Practice Areas

Judicial (on the Bench) (past or current)

Bill Bostick , Circuit Court Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit
Henry Callaway , Federal Bankruptcy Judge
Jim Hughey , Circuit Court Judge, Birmingham, Alabama
Phillip Reich , Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, Director of Special Programs, Deputy General Counsel, The University of Alabama System

Current or Prior Military Experience

William N. Clark , Private Practice, Redden Mills Clark & Shaw, LLP
Sam Crosby , Private Practice, Stone Granade & Crosby, PC
Michael D. Ermert , Private Practice, Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
Dan Everett , Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army JAG
Frank James , Private Practice, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.
Rich Raleigh , Private Practice, Wilmer & Lee, PA
Edward Sledge , Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Elizabeth Walker , Major, United States Army JAG
Mark White , Private Practice, White Arnold & Dowd, PC

Pro Bono While in Private Practice

James Barger , Private Practice, Frohsin Barger, LLC
Lee Copeland , Private Practice, Copeland Franco
Ted Hosp , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Liz Huntley , Private Practice, Lightfoot Franklin & White, LLC
Richard S. Jaffe , Private Practice, Jaffe & Drennan, PC
Anthony Joseph , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Jessica Powers , Private Practice, King Simmons, PC
R. Cooper Shattuck , General Counsel, The University of Alabama System
Chris Williams , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Elected Officials

Cynthia Lee Almond , Private Practice, Cynthia Lee Almond, LLC & Tuscaloosa City Council Member
Bill Bostick , Circuit Court Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit
Jim Hughey , Circuit Court Judge, Birmingham, Alabama
Arthur Orr , Alabama State Senator & Vice President and General Counsel for Cooks Pest Control, Inc.

Rural Practice

Sam Crosby , Private Practice, Stone Granade & Crosby, PC
Jeff Utsey , Private Practice, Utsey & Utsey

Employment Defense

Celia Collins , Private Practice, Johnstone Adams Bailey Gordon & Harris, LLC.
Marcel Debruge , Private Practice, Burr & Forman, LLP
Arnold W. Umbach III , Private Practice, Starnes Davis Florie, LLP

In-House Counsel

David Benck , Vice President and General Counsel, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.
Michael A. Bownes , Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, and Deputy General Counsel, The University of Alabama System
Fournier J. Gale , General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Regions Financial Corporation
Debbie Long , Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Protective Life Corporation
Arthur Orr , Alabama State Senator & Vice President and General Counsel for Cooks Pest Control, Inc.
Kathryn Osburne , Deputy General Counsel, UA System
Laura Proctor, Associate General Counsel, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Phillip Reich , Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, Director of Special Programs, Deputy General Counsel, The University of Alabama System
R. Cooper Shattuck , General Counsel, The University of Alabama System
Chad Tindol , Director of Risk Management and Deputy General Counsel, University of Alabama System
Aldos L. Vance , Associate General Counsel, Altec Industries
Jon Waggoner , Special Counsel to the President, Auburn University

