The Gold Standard


Martindale Hubbell shares its list of local lawyers

More than 1,200 of the Top Rated Attorneys in Birmingham from Martindale Hubbell’s AV Rated Lawyers list.

To compile a list of top area lawyers, we invited LexisNexis® Martindale–Hubbell®, the organization that has long set the standard for lawyer ratings, to share their list of local lawyers who have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.

The law touches all of us in practically every aspect of our life. B-Metro felt it wuld be a great service to our readers to highlight the top attorneys in town as determined by their having reached AV-rated status with Martindale-Hubbell.

More than polls or popularity contests, we thought this was an appropriate way to present the region’s lawyers who have achieved a premier status in their profession.

An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment—a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses are required in order to achieve a rating. For lawyers rated with the changed methodology the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings reflects the following:

General Ethical Standards Rating

The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

Those lawyers who meet the “Very High” criteria of General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process.

Legal Ability Ratings

For lawyers rated with the changed methodology, Legal Ability ratings will now indicate professional ability within a specific area of practice. Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest). These areas are:

Legal Knowledge—Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)

Analytical Capabilities—Lawyer’s creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge

Judgment—Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.

Communication Ability—Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly

Legal Experience— Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s)

For more than 140 years, from the time lawyer and businessman James B. Martindale first published The Martindale Directory in 1868, Martindale-Hubbell® has been the gold standard of legal ratings companies. When Martindale started the directory, its stated purpose was “to furnish to lawyers, bankers, wholesale merchants, manufacturers, real estate agents, and all others…the address of one reliable law firm, one reliable bank, and one reliable real estate office in every city in the United States…”

By 1896, The Martindale Directory included the basic information that still appears in the company’s  lawyer and law firm profiles, as well as ratings and a section on foreign lawyers and firms.

In 1930, the Martindale Company purchased the publishing rights to Hubbell’s Legal Directory, which contained a digest of state laws, court calendars and a selective list of lawyers and firms. The following year marked the first edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; a two volume set that combined the features of both predecessor publications.

Today, Martindale-Hubbell offers solutions for both professional and consumer markets. Its online destinations contain profiles for over one million lawyers and firms in the United States, Canada and 160 other countries, serving as a fundamental legal resource and marketing tool.

B-Metro’s Top Lawyers

About the list:

Generations of lawyers have relied on Martindale-Hubbell® as the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. With a history spanning 140 years, the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Network is powered by a database of over one million lawyers and law firms in over 160 countries. Thousands of people use the network every day to find local attorneys, confirm their credentials and select firms that provide services for their personal and professional legal needs.

To create this list of Top Lawyers in the Birmingham area, LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® tapped its comprehensive database of Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ to identify lawyers who have been rated by their peers to be AV® Preeminent™ — the highest Peer Review Rating available.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who receive invitations from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, via an online survey or by mail, to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge. Peer Review Rated lawyers are not required to have a paid listing on Lawyers.comSM or martindale.com®. To learn more about Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, please go to www.martindale.com/ratings.

These lawyers can be found online at Lawyers.com and martindale.com, in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory in print and CD-ROM formats, and online through the LexisNexis® services and at lexis.com®.

Social Media is creating new questions

The Law of

Social Media

The new ways we communicate have brought plenty of legal issues to the conversation.

A new national survey reveals half of Americans who use social networking sites have seen people divulge too much personal information, yet more than a quarter of Americans (28 percent) who use these sites admit that they rarely think about what could happen if they share too much personal information online.

Additionally, more than four in ten Americans (44 percent) are concerned that the personal information they share online is being used against them, and more than one in five (21 percent) Americans who use social networking sites believe that their personal information has been accessed by people who take advantage of weak privacy settings on social networking sites.

The 2010 Lawyers.com Social Networking Survey, as well as legal tips and resources on the risks associated with the use of social media, are available at Lawyers.com – the leading legal website for consumers and small business owners. Conducted by TNS Global, the survey was commissioned by LexisNexis to better understand Americans’ attitudes and behaviors toward sharing personal information on social networks.

“The Lawyers.com Social Networking Survey reveals a clear disconnect between the privacy concerns of users and their actual behaviors and disclosures on social networking sites,” said Carol Eversen, vice president of Marketing at LexisNexis. “Nearly every week we hear about the negative consequences resulting from inappropriate disclosures and uses of personal information on social networking sites, however the data suggests that Americans are not taking the necessary steps to protect themselves.”

Sharing Personal Information Online, How Much is Too Much?

More than half of Americans who use social networking sites have seen people divulge too much personal information online. In fact, the majority of Americans who use social networking sites admit that they have posted their first and last name (69 percent), photos of themselves (67 percent), or an email address (51 percent) on a social networking site. In addition, survey respondents have also shared the following details on a social networking site:

Travel plans (16 percent)

Cell phone numbers (7 percent)

Home address (4 percent)

Determining how much is too much is still a struggle for many people. Nearly half of Americans (46 percent) agree that sometimes it is hard to figure out what information to share and what to keep private.

Consequences of Sharing Personal Information Online

As many Americans struggle with what type of personal information to post online and keep private, they also seldom think about the consequences of sharing personal information online. More than a quarter of Americans (28 percent) admit they rarely think about what could happen if they shared too much personal information online.

A quarter of Americans (25 percent) who use social networking sites say that they have seen people “misrepresent” themselves (e.g., posted incorrect information and created fake profiles) and alarmingly, more than one in ten Americans (14 percent) who use social networking sites say that they have received communication from strangers as a result of sharing information on a social networking site.

Other backlash from using social networking sites includes:

Someone posting unflattering pictures of them (11 percent)

Having personal relationships with family or friends affected from revealing too much information (7 percent)

Being scolded or yelled at for information they’ve posted (6 percent)

Surprisingly, 38 percent of Americans agree that people who share too much of their personal information online deserve to have their information used inappropriately.

Privacy Concerns and Exploitation

Three-quarters of Americans (76 percent) worry that the privacy settings on social networking sites are not adequately protecting their personal information. In addition, more than four in ten Americans (43 percent) admit that they typically just click “agree” without reading the entire terms and conditions on social networking sites.

Meanwhile, many believe that their personal information may already be in the wrong hands. More than four in ten Americans (44 percent) are concerned that the personal information they share online is being used against them, and one in five Americans (21 percent) who use social networking sites believe that their personal information has been accessed by people who take advantage of weak privacy settings on social networking sites.

