2017 Top Flight Lawyers Directory

Matt Abbott
Abbott Law Firm, LLC
So, folks often ask why they should choose me to represent them as opposed to all the other injury lawyers out there. The answer is that I am real, that I’m cool, that I care, that I am honest and that I’m freakin’ good at what I do. I’ll will always shoot you straight, and always keep your best interest first. I am just like my clients – I just happen to have a law degree.

Scott Abney
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Amy Adams
Balch & Bingham

Janell Ahnert
Bressler Amery & Ross, PC
Janell Ahnert’s practice encompasses all facets of employment law, including defending employers accused of harassment and discrimination under Title VII, Section 1981, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other analogous state discrimination laws.

Leslie Garrett Allen
Balch & Bingham

Mitchell Allen
Allen & Shamblin, LLC

Russell Allison
Carr Allison

Labella Alvis
Christian & Small, LLP

W. R. Rip Andrews
Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC

D. Leon Ashford
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Leon Ashford has been a trial lawyer for 42 years. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Ashford has a proven record of consistently obtaining multimillion dollar jury verdicts and settlements for his clients, their families and their small businesses. Though he has always focused his practice on complex litigation involving catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death, he has recently been called upon to represent family-owned and closely held businesses in litigation which threatened generations of success. In addition to his busy law practice, he has been Hare Wynn’s managing partner since 1996.

Melanie Atha
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP

Lisa Karen Atkins
Ogletree Deakins, PC 

Annemarie Carney Axon
Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff, and Brandt

Walker Percy Badham III
Badham & Buck, LLC 

Steve Bailey
Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey

Lee E. Bains Jr.
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC 

Tammy Baker
Jackson Lewis, LLP 

Drew Barnett
Belt & Bruner, PC 

Taylor Bartlett
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Reed Bates
Starnes Davis Florie, LLP

Robert Battle
Battle & Winn, LLP 

Alan Baty
Frohsin & Barger, LLC 

Michael K. Beard
Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC

Lois Beasley-Carlisle
Carlisle & Carlisle, PC

Jenna M. Bedsole
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Keith T. Belt Jr.
Belt & Bruner, P.C.

Lee R. Benton
Benton & Centeno, LLP 

Christopher S. Berdy
Butler Snow LLP

Julia Bernstein

Greg Biddle
The Biddle Law Firm, PC

Brandon Bishop
Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys
Bishop has tried over 75 jury trials throughout the State of Alabama.A graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, Brandon practiced for ten years with Gaines, Gault, Hendrix & Bishop, P.C., an insurance defense firm.In 2013, Brandon “switched sides” after accepting a position with Alexander Shunnarah. He currently handles automobile, trucking, road construction and insurance “bad faith” cases on behalf of injured persons.

Gordon L. Blair
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Sela Stroud Blanton
Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith, LLP 

Francois Blaudeau
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC 

Brett Bloomston
Bloomston & Basgier

H. Hampton Boles
Balch & Bingham, LLP 

John N. Bolus
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Jason Bonar
Jason J. Bonar, Attorney at Law, PC 

Emily Sides Bonds
Jones Walker LLP

Jess Boone
Friedman Dazzio Zulanas & Bowling, PC

Lisa W. Borden
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 

Paige M. Boshell

Brian R. Bostick
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Bradford Botes
Bond, Botes, Reese, & Shinn, PC

Melanie Bradford
Bradford & Holliman, LLC

William K. Chip Bradford
Bradford Ladner, LLP

Jeffrey Bramer
The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Bramer

Michael J. Brandt
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt, LLC 

Toni Braxton
Braxton Legal Services, LLC 

Thomas Brinkley
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Greg Brockwell
Brockwell Smith LLC 

Steven Brom
Bachus & Brom LLC

William Bross
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

David Brown
Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart, LLP

D. Ty Brown
Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC 

Kitty Rogers Brown
White Arnold & Dowd PC

Lanier Brown
Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart, LLP

Scott S. Brown
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Whitney R. Brown
Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, PC

W. Tucker Brown
WhatleyKallas, LLP 

C. Brandon Browning
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC

Robert P. Bruner
Belt & Bruner PC

William Bryant
Dominick Feld Hyde, PC
Bryant’s law practice focuses on a wide variety of tax, corporate and business matters, including deferred compensation, equity based incentive plans and the purchase and sale of owner-managed businesses – with an emphasis on developing exit strategies for the family or closely-held business owner. He also counsels clients on various federal, state and local tax issues. 

Brannon Buck
Badham & Buck, LLC 

J. Carin Burford
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Carl Burkhalter
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

F. Gerald Burnett
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP 

Robin Burrell
Najjar Denaburg, PC
A shareholder at Najjar Denaburg PC, Robin Burrell practices in the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Group. 
She has served as chair of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar Association and has served as President of the Birmingham Bar Association. She was the first president of the Women’s Section of the Birmingham Bar Association, serves as secretary of the Birmingham Bar Association and the Birmingham Bar Association Executive Committee, and the Board of the Birmingham Bar Foundatio

Richard Burton
Burton & Associates, LLC

James Bussian
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Thomas Butler
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC 

Leigh Reynolds Byers
Nolan Byers, PC
A native of Bessemer, Alabama, Byers is a co-founder of Nolan Byers P.C.  She earned her Bachelor of Social Work, cum laude, from the University of Alabama in 2002.  Following graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and worked in finance.  She returned to the University of Alabama to pursue her law degree in 2004. Byers exercises her experience and creativity in guiding individuals in crisis and navigating the domestic relations area of the law with the utmost capability and compassion.

Bradley Byrne, Jr.
Beckum Kittle, LLP

Tanita Cain
The Cain Law Firm

Angela Cameron Smith
Burr & Forman, LLP

Andy Campbell
Campbell Guin
Andy Campbell is the managing partner of the firm and the chair of the Litigation Section. In a diverse litigation career that has spanned more than 30 years, he has established himself as one of the state’s leading business litigators and a true “lawyers” lawyer. He is also recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the state in securities and derivative litigation, class actions, trust and estate litigation, will contests, and fiduciary duty claims.

Thomas Campbell
Campbell Law

Craig Cargile
Cargile & Hodnett, LLC 

Richard Carmody
Adams & Reese, LLP

John Richard Carrigan
Ogletree Deakins, PC 

Elizabeth Chambers
Cory Watson Attorneys
Beth Chambers has always focused her career on helping those in need. Beth’s sincere desire to advocate for people harmed by unsafe drugs and medical devices inspired her to attend law school. She is honored to be an advocate for her clients against large corporations and insurance companies.