Big Firm, Civil Defense

Tenley Armstrong , Private Practice, Lightfoot Franklin & White, LLC
Bo Bledsoe , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
David R. Boyd , Private Practice, Balch & Bingham, LLP
Alexander Buchanan , Private Practice, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Thomas Carter , Baker, Botts, Houston, Texas
Nathaniel M. Cartmell, IV, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Chase Cole , Private Practice, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Celia Collins , Private Practice, Johnstone Adams Bailey Gordon & Harris, LLC.
Marcel Debruge , Private Practice, Burr & Forman, LLP
Susan Doss , Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Mark Drew , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Starr Turner Drum , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
Bingham D. Edwards , Private Practice, Balch & Bingham, LLP
Parker Griffin , Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Tripp Haston , Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Ann Hill , Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Ted Hosp , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Liz Huntley , Private Practice, Lightfoot Franklin & White, LLC
Frank James , Private Practice, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.
Anthony Joseph , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Matthew Todd Lowther , Private Practice, Balch & Bingham, LLP
Marcus Maples , Private Practice, Sirote & Permutt, PC.
Michel Marcoux , Private Practice, Balch & Bingham, LLP
Joseph B. Mays Jr. , Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Carey McRae , Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Mac Moorer , Private Practice, Lightfoot Franklin & White, LLC
Michel Nicrosi , Private Practice, Jones Walker, LLP
Barry Johnson Parker , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
James Pool , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Frances Quick , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Edward Sledge , Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Sam Stumpf , Member, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC
Jarred O. Taylor, II , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
William “Lee” Thuston , Private Practice, Burr & Forman, LLP
Arnold W. Umbach III , Private Practice, Starnes Davis Florie, LLP
Katharine Weber , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
H. Thomas Wells, Jr. , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Chris Williams , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Criminal Practice

James Barger , Private Practice, Frohsin Barger, LLC
Alan Baty , Private Practice, Frohsin Barger, LLC
William N. Clark , Private Practice, Redden Mills Clark & Shaw, LLP
Brandon Falls , District Attorney, Tenth Judicial Circuit, Birmingham Division
Kira Fonteneau , Jefferson County Public Defender
Laura Hodge , Assistant United States Attorney, N.D. AL
Richard S. Jaffe , Private Practice, Jaffe & Drennan, PC
Pascal Nkengla , Assistant Public Defender
Casey Reynolds , Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Bexar County D.A.’s Office
Chris Roberts , Director, Alabama Office of Indigent Defense Services
Joyce Vance , United States Attorney, N.D. AL
Bill Veitch , Chief Deputy District Attorney, Jefferson County D.A.’s Office, Bessemer Division
Mark White , Private Practice, White Arnold & Dowd, PC
Parks White , District Attorney for the Northern Judicial Circuit of Georgia

Non-traditional Career Path

Brooke Bacak , Legislative Director, Senator Ted Cruz
Townes Duncan , Managing Partner, Solidus Company, LP
Ruth Ann Hall , Professor of Legal Studies, University of Alabama
Joe Heilman, Heilman Production, Inc.
Kenneth Minturn, Owner, Minturn Business Consulting, LLC
Wilson Moore, President, Pritchett Moore, Inc.
Cathy Wright , Founder & Principal, Clarus Consulting Group, Inc.

Small or Medium Firm

Cynthia Lee Almond , Private Practice, Cynthia Lee Almond, LLC & Tuscaloosa City Council Member
Nick Armstrong, Private Practice, Price Armstrong, LLC
James Barger , Private Practice, Frohsin Barger, LLC
Alan Baty , Private Practice, Frohsin Barger, LLC
Laura Chism , Private Practice, Laura Chism, LLC
William N. Clark , Private Practice, Redden Mills Clark & Shaw, LLP
Lee Copeland , Private Practice, Copeland Franco
Darius Crayton , Wilmer & Lee
Sam Crosby , Private Practice, Stone Granade & Crosby, PC
Michael D. Ermert , Private Practice, Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
David Hodge , Private Practice, Morris King & Hodge, PC
Heath Holden , Private Practice, Newell & Holden, LLC
Richard S. Jaffe , Private Practice, Jaffe & Drennan, PC
Inge Johnstone , Private Practice, Johnstone Carroll, LLC
Ed Lanquist , Private Practice, Patterson Intellectual Property Law
Donald McKenzie , Private Practice, McKenzie Laird, PLLC
Richard Newton , Partner, Newton Business Law
Jessica Powers , Private Practice, King Simmons, PC
Oscar Price , Private Practice, Price Armstrong, LLC
Emily Price , Of Counsel, Price Armstrong, LLC
Dena Prince , Of Counsel, Prince Glover & Hayes, PC
• Robert Prince , Private Practice, Prince Glover & Hayes, PC
Rich Raleigh , Private Practice, Wilmer & Lee, PA
Nicholas B. Roth , Private Practice, Eyster Key Tubb Roth Middleton & Adams, LLC
Julia Smeds Roth , Private Practice, Eyster Key Tubb Roth Middleton & Adams, LLC
Alyce Spruell , Private Practice, Rosen Harwood, PA
Tedford Taylor, Private Practice, Tedford Taylor Law
Jeff Utsey , Private Practice, Utsey & Utsey
Mark White , Private Practice, White Arnold & Dowd, PC

