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Virginia Applebaum

Meet Virginia Applebaum

Virginia Applebaum

Virginia Applebaum is an associate at Gathings Law.  After earning a Master of Science in Secondary Education from Jacksonville State University, she went on to conduct post-graduate studies in Literature at the University of Alabama. Ms. Applebaum is a graduate of Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, where she was awarded their Presidential Scholarship. Ms. Applebaum has been practicing law since 2006.

Ms. Applebaum’s career has consisted of work involving complex litigation, mass torts, product liability, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death. She has 14 years of experience specifically practicing mass torts cases. Some of the many cases that Ms. Applebaum has litigated include suits against Vioxx, Syngenta, and Genetically Modified Rice.

“I could no longer tolerate the injustice that those with power imposed on the powerless. I became an attorney to be part of the solution and to be a voice for those who may otherwise not be heard.” Virginia Applebaum


Ms. Applebaum is a member of the American Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. Ms. Applebaum has served as faculty for a number of continuing legal education courses on a variety of subjects, including:

  • Personal Injury 101 (2019)
  • Personal Injury from A to Z (2019)
  • Local Government Law from Start to Finish (2017)
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation (2017)
  • Gun Law in Alabama (2016)

Ms. Applebaum has appeared in B-Metro Magazine’s Top Women Lawyers list. Birmingham Magazine named her “Top Attorney” in civil rights litigation and recognized her as a “Rising Star”.  Ms. Applebaum has been recognized by her peers as an Alabama Super Lawyer.

Ms. Applebaum enjoys traveling and historical research, often combining the two. Ms. Applebaum is also spearheading a research project on the history and effects of tax policy from 1928-Present.

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