Rhonda Chambers
Taylor & Taylor

Lee Clanton
Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow, & Ireland 

Thomas Clark III
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

William Clark
Redden, Mills, Shaw & Clark, LLP

Kori Clement
Hare & Clement, PC

Patricia Clotfelter
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 

Glenda Cochran
Glenda Cochran Associates 
Attorneys at Law
Glenda G. Cochran is an experienced trial lawyer and owner of Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law. She was born in Mobile, Alabama and has been providing successful representation to victims of serious personal injury and their families for more than 25 years. Her knowledge and thorough approach to every client creates a formidable legal ally both in and out of the courtroom.

Bryan Coleman
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

John David Collins
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Paul Compton

Matt Conn
Friedman Dazzio Zulanas & Bowling, PC

N. Lee Cooper
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Ralph Cook
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Ralph D. Cook is of counsel with the law firm of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP in Birmingham, Alabama. Previously, he was the city attorney for Birmingham from January 2014 to September 2015. He was of counsel with Hare Wynn from January 2001 to December 2013. Justice Cook served in the Alabama Judiciary for twenty-four years. He was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama in 1993, and elected to this position in 1994. He served on the Supreme Court of Alabama until January 2001.

Ernest Cory
Cory Watson Attorneys
A founding principal of Cory Watson, Ernest “Ernie” Cory has practiced law for more than 35 years with a focus on dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, products liability, mass torts and class actions. He has represented clients across the U.S. and in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Ernie is nationally recognized for his ability to level the playing field against corporate America, and is frequently appointed as lead counsel and to other leadership positions in high-profile complex litigation, mass torts, and class actions.

Roy Crawford
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP 

Wendy Brooks Crew
Crew Gentle Law, PC
Wendy B. Crew was elected as the U.S. Delegate for the International Academy of International Matrimonial Lawyers at their meeting in Toramina, Italy. She practices in traditional and non-traditional family law; divorce law; civil litigation; child custody; premarital agreements; spousal support; civil rights litigation. Crew frequently lectures, both nationally and internationally, on constitutional and family law issues. She also helped author a book which is a “Global Guide to the Law on the International Relocation of Children”.

Judith Crittenden
Crittenden Partners, PC
Judith S. Crittenden, a native of the state of Alabama, is the founder of The Crittenden Firm, P.C. 
Crittenden is regarded as one of the top domestic relations attorneys in Alabama and handles a variety of referrals from around the country. She has an excellent reputation in representing individuals in divorce, child custody, and other related family law matters. She was a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers from 1995 to 2011 and of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers from 2008 to 2015.

Michelle I. Crunk
Dodson Gregory, LLP

Russell Cunningham
Red Mountain Law Group

Gregory Curran
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

David Cybak
Over the Mountain Law Center, LLC

Christopher Daniel
Sheffield & Lentine, PC 

C. Fred Daniels
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP 

Brent Davis
Brent W. Davis & Associates, LLC

Kathy R. Davis
Carr Allison

Stacey Davis
The Law Firm of Stacey A. Davis

Richard T. Davis
Wallace, Jordan

Thomas A. Davis
Jackson Lewis, LLP 

Thomas Davis
Peeples & Davis, Family Law
Davis  handles many different types of family law cases, but focuses on cases which arise from a marriage, such as divorce and post-divorce modifications and issues.  He is a graduate of Auburn University, Accountancy/Economics (’02), and he earned his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (’05)

Tracy Davis
Hand Arendall, LL
Tracy Davis is a member of Hand Arendall’s commercial litigation team. She has trial experience in large, complex litigation, probation estates, and condemning property for public use, and she regularly handles medical malpractice lawsuits, employment-related matters, personal injury claims, as well as business torts, contracts and fraud claims.

Diandra Debrosse
Zarzaur, Mujumdar and Debrosse 

Christopher Deering
Ogletree Deakins, PC 

Douglas Dellaccio
Cory Watson Attorneys
Doug Dellaccio, Jr., has always rooted for the underdog. So much so, in fact, that he chose to make a career out of it by representing injury victims. For more than 20 years, Doug has helped everyday people level the playing field against insurance companies, businesses, and major corporations. And for more than 11 of those years, he’s been an important part of the Cory Watson Attorneys litigation team.

April DeLuca
Magic City Law
Voted as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Birmingham by BMetro Magazine, Deluca is a graduate of Cumberland School of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Public Accounting Option from Auburn University Montgomery.Through her financial background, she offers her client’s financial stability in their lives going forward, especially when it comes to life after divorce.

Lauren C. Demoss
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC 

Charles Denaburg
Najjar Denaburg
Charles L. Denaburg, a senior shareholder, practices in the firm’s Corporate and Business Law, Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Insolvency and Restructuring groups. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Denaburg received his B.S. and his J.D. from the University of Alabama. He is admitted to the Alabama State Bar; the United States Court of Military Appeals; the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.

Gregory T. Denny
Powell & Denny

Joel DiLorenzo
The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC 

H. Hube Dodd
The Dodd Law Firm
Founded in 2010 as a general litigation practice, The Dodd Law Firm emphasizes personalized representation for each and every client. They believe that clear and consistent communications are the bedrock foundation of any lawyer/client relationship and encourage an ongoing dialogue in every case and with every client. Founding Partner H. Hube Dodd left his previous firm after serving as the managing partner and has put together a team of outside counsel with decades of experience in their respective fields.

William Donovan
DonovanFingar, LLC

Richard Dorman
Badham & Buck, LLC

Luther “Rusty” Dorr
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Susan Doughton
Dominick Feld Hyde, PC
Susan Doughton’s practice of law focuses on health care law, including representing hospitals and physician groups.  In 2010, she was named Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for health care law in Birmingham (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/Wright, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) Her professional and civic affiliations include: Alabama Bar Association and Member of the American Health Lawyers Association. She has been selected as a “Best Lawyers® in America:  “Health Law” from 1993 to the present (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/Wright, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).  She is Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Gayle Douglas
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Augusta Dowd
White Arnold & Dowd, PC

Christie Dowling
Lyman Dowling Law

Whit Drake
Drake Law Law Firm

Jessica Drennan
Kirk.Drennan, PC
Jessica Kirk Drennan, family and matrimonial attorney since 1996 and founder of Kirk Drennan, P.C., attributes her great success to diligent preparation, creative solutions and passionate advocacy. Her firm began with only a Family Law Practice Group; however, recently expanded client services by adding a Probate Practice Group and a Criminal Defense Practice Group. Jessica Kirk Drennan is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Board Certified Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and was recently inducted to The Birmingham Bar Foundation Society of Fellows.

Carter Dukes
Scott, Dukes & Geisler, PC 

John Dulin
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC 

David Dunkle
Cabaniss, Johnston 

Adrian Dunning
A. B. Dunning, LLC 

Anne Durward
Massey Stotser & Nichols, PC 

Thomas Dutton
Pittman Dutton & Hellums, PC

Victoria Dye
Fischer & Associates, LLC
Dye is an Associate with the law firm of Fischer & Associates, LLC.  She earned her undergraduate degree in political science and history from Georgia College and State University in 2004 and received her law degree from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama in 2007.

