McCONICO v. GARRISON, 559 So.2d 175 (Ala. 1990)

McCONICO v. GARRISON, 559 So.2d 175 (Ala. 1990)
559 So.2d 175

James McCONICO, Jr. v. W. Lewis GARRISON, Jr.

88-1491.Supreme Court of Alabama.
March 2, 1990.

Appeal from the Circuit Court, Jefferson County, No. CV-89-4129, Josh Mullins, J.Page 176

James McConico, Jr., pro se.

James S. Ward of Corley, Moncus Ward, Birmingham, for appellee.

MADDOX, Justice.

James McConico, Jr., filed a pro se lawsuit against W. Lewis Garrison, Jr., alleging that Garrison had slandered him by calling him a “jailhouse lawyer.” This allegedly slanderous statement occurred during litigation between McConico and Garrison’s law firm involving a closing on some real estate. During that litigation, Garrison, in a motion to dismiss, referred to McConico as a “jailhouse lawyer.” At the time, McConico was confined to prison and was representing himself. The trial court in this case granted Garrison’s motion for summary judgment.

We have carefully examined the record and considered the briefs of the parties, and we conclude that the trial court did not err in entering summary judgment for Garrison. Therefore, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed.


HORNSBY, C.J., and ALMON, ADAMS and STEAGALL, JJ., concur.