Career Risks

Four in ten Americans (40 percent) indicated it is all right for managers to monitor their employees’ personal tweets and Facebook pages, and the same percentage of Americans who use social networking sites believe that losing their job because of information they’ve posted on a social networking site could happen to them. Yet, more than half of Americans (53 percent) agree that inappropriate comments or posts on social networking sites should not affect someone’s employment.

what you post on social media sites:

Work

One of the number one reasons to be careful what you post on social media websites is because of working. Whether it is about your current job or possible future jobs, the truth is, employers look at these sites. They want to know what their employees are doing or what potential employees do with their free time. Although this may not seem fair, there is really nothing you can do about it. Employees put a lot of stock in what they see on these sites. Even the most innocent of things can be taken as something harmful by the employer. You could possibly lose your job or not get the job that you have been hoping to get.

Everyone Sees It

Whatever you post on social media sites can be seen by anyone and everyone. That doesn’t sound so bad, but you would be surprised what can happen. Think very hard about what you post on social media sites if you don’t want everyone to know what you have been doing. In other words, don’t post every detail of your life on social media sites if you don’t want the world to know about it. No one needs to know that you are eating at a specific restaurant at a specific time in a specific town. You are giving far too much information that would allow any pervert in the world to easily find you.

It Can Be Hurtful

You can hurt other people by posting too much information on a social media website. You might be angry with someone or you might say something that you don’t mean to hurt someone. Those words can hurt much more than you think. Not everyone wants their lives put out for the entire world to see. Some people prefer to keep private matters private. However, that doesn’t stop others from putting the information out there. That is when it can cause big problems for you. If you want to post personal information, make it about yourself. Don’t bring others into it.

Friends and Family

If you don’t want your friends and family to see what you are posting on the internet, you shouldn’t post it. That is why you should be careful what you post on the internet. You might not think they will ever see it, but you can’t know that for sure. They could run across it and then you will have to answer for that. If you don’t want them to know, why would you put it on the most public forums available thanks to social media sites.

Court/Law

If you post it on the internet, you could be leaving yourself open for lawsuits or the information can be used in court. Remember, what you think of as an innocent post, could get you in big trouble. That includes with the law.

There are some things that you just shouldn’t post on social media sites. Let your social networking be about meeting new people. Leave out information that really doesn’t need to be made a worldwide issue. That is what you open yourself up to when you aren’t careful about what you post on the internet. Don’t learn your lesson the hard way like so many others before you have. •

The Skinny on More than 200 Birmingham Law Firms

Acoff Law Firm, LLC

Acoff Law Firm, L.L.C. is located in the heart of downtown Besseme in the historic Bruns-Smith building. The firm is active in employment law, EEOC compliance, workplace investigations, civil trials and appeals, government, education and entertainment law, and wills and estates. www.acofflaw.com

Adair Law Firm, L.L.C.

The Adair Law Firm is dedicated to assisting employers in the areas of employment law, corporate litigation and transactional matters. The firm represents clients through all phases and types of employment and business litigation, ranging from administrative charges, hearings and cases to broad-scale class and collective actions. www.adairlawfirm.com

Adams and Reese LLP

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with attorneys and advisors in 13 offices in 12 markets strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. The firm provides leadership strategies and proactive solutions by assembling teams of attorneys and advisors to identify and meet the specific needs of clients. Providing legal services on a regional, national and international level, the firm represents industry leaders ranging from S corporations to local businesses to Fortune 100 organizations.

Allen, Kopet & Associates, PLLC

Allen, Kopet & Associates has 21 offices spanning 9 states. Allen, Kopet & Associates was founded in December, 1995 by G. David Allen, Jr. in Chattanooga, TN, and has expanded its legal defense practice across the Southeast. www.allen-kopet.com

Allison, May & Kimbrough, LLC

Allison, May & Kimbrough, L.L.C. is a full-service law firm formed in 1985. Legal services include a wide range of practice areas including domestic law, commercial, corporate and real estate law, intellectual property, bankruptcy, probate matters, wills and trusts. Lindsey J. Allison, Wm. Randall May and Julia C. Kimbrough are the principal partners in the firm.  www.allisonmay.com

Alvis & Willingham

Trial attorneys with a combined excess of 50 years of experience. The firm focuses on automotive crashworthiness, products liability, personal injury, construction and industrial site accidents, and insurance fraud and bad faith. www.alvisandwillingham.com

W. Barry Alvis and Associates, L.L.C.

W. Barry Alvis and Lara McCauley Alvis are the only male / female dedicated criminal trial team in Jefferson and Shelby Counties made up of a 27-year-seasoned criminal defense lawyer and a former Circuit Court Assistant District Attorney. The firm also handles domestic cases.

wbarryalvislaw.com

Arendall & Associates

The firm was established in 1975 and specializes in the area of employment law, serving clients in all federal and state courts of Alabama. The firm almost exclusively serves individuals who are the victims of some employer violation of an employment law. www.arendalllaw.com

Austill Lewis & Pipkin P.C.

With offices in Birmingham and Mobile, the firm is involved in all types of personal injury litigation and related matters.

www.maplaw.com

Badham & Buck, LLC

Badham & Buck is a civil litigation and trial firm that represents both plaintiffs and defendants throughout the Southeast in a wide array of complex cases. The founding partners, Percy Badham and Brannon Buck, were both shareholders of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., before they started their own firm.  www.badhambuck.com

Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith, LLP

Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith is a Birmingham, Alabama based business and litigation firm originally founded in 1942. The firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants in handling complex and multi-party actions, including shareholder derivative, commercial, partnership, environmental, toxic tort, insurance and class actions.

www.bainbridgemims.com

Bains & Terry

Bains & Terry is a second and third generation Bessemer firm providing legal and trial representation for business and individuals in civil litigation, defense litigation, commercial tort, as well as defense litigation, wrongful death, family law, and estates.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

As the 72nd largest law firm in the U.S., Baker Donelson gives clients access to a team of more than 560 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas, all seamlessly connected across 15 offices to serve virtually any legal need. The firm was also named to the the top 50 of FORTUNE’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. www.bakerdonelson.com

Balch & Bingham LLP

Founded in 1922, Balch & Bingham LLP has over 250 attorneys and counselors in its six offices. Balch & Bingham gives a business-first perspective to clients. The firm has offices in Birmingham and Montgomery, Gulfport and Jackson, MS, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.

www.balch.com

Battle & Winn LLP

Civil litigation attorneys who handle all types of lawsuits, from commercial to personal injury, for clients.  www.battlewinn.com

Baxley, Dillard, Dauphin, McKnight & James

In 1979 former Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General Bill Baxley established the law firm known today as Baxley, Dillard, Dauphin, McKnight & James. The firm has a long standing white collar defense practice. www.baxleydillard.com

Beers, Anderson, Jackson, Patty & Fawal, P.C.