Nancy Eady
Morris, Hayes, Wheeles, Knowles 
& Nelson
Nancy Eady is a non-equity partner at Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson. She has been with the firm since 1991 and practices out of the Alexander City office. Eady heads the Legal Research Department of the firm, and she has successfully defended many of the verdicts and rulings obtained by the firm’s trial attorneys. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar and serves on the Executive Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice.

John Earnhardt
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Robert Eckinger  
Adams and Reese, LLP

Chelsey Mitchell Edgerly
Vernis & Bowling of Birmingham, LLC

Bing Edwards  
Edwards + Partners, LLC

Jennifer Reid Egbe
Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart

Mark Ekonen
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Kathryn Roe Eldridge
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

Mike Ermert
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Ermert joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1996. Raised in Athens, Alabama, he obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 1983. After serving our country as an Army officer for four years, Mr. Ermert returned to the University of Alabama for law school, graduating in 1990. Since beginning his practice, Mr. Ermert has become known as one of the state’s leading experts in medical malpractice cases, trying or settling cases with recoveries totaling in the tens of millions of dollars. He has also served as lead counsel in a complex class action in which he represented hundreds of industrial customers in a breach of contract action, a case which resulted in an $18,000,000 settlement.

Christie Estes

Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow, & Ireland

 Glenn Estess
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

G. Daniel Evans
The Evans Law Firm, PC

Dawn Stith Evans
Guin, Stokes & Evans, LLC

Steven Eversole
Eversole Law, LLC

Heather Fann
Fann Law, LLC
All families are created equal, and the firm believes in equal treatment for litigants and their children regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, or sexual orientation. Fann’s practice seeks to preserve the dignity of clients through healthy paths for their changing families, employing both modern and traditional means of resolution including collaborative practice and methods such as use of Parenting Coordinators, as well as mediation, though she stands ready to litigate where necessary.

Kirby Farris
Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP
Kirby Farris, the managing partner of the law firm Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP, has long been an avid believer in pursing justice for those injured and killed as the result of a personal injury. After first distinguishing himself as a long-term employee of the Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation, for almost two decades, Farris has dedicated his practice to representing victims of personal injury and Federal Employers Liability Act, commonly known as FELA.

Joseph Fawal
Fawal & Spina

Louis Feld
Dominick Feld Hyde, PC
Feld’s practice focuses on the representation of closely-held businesses and their owners, assisting entrepreneurial and family companies in connection with their individual estate, wealth transfer and business succession planning. His knowledge in the areas of gift and estate tax and succession planning has given him the base to enable his clients to transition their asset holdings through sophisticated estate and wealth transfer planning strategies and business succession plans.

Erby J. Fischer
Fischer & Associates
Peer reviews of Erby Fischer have resulted in the award of an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest rating awarded by Martindale Hubbell for excellence and ethics. Erby has also been selected to the Alabama Super Lawyers list for recognition in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation (2013 and 2014) and Business Litigation (2012). This selection is based upon peer reviews and is limited to the top 5% of the lawyers in Alabama. Erby has likewise been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 lawyers. Erby’s focus is on helping those who have been harmed by the wrongs of another using the benefits that only a boutique litigation law firm can provide.  Erby obtained his first multi-million dollar jury verdict before he was 30 years old. Over the course of his career, Erby has already secured settlement agreements and verdicts valued in excess of $170 million.

Laura Karnes Fischer
Fischer & Associates
Laura began her career in the defense and litigation department of the largest firm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her practice there focused on litigation, primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense wherein she represented hospitals, nursing homes and medical practitioners. Laura also worked on cases involving employment law, contract disputes, and insurance defense.  Laura’s work now is focused primarily on personal injury and medical malpractice matters.  Laura has a particular interest in representing children that are victims of personal injury and wrongful death.

Samuel Fisher
Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis, LLC

Linda Flippo
White Arnold & Dowd, PC

Sara Anne Ford
Lightfoot Franklin & White, LLC

Charlene Ford
Whatley Kallas, LLP

Leigh King Forstman
Pittman Dutton & Hellums

Robert Fowlkes
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Sam Franklin
Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLP

Sydney Frazier
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal LLP

Brandi Frederick
The Frederick Firm

G. Courtney French
Fuston, Petway & French, LLP
Courtney French is a founding partner of the law firm of Fuston, Petway & French, LLP, in Birmingham, Alabama. He has devoted his entire legal practice to representing individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries and wrongful death. Throughout his career, Mr. French has handled numerous cases, which have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. Mr. French is a lifelong resident of Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English in 1995. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1998. After graduating from law school, Mr. French served as a law clerk for Justice Ralph D. Cook of the Supreme Court of Alabama.

Karl Friedman
Sirote & Permutt

Jeffrey Friedman
Friedman Dazzio Zulanas & Bowling, PC

Peter Fruin
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC

Roger K. Fuston
Fuston Petway French
Fuston graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering in 1984. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1988. After graduating from law school, Mr. Fuston entered a federal clerkship for a district judge in the Middle District of Alabama. Then he entered a private practice in Birmingham, where he devoted his practice to assisting injured individuals, families of deceased victims, and small businesses and obtaining justice for wrongs done to them. He has been a trial lawyer for 24 years.

Frank Galloway
Galloway Scott Moss & Hancock, LLC

Robert Gardner
Red Mountain Law Group

Nedra Garrett
McClinton Garrett & Associates, LLC

W Lewis Garrison
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Honora Gathings
Gathings Law
Honora McKeown Gathings is a founding partner in Gathings Law. She hails from St. Petersburg, Florida, where she continued on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1975. She is a 1978 graduate of Cumberland School of Law. Gathings has been involved in complex litigation, including business tort litigation, toxic, environmental, and pharmaceutical tort litigation, serious personal injury, consumer class actions, products liability, fraud, and international law

Lloyd W. Gathings
Gathings Law
Lloyd W. Gathings is a founding partner in Gathings Law. He is a 1976 graduate of the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. During the last 30 years, Mr. Gathings has been continuously practicing in complex litigation, including business tort litigation, products liability, on-the-job injuries, class action litigation, fraud, and toxic tort cases.

Jonathan Geisen
Baker Donelson

Matthew S. Geller
Sirote & Permutt

Kathryn Crawford  Gentle
Crew Gentle Law, PC
Kathryn Crawford Gentle, a native of Alabama, is a Partner at Crew Gentle Law, P.C., and was a founder of Crawford-Gentle & Associates, L.L.C.  She began advocating for families in the areas of family law, matrimonial and adoption law in 2007.  She began negotiating on behalf of individuals and businesses with the I.R.S. and the Department of Revenue in 2004. Kathryn is a cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama when she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Marketing.  She was graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2001.

