Birmingham, Alabama Business Lawyers

Richard D. Greer
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience

The Greer Law Firm, P.C., represents clients throughout Alabama in federal and state court business litigation, including the following areas of law: Business and Commercial Litigation; Commercial... Read More »
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Josh J. Wright
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience

University of Alabama School of LawAlabama
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C. Carter Clay
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney

Cumberland School of Law, Samford UniversityAlabama, Alabama Supreme Court and United States District Courts in Alabama.
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Joseph Bradley Ponder
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(205) 201-0303 2226 1st Avenue South
Unit 105
Birmingham, AL 35233
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Alabama School of Law
Brad specializes in complex litigation, including class actions and mass torts in both state and federal court. He represents consumer and business owners in a variety of law suits, including class actions against major corporations and energy cooperatives. Throughout his career, Brad has litigated numerous corporate disputes and automotive/commercial trucking cases, including several complex railroad grade crossing accident cases. He has handled multiple coverage issues relating to commercial and personal insurance policies. Brad has spent a large portion of his career representing injured railroad workers throughout the southeastern United States in actions brought under the Federal Employers’ Liability...
Donald E Knapp, Jr.
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(205) 409-4404 2100 Southbridge Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35209
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Probate
William H. Bowen School of Law
As the managing partner and founder of Knapp Law Firm and Knapp and Associates, I manage a team of skilled lawyers, legal professionals and support staff representing clients in multiple states across the Southeastern United States. Being licensed in seven states, a host of federal jurisdictions, a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar and operating four offices allows us to provide the best legal representation possible for our clients through the use of cutting edge technology, required continuing education for our professionals and having only the best people on our team. Whether our clients...
Josh J. Wright
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(844) 529-8255 2201 Morris Ave
Birmingham, AL 35203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Alabama School of Law
Anne Reilly Moses
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(205) 967-0901 300 Cahaba Park Circle, Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
St. John's University School of Law
Anne R. Moses received her B. A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York; and Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York and Alabama. Anne is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and former Chair of the Elder Law Services Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association. She also has received her Mediation Certification from the Alabama State Bar and serves on the Board of the SOS Foundation. She has been voted as one of the Best...
Tripp Watson
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(205) 545-7278 2829 2nd Avenue South
Suite 220
Birmingham, AL 35233
Business, Collections, IP and Trademarks
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Tripp Watson is the founder of The Watson Firm. He is an Entrepreneur Attorney, which means that he is an an advocate and counselor to risk-takers. Watson is one of the only lawyers in the county who offers both business consulting and legal advice to entrepreneurs.

From a family of entrepreneurs, Watson went to law and business schools with the explicit purpose of opening a firm dedicated to advising aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. Unlike many business attorneys, Watson is also a business owner who personally knows the stresses and demands of running a small business and who can advise on both...
Marcus L Hunt
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(205) 408-3025 2803 Greystone Commercial Blvd
Suite 12
Birmingham, AL 35242
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Real Estate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Marcus L. Hunt is a partner with Duell | Hunt law firm. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and his undergraduate degree in History/Political Science from East Texas Baptist University. Marcus has been admitted to practice in the State of Alabama and before the United States District Courts for Alabama. Marcus represents franchise clients across the United States and internationally. He has helped both start-up companies and entrepreneurs reach their goals through franchising as well as established franchise companies that have a global presence. Marcus’ franchise law practice...
Christopher S Hamer
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(855) 414-2637 205 20th Street North
Suite 710
Birmingham, AL 35203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Alabama School of Law and Birmingham School of Law
Chris, a Birmingham native, regularly advises and represents clients on a broad range of legal issues, including: probate and estate matters, civil litigation, arbitration, business transactions and litigation, probate support for personal injury litigation, estate administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships, conservatorships and taxation. He has been recognized by Birmingham Magazine in its Top Attorneys list in the areas of Probate Law (2017, 2018) and Tax Law (2017), and his firm has been selected as one of the 18 Best Birmingham Litigation Attorneys (2017) by the website Expertise.com.

