About Me

Ernest Warhurst has always been fascinated by the law and how it can be used to help people. So, he decided to become a trial lawyer and represent those wronged by insurance companies. He started his career as a claims representative, handling thousands of all lines of claims. He then rose through the ranks to become a Claims Supervisor, responsible for hundreds of thousands of claims and millions of dollars.

Ernest is a graduate of law school who, in 1995, switched sides to begin representing policyholders. He relentlessly helps them navigate the claims process and the pursuit of getting more money in less time and hassle for their claims.

2018 Gene Warhurst CPU, AIC, CIC, SCLA, AIM, AIS, FCLS, FCLA was named a Fellow of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). The CLM is an international alliance of more than 35,000 claims and litigation professionals from insurance companies, corporations, and law firms.

Former Insurance Claims Adjuster and Manager with experience in all lines of insurance (Auto, Residential Property, Commercial Business) with The Hartford Insurance Company - Warhurst handled thousands of claims from investigation to resolution averaging 5 NEW claims per day.


Ernest Warhurst has been in the property casualty insurance industry for four years and has experience working with many different levels of staff, from individual claim reps to department supervisors. In her current position, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of claims management, including the handling of large loss claims.


Ernest has worked as an insurance claims adjuster for over ten years, earning no less than eight designations, including the prestigious CPU designation. The CPU is the most highly respected designation within the insurance industry, and it takes an average of 2-3 years to pass the 8-part exam. The other designations require rigorous studying of the course material to pass their exams. His certified designations include the following:

CPU - Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter

AIM - Associate in Insurance Management

AIS - Associate in Insurance Services

• AIC - Associate In Claims

• SCLA - Senior Claims Law Associate

FCLA - Fraud Claims Law Associate

FCLS - Fraud Claims Law Specialist

CIC- Certified Insurance Counselor

LEGAL LEADERS is proud to have Attorney Warhurst as one of our esteemed attorneys. A 2015 TOP-RATED LAWYERS, PERSONAL INJURY, and Martindale-Hubbell 2018 recipient of the AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyer award, Attorney Warhurst demonstrates a commitment to providing the best in client service. His clients think he is wonderful, and so do we!

John Warhurst Jr. is an excellent attorney who has achieved great success in the legal field. He has been selected for membership in the Top American Lawyers and recognized as one of Alabama's "10 Best Attorneys". John's professionalism and commitment to excellence have earned him a reputation as one of the best attorneys in the country.

Ernest Eugene Warhurst is the founder of Warhurst & Buffalow, a personal injury firm in Mobile, Alabama. A veteran of both the U.S. Army and Navy, Ernie has been practicing law for over 35 years and is widely recognized as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the state. He has been selected for inclusion in the "10 Best Attorneys" list by AIOPIA for client satisfaction in the practice area of personal injury law. He has also received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. When he's not fighting for justice on behalf of his clients, Ernie enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Gene Warhurst Jr. is an accomplished legal professional who has been selected as one of the Top 100 Litigation lawyers in the State of Alabama by the American Society of Legal Advocates and is also a member of ASLA. Gene has also been nominated to join the Lawyers of Distinction for 2016, based on peer review and his expertise in law. When he's not fighting for justice in court, Gene enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.


Ernest Warhurst Jr. is a highly successful personal injury attorney inducted into the Top American Lawyers and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. His peers widely respect him for his legal expertise and commitment to client satisfaction. In 2016, the membership committee of the Top American Lawyers commended him for his professional achievements and dedication to excellence in the legal field.


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