Laura Gibson
White Arnold & Dowd, PC

Jon C. Goldfarb
Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis, LLC

W. Clark Goodwin
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Lisha Graham
White Arnold & Dowd, PC

Gaile Gratton
Sirote & Permutt

Bradley Green
King & Green, LLC

Paula Greenway
Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC

Richard Greer
The Greer Law Firm, PC

W. Lee Gresham III
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

James Griffin
James B. Griffin, LLC

David Guin
Guin Stokes & Evans, LLC

William Hancock
Galloway Scott Moss & Hancock, LLC

Jennifer Hanson
Bainbridge Mims Rogers & Smith, LLP

Francis H. Hare Jr.
Belt & Bruner, PC

Larry Harper
Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow, & Ireland

Kathryn Harrington
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Josh Harrison
Ogeltree Deakins

Anna L. Hart
Hart Law LLC

Alicia Haynes
Haynes & Haynes

Katherine W. Haynes
The Rose Law Firm, LLC
In her sixth year with the firm, Katherine has seen and been involved in just about every possible family law scenario you can think of. She began her career at the firm as a paralegal and personal protege to Mrs. Rose while a law student, and later transitioned to the role of attorney. Katherine has gained the experience of many attorneys decades her senior in the field, thanks in part to working daily in family law only. Among her many talents, she is great at solving complex problems related to case law, arguing on her client’s behalf, and negotiating settlements that are favorable to her clients.

Kenneth Haynes
Haynes & Haynes

Randall Haynes
Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson
Randy Haynes is a partner at Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson. Born October 25, 1956, Randy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in 1979 from Davidson College where he received a North Carolina Fellow Scholarship. In 1983, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama Law School. Haynes concentrates his practice on litigation; his case work primarily involves product liability, railroad, trucking, and wrongful death cases, as well as consumer litigation. Since 1988, Mr. Haynes has served as Municipal Judge of Alexander City.

Greg Hawley
Jones & Hawley, PC

Wakisha E. Hazzard
The Hazzard Law Firm
Wakisha E. Hazzard was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a double minor in English and Fashion Merchandising. Soon after graduating, Wakisha decided to pursue her legal career. She graduated from Miles Law School in 2009, magna cum laude, and then became certified as an attorney in 2011. Soon after certification, she went on to lay the foundation for her own law firm, The Hazzard Law Firm, LLC, specializing in matters related to personal injury cases, family law and divorce matters, and criminal litigation.

Chris Hellums
Pittman Dutton & Hellums, PC

Deborah Hembree
Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete, LLP

Erik Heninger
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Stephen Heninger
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Karen Hennecy
White Arnold & Dowd, PC

Cameron L. Hogan
Lloyd & Hogan
The attorneys at Lloyd & Hogan represent individuals and families in Birmingham, Alabama, and surrounding areas on a wide range of civil litigation matters such as auto accidents, medical negligence and product defects, and various other legal matters, including Social Security Disability. The lawyers also handle cemetery and burial mismanagement as well as police brutality matters — specialized areas of law many other law firms do not offer.

Mark Hogewood
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

Daisy Holder
Daisy M. Holder Attorney at Law

Brett Hollett
Peagler & Hollett, LLC

Caroline U. Hollingsworth
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Christopher Hood
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Harry Hopkins
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Brad Howell
Meadows & Howell, LLC

Stephanie Hunter
Hunter Law Firm, PC

Elizabeth Hutchins
Sirote & Permutt PC

Brett Ialacci
Badham & Buck, LLC

Jeffrey Ingram
Law Offices of Galese & Ingram, PC

Joel Isenberg
Ely Isenberg LLC

Michael Jackson
Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

Richard Jaffe
Jaffe, Handle, Whisonant & Knight, PC

Brice Johnston
Redmont Law Group

Keith Johnston
Southern Environmental Law

Doug Jones
Jones & Hawley, PC

Albert Jordan
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

Elizabeth Kanter
Carr Allison

Doug Kauffman
Balch & Bingham

Christopher Keith
Wettermark Keith

Thomas Kendrick
Norman, Wood, Kendrick & Turner

Denise Killebrew
Baker, Donelson

Annette Kinderman
Cabaniss Johnston Gardner Dumas & O’Neal

Lawrence King
King Simmons, PC

Rachel King
Vella, King & Smith
Since 2005 Rachel has developed an extensive expertise in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, DHR investigations, adoptions, paternity, child support, alimony, IEP’s and guardianships. After becoming a partner in 2009 at a Shelby County law firm, Rachel continued to follow her passion to help the residents of Alabama with all their family law needs. In 2012, Rachel founded the boutique firm of Vella & King with her partner, Traci Owen Vella.

Donald B. Kirkpatrick II
Carr Allison

Leslie Klasing
Waldrep Stewart & Kendrick, LLC

Jeremy Knowles
Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson
Knowles joined the firm in 2003. Since 1997, Mr. Knowles has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of automobile negligence, products liability, automobile crashworthiness, and tractor trailer litigation. He has worked on some of the largest product liability cases in the country. Mr. Knowles is routinely consulted by national news organizations regarding automobile product liability issues.

Sammye Kok
Dominick Feld Hyde, PC
Sammye Oden Kok practices in the area of family law, including divorces, adoptions, and child custody. She graduated in 1983 from Cumberland School of Law, after obtaining her B.A. degree in 1974 from Auburn University. Kok is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is a member of the American, Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations. She is also registered as an Alabama State Court Mediator with the Alabama Center for Domestic Dispute for civil, domestic, domestic abuse and appellate mediation. She is one of the founding members of the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators, and is a frequent speaker on family law, mediation and adoption issues.

Peyton Lacy
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Amber Ladner
Bradford Ladner, LLP
Amber L. Ladner is an experienced Alabama criminal defense attorney and divorce attorney who is a native of Birmingham Alabama. She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar after receiving her law degree in 2003 from Birmingham School of Law. After graduation, Ms. Ladner established her criminal defense practice as an Alabama attorney in Birmingham;  concentrating on Alabama criminal defense and Alabama family law.

Jayna Partain Lamar
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Lyle Larson
Balch & Bingham

John Lentine
Sheffield & Lentine, PC
Lentine received his B.A. with honors from the University of West Florida and his J.D. from Cumberland Law School in 1987. He practices exclusively criminal defense work on the trial and appellate levels throughout the State of Alabama and in a variety of Federal trial and appellate courts. He is a Past President of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham. He is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and he has been Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has served as the Board’s State Coordinator in Alabama.