Founded in 1988, Beers, Anderson, Jackson, Patty & Fawal, P.C. is a general litigation firm with particular emphasis on serving insurance, business, and industry and both plaintiff and defense personal injury. www.beersanderson.com

Belt Law Firm, P.C.

The firm focuses on vehicle accidents, personal injury, and class action suits with more than 65 years of trial experience in federal and state courts, administrative agencies and in arbitration proceedings. www.beltlawfirm.com

Benton & Centeno, L.L.P.

Located in the historic Gilbreath Building in downtown Birmingham, the law firm of Benton & Centeno handles business litigation and debtor/creditor matters in all courts, with emphasis on bankruptcy and construction cases. www.bcattys.com

Bishop, Colvin, Johnson & Kent, LLC

A firm with eight attorneys that focuses on education, state and local government, land use and zoning, civil rights and employment. www.bishopcolvin.com

Black and Morgan

Black and Morgan maintains a general and civil trial practice.

Blalock & Blalock

Since 1987, Mike and Harry Blalock have focused a majority of their practices toward representing injured railroad employees. www.blalock.com

Bloomston & Basgier, L.L.C.

The firm is dedicated to defending the rights and freedom of people accused of serious felony and misdemeanor crimes.

www.bloomstoncallaway.com

Boardman, Carr, Hutcheson & Bennett, P.C.

General civil, trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts. Practice involves the representation of state and municipal governments and agencies, as well as defense. www.bcwhlaw.com

Bohanan & Associates P.C.

The founding attorney has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury lawsuits for clients throughout Alabama.

www.bohananknight.com

Bolt Law Offices, PC

General practice with emphasis and concentration on civil law suits, including death and injury claims, business and insurance disputes, and family law matters. www.boltlaw.com

Bouloukos & Oglesby

Founded in 1965, Bouloukos & Oglesby is a divorce and bankruptcy, personal injury and general practice law firm.

www.bouloukosandoglesby.com

Boyd, Fernambucq, Vincent & Dunn, P.C.

Since its founding in 1987, the firm has earned a reputation for taking on complex family and matrimonial law matters, and its practice remains devoted exclusively to such cases. www.bfattorneys.net

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is a regional law firm with a global perspective. The firm has more than 370 attorneys serving individuals, emerging businesses, and established regional, national and international companies. The firm is one of the largest in the Southeast, with offices strategically located in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and the District of Columbia. www.babc.com

Brobston & Brobston, P.C.

The Bessemer firm works in general civil practice, real estate, probate, workers’ compensation, personal injury and family law.

The Brom Law Firm, LLC

The Brom Law Firm represents businesses and individuals, as plaintiffs and defendants, in state and federal courts in matters involving business and commercial litigation.  www.bromlawfirm.com

Burge & Burge

Attorneys have 100 years of combined experience representing plaintiffs in railroad accidents, motor vehicle cases, medical malpractice, negligence and defective products. www.burge-law.com

Burgess & Associates, LLC

Attorneys practice in all aspects of insurance law including general liability defense, coverage analysis, property, casualty and professional malpractice. www.ba-lawfirm.com

Burke Harvey & Frankowski, LLC

The firm is active in the areas of consumer protection, personal injury and criminal defense. Founded in 2007.

www.bhflegal.com

Burr & Forman LLP

Burr & Forman LLP is a century old, full-service law firm with nearly 250 attorneys and offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Burr & Forman offers a wide range of business and litigation services to diverse clients with local, national, and international interests. www.burr.com

Burttram & Henderson

The firm works in the area of family law, estate planning and wills, criminal defense, personal injury, and business and commercial law. www.burttramhenderson.com

Bynum & Bynum

Located in Office Park, Bynum & Bynum focus on real estate law.

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

Recognized as the oldest continuous law practice in Birmingham and one of the oldest continuous practices in Alabama, Cabaniss is a full-service civil practice law firm. www.cabaniss.com

Campbell Law, A Professional Corporation

The firm handles complex and class action cases for individuals and businesses.www.campbelllitigation.com

Lynn Campisi, P.C.

The firm has a concentration in eldercare law, as well as probate and trust planning.

Carr Allison

Litigation specialists, the firm has over 100 attorneys and offices in Birmingham, Dothan, Florence and Mobile, Alabama as well as Gulfport, Mississippi and Pensacola and Tallahassee, Florida. www.carrallison.com

Carroll & Carroll, P.C.

The firm is a general civil trial and appellate practice focusing on labor, fraud, injury, and liability.

Chamblee, Malone & Associates

The firm practices in the areas of domestic relations; criminal law;       personal injury.

Christian & Small LLP

Christian & Small is a full-service law firm representing a diverse clientele throughout Alabama, the Southeast and across the nation. The firm was established in July of 2000 by Thomas W. Christian and Clarence M. Small, both of whom were partners with Rives & Peterson (est. 1936), Christian & Small’s predecessor firm. www.csattorneys.com

Cicio & Cicio, P.C.

The firm is in general practice focused on personaly injury, fraud and wrongful death.

Clark, Hair & Smith, P.C.

A full-service law firm, Clark, Hair & Smith has a depth of experience in representing major insurance companies, corporations, and third-party administrators. www.chslaw.com

Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt

The law firm of Clark, James, Hanlin, and Hunt is dedicated exclusively to Social Security Disability law. With clients throughout central and north Alabama, the firm focuses on all aspects of SSI and SSD law.

www.charlestylerclark.com

Cleveland & Cleveland

The firm is a general litigation practice located on Birmingham’s

Southside.

Clinton & Clinton

The firm focuses on complex litigation; products liability defense; environmental litigation; premises liability; employment law; employment termination; construction law; real property law; complex food litigation.

Cobia Mediation Services

After practicing as a civil trial attorney, Paula Cobia changed the focus of her firm to mediation as a registered mediator and arbitrator for civil cases with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.

www.cobiamediation.com

Colee & Tucker

This firm located on Crestwood Boulevard has a focus on helping clients with bankruptcy.

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP

Constangy attorneys have counseled employers since 1946 in employment law.  The firm represents Fortune 500 corporations and smaller companies across the nation with more than 130 attorneys in 22 offices throughout the United States. www.constangy.com

Cory, Watson, Crowder  & DeGaris, P.C.