Chris received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Commerce & Business Administration, with...
D. Brett Turnbull
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(877) 562-0000 2131 Magnolia Avenue South
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35205
Free ConsultationBusiness, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." - Ronald Reagan

Brett Turnbull has embraced that philosophy in distinguishing himself as a leading trial lawyer, recognized for his jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients killed or injured by the negligent and wrongful actions of others. When he goes before a jury, he realizes he has one job; to get justice for his client by proving the claims and guiding the jury to award a fair and reasonable verdict.

Respect for individuals and...
C. Carter Clay
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney
(844) 529-8255 2201 Morris Ave
Birmingham, AL 35203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Morris Wade Richardson
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(205) 572-4100 100 Corporate Parkway
One Lake Level
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Trademarks
University of Alabama School of Law
Wade Richardson’s success as a trial attorney is a result of the good judgment, wisdom, and experience he brings to bear on behalf of his clients, in addition to his willingness to provide an extra level of advocacy focused on the client’s long term goals and objectives.

He has extensive experience in tort and business litigation, including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property or Lanham Act disputes, product liability, fraud, business competition and dissolution claims. Wade has handled and tried high risk cases to successful verdicts.

Wade represents multiple small and medium sized companies and closely held businesses. He also...
Richard D. Greer
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(205) 716-2600 2101 4th Avenue South
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35233
Business and Employment
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University and University of Exeter Law School (England)
The Greer Law Firm, P.C., represents clients throughout Alabama in federal and state court business litigation, including the following areas of law: Business and Commercial Litigation; Commercial Collections; Construction Law and Litigation; Contract Law and Litigation; Employment Law and Litigation (Employer only); and Lease Law and Litigation. The Firm has represented people and business clients from over 35 states, Canada, Europe and South America, and also represents clients in non-litigation matters, including contract negotiation and document preparation.

I grew up in a privileged community, but began practicing law with a small firm in a small town, helping people and their businesses...
Mr. Joshua Benjamin Key
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer
(205) 265-3015 4000 Eagle Point Corporate Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Do you have questions about business formation, elder law, or Social Security disability? Do you need assistance with any kind of estate planning issue? You have come to the right firm! At The Law Offices of Joshua Key, you can rest assured in the help and support you can receive from a Birmingham probate attorney who has your best interests in mind. It is absolutely imperative that you know who you can trust at this critical juncture in your life, and Attorney Key is just the man for the task. He obtained his Juris Doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas...
Hirlye R Lutz III
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney
(877) 562-0000 2131 Magnolia Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205
Free ConsultationBusiness, Asbestos, Consumer and Products Liability
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Representative Decisions Dunbar v. Google, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3643 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Dunbar v. Google, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177058 (N.D. Cal. 2012) Sheppard v. Google, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173184 (W.D. Ark. 2012) Panico v. BDR Thermea, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110056 (N.D. Cal. 2012) Banks v. Nissan N. Am., Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37754 (N.D. Cal. 2012) Banks v. Nissan N. Am.,...
Stacey A. Davis
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(205) 777-9906 2160 Highland Avenue S., Suite 100-117
Birmingham, AL 35205
Business, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Trademarks
University of Connecticut School of Law
The Law Firm of Stacey A. Davis is an entertainment and intellectual property law firm, representing creative clients in the film, television, music and book publishing industries. The Firm also assists business professionals with the development, protection and commercialization of their intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. From up and coming artists and emerging companies to established professionals, the Firm assists clients with small business planning, contract negotiation and dispute resolution. Stacey practiced for over a decade at one of the country's top law firms before opening her own firm. Stacey has been named...
Victoria Laine Dye
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(205) 423-8504 2201 Providence Park, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Keith Thomson Belt Jr
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(205) 933-1500 880 Montclair Rd.
Ste 300
Birmingham, AL 35209
Business, Environmental, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Mr. Belt is an experienced trial lawyer who prides himself on quality client representation and maximizing his client’s financial recovery. Mr. Belt has over forty verdicts and settlements of one million dollars or more to his credit. Mr. Belt has won jury verdicts in almost every conceivable kind of case including personal injury, products liability, outrageous conduct, environmental contamination, uninsured motorist, workplace accident, medical malpractice, business fraud, and breach of contract. This experience has earned him the AV Preeminent ranking by the national legal publication Martindale-Hubbell which polls lawyers and judges. This is the highest and most prestigious peer view...
David Eugene Malick
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(205) 572-4100 100 Corporate Pkwy
One Lake Level
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business, IP, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Capital University Law School
David E. Malick received a Bachelor of Arts in Music, cum laude, from Kent State University in 1980, and a Masters of Theology in Bible Exposition, with honors, from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1984. In 2003, he earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Capital University Law School, where he received the Order of the Curia. He has engaged in post-graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of South Africa.