Jeffrey Leonard
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Heather Leonard
Heather Leonard, PC

Debra Taylor Lewis
Balch & Bingham

Jon Lewis
Lewis, Feldman, Lehane & Snable, LLC

Larry Logsdon
Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

Catherine Crosby Long
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Jeremy Love
The Love Law Firm, LLC

William B. Lloyd Jr.
Lloyd & Hogan
The attorneys at Lloyd & Hogan represent individuals and families in Birmingham, Alabama, and surrounding areas on a wide range of civil litigation matters such as auto accidents, medical negligence and product defects, and various other legal matters, including Social Security Disability. The lawyers also handle cemetery and burial mismanagement as well as police brutality matters — specialized areas of law many other law firms do not offer.

Jonathan Macklem
Christian & Small

Yvonne Norris Maddalena
Jackson Lewis, LLP

Trey Malbrough
The Malbrough Firm, LLC

Barry Marks
Marks & Associates, PC

David Marsh
Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC

Melinda Mathews
Sirote & Permutt

Deborah A. Mattison
Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis, LLC

Diane Maughan
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP

Joseph B. Mays Jr.

Angie Godwin McEwen
Butler Snow

Crawford McGivaren
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP

Candis McGowan
Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis, LLC

Jodi McKelvin
Shelby Roden, LLC

Don McKenna
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Don McKenna joined Hare Wynn in 1997 and has been a partner since 2000. Since beginning his legal career in 1995, Don has represented plaintiffs from across the United States, including before the United States Supreme Court, and has won several verdicts that set new legal precedents. He has published numerous articles in legal journals and law reviews, and is a frequent speaker at legal seminars and professional conferences.

Douglas McWhorter
Dominick Feld Hyde, PC
Douglas McWhorter practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, corporate and business law, and mediation.  McWhorter obtained his B.A. degree from Samford University of 1967 and his M.B.A. from Samford in 1978.  In the interim, he obtained a J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1973, and a LL.M. from the University of Mississippi in 1976. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant, Infantry.  He is a veteran of the Viet Nam conflict and a recipient of the Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

Hobart McWhorter

AshLeigh Meyer Dunham
Magic City Law
AshLeigh has recently been voted as one of the Top Women Lawyers in Birmingham by BMetro Magazine. She has steadily been building a reputation in Birmingham has an advocate for children whether it be a custody case, a dependency case, or an adoption. AshLeigh knew from the time she was seven years old that she wanted to become an attorney.  In her mind an attorney was someone who spoke for others and helped others achieve goals they could not achieve alone.

Shannon Miller
Jackson Lewis, LLP

Tracy Miller
Hand Arendall, LLC
Miller’s practice is devoted to defending trucking companies and other businesses in accident-related litigation and employment law matters. She is a member of the firm’s Transportation Law and Employment Law practice groups. She regularly advises trucking companies on regulatory matters specific to the industry, including assisting with DataQ challenges, hours of service requirements, and driver qualification practices. Ms. Miller has considerable experience drafting contracts, non-compete agreements, and employee handbooks to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state law.

Derrick Mills
Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC

William T. Mills II
Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow, & Ireland

Matt Minner
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Minner is Managing Partner of the firm’s Kentucky office. He has served as co-lead counsel in a significant claim against a major pharmaceutical company on behalf of the Commonwealth and has represented other states and governmental entities in significant pharmaceutical litigation. Minner also practices in the areas of serious personal injury, products liability, nursing home abuse/neglect, business litigation, wrongful death, and medical/pharmaceutical litigation. He has a national practice, having handled cases in many states, and has been sought out to represent individuals, businesses and governmental entities from across the country.

Anne Mitchell
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Jamie Moncus
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Moncus started his career as a trial lawyer upon joining Hare Wynn in 2003. Fresh out of Vanderbilt Law School, he began to try cases with many early successes as a young lawyer. Eventually, his practice grew in a variety of areas and clients and lawyers began to call on him to handle more complex cases. During his career, he’s tried everything from month-long aviation accident cases in federal court to shorter personal injury, automobile and bicycle accidents, and fraud and wrongful death actions, in state courts.

Laura E. Montgomery
Crittenden Partners
Laura Montgomery grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, but has already deemed Birmingham her second home. Laura is a 2006 cum laude graduate of The University of Alabama where she also earned her Juris Doctorate. Professionally, Laura is a member of both the Alabama and Tennessee Bar and actively involved in the Birmingham Bar Association family law section and young lawyers section where she is currently on the executive committee.

John Morrow
Burr & Forman, LLP

Anne Moses
Moses & Moses, PC

Larry Morris
Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson
Larry Morris is the founder and senior partner of Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson. Mr. Morris received his law degree from the University of Alabama. While at Alabama he was President of the School of Law and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Morris specializes in personal injury and wrongful death as well as product liability, automobile negligence, tractor trailer litigation and defective products. He also has handled multi-million dollar cases against insurance companies for fraud and other commercial litigation.

Andrew Moak
Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys
With nearly fifteen years of experience, Moak represents Alabama residents in civil courts across the state and region, offering compassionate and dedicated representation to his clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Whether a case involves a tractor-trailer or automobile accident, defective product liability or medical and pharmaceutical negligence, Moak is a capable litigator who has tried in excess of fifty cases across the state.

William Motlow
Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow, & Ireland

John Neese
Dominick Feld Hyde, PC
Neese’s practice includes estate planning, estate and trust litigation, estate and trust administration, corporate and business transactions and litigation. Ashley regularly represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in estate, probate, and trust settings, including will contests and estate and trust administration matters. Additionally, Ashley routinely handles both adversarial and non-adversarial guardianship and conservatorship matters.

Emily Nelson
Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson
Nelson began working with the firm in 2004 and is currently a partner. Recovery amounts for cases that she has worked on for the firm total over $20,000,000.00. She is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia, and is also a member of the Women Lawyers section of the Birmingham Bar and the Alabama Association for Justice.

Kevin Newsom

S. Hughston Nichols
Hare Wynn Newell &  Newton, LLP
Hughston joined Hare Wynn in 2006 and was named partner in 2014.  He represents plaintiffs in matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, truck and automobile accidents, and breach of contract litigation.  He has been involved in numerous successful cases, including obtaining a multi-million dollar settlement stemming from the death of a nine-year-old boy.  In addition to representing individuals, Hughston also represents small businesses in contractual disputes.

Craig Niedenthal
Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys
Niedenthal has now been practicing for 30 years. For the initial 18 years of his legal career, Mr. Niedenthal worked as a lawyer representing automotive manufacturers such as Nissan, Honda and General Motors throughout the country in products liability litigation. Upon realizing his true calling was in helping those who had been injured and wronged, 14 years ago, Mr. Niedenthal began handling products liability cases and other complex litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. This has included cases against automotive manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

Frances Nolan
Nolan Byers, PC
Frances Ross Nolan has practiced in the area of matrimonial and family law exclusively since 2005. Formerly with The Crittenden Firm, PC, she founded Nolan Byers, PC, in March 2013. Committed to supporting and empowering clients facing the stress inherent to divorce and other matrimonial law matters, Frances works to understand each client’s goals and concerns and to educate them about options for achieving their desired outcomes. She  is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners, the American, Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations, the Family Law Sections of the American and Alabama Bar Associations, the Alternative Dispute Resolutions Sections of the Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations, and is an active member of the Birmingham Inn of Court.