A Birmingham personal injury law firm known nationwide for more than $1 billion in recoveries in personal injury, motorcycle accident, truck accident, auto accident, and mass torts lawsuits throughout Alabama and the United States. www.cwcd.com

The Crittenden Firm, P.C.

Founded by Judith S. Crittenden in 1984, The Crittenden Firm, P.C. practices family law exclusively, representing men and women as well as grandparents and children in matters including divorce, custody, adoption, and appellate representation.

Davenport, Lavette & Cleckler, P.C.

The firm focuses on personal injury; automobile accidents; products liability; environmental litigation; business torts; natural gas/propane gas fires; industrial injuries; eminent domain/real estate condemnations ; wrongful death; nursing home abuse and neglect.

Davis & Norris LLP

The firm represents individuals who have been hurt or defrauded by chemical companies, pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, and insurance companies.

www.davisnorris.com

Dempsey, Steed, Stewart, Ritchey & Gache, LLP

The firm’s attorneys concentrate in broad areas of law from taxation to civil litigation and criminal defense. www.dempseysteed.com

Dillard & Associates, LLC

Personal injury, products liability, workers compensation, torts, nursing home negligence, wrongful death, automobile accidents, employment law, sexual harassment.

Dominick Feld Hyde PC

This newly merged law firm combines the boutique law firm Feld Hyde with Dominick, Fletcher, Yeilding, Wood & Lloyd, P.A. to create this new firm. www.dfy.com and www.feldhyde.com.

Donahue & Associates, LLC

Donahue & Associates is a civil litigation defense firm in the areas of bad faith, fraud, insurance, employment, and personal injury, www.donahueassociateslaw.com

Donaldson & Guin, LLC

With offices in Birmingham and Chicago, the firm focuses on complex financial litigation, such as securities or antitrust class actions and arbitrations. and general business disputes. dglaw.org

DonovanFingar, LLC

With roots that extend back to 1904, the firm provides comprehensive legal representation for the business community. www.donovanfingar.com

Drake Law Firm

Founded by Whit Drake in 1998, the firm’s practice is limited solely to personal injury and wrongful death claims. The firm practices throughout the state of Alabama. www.drakelawal.com

Duell Law Firm LLC

The firm practices in the areas of franchise law, corporate law, real estate and commercial law, trademark, arts and entertainment

The Duffee Firm, L.L.C.

A civil litigation firm, Duffee works in the area of personal injury, liability, negligence, employment and wrongful death.

Duke Law Firm, P.C.

The firm focuses on international and domestic asset protection, international estate planning, foreign bank and financial institution due diligence and compliance.

Durward & Cromer

Established in 1994, the firm focuses on domestic and family law with offices in Birmingham and Bessemer.

Ellis & Bloom, L.L.C.

Ellis & Bloom. L.L.C., was formed in 2005 as a General Civil Practice Firm by combining the 50 plus years experience of its establishing members, Tom E. Ellis & Martin Bloom.

Ely & Isenberg, LLC

Ely & Isenberg, LLC is a general civil litigation law firm with offices in Birmingham and Auburn.

Engel, Hairston and Johanson, P.C.

Established in 1950, the firm is active in bankruptcy, commercial litigation, structuring and documenting asset-based and small business loans, foreclosure and liquidation. www.ehjlaw.com

Estes, Sanders & Williams, LLC

The firm practices in a wide variety of transactional and litigation areas including Construction Law, Estates and Trusts, General Litigation, Labor and Employment, Premises Liability, Real Estate, Trucking Law and Workers’ Compensation. esw-law.com

Evans Law Firm, P.C.

Firm focuses on complex civil litigation matters, including consumer class actions, personal injury law, medical malpractice, products liability, business litigation, insurance fraud, estate and trust litigation, and wills and probate matters.  www.evanslawpc.com

Eversole Law, LLC

Steven D. Eversole represents clients in a broad range of family law matters as well as criminal defense. www.eversolelawfirm.com

Fann & Rea, P.C.

The firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: insurance defense, professional liability, aviation, workers’ compensation, employment practices, automobile/commercial trucking, products and premises liability and nursing home defense.

Farris, Riley & Pitts

The firm has been focused on serving plaintiffs in personal injury cases since its founding in 1996. The firm underwrites Law Call, a legal call-in show on Fox 6. www.frplegal.com

Fawal & Spina

The firm represents small businesses in all aspects of the law; as well as Federal, State and Municipal Court criminal defense.

www.fawalandspina.com

Ferguson, Frost & Dodson, LLP

A full service litigation firm representing clients in a wide range of civil disputes, from small lawsuits to complex class action litigation.

www.ffdlaw.com

The Finley Firm, P.C.

A law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Columbus, Georgia, and Birmingham. Its focus is civil litigation. www.thefinleyfirm.com

Fish Nelson, LLC

The firm defends products liability, personal injury, property loss, workers compensation, employment law and other tort actions for insurance carriers and self insured employers.

www.fishnelson.com

Fitzpatrick & Brown

The firm focuses on labor and employment litigation, desegregation and constitutional litigation, commercial litigation and general civil litigation.

Ford & Harrison LLP

Founded in Atlanta in 1978, Ford & Harrison is a labor and employment law firm with a national practice in all aspects of labor and employment law. www.fordharrison.com

The Frederick Firm

The firm works in the areas of Labor & Employment Law, Complex Commercial Cases and Intellectual Property Disputes.

www.frederickfirm.net

Freese & Goss

A plaintiff’s law firm focused on pharmaceutical claims, Freese & Goss, PLLC, has offices in Birmingham, Dallas and Jackson, Mississippi.

Friedman & Downey, PC

Recognized for its concentrated knowledge of the life and health insurance industries, the firm focuses on insurance company counsel, social security disability, and business and estate planning. www.fdlawfirm.com

Friedman, Leak, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling, P.C.

The firm is focused on complesx litigation and business transactions for both businesses and individuals in the areas of insurance, employment, liability and transportation law.  www.friedmanleak.com

Frohsin & Barger, LLC

The firm focuses exclusively on False Claims Act whistleblower actions, government investigations, and complex litigation and takes only a select number of high-stakes cases at any given time. www.frohsinbarger.com

Gaines, Wolter & Kinney, P.C.

Defense attorneys Gaines, Wolter & Kinney, P.C. work in diverse practice areas of civil litigation from fields as diverse as trucking and scientific research. www.gwandk.com

Galese & Ingram, P.C.