As a professional musician, Dave has performed studio work in Cleveland, Ohio where he also played for Tony Bennett, Steve Allen, Lawrence Welk, Perry Como, Bob...
Katherine Drake
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(205) 970-0800 2 Perimeter Park South #510E
Birmingham, AL 35243
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Appeals and Elder
Birmingham School of Law
Katherine Drake is an attorney practicing personal injury law throughout Alabama with the Drake Law Firm. No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services to be performed by other lawyers
F. Inge Johnstone
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(205) 383-1809 One Independence Plaza Dr.
Suite 520
Birmingham, AL 35209
Business, Asbestos, Landlord Tenant and Maritime
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Adrian Benjamin Dunning
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Mountain Brook, AL Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(205) 623-2930 400 Office Park Drive
Suite 302
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
I believe that every client deserves quality affordable representation. My goal is to provide such representation to anyone in need. I offer estate planning packages beginning at $500 per couple and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for $1200 inclusive of attorney fees and filing fees. For more information please visit my website.
Cindy Self Webb
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(205) 838-9000 1780 Gadsden Highway
Birmingham, AL 35235
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Drew Barnett
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(205) 933-1500 880 Montclair Rd
Ste 300
Birmingham, AL 35213
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Drew Barnett was born in Florence, Alabama. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in just three years, Drew attended the University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, Drew was selected to represent the school as a member of the National Trial Advocacy Competition Team and earned the George Peach Taylor Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy. Drew Barnett's practice is primarily focused on personal injury and wrongful death claims stemming from auto accidents, trucking collisions, workplace accidents, defective products, and nursing home abuse. Drew Barnett maintains a statewide practice...
Martha Reeves Cook
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(205) 458-1250 301 19th St. N., Suite 520
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
As a female litigator with over 21 years of experience, Martha Reeves Cook brings a knowledgeable and passionate approach and a different perspective to mediation, a cost-effective way to resolve a dispute without paying expensive litigation fees.

Martha mediates all types of cases, including:

Real Estate and Mortgage Disputes in State and Federal Courts
Appellate Divorce Mediation
Personal Injury Cases
Business Law Disputes
Mediation of all Appellate Cases
Consumer Actions under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other Federal Statutes

Martha has extensive training in mediation including:

20 hrs. Mediation Media
6 hrs. Advanced Mediation
Foreclosure Mediation Training
Appellate Mediation Training
Foreclosure Update Training 2016;
40 hrs. Divorce & Family Mediation Training
Domestic Violence...
Alexandria Parrish
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BIRMINGHAM, AL Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(205) 870-1970 1736 OXMOOR ROAD
SUITE 101
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209
Business, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Birmingham School of Law
Alexandria Parrish received her Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Georgia. After graduation, she studied European Economic Integration with American University in Brussels, Belgium and worked for JP Morgan as an intern serving in the global custody department of investment banking. Ms. Parrish earned her Master's degree in Taxation and received her CPA designation while working as a tax manager for the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Parrish completed her law degree in May 2009 and has been a zealous advocate for consumer and business rights. She has had cases in federal district court and state circuit...
Rebecca M. Wright
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BIRMINGHAM, AL Business Law Attorney
(205) 616-0314 205 20TH STREET NORTH
SUITE 710
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Rebecca joined Hamer Law Group as an associate in 2018, concentrating her practice on opening estates, probate administration, probate support for personal injury and wrongful death cases and civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Rebecca worked as a law clerk at Hamer Law Group for more than 3-years and gained a significant amount of experience in the areas of probate administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships/conservatorships, and other civil litigation matters.

