Administrator of Class Action and Mass Tort Cases
Edgar Gentle is a respected Birmingham, Alabama, attorney who has practiced with Gentle, Turner, Sexton, and Harbison, LLC, for more than two decades. In his role as a court neutral, he creates and administers settlements in mass torts and major class actions. Over the course of his career, Edgar Gentle has handled many large-scale settlements.
One major case involved serving as an escrow agent and special master for the MDL 926 Global Breast Implant Settlement. Spanning a period from 1992 to 2015, the settlement involved more than $1.1 billion in claim payments. Edgar Gentle also helped administrate the Dow Corning Breast Implant Settlement in the early 2000s as the interim financial advisor.
Mr. Gentle has published a number of articles in his field, including one on the Tolbert PCB settlement in Anniston, Alabama, and various titles on state tax reform. Outside of the law firm, he serves as the Alabama Democratic Party treasurer. He is also an avid angler who competes in several bass tournaments each year and enjoys spending time in his lake house.