Al was born in Birmingham, Alabama and has lived in Tuscaloosa most of his life. The oldest of six children, he learned from an early age the importance of hard work:
“My father died when I was only ten years old, so my mother depended on me to help take care of my younger brother and sisters.”
He began practicing law over forty years ago, starting at a local firm after graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1979. As a young associate, Al gained hands-on experience in a variety of practice areas, an opportunity he says has prepared him to provide a high level of service to his clients:
“One thing that sets our firm apart is our ability to give our clients comprehensive service. For example, when a client comes to us with a car accident case, instead of viewing his situation only from the perspective of a personal injury attorney, we can also give the client advice about how to file for disability if necessary, or how to protect his award of damages through a good estate plan.”
In 2000, Al opened his own firm. Eventually, two of his three children, Albert and Mary Lane, joined him in his practice.
“One of the best things about working with family is that we share the same values. We all believe that trust, loyalty, and communication are important, and we make sure that those principles guide us in our work.”
Al’s dedication to serving his clients has been recognized by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, which granted him an AV-Preeminent rating, its highest possible rating.
He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and the District of Columbia.