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Bennett L. Pugh is a Sheffield native and graduated from Samford University in 1982 and Cumberland School of Law in 1985. He is a former law clerk to U. S. District Judge E. B. Haltom, Jr., Northern District of Alabama. He was employed as a partner at Rives & Peterson before becoming a founding member of Carr Allison. He then became a Vice President of Client Relations at Franco Signor. In July 2017, he acquired Fidelity Fiduciary Company, LLC and is the Chief Executive Officer of the company. FFC is a professional administrator of workers’ compensation MSAs and Special Needs Trusts.



Mr. Pugh has spent his career defending civil cases and workers’ compensation cases before establishing a reputation as a national leader in Medicare compliance 18 years ago. He is a member of the AAJ and has authored numerous articles and presented at hundreds of seminars over his career. He has been named Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and is a fellow in the American College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. Mr. Pugh is a member of Kiwanis and the Knights of Columbus. He has also completed 16 marathons.




  • Medicare Compliance
  • Workers’ Compensation



Published Work

  • Be SMART when Dealing with Medicare Beneficiaries, Alliance Collection Services Newsletter (2014)
  • Be Smart about SMART, California Self Insurer’s Association 3rd quarter newsletter (2013)
  • The SMART Act, PHTS 3rd quarter newsletter (2013)
  • Medicare Set-asides in Workers’ Compensation, White Paper for the Georgia Self Insured Association (2013)
  • New Medicare Notification Requirements, Counsel to Counsel, (September 2008)
  • Medicare Set-asides in litigation, California Self Insurers Association Newsletter, (Second Quarter 2006)
  • Medicare Set-asides, The Alabama Self Insurer, (Spring 2006)
  • Recent Developments Concerning Medicare Set-asides from a Workers’ Compensation Perspective, Vol. 21, No. 5 CWCE Magazine (January/February 2004)
  • Dealing with Medicare Issues in Workers’ Compensation Settlements, Vol. LXXVII, No. 2 Florida Bar Journal, 47 (February 2003)
  • Medicare Issues in Workers’ Compensation Settlements, News & 440 Report, Publication of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar, (Fall 2002)
  • Closing Future Medical Benefits for Injured Workers, For The Defense, (October 2001)
  • Closing Future Medical Benefits for Injured Workers, Vol. 62, No. 6. Alabama Lawyer, 323 (September 2001)




  • Fellow – College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers of Alabama
  • Named to Top Lawyers by Corporate Counsel Publication
  • Member, Alabama State Bar Association; AAJ




  • Cumberland School of Law, 1985
  • Samford University, 1982 
  • Freshman Class President 
  • Secretary of Student Association
  • Lambda Chi Alpha, Chapter President




  • Completed 16 marathon road races, including Boston, New York and Washington D.C.



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(205) 901-1116



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Bennett Pugh - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Workers' Compensation - Alabama

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