A defense firm for businesses and individuals, represneting clients against claims of fraud, negligence, contract and warranty, product liability and employment law. www.galese-ingram.com

Gathings Law

Founded 20 years ago, Gathings Law represents clients in the areas of automobile accidents, catastrophic injury, class action, construction injuries, consumer fraud, dangerous products, pollution/toxic substance claims, prescription drugs, trucking accidents, and wrongful death.

www.gathingslaw.com

Gault & Hendrix, LLC

Newly established, the firm is a civil trial practice that is solely concentrated on insurance defense litigation. www.gaulthendrix.com

Gentle, Turner & Sexton

The firm has particular strengths in taxation advice, accounting, financial and business support, civil litigation, telecommunications law and administering court Class Action settlements. www.gtandslaw.com

Gordon, Dana, Still, Knight & Gilmore, L.L.C.

The firm provides legal services in the areas of contract negotiations,   business planning, commercial lending, transactions, and litigation.

www.gattorney.com

Gorham & Cason

Kay Cason concentrates in general civil litigation with a primary emphasis in probate, social security and surety litigation. Charles Gorham concentrates in family law with a primary emphasis in divorce.

www.gorham-cason.com

The Greer Law Firm, P.C.

The firm focuses on business, commercial, and contract law and litigation landlord/tenant and real property law and litigation labor, employment and employee benefits law and litigation, construction law and litigation. www.richardgreerlaw.com

Halcomb & Wertheim, P.C.

Halcomb & Wertheim, P.C. is a creditors’ rights law firm, with additional concentrations in the area of bankruptcy, litigation and debt collection services. www.hw-al.com

Hale, Sides & Akins, LLC

With more than 50 years combined experience, the firm’s core focus is on resolution of complex claims against businesses, insured’s, insurers, trust plan administrators, individuals, municipal entities and their agents.

www.hsa-attorneys.com

Hall, Conerly & Bolvig, P.C.

Historically, the firm has specialized in defense of claims in insurance, personal injury, products liability, transportation, and litigation appeals, along with alternative dispute resolution. www.hallconerly.com

Hand Arendall LLC

Providing legal services in all areas of traditional civil practice, the firm was organized in 1941 and has over 70 lawyers in offices in Athens, Birmingham, Mobile and Baldwin County, Alabama, and in Jackson, Mississippi.

Hare Clement & Duck, P.C.

Hare Clement & Duck, P.C. is a general practice law firm with five attorneys located in downtown Birmingham. www.harelaw.com

Hare, Wynn, Newell and Newton, LLP

A plaintiff’s law firm that traces its history in Birmingham back to 1895, Hare Wynn has been at the forefront of many major court decisions including a recent $19.1 million judgement against Ford Motor Co. The firm also has an office in Arkansas.  www.hwnn.com

Harris & Harris, LLP

Harris & Harris is a defense firm that represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of business and commercial litigation.

www.harris-harris.com

Hartman & Springfield

The firm is a general civil practice with an emphasis on commercial and residential real estate; insurance litigation; probate litigation; and commercial and consumer collection. www.hartmanspringfield.com

Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC

For over 35 years, Haskell Slaughter has worked with public companies, private businesses, state and local governments and individuals in areas as diverse as complex securities litigation,billion-dollar mergers, business start-ups, personalized estate planning, products liability lawsuits, and innovative public financings.  www.hsy.com

Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

The firm has a general civil trial practice including Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Commercial Litigation, Consumer Fraud, Trucking Accidents, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Fraud, Insurance Litigation, Patent Litigation, Toxic Exposure Litigation, Asbestos Litigation, Social Security, Patent Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation.

www.hgdlawfirm.com

Hogan Law Office, P.C.

Founded in 1973, the firm is a plaintiff’s firm specializing in representing people injured by unsafe and poorly designed products.

www.hoganlawoffice.com

Hollis, Wright & Harrington, P.C.

The firm handle cases that involve serious personal injury and death, including car and truck accidents, industrial and premises accidents, medical malpractice injuries and defective products. www.hollis-wright.com

Holt & Cooper LLC

The firm is a general civil practice focused on real estate, probate, corporate, personal injury and family law.

Hughes & Scalise, PC

The firm is a five-attorney practice concentrating on estate and tust planning, taxation, and general corporate law. www.hughesscalise.com

Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart, LLP

The firm works with automobile manufacturers, insurance companies and their insureds, product manufacturers, healthcare providers, transportation companies, municipalities, accounting firms, real estate companies and self insured corporations in civil litigation defense.

Jackson & Tucker, P.C.

The firm specializes in class action and mass tort cases, commercial trucking cases, complex defective product cases, and pharmaceutical drug & medical device litigation.  www.jacksonandtucker.com

Jackson Lewis LLP

For more than 50 years, Jackson Lewis has specialized in law governing the workplace. The firm has 650 attorneys in 46 offices nationwide.

www.jacksonlewis.com

Jaffe & Drennan, P.C.

The firm focuses on criminal defense, plaintiff rights in personal injury cases, and civil rights law. www.rjaffelaw.com

Law Firm of Jenkins, Chastain & Smith

The firm focuses on insurance, negligence, real estate, probate and taxation law.

Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP

With over 50 lawyers, the firm has an extensive practice in business and tax-related matters, litigation, health care, and labor and employment law. www.johnstonbarton.com

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent,

Carrere & Denegre L.L.P.

Nearly 300 attorneys work in offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas, serving major multinational, public, and private corporations; Fortune 500® companies; money center banks and worldwide insurers; and family and emerging businesses located in the United States and abroad. www.joneswalker.com

Maria Blanco Katz, P.C.

The law firm specializes in immigration law.

Kee & Selby, LLP

The firm provides a broad range of legal services to clients ranging from several Fortune 500 companies, to numerous Birmingham-based small to medium sized businesses as well as many individuals. www.keeselby.com

King, Drummond & Dabbs, P.C.

The firm focuses on Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, Aviation, Commercial Mortgage Lending, Commercial Leasing, Probate, Estate Administration, Corporate, Business.

King, Lyons & Simmons, LLC

Firm specializes in serving plaintiffs in wrongful death, personal injury, fraudulent practices, wrongful employment termination, discrimination, and harassment cases.  www.kinglyonssimmons.com

Kirby Johnson, P.C.

A personal injury law firm that focuses on credit reporting disputes, debtors’ rights, identity theft, insurance claim denials and product liability. consumerlawattorneys.wordpress.com

Kracke & Thompson, L.L.P.