Jim Noles
Balch & Bingham

Bernard Nomberg
The Nomberg Law Firm

David Nomberg
The Nomberg Law Firm

David Norris
Norris Injury Lawyers, PC

Lynne Stephens O’Neal
Leitman Siegal & Payne, PC

Thomas L. Oliver II
Carr Allison

Shane Oncale
The Oncale Firm

Kathryn J. Ottensmeyer
Balch & Bingham

Dennis G. Pantazis
Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis, LLC

James Parkman
Parkman White, LLP
Jim Parkman is one of the founding partners of Parkman White, LLP. Since earning his law degree and becoming licensed to practice in Alabama in 1979, he has steadily built his well-deserved reputation for success in the most complex, high profile cases with the highest of stakes. With over thirty years of legal experience, he has defended clients from New York to California, Florida to Alaska and throughout the entire nation. His accomplishments and numerous courtroom victories have led him to become a highly sought-after legal mind, making appearances on Fox News, CNBC and several national publications.

K Mark Parnell
Parnell Thompson LLC
Mark Parnell has 29 years of experience in public sector and municipal law, civil litigation, corporate law, wills and trusts, real estate, zoning and land use law, environmental law and employment litigation. Mark brings to his clients a vast amount of knowledge and experience in prosecuting or defending all forms of civil or regulatory actions; drafting and negotiating complex corporate transactions; numerous acquisitions, sales and mergers of businesses and public entities;  the acquisition and sale of real estate; and providing day-to-day advice to businesses and industries regarding corporate governance and employment related issues. Mark is rated AV-Preeminent  by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating for professional excellence in legal knowledge and ability, communication skills and ethical standards.

Lenora Pate
Sirote & Permutt

Suzanne Paulson
Leitman Siegal & Payne, PC

Linda Peacock
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Zachary Peagler
Peagler & Hollett, LLC

Julie Pearce
Gaines Gault Hendrix, PC

Candace Peeples
Candace B. Peeples Family Law
Attorney Candi Peeples knows that divorce is a complex, often difficult process. She also knows, from extensive experience, that it can and should end with both parties prepared for the next phase of their lives. The law firm’s services include: Guiding clients through divorce, handling complex financial matters and other issues with attention to the equitable division of assets and consideration for your life after divorce; Working out child custody and support issues with full attention on the best interests of the child or children; Helping clients with other family law matters, including adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, grandparent rights and juvenile law.

Ashley Reitz Peinhardt
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Peinhardt received her J.D., with a Certificate in Trial Advocacy, in the spring of 2010 and was admitted to practice in the State of Alabama after passing the bar exam. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of complex litigation, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, medical malpractice, including birth trauma, motor vehicle accidents, including tractor-trailer driving cases, dram shop, nursing home negligence and class actions. Her first jury trial resulted in a $15 million dollar verdict against a gas station that sold alcohol to minors without checking for an ID. Ashley recently argued this case in front of The Alabama Supreme Court, where the verdict was affirmed, making it the largest damages judgement in 20 years. Recently, as a member of the Hare Wynn trial team in a medical malpractice case in Jefferson County, Alabama, the jury awarded $7.5 million verdict against Brookwood Hospital in a negligence lawsuit brought by a Birmingham couple. In August, 2014, she was a key member of the Hare Wynn trial team in a medical malpractice suit in Walker County, Alabama. The plaintiff was awarded a jury verdict of $4 million.

James Pennington
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Michael D. Petway
Fuston Petway French
Petway received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 1984, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1991. He has been practicing law for 22 years. Although he has worked as a defense attorney, Mr. Petway quickly realized his passion for plaintiff’s law and has served as a trial lawyer for 18 years. His joy in practicing law comes from representing people from all walks of life in their time of crisis. In addition to his law background, Mr. Petway has business experience as a certified public accountant.

Giles Perkins
Adams and Reese, LLP

William Pfeifer
William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

M. Tae Phillips
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC

Wesley Phillips
Phillips Law Group, LLC

W. Lee  Pittman
Pittman Dutton & Hellums, PC

Adam Plant
Battle & Winn, LLP

Mark Polson
Polson & Polson, PC

Whitney Polson
Polson & Polson PC

Denise Pomeroy
Dominick Feld Hyde, PC
For over 25 years, Denise’s law practice has focused primarily in the area of family law. Denise’s practice covers a broad range of family matters. These range from child custody and financially complex domestic litigation to mediation and prenuptial planning. Denise is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and has served as the President of the Alabama Chapter and has recently been elected to serve the Alabama Chapter again as President Elect.

Joseph Ponder
Montgomery Ponder, LLC

Jack Porterfield
Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow, & Ireland

Scott Powell
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Having already established a reputation as a trial lawyer with another firm, Scott Powell came to Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton as a full partner in 1986. Since that time, his diverse practice has taken him throughout the states of Alabama, Arkansas, and Missouri as well as Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, and Louisiana. Among the types of cases he has handled include litigation under the False Claims Act for qui tam plaintiffs, class action litigation involving complex legal issues, commercial litigation, as well as personal injury and wrongful death. He graduated cum laude in 1978 from the Cumberland School of Law.

Charles Powell
Littler Mendelson, PC

William V. Powell Jr
Powell & Denny

Harlan I. Prater IV
Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLP

Honza Prchal
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Rebecca Pritchett
Pritchett Environmental & Property Law, LLC

Fran Quarles
Quarles Law Firm, LLC

Barry Ragsdale
Sirote & Permutt

Chris Randolph
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Chris Randolph joined Hare Wynn in January 2015 and works primarily in the areas of class action and mass tort litigation. He is currently representing corn farmers from across the country in In re Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation (MDL 2591).  Chris has also recently worked on personal injury cases, a shareholder derivative suit, and an appeal in which the Eleventh Circuit appointed him to represent a habeas petitioner.  Prior to joining Hare Wynn, Chris worked for over three years as an associate at a large Birmingham firm where he focused on complex and appellate litigation. He has experience litigating civil actions in twelve states and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants at the trial and appellate levels. Prior to entering private practice, Chris clerked for Hon. William H. Pryor Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

James Ransom
Law Offices of Candice Shockley, Attorneys at Law, LLC

Wendy Reese
Law Offices of Wendy A. Reese, LLC

Sally Reilly
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

Sandra Reiss
The Reiss Firm, LLC

Jeremy Retherford
Balch & Bingham

Victor Revill
The Revill Law Firm

Lynn Reynolds
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Lea Richmond IV
Carr Allison

Jeffrey Rickard
Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC

Kenneth Riley
Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP
Ken Riley was born and raised in Alexander City, Alabama. After obtaining his business degree at the University of Alabama, Mr. Riley went on to complete his legal studies at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. One of Riley’s strengths as a plaintiff’s attorney is his ability to relate to people from all walks of life, a characteristic that comes naturally from his small-town upbringing. Having had first-hand experience with a family member involved in a life-threatening car accident, Riley understands the physical, emotional and financial issues families involved in a serious injury experience. That experience was instrumental in establishing the way he pursues personal injury cases and reinforced his belief that a client’s needs should always be considered when determining the best course of action for a particular claim. For over fifteen years, Riley has dedicated his law practice to helping injured victims obtain fair and just settlements and verdicts.