While in law school, Rebecca was listed on the Dean’s List, a member of the National Trial Team, and a Trial Ad Executive Board Member. She...
Jonathan S. Mann
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer
(866) 515-8880 2001 Park Pl #1100
Birmingham, AL 35203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Asbestos and Consumer
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Kenneth E. Riley
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney
(205) 324-1212 2025 Third Avenue North
Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Consumer, DUI and Elder
University of Alabama School of Law and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Michael L. Jackson
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(205) 874-0315 800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35209
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
University of Texas - Austin
Michael L. Jackson’s practice focuses on civil litigation in state and federal courts, particularly in the areas of employment law, and he is experienced in appellate and other post-judgment proceedings, construction law, commercial litigation, arbitration, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution. He graduated from Auburn University and then graduated with honors from the law school at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Following his graduation from law school, he served as law clerk to Justice Hugh Maddox of the Supreme Court of Alabama. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Alabama, the United...
G Daniel Evans
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BIRMINGHAM, AL Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(205) 870-1970 1736 OXMOOR ROAD
SUITE 101
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209
Business and Personal Injury
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
G. Daniel (Danny) Evans is a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated attorney with more than 30 years of experience practicing law. Mr. Evans began private practice in Birmingham in 1978, and in 1992, formed The Evans Law Firm P.C. to continue his civil litigation practice and serve clients from all walks of life. Mr. Evans has tried numerous cases in state and federal trial courts and appellate courts throughout Alabama, and has an impressive track record of success in other states. Mr. Evans has presented numerous oral arguments to the Alabama Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th...
Erby Johnson Fischer II
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(205) 423-8504 2201 Providence Park, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Anthony Jerome Muhammad
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer
(205) 428-9000 P O Box 362151
Birmingham, AL 35236
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Criminal and Estate Planning
Miles College of Law(AL)
Jon Ethan Lewis
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(205) 254-3927 2100 3rd Ave N
Suite 810
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Collections, IP and Medical Malpractice
Vanderbilt University
William K. 'Chip' Bradford
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Mountain Brook, AL Business Law Attorney
(205) 802-8823 3928 Montclair Road
Suite 208
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Mr. Bradford was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1993 after graduating from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He is a native of Byram, Mississippi, and moved to Birmingham, Alabama to attend law school in 1990. During his 19 years of practice, Mr. Bradford has handled numerous jury trials in both State and Federal courts. He has counseled individual and corporate clients from both the plaintiff as well as the defense prospective. Mr. Bradford's case experience includes a broad range, including the defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims, defense of workers compensation claims,...
Sylvion Moss
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(205) 949-5580 2200 Woodcrest Place, Ste. 310
Birmingham, AL 35209
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
George Mason University School of Law
Matthew D. Wright
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(205) 836-1224 3644 Vann Road
Suite 128
Birmingham, AL 35235
Business, Collections, Construction and Criminal
Allan Lamar Armstrong
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(205) 201-1529 2820 Columbiana Rd
Birmingham, AL 35216
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Consumer and Employment
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
When you suffer an injury or must defend a claim, you need the experience of the Armstrong Law Center. Allan L. Armstrong is the founder of the Center. Allan has been practicing law since 1988 and is currently admitted to practice in all the State and Federal Courts in Alabama. This includes the Alabama Supreme Court and all other courts in the State. Allan is also admitted to practice before all federal district courts in Alabama, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

As a lifelong resident of Birmingham, Alabama, Allan earned...
Kirby D. Farris
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer
(205) 324-1212 2025 Third Avenue North
Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Consumer, DUI and Elder
Birmingham School of Law
Michael Jon Douglas
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(205) 341-8853 17 20th St. North
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
George W. Carlis
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(205) 568-3511 2315 River Brook Place
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business
Richard C Duell III
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer
(205) 408-3025 4320 Eagle Point Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business and Collections
Richard C. Duell III maintains an active presence in the state, national and international legal communities advocating client's rights through a number of organizational and committee memberships. Mr. Duell is well respected by his colleagues having received a rating of "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating from the universally recognized legal referral source. Richard C. Duell III received his Doctor of Jurisprudence at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Auburn University. He has published numerous articles and speaks often on commercial and franchising law. Mr. Duell was on the panel...
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