The firm concentrates its practice in the areas of insurance defense, corporate, real property, transactional work and family law. www.ktlegal.com

The Kullman Firm, A Professional Law Corporation

The Kullman Firm, with offices in six cities, was founded in 1946 with one area of practice, and one focus: labor and employment law on behalf of management. www.kullmanlaw.com

Law Firm of Benjamin H. Cooper

Benjamin H. Cooper brings over 15 years experience working with privately held and publicly held Fortune 500 companies in corporate human resources and employment contract negotiations to his practice of employment law. www.bencooperlaw.com

Laney & Foster, P.C.

The firm focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of damage suits involving claims of professional liability against architects and engineers. www.laneyfoster.com

Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, P.C.

Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, P.C., practices labor and employment law on behalf of management. www.lehrmiddlebrooks.com

Leitman, Siegal, Payne & Campbell, P.C.

Founded in 1976, the firm provides legal services to closely held companies, small businesses, partnerships, physician groups and other professional practices as well as individuals and families all across Alabama. www.lspclaw.com

Lewis Feldman & Lehane, LLC

As consumer justice attorneys, Lewis, Feldman & Lehane, LLC represents those who have been injured or affected by other’s negligence, wantonness or intentional acts. www.alabamapersonalinjury.com

Lightfoot, Franklin & White, L.L.C.

The firm’s focus is on civil litigation matters, while assisting clients with environmental compliance advice, issues concerning white-collar crime, and conducting internal investigations. www.lightfootlaw.com

Liles & Rushin, LLC

The firm specializes in affordable housing developments, as well as general corporate, real estate and taxation representation.

www.lilesandrushin.com

Liles Law Firm, LLC

Liles Law Firm, LLC provides legal counsel to businesses and individuals primarily in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation. www.lilesfirm.com

Lipscomb and Lipscomb

Bessemer firm working in real estate, probate, domestic relations, bankruptcy, commercial collections, and personal injury.

Littler Mendelson P.C.

With more than 750 attorneys and 49 offices in major metropolitan areas nationwide, Littler Mendelson represents management in employment, employee benefits and labor law matters. www.littler.com

Lloyd, Gray & Whitehead, P.C.

Since 1989, LGWM has grown into a 34 attorney full-service litigation firm representing clients all over the Southeastern United States. LGWM represents professionals, employers, self insureds and insurance companies. www.lgwmlaw.com

Longshore, Buck & Longshore, P.C.

The firm has a broad-based practice with its major areas being real estate, wills and probate, bankruptcy, personal injury, wrongful death and other civil litigation. www.longshorebuck.com

Lorant & Associates

The firm has a general litigation practice in products liability, personal injury, consumer and class action litigation.

Lowe & Grammas, LLP

The firm represent clients in complex litigation cases involving business relationships, consumer rights and personal injury.

www.lowegrammas.com

Lusk, Caldwell & Dean, P.C.

The focus of this civil litigation practice centers on tort and insurance law, personal injury and property claims, business and professional liability, class actions and mass tort litigation, as well as employment litigation. www.lusklaw.com

Mann, Cowan & Potter, P.C.

The firm works in product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance fraud, consumer fraud, class action litigation.

www.manncowanpotter.com

Marks & Weinberg, P.C.

Formed in 2006, Marks & Weinberg, P.C. is one of the few law firms whose practice centers on equipment leasing and finance.

www.leaselawyer.com

Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C.

The firm focuses on plaintiff law in personal injury, trucking litigation, defective products and business disputes. www.mrblaw.com

Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C.

Initially created in 1977, the firm offers a broad base of legal services from business litigation to family law. www.msnattorneys.com

Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.

A full service law firm with over 200 lawyers in offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery, the firm serves a variety of local, national and international business entities, as well as charities and individuals.

McCallum Hoaglund Cook & Irby, LLP

Services of this Vestavia firm include consumer rights, construction law, residential real estate and business litigation. www.mhcilaw.com

McCallum, Methvin & Terrell, P.C.

The firm pursues cases in business disputes, class actions, complex litigation, insurance fraud, consumer protection, wrongful death, catastrophic injury and labor and employment violations. www.mmlaw.net

Miglionico & Rumore

The firm works in the area of family law, probate, estates, elder law, bankruptcy, and small business.

Miller Christie, PC

The firm focuses on insurance law and the practice of business, corporate, and municipal liability law. www.mnclaw.com

Morris, Haynes & Hornsby

The firm is active in trial law– from wrongful death, personal injury, wrongful termination and products liability to consumer, insurance and business fraud, as well as a significant number of class action lawsuits. www.mhhlaw.net

Moses & Moses, P.C.

The firm’s specializations include elder law, estates, and trust as well as business and tax law. www.mosespc.com

Najjar Denaburg, P.C.

The firm practices in corporate and business law, residential and commercial real estate, matrimonial and family law, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, insolvency and restructuring, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and litigation. www.najjar.com

Nathan & Nathan, P.C.

Nathan & Nathan, P.C. specializes exclusively in collections and creditors’ rights. www.nathan-nathan.com

Natter & Fulmer, P.C.

The firm is a diversified law practice serving the legal needs of individuals and business entities. www.natterfulmer.com

Norman, Wood, Kendrick & Turner

Founded in the 1930s, the firm defends suits throughout the state involving medical malpractice claims, product liability, industrial accidents, and construction matters. www.nwkt.com

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

A leading labor and employment law firms serving as advocates for management with locations throughout the United States.

www.ogletreedeakins.com

Page Law Firm, LLC

The firm provides clients with litigation, pre-litigation, and dispute resolution services, primarily in matters relating to business and intellectual property. www.pagelaw.com

Parsons, Lee & Juliano, P.C.

Founded in 1986, the firm is devoted exclusively to civil litigation with a client base that includes healthcare providers, the automotive industry, international manufacturers, national retail and restaurant chains, the insurance industry and numerous governmental entities throughout Alabama. www.pljpc.com

Pate & Cochrun, L.L.P.

The firm works in areas of civil litigation, products liability, general negligence, fraud, bad faith, medical negligence, personal injury, and products liability.

The Perkins Group, LLC

The firm works in the area of government affairs, public finance, crisis management, corporate law, civil litigation, public housing, environmental law, litigation, local government law, and business law.

Jim Pino & Associates, P.C.

Based in Pelham, the firm focuses on family law, criminal defense and personal injury. www.jimpinoandassociates.com

Pittman, Dutton & Hellums, P.C.