Environmental Law

Jarred O. Taylor, II , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Chris Williams , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Criminal – Prosecution (past or current)

Alan Baty , Private Practice, Frohsin Barger, LLC
Bill Bostick , Circuit Court Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit
Laura Hodge , Assistant United States Attorney, N.D. AL
Frank James , Private Practice, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.
Anthony Joseph , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Michel Nicrosi , Private Practice, Jones Walker, LLP
Casey Reynolds , Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Bexar County D.A.’s Office, San Antonio, Texas
Joyce Vance , United States Attorney, N.D. AL
Bill Veitch , Chief Deputy District Attorney, Jefferson County D.A.’s Office, Bessemer Division
Parks White , District Attorney for the Northern Judicial Circuit of Georgia

Criminal – Public Defender

Kira Fonteneau , Jefferson County Public Defender
Chris Roberts , Director, Alabama Office of Indigent Defense Services

Health Care Law

Carey McRae , Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
James Pool , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.

Mergers & Acquisitions & Business Development

Susan Doss , Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Mark Drew , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Bingham D. Edwards , Private Practice, Balch & Bingham, LLP
William “Lee” Thuston , Private Practice, Burr & Forman, LLP

Plaintiff Practice

Nick Armstrong, Private Practice, Price Armstrong, LLC
James Barger , Private Practice, Frohsin Barger, LLC
LaBarron Boone, Private Practice, Beasley Allen
David Hodge , Private Practice, Morris King & Hodge, PC
Inge Johnstone , Private Practice, Johnstone Carroll, LLC
Oscar Price , Private Practice, Price Armstrong, LLC
Emily Price , Of Counsel, Price Armstrong, LLC
Dena Prince , Of Counsel, Prince Glover & Hayes, PC
• Robert Prince , Private Practice, Prince Glover & Hayes, PC
Nicholas B. Roth , Private Practice, Eyster Key Tubb Roth Middleton & Adams, LLC
Tedford Taylor, Private Practice, Tedford Taylor Law

Former Federal Law Clerks (and UA grad)

Susan Doss, Private Practice, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
Starr Turner Drum , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
Liz Huntley , Private Practice, Lightfoot Franklin & White, LLC
Frank James , Private Practice, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.
Debbie Long , Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Protective Life Corporation
Julia Smeds Roth , Private Practice, Eyster Key Tubb Roth Middleton & Adams, LLC
Arnold W. Umbach III , Private Practice, Starnes Davis Florie, LLP
Katharine Weber , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
Cathy Wright , Founder & Principal, Clarus Consulting Group, Inc.

UA Law Grads in Non-AL Employment

Thomas Carter , Private Practice, Baker Botts, Houston, TX
Michael Wynn , Private Practice, Charles M. Wynn Law Offices, P.A.

Alabama State Bar President (former or current)

William N. Clark , Private Practice, Redden Mills Clark & Shaw, LLP
Lee Copeland , Private Practice, Copeland Franco
Sam Crosby , Private Practice, Stone Granade & Crosby, PC
Fournier J. Gale , General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Regions Financial Corp
Anthony Joseph , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.
Rich Raleigh , Private Practice, Wilmer & Lee, PA
Alyce Spruell , Private Practice, Rosen Harwood, PA
Mark White , Private Practice, White Arnold & Dowd, PC

Former ABA President

H. Thomas Wells, Jr. , Private Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC.