial machinery, treated wood and items to be incorporated into homes and large commercial projects. A number of these cases were tried to a successful verdict.