A plaintiff’s firm that pursues cases in wrongful death, personal injury, consumer litigation and business litigation at both the state and federal levels. www.pittmandutton.com

Polson & Polson, Inc.

Located in Birmingham, the lawyers of Polson & Polson maintain a statewide DUI defense practice. www.alabamaduidefense.com

Porter, Porter & Hassinger, P.C.

Prominent in the field of public entity law, the firm also works in the areas of worker’s compensation and product liability defense, particularly in the firearms industry. www.pphlaw.net

Porterfield, Harper, Mills & Motlow, PA

The firm handles a variety of civil litigation defense cases, involving personal injury, automobile, product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, building and construction cases, business torts litigation, workers’ compensation, professional liability, real estate, probate, and class action defense. www.phm-law.com

Presley Burton & Collier, LLC

The firm serves clients in the areas of public finance, healthcare, securities, mergers and acquisitions and derivative products.

www.presleyllc.com

Pritchard, McCall & Jones, L.L.C.

The firm is engaged in a general civil practice litigation, concentrating in corporate, commercial, bankruptcy, banking, personal injury, real estate, taxation, probate and estate planning for individual and corporate clients.

Pritchett Environmental & Property Law, LLC

This full-service law firm represents businesses and industries in environmental and natural resources law, including cleanup of hazardous waste sites, permitting of facilities, and defense of civil and administrative enforcement actions. www.pritchettlawfirm.com

Quarles Law Firm LLC

The firm represents financial institutions and other businesses in a wide range of litigation, including shareholder derivative actions, class actions and complex commercial disputes as well as healthcare and banking law and litigation. www.quarleslawfirm.com

Quinn Hayes & Quinn

With offices in Austin, Texas and Birmingham, the firm works in all areas of insurance law, as well as lawyer professional liability and business litigation. www.qhq-law.com

Ragsdale LLC

The practice focuses in the areas of environmental litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, securities fraud, class action work, and the representation of individuals and businesses in all types of litigation. www.ragsdalellc.com

Redden, Mills & Clark, LLP

The firm works in the areas of criminal defense incuding white collar and DUI, general civil litigation, family law, and appeals. www.rmclaw.com

RichardsonClement PC

The firm focuses on counsel and litigation on labor and employment, intellectual property, and transactional and business issues and disputes. www.richardsonclement.com

Riley & Jackson, P.C.

The firm works in the areas of wrongful death, medical malpractice, personal injury, trucking litigation, commercial disputes, premises liability, traumatic brain injuries, and securities litigation.

www.rileyjacksonlaw.com

Ritchey & Ritchey, PA

Formed in 1959, the firm serves clients in a wide array of practice areas including insurance defense, family law, real estate, contracts, liability and other areas. www.ritcheylaw.com

Roberts & Associates, P.C.

The focus of the practice includes the defense of workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, premises liability, personal injury defense, automobile/trucking law, fraud, property and casualty, and general insurance defense. www.robertsassociates.net

Robbins Law Firm

The focus of John C. Robbins’ practice is criminal defense of federal, state or municipal prosecution of any kind. from DUI and drug possession to capital murder and white collar crime.

www.robbinslawfirm.com

James S. Robinson, P.C.

The firm specializes in criminal defense, ranging from simple drug possession to white collar crime to capital murder.

www.robinsoncriminallaw.com

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, Professional Association

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell is a firm of 75 trial attorneys, representing corporate clients throughout the United States from offices in Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Tallahassee and Birmingham. www.rumberger.com

Sadler  Sullivan, A Professional Corporation

Founded in 1920, the firm is a litigation practice focused on products liability, railroad litigation, workers’ compensation, insurance coverage, construction, insurance fraud and bad faith, banking litigation, subrogation, real estate, medical malpractice and general tort law.

www.sadlersullivan.com

John D. Saxon, P.C.

The firm focuses on civil litigation in several areas of law including employment, education and personal injury. www.saxonattorney.com

Scott Dukes & Geisler, P.C.

The firm’s focus is civil litigation representating financial institutions, manufacturers, insurers, medical service providers, and other businesses and professionals in a wide variety of litigation, including complex and class action litigation. www.scottdukeslaw.com

Scott, Sullivan, Streetman & Fox, P.C.

With offices in Birmingham, Mobile and Jackson, MS, the firm focuses on defense litigation representing insurance companies, local and national corporations, professionals, entities and individuals.

www.sssf-law.com

Shaw-Anderson, L.L.C.

Shaw-Anderson concentrates on family law and other areas of civil litigation. Besides divorce, child custody, complex property settlements and modification of divorce decrees, the firm offers services such as marital asset partition, grandparents rights, adoption and appellate work.

www.shawanderson.com

Shelby Roden L.L.C.

The practice covers environmental injuries, products liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death and whistleblower lawsuits.

www.shelbyroden.com

Sirote & Permutt, P.C.

Founded in Birmingham in 1946, Sirote & Permutt now has 300 attorneys and support staff in offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Mobile. The firm is active in all phases of the law for business and individual clients. www.sirote.com

Slaten Law, P.C.

The firm operates a general civil practice with offices in Montgomery, Birmingham, Atlanta, Charleston, Orlando, Oxford, MS, San Luis Obispo County, CA, and Orange County, CA.

www.slatenlaw.com

Smith & Alspaugh, P.C.

The firm operates a general civil practice in areas including products liability, drug and medical device litigation, warranty law, medical and dental malpractice, toxic torts, health care and nursing home litigation.

Smith & Pace, P.C.

The firm provides representation to diverse clients including corporations, insurance companies, self-insured clients, and a variety of professionals and individuals, primarily for defense.

www.smith-pace.com

Smith, Spires & Peddy, P.C.

Founded in 1990, the firm has grown to 16 attorneys working to serve client and corporate interests throughout the southeast. www.ssp-law.com

Somerville, LLC

The firm operates a general civil trial and appellate practice in class action, commercial, business, consumer law, environmental, real estate, land use, and toxic tort law.

Southern Environmental

Law Center

The organization addresses major environmental issues in the Southeast, and is funded through charitable gifts from individuals, families and foundations.

Spain & Gillon, L.L.C.

One of the oldest law firms in Birmingham and Alabama, the firm works in a general civil law practice. The litigation section focuses on insurance defense (life, health, and casualty), medical malpractice, products liability, employment law, ERISA, workers’ compensation, and government law. The corporate section provides a wide range of experience in commercial and general business work. www.spain-gillon.com

Spotswood Sansom

& Sansbury LLC

Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC was formed in April 2001 to focus on the defense of complex litigation for its business clients.

www.spotswoodllc.com

Starnes Davis Florie LLP

The firm exclusively focuses on a diverse civil, labor and employment litigation practice for clients in a variety of areas: from corporations, hospitals, banks, and municipalities to doctors, attorneys, architects, and accountants. www.starneslaw.com

Steiner Law, LLC

The firm, a part of Red Mountain Law—an alliance of small law firms, practices in the areas of general corporate and business law.

www.redmountainlaw.com

Stockham, Carroll & Smith, P.C.

The firm, which has broad defense experience and extensive employment law expertise, focuses on the field of civil litigation. www.stockhampc.com

Straus & Boies, LLP

The firm, with offices in Birmingham, Virginia, California, Tennessee, and Colorado, focuses on national and international litigation efforts pursuing price-fixing, consumer fraud, and other unlawful conduct.

www.straus-boies.com

Tanner & Guin, LLC

The firm represents privately-held and family-owned businesses across Alabama in matters relating to all areas of building, maintaining, and growing a business. www.tannerguin.com

Taylor & Taylor

A full service trial and appellate practice firm, in Prattville and Birmingham, Taylor & Taylor works in the areas of personal injury, auto accidents, wrongful death, head and spinal cord injuries, and insurance and banking fraud. www.taylorlawyers.com

Taylor Ritter, P.C.

The firm focuses primarily on business and insurance litigation and related matters.

Thomas, Means, Gillis & Seay, P.C.

With offices in Birmingham, Montgomery and Atlanta, the firm represents individuals in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, fraud, bankruptcy, Social Security, and employment law. www.tmgslaw.com

Tipler Law Offices

The firm has more than 35 years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases.

www.tiplerlawoffices.com

Andre Toffel, P.C.

The firm was founded in 1997 specializing in all areas of bankruptcy law, including both debtor and creditor litigation. www.toffelaltmann.com

Trimmier Law Firm, LLC

The firm represents corporations, credit unions, individuals and trade associations. It serves as general counsel for more credit unions than any other firm in the country.

www.trimmier.com

Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group

Upchurch Watson White & Max, a leading mediation specialty firm, includes a large and growing number of Supreme Court certified attorney mediators with wide-ranging specialties, handling many of the most high-profile cases undertaken over the past 20 years. uww-adr.com

Traci Owen Vella, LLC

The family law firm focuses on divorce, custody, adoption, visitation, grandparent visitation, international custody disputes, paternity, child support, and various types of family law appeals. www.tracivella.com

Vernis & Bowling

of Birmingham, LLC

With offices located throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama, the firm has represented individuals, businesses, professionals, insurance carriers, self-insureds, governmental entities, brokers, underwriters, agents and insurers since 1970.

www.florida-law.com

Lanny Vines & Associates, LLC

The firm represents individuals in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, complex litigation, and trucking accidents.

www.lannyvines.com

Wainwright, Pope

& McMeekin, P.C.

The firm operates a general civil trial practice in employment, fraud, personal injury and workers compensation law.

Waldrep Stewart & Kendrick, LLC

Formed in 1978, the firm offers clients comprehensive legal services in business, government and litigation with expertise in finance, litigation skills, employment law and government relations. www.wskllc.com

Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff

& Brandt, LLC

Founded in 1987, the firm offers a broad range of services from estate, tax, or business planning or representation in civil litigation and appeals or alternative dispute resolution in healthcare, labor and employment, insurance, or corporate law.

www.wallacejordan.com

Waller Lansden Dortch

& Davis, LLP

With offices in Birmingham and Nashville, the firm addresses the legal needs in healthcare, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, commercial finance, securities, restructuring, real estate, tax and the expansion or relocation of business operations. www.wallerlaw.com

Ward and Wilson, LLC

The firm is a litigation practice working in a broad range of legal areas. www.wardandwilson.com

Watts Law Group P.C.

The firm focuses on providing consumers with comprehensive protection against wrongful foreclosures, harassing debt collection and credit reporting, as well as credit information and assistance for victims of identity theft.

www.alabamaconsumer.com

Weaver Tidmore, LLC

The firm handles a wide array of personal injury, wrongful death and business tort cases.  www.weavertidmorelaw.com

Webster, Henry, Lyons, White, Bradwell & Black, P.C.

With offices in Birmingham, Montgomery and Auburn, the practice focuses on civil litigation, concentrating in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage questions, appellate practice, worker’s compensation, municipal liability, construction law, products liability defense, employment law and agricultural law.

www.whlwpc.com

Wettermark Holland & Keith, LLC

The personal injury law firm has offices in Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Panama City, Florida. The firm has represented clients in more than 29 states. www.whklaw.com

Whatley Drake & Kallas, LLC

With offices in Birmingham, New York, and Boston, the firm focuses on health care, securities fraud and shareholders derivative actions, antitrust and trade regulation, consumer fraud, insurance, lending abuses, labor and employment, other class actions and complex litigation, and mass torts. www.wdklaw.com

Whitaker, Mudd, Simms,

Luke & Wells, LLC

The firm offers litigation, mediation, and other legal services throughout the Southeast, concentrating in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle.  www.wmslawfirm.com

White Arnold & Dowd P.C.

The firm’s 18 lawyers work in areas as diverse as high profile litigation, mediation and private disputes, as well as complex civil, criminal and matrimonial litigation and environmental issues. The firm provides representation in state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. www.whitearnolddowd.com

Wiggins, Childs, Quinn

& Pantazis, LLC

The firm, with offices in Birmingham and Washington, D.C., focuses on discrimination, consumer protection, and employment law, representing employees and consumers in a wide range of civil disputes from individual lawsuits to complex class action litigation. www.wcqp.com

Wilson & Berryhill, P.C.

Dedicated to trial and appellate defense work, the firm’s practice areas include auto/truck negligence, products liability, employment practices, municipal/governmental liability, technology litigation, premises liability, general insurance defense and workers’ compensation. www.wilsonberryhill.com

Wininger Law Firm, LLC

The firm focuses on representing indivuals in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.

www.winingerlaw.com

Yearout & Traylor, P.C.

Founded in 1984, Yearout & Traylor, P.C. focuses on personal injury and other forms of civil litigation, including business litigation and employment issues.

www.yearout.net

Yearout, Spina & Lavelle, P.C.

The firm specializes in the areas of creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, real estate law, and defense litigation. www.ysllaw.com

Zarzaur & Schwartz, P.C.

The firm is an accounts receivable collection and creditor’s rights law firm. zsattorneys.com

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