John Robbins
John C. Robbins, Attorney at Law

Brandon Robinson
Balch & Bingham

Scott Roberts
Burgess Roberts, LLC

Brandy Robertson
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Bruce F. Rogers
Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith, LLP

Jennifer Rose
The Rose Law Firm, LLC
With nearly two decades of experience in the legal system, Jennifer is living that dream and continuing her family’s goal of protecting other’s legal rights with her practice.  In the courtroom and in negotiations, she aggressively fights to make sure her clients and their family get the justice they seek. She is well known for being a creative, tough, skilled negotiator, and trial attorney. Her top priority is to aggressively but compassionately fight to protect her client’s legal rights and make sure that you get the best outcome possible for your case whether it is in the matters of Alabama divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, family law, paternity, adoption, or divorce modifications.

Brett Ross
Carr Allison

Stephen Rowe
Adams & Reese, LLP

Freddy Rubio
Rubio Law Firm, PC

Ginny Rutledge
Sirote & Permutt

Andrew Salser
Lloyd & Hogan, PC
Andrew Salser areas of practice include personal Injury, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death cases, workers compensation, construction accidents. He is admitted to the bar in the state of Alabama and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He received his law degree at Birmingham School of Law and undergrad degree at UAB.

S. Shay Samples
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP

Joseph Schreiber
Burke Harvey, LLC

Shane Sears
The Sears Firm, PC

Jennifer Devereaux Segers
Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart

Michael Shabani
Shabani & Associates, PC

Jason Shamblin
Allen & Shamblin, LLC

Dawn Helms Sharff

Jackson Sharman
Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC

Charles Sharp
Friedman Dazzio Zulanas & Bowling, PC

Jim Shaw
Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart

Paul B. Shaw, Jr.
Shaw Family Law, LLC
Paul B. Shaw, Jr. is recognized as a leader in the area of divorce and family law, having been named by as one of the top five divorce lawyers by Birmingham Magazine. Attorney Shaw was also selected as a Super Lawyer® by Business Alabama Magazine. Additionally, Attorney Shaw has also received anAV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the legal industry’s most prestigious and sought-after distinctions. Shaw maintains a thriving civil litigation practice with concentration in matrimonial law. He recognizes that the emotional and financial aspects of divorce and child custody are intertwined, and strives to successfully settle those cases which can be resolved and aggressively litigate those that must be taken to trial.

Stephen Shaw
Redden, Mills, Shaw & Clark, LLP

Tanya Shunnara
Sirote & Permutt

R. Wendell Sheffield
Sheffield & Lentine
Sheffield graduated from Samford University in 1983 where he served on the Student Government Body and was a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha social fraternity. He earned his J.D. Degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1986 where he excelled in its trial program. Upon graduation he joined the firm of Sheffield & Sheffield, P.C.. He became a full partner in 1991 and today serves as President and managing partner of Sheffield & Lentine, P.C. He has handled hundreds of cases during his practice in the areas of criminal defense, juvenile justice, family law and personal injury.

Alexander Shunnarah
Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys
Combine an entrepreneurial spirit with a love for the everyday person and you have an attorney who looks to provide fairness through justice. Alexander Shunnarah, founder and president of Alexander Shunnarah Injury Lawyers, P.C. (ASILPC), realizes that the legal industry is not one size fits all as he looks to provide clients with the resources to level the playing field and achieve fair compensation from their Goliath opponents.

Don Siegel
Leitman Siegel & Payne, PC

Adam J. Sigman
Sirote & Permutt, PC

Susan Silvernail
Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC

Lindsey Simmons
King Simmons, PC

Derek Simms
Simms & Associates

Lisa Singer
Smith & Pace, PC

Drew Sinor
Hand Arendall, LLC
Drew has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout Alabama for over 25 years. He is committed to understanding from the outset his client’s goal and objectives for the prosecution or defense of the litigation and achieving those goals. Drew is frequently involved in ADR, particularly arbitration and mediation. Drew has extensive experience defending product liability claims involving a wide range of products from heavy equipment to construction products, commercial and consumer products, as well as chemicals. He is dedicated to recognizing and developing opportunities to effect desirable business resolutions of claims at all phases, pre-suit through trial.

Jeanie Sleadd
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Ralph Smith
Jones Walker, LLP

T. Shane Smith
Vella, King & Smith
Shane Smith joined the law firm of Vella, King & Smith in 2017. His practice is devoted to family law, assisting and representing individuals in complex matrimonial matters, including those with personal or business assets and custody disputes. Formerly a staff attorney with Legal Services Alabama and a shareholder at White Arnold and Down P.C., Shane has broad experience in domestic relations, domestic abuse, child custody, and paternity and child support issues. Shane is the current Chair of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar.

Carol Smith
Smith & Pace, PC

Deborah Alley Smith
Christian & Small, LLP

Tammy Smith
Taylor & Taylor

Jennifer Smith
Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher & Goldfarb, LLC

R. Carlton Smyly
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas &  O’Neal, LLP

Marc Solomon
Burr & Forman, LLP

J. Callan Sparrow
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Joseph Spransy
Spransy Law

Tommy Spina
Criminal Defense Attorney

Jay St. Clair
Littler Mendelson, PC

William Stewart
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

Matthew Stiles
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Dale Stone
Dominick Feld Hyde, PC
Counselor. Teacher. Lawyer. Dale Stone wears many hats when he assists clients in developing and implementing plans for the effective and efficient disposition of their assets. Dale has over thirty-seven years of experience guiding clients through the personal and practical aspects of estate planning and estate administration as well as the legal, economic and tax issues involved.

