Robert M. “Robby” Ronnlund

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Robert M. “Robby” Ronnlund



Robert M. “Robby” Ronnlund is a Partner in our Birmingham, Alabama, office, where he focuses on the defense of high-exposure personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and medical malpractice matters.

Prior to joining HBS, Robby was a partner in a small litigation boutique, where he had a broad civil trial practice. He tried cases in virtually all areas of the law, including products liability, medical malpractice, transportation, employment, premises liability, and probate matters. In the field of products liability, Robby has served as lead counsel in cases involving aircraft and aircraft components, vehicle and vehicle safety systems, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, industrial equipment, consumer products, and firearms. In the area of medical malpractice, he has gained particular expertise in psychiatric and mental health malpractice, as well as the defense of surgical, anesthesia, and ophthalmology cases.

Robby has also consulted on a number of high-profile criminal matters on issues involving firearms, forensics, and pharmacology, and he has handled criminal and administrative actions adjacent to his professional and products liability practice, including regularly appearing in front of administrative bodies in licensure actions and assisting clients with regulatory compliance matters and investigations.

Robby earned his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama, where he was elected into Phi Beta Kappa. He is a licensed private pilot who owns and maintains his own experimental airplane. He and his wife, Millie, live in Vestavia with their two children.



State Courts:

  • Alabama

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

U.S. Courts of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • J.D., The University of Alabama
  • B.A., magna cum laude, The University of Alabama


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™, Martindale-Hubbell, 2023
  • Alabama Super Lawyers® Rising Star – Product Liability, Professional Liability, and Personal Injury Defense; 2015
  • Alabama’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, Business Alabama, 2014
  • Client Reviewed – High Ethical Standing, Martindale-Hubbell

In the Press

HBS Birmingham Welcomes Partner Robert M. “Robby” Ronnlund

Hall Booth Smith Birmingham is excited to announce the addition of Partner Robert M. “Robby” Ronnlund, who specializes in the defense of high-exposure personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and medical malpractice matters