Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.
Previous Law Firm Name
- Lanier Shaver & Herring, August 1, 1988
- Ford Caldwell Ford & Payne, August 1, 1988
Law Firm Overview
The firm of Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C. is the result of a 1988 merger between two of Huntsville's oldest law firms. At the time of the merger, the two firms were named
- Lanier, Shaver & Herring
- Ford, Caldwell, Ford & Payne
Lanier Shaver & Herring's predecessor firms, beginning with Milton H. Lanier, Sr.'s solo practice, began service to the community in 1899. The predecessor firms to Ford Caldwell Ford & Payne began when Earle Ford opened a solo practice in Huntsville in 1916. As separate entities, these two firms provided effective representation to their clients and were active leaders of the legal community in Madison County throughout the 20th century.
Upon the merger of the two firms in 1988, Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C. became the fifteenth largest law firm in Alabama (then with 25 members) and has grown into a full-service law practice fully prepared to meet the needs of its clients in the 21st century.
Areas of Practice
- Business & Corporate Services
- Employment & Labor Relations
- Estate, Trust & Family-Wealth Planning
- Health Care
- Litigation & Appeals
- Public Entities
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Finance & Banking
- Real Estate
- Intellectual Property
West Practice Categories
Administrative, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust, Auto Dealer Fraud, Bad Faith Insurance, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Business & Commercial, Business Organizations, Car Accident, Civil Rights, Constitutional, Construction, Contracts, Discrimination, Education, Eminent Domain, Employment, Employment Law -- Employer, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure, Estate Planning, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Franchising, Government Contracts, Health Care, Housing & Construction Defects, Immigration, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Intellectual Property, Internet, Labor, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord-Tenant, Litigation & Appeals, Medical Malpractice, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nursing Home Abuse, Patents, Personal Injury, Personal Injury -- Defense, Premises Liability, Probate & Estate Administration, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate, Science & Technology, Securities, Sexual Harassment, State, Local & Municipal Law, Tax, Trademarks, Trusts, Wills, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death
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