Sharon Stuart
Christian & Small, LLP

Ted Stuckenschneider
Law Offices of Ted Stuckenschneider, PC

Kristin Sullivan
Massey, Stotser & Nichols

Jennifer Fox Swain
Littler Mendelson, PC

Will Hill Tankersley
Balch & Bingham

John Tally
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

F. Jerome Tapley
Cory Watson Attorneys
For Jerome Tapley, the decision to become a lawyer was a deeply personal one. When he was a boy, a family member died in a work-place accident. Tapley witnessed first-hand how lawyers could make a difference in people’s lives. The trial lawyers who represented Tapley’s family successfully held the responsible party accountable for the tragedy. Tapley knew then he wanted to be a trial lawyer. His road toward achieving that goal was not easy, but hard work has never been an obstacle for Tapley. Tapley, now a principal at Corey Watson Attorneys, focuses 100 percent on courtroom litigation, including Class Action, Mass Tort, and Products Liability litigation.

Leah Taylor
Taylor & Taylor

Richard Theibert
Najjar Denanburg
Richard W. Theibert, a shareholder, is a native of Akron, Ohio. He practices in the firm’s Real Estate Group, concentrating on business law and real property. He graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University and received his law degree from New York University School of Law. He is the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Family Law and is a Tishman Fellow. He was a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and is currently a professor in Property Law and Advanced Property Law at Birmingham School of Law, where he has been selected as Professor of the Year for eighteen consecutive years.

Mary Thompson
Parnell Thompson LLC
Mary Thompson advises and represents businesses, public and municipal clients, as well as non-profits and individual clients. She brings to her clients extensive experience and creative solutions to complex public and private issues. Her practice areas include municipal and public agency law, corporate law, regulatory compliance, employment law, and environmental law. Mary is rated AV-Preeminent  by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating for professional excellence in legal knowledge and ability, communication skills and ethical standards.

Michael Thompson
Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, PC

Emily Tidmore
Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury, LLC

Jay Tidwell
Tidwell Law Group, LLC

Temple Trueblood
Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis, LLC

Joseph L. Josh Tucker
Jackson and Tucker, PC

Tommy Tucker
Hall & Tucker

Kile Turner
Norman Wood Kendrick & Turner

Sara Turner
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Michael Vercher
Christian & Small

Brian Vines
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Vines is admitted to the Kentucky and Alabama bar and has represented individuals, small businesses, states, and Fortune 100 companies in a broad range of litigation.  He joined the firm in 2011 after working for two years at one of the largest law firms in the Southeast. His practice has ranged from representing individuals and local businesses in Alabama State Courts to representing the State of Kentucky.  Mr. Vines has represented Plaintiffs in a broad range of matters including copyright and trademark disputes, commercial disputes, personal injury matters and class actions.

Susan Wagner
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Charlie Waldrep
Waldrep Stewart & Kendrick, LLC

Summer Walker
Summer G. Walker, PC

Stephen Walsh
Adams and Reese, LLP

Jeannie Bugg Walston
Starnes Davis Florie, LLP

David Ware
Ware Immigration

David Warren
Ogletree Deakins, PC

Laura Washburn

Michael Waters
Jones Walker LLP

Leila Watson
Cory Watson Attorneys
Leila Watson has practiced with Ernie Cory, co-founder of Cory Watson Attorneys, for 33 years. She has worked on precedent-setting cases with state and national implications. Leila represented Jett Williams and proved that Jett is the natural daughter of famous singer and songwriter, Hank Williams, Sr., and in the process updated Alabama law so no other heir would have to shoulder the burden of finding their inheritance on their own. Leila also obtained the first double-digit million-dollar wrongful death verdict in Alabama–$15,000,000.

John Watts
Alabama Consumer

Dennis Weaver
Weaver Tidmore, LLC

Stephanie Weems
Massey Stotser & Nichols, PC

Herbert West
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP

Kimberly West
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

James Wettermark
Wettermark & Keith LLC

Todd Wheeles
Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson
M. Todd Wheeles is a partner at Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University in 1995, his Master of Science from Jacksonville State University in 1998, and his Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law in 2001. In 1993, Wheeles became an Alabama State Trooper, where he became proficient in investigating fatal wrecks. In 1996, Wheeles joined the Alabama Bureau of Investigations, where he was named “Agent of the Year” in 2001.

Amber Whillock
Starnes Davis Florie, LLP

J. Mark White
White Arnold & Dowd

William White
Parkman White, LLP
William White is one of the founding partners of Parkman White, LLP.  After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Accounting, and the University of Alabama School of Law, William began his practice in a general litigation firm in his hometown of Dothan, Alabama. In late 2003, William left the District Attorney’s office for private practice, where he joined forces with Jim Parkman, with whom he founded Parkman White, LLP, opening offices in Dothan and Birmingham.  In the past ten years, William has developed an expertise in White Collar Criminal cases, participating in numerous State and Federal trials.

Brian Williams
Dominick Feld Hyde, PC
Brian Williams’ practice includes estate planning, estate and trust litigation, estate and trust administration, federal and state tax, and corporate and business transactions and issues. He practiced for 6 years as an in house counsel for a publically traded corporation before entering private practice with his present firm in 1986. He was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1979 and also has been admitted to practice in the U. S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, the U. S. Tax Court, and the Fifth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals

Chris J. Williams
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

James S. Williams
Sirote & Permutt, PC

Mark P. Williams
Norman Wood Kendrick & Turner

Sara Williams
Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys
Sara has litigated a variety of cases across the State of Alabama, including premises liability, motor vehicle negligence, wrongful death and trucking cases.  Sara began her legal career as a civil defense attorney and has worked for some of the preeminent litigation firms of the state.

Amanda Williamson
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Thomas Willingham
Law Offices of Thomas P. Willingham, PC

E. B. Harrison Willis
Cloud & Willis, LLC

Harlan Winn
Battle & Winn, LLP

Josh Wright
Hollis, Wright, Clay, & Vail, PC
Wright is ranked AV Preeminent by his legal peers and judges by Martindale-Hubbell, a Lexis-Nexis Corporation. His ranking is listed as a 5 out of 5 in the criteria of general ethical standards. Josh was recently honored by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of Birmingham’s Top 40 Under 40, a group of top professionals under the age of 40 years old in the Birmingham, Alabama area. And, he was honored in 2011 as one of Alabama’s twelve “Champions for Justice” for the Alabama Association for Justice, where he serves as the President. Josh was selected by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of Birmingham’s Top Small Business CEOs in September 2011.

Gregory Yaghmai
Rutledge & Yaghmai Attorneys at Law

George Yearout
Law Office of G. Thomas Yearout

Jason Yearout
Yearout & Traylor, PC

Patrick Yeatts
The Yeatts Law Firm, LLC

Anne Yuengert

Gregory Zarzaur
Zarzaur Mujumdar & Debrosse

Christopher Zulanas
Friedman Dazzio Zulanas & Bowling, PC

Elizabeth Zwiebel
The Zwiebel Law Firm, LLC

Melissa Zwilling
Carr Allison

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