Vestavia Hills, Alabama Business Lawyers

Richard D. Greer
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Alabama 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 Collections;... Read More »
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C. Carter Clay
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Free Consultation! Business Law Attorney with Dedication & Expertise! Call Now!

I have been protecting the interests of business law clients for nearly 20 years. I am dedicated to fighting for the best possible results! Visit my website for reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Josh J. Wright
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Free Consultation! Accomplished Business Law Attorney! Focused on Results!

I provide skilled counsel for clients with business disputes. I will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for your business needs! Visit my website for client reviews and results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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...
Marcus L Hunt
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 15 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...
Morris Wade Richardson
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 33 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...
Victoria Laine Dye
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(205) 423-8504 2201 Providence Park, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
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...
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
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Erby J. Fischer focuses his practice primarily on plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He provides compassionate and astute representation to clients throughout the state who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. Mr. Fischer’s cases have covered truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, medical malpractice and defective products. He also has significant experience in insurance fraud and bad faith actions as well as complex business litigation.

Mr. Fischer has been able to obtain many sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. Some of his representative successes...
David Eugene Malick
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 16 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...
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...
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...
George W. Carlis
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(205) 568-3511 2315 River Brook Place
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business
Richard Breibart
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(205) 968-7557 1500 Urban Center Drive
Suite 475
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business and Collections
Birmingham School of Law
Kay L. Cason
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(205) 327-8334 300 Vestavia Parkway
Suite 2300
Birmingham, AL 35216
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(205) 939-4300 412 Vesclub Pl
Birmingham, AL 35216
Business, Criminal, Employment and Immigration
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney
(205) 824-8247 100 Centerview Dr
Birmingham, AL 35216
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer
(205) 824-8248 100 Centerview Dr
Birmingham, AL 35216
Business and Real Estate
Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer
(205) 979-3371 2104 Rocky Ridge Rd
Birmingham, AL 35216
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(703) 938-5100 2582 Foothills Dr
Birmingham, AL 35226
Business, Divorce and Family
Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer
(205) 824-7767 905 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35216
Business
Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney
(205) 298-1800 1500 Urban Center Dr
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer
(205) 298-1800 1500 Urban Center Dr
Birmingham, AL 35242
Business and Bankruptcy
Christopher S Hamer
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(855) 414-2637 2100 First Avenue North
Suite 230
Birmingham, AL 35203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Alabama School of Law and Birmingham School of Law
Chris Hamer, 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, contract disputes, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, probate support for personal injury litigation, estate administration, estate and trust litigation, 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 was selected to the 2018 Mid-South’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for Estate & Trust Litigation. Chris maintains the highest Avvo Rating of 10.0 – Top Attorney, and...
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...
Josh J. Wright
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(844) 529-8255 2201 Morris Ave
Birmingham, AL 35203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Alabama School of Law
Don McKenna
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(855) 997-9319 2025 3rd Avenue North
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Personal injury lawyer Don McKenna has been a member of the Hare Wynn team since 1997. With more than 22 years in practice, Don has helped numerous clients across the country fight for the just compensation they were owed after someone else’s negligence caused them harm. Several of his successful verdicts have even set new precedents in the legal field. While he handles a wide variety of cases, including wrongful death, environmental issues, and product liability, Don is especially passionate about cases involving government fraud. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers® Magazine, Martindale-Hubbell®, and Best Lawyers in America®.
Randi McCoy
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(855) 997-9319 2025 3rd Ave North
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Randi McCoy is a staff attorney and skilled qui tam and whistleblower lawyer at Hare Wynn. After joining the firm in 2015 as a law clerk, she was quickly promoted to staff attorney and has since proven herself a valuable member of the Hare Wynn team. With every case she handles, Randi works to understand her client’s unique goals and the details of each different situation. She is committed to creating positive change and making a real impact in the lives of her clients. She primarily works on False Claims Acts cases. Contact the firm today for a free consultation!...
Brian Michael Vines
