Farris, Riley & Pitt represents clients from different backgrounds and who have all types of injuries. We have resolved cases for clients ranging from those who experienced minor injuries in a car accident to those who have suffered catastrophic or even fatal injuries as a result of 18–wheeler or industrial accidents. The personal injury attorneys of Farris, Riley & Pitt have over 100 years of combined legal experience.
Founded in 1996 by Kirby Farris, the firm is fortunate to have attracted attorneys with a broad array of experiences. Drawn by a common belief that the practice of law should be an active, aggressive process, Farris, Riley & Pitt has assembled a very talented group of Birmingham, Alabama lawyers.
As the managing partner of the law firm Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP, Kirby Farris, has long been an avid believer in pursing justice for those injured and killed as the result of a personal injury. After first distinguishing himself as a long-term employee of the Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation, Mr. Farris saw first hand the devastating and life-altering impact of work place injuries to railroad workers during the eleven years he worked as a laborer in the Maintenance of Way department. For almost two decades, Mr. Farris has dedicated his practice to representing victims of personal injury and Federal Employers Liability Act, commonly known as FELA.
Wakisha E. Hazzard was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a double minor in English and Fashion Merchandising. Soon after graduating, Wakisha decided to pursue her legal career. She graduated from Miles Law School in 2009, magna cum laude, and went on to lay the foundation for her own law firm, The Hazzard Law Firm, LLC, specializing in matters related to personal injury cases, family law and divorce matters, and criminal litigation.
Crediting her accomplishments to God and her strong family structure, Wakisha has not only established a legal legacy, but through her leadership, her humanitarianism and her philanthropy is navigating a vessel designed to assist and serve others. She is extremely active in the community and is passionate about giving back to that community through acts of service. Wakisha is a dedicated, faithful, and active member at New Hope Baptist Church.
Zeb Little was born and raised in Cullman, Alabama. After graduating from Cullman High School in 1986, he attended Auburn University. He later received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. While a law student, Mr. Little was selected to represent Cumberland in the American Trial Lawyers Association national trial competition and was elected President of his class.
Mr. Little has devoted his legal career to representing victims, both individuals and businesses, who have suffered injuries or damages due to the negligence or other wrongful conduct of others, or from defective products. He practices in the areas of personal injury, product liability, premises liability consumer and insurance fraud and bad faith, and general civil trial work.
Mr. Little has also served in state government. At the age of thirty, he was elected to the Alabama State Senate from District 4 in 1998. He defeated a three term incumbent senator. In 2002, Mr. Little was challenged by former Governor Guy Hunt. He was re-elected while receiving over 62% of the total vote and winning every voting precinct except for three. In 2004, Mr. Little was elected to serve as Senate Majority Leader—the youngest person ever to serve in that position. He was again re-elected in 2006.
Mr. Little is licensed to practice before the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, and all state trial and appellate courts in Alabama.
Ken Riley was born and raised in Alexander City, Alabama. After completing his Bachelors of Science in Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, Mr. Riley went on to complete his law degree at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
One of Mr. Riley’s strengths as a plaintiff’s attorney is his ability to relate to people from all walks of life, a characteristic that comes naturally from his small-town upbringing. Having had first-hand experience with a family member involved in a life-threatening car accident, Mr. Riley understands the physical, emotional and financial issues families involved in a serious injury experience. That experience was instrumental in establishing the way he pursues personal injury cases and reinforced his belief that a client’s needs should always be considered when determining the best course of action for a particular claim.