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(205) 308-1331 2025 3rd Avenue North
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Virginia School of Law
Hare Wynn trial lawyer Brian M. Vines is committed to helping ordinary individuals fight for the justice and recovery they are owed when someone else's negligence results in serious, life-altering injuries. With more than a decade of legal experience under his belt, Brian handles a wide range of personal injury cases, including nursing home abuse, qui tam cases, and more. He particularly focuses on serious personal injuries and complex litigation. He has been honored with the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars? Mid-South award and is a member of numerous prestigious legal organizations. Need a personal injury lawyer? Call Hare Wynn today!
Donald E Knapp, Jr.
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 15 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...
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, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
David Leon Ashford
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(855) 997-9319 2025 3rd Avenue North,
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Alabama School of Law
With more than 40 years of trial experience, D. Leon Ashford has earned a reputation as a skilled trial lawyer and dedicated personal injury attorney committed to fighting for the rights of ordinary injured individuals. Throughout the course of his legal career, he has fought for and won countless successful verdicts, including many multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients. Leon is experienced in a wide range of practice areas, including product liability, commercial and business litigation, wrongful death, and more, and he has been highly-awarded for his outstanding legal practice. Call Hare Wynn today for a free consultation!
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...
Alva Caswell Caine
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(855) 997-9319 2025 3rd Avenue North
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Harvard Law School and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Personal injury attorney Alva C. Caine has been a member of the Hare Wynn team since 1971. As Of Counsel for the firm, he provides valuable insight and legal assistance for a vast array of complex and difficult cases. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Alva spent three years with the United States Army before ultimately deciding to pursue a career in law. His extensive career has earned him an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating possible, and recognition from The Best Lawyers in America®. Call Hare Wynn today for a free case evaluation!
Michael Dwayne Ermert
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(855) 997-9319 2025 3rd Avenue North
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Alabama School of Law
Since 1990, Michael D. Ermert has been helping the team at Hare Wynn fight for justice and fair recovery on behalf of injured individuals and their family members. Mike believes that the most rewarding aspect of his extensive career is his ability to make a difference in the lives of ordinary people who have been harmed by others' negligence. His exceptional practice has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including being ranked in the Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama by The Best Lawyers in America®. When you need a personal injury lawyer that will fight for you, call Hare Wynn!
Bruce Jones McKee
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(855) 997-9319 2025 3rd Avenue North
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business
University of Virginia School of Law and Columbia Law School
Business litigation attorney Bruce McKee has been with Hare Wynn for more than three decades. With over 35 years of legal experience, he is prepared to aggressively fight for the rights of his clients. He handles much of the firm's appellate work, thoroughly researching various complex matters and preparing for settlement or trial. He has been recognized by numerous prestigious organizations, including Martindale-Hubbell®, The Best Lawyers in America®, and Super Lawyers® Magazine, and is admitted to practice throughout Alabama, Kentucky, Arkansas, and the United States Supreme Court. Need an attorney? Call Hare Wynn to discuss your case today.
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...
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...
Adrian Benjamin Dunning
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Mountain Brook, AL Business Law Attorney with 13 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.
Christopher Randolph Jr
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(855) 997-9319 2025 3rd Avenue North, Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business
Harvard Law School
A graduate of Harvard Law School, personal injury attorney Christopher S. Randolph, Jr. has litigated a wide variety of complex cases in 12 states across the country. He currently assists Hare Wynn with its representation of U.S. corn farmers in a national class action lawsuit against Syngenta, and regularly handles a number of injury and business law cases. In addition to being a skilled attorney, Chris is a published author. He has written several articles on complex litigation issues for the Alabama Lawyer and Defense Counsel Journal. Call Hare Wynn for a free consultation today!
Tripp Watson
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Lawyer with 8 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...
Tempe Smith
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Birmingham, AL Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(855) 997-9319 2025 3rd Ave North
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Business, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Securities
University of Alabama School of Law
I joined Hare Wynn in 2015 and work primarily in the areas of class action and mass tort litigation. Recently, along with several other Hare Wynn lawyers and the Attorney General’s offices of Montana and Alaska, I negotiated the largest consumer protection settlement related to drug misbranding in both Montana and Alaska. These settlements resulted in a payout of $15.25 million to the state of Alaska and $16.7 million to the state of Montana. I was also part of a team of Hare Wynn lawyers who secured a $310 million settlement on behalf of a Class of investors who had...
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