Birmingham, AL:

Christian & Small LLP

Christian & Small LLP
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Financial Center, 505 North Twentieth Street, Suite 1800, Birmingham, AL 35203-2605
  • Litigation and Business Law
  • Peer Reviews
    4.8/5.0 (118)
    Client Reviews
    100% Recommended (1)
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About our Birmingham, AL: office

Launched in July 2000, Christian & Small LLP is a litigation and business law firm with a solid foundation and an impressive history. Established by Clarence M. Small, Jr. and Thomas W. Christian, formerly of Rives & Peterson, Christian & Small is built upon the belief that client interests are best served by an exceptional level of knowledge and experience accompanied by a firm-wide commitment to excellence. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing the most vigorous, effective and cost-efficient representation available. Our diverse experience provides us with the flexibility and resources to address virtually any legal issue that an existing or new client may face. In whatever capacity we serve a client, our goal is to provide the highest quality legal services available with a continual focus on building enduring client relationships and an emphasis on meeting and exceeding client expectations.

The attorneys at Christian & Small represent a diverse clientele throughout Alabama, the Southeast and the nation. Our commitment to superior client service has fostered longstanding relationships with clients from a wide variety of industries, including health care, banking and financial services, technology, insurance, transportation, professional services, retail and manufacturing. To enhance our success and efficiency, we have invested in the technology and research tools necessary to excel in today's competitive legal market. These investments ensure that each legal matter is handled in the most effective, efficient and economically feasible manner possible. Whether the client is a Fortune 500 company, an emerging business or an individual, we strive to provide innovative legal solutions specifically tailored to meet each client's distinct needs.

Christian & Small celebrates a tradition of professional distinction and service. We are committed to our clients to ensure that they benefit from the highest caliber legal counsel available. In recognition of their superior legal skills, several members of the firm have been selected as fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Bar Foundation. Many are recognized as Alabama Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Several have formerly served as President of the Birmingham and Alabama Bar Associations, while others currently devote their time and energy to serving in various capacities on local, state and national bar committees.

Office Details

Contact Information:
866-508-1891  Phone
(205)795-6588  Phone
(205)328-7234  Fax
www.csattorneys.com
Mailing Address:
Financial Center, 505 North Twentieth Street, Suite 1800, Birmingham, AL 35203-2605
Office Size:
27
Year Established:
2000
Languages:
English and Spanish.
Clients
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: AIG Aviation, Inc.; Air Engineers; Aliant Bank; Allianz; American Security; American Pipe & Supply; Astra-ZENECA Inc.; Bank of America Corporation; Barber Motorsports Park, LLC; Barron Fan Technology, Inc.; Birmingham Air Freight; Birmingham Fastener & Supply; Brinks; Budget Rent-A-Car; C R Bard, Inc; CAREMARK Rx; Carolina Casualty Insurance Company; CHUBB Group; Citicapital Commercial Corp.; City of Florence; City of Mountain Brook; Clarendon Insurance Group; Clean Earth Environmental, LLC; CNF Transportation, Inc.; Coca Cola Enterprises, Inc.; Community Bank; Community Health Systems, Inc.; Corporate Health Systems, Inc.; Crete Carrier Corp.; DSI Security; Equicredit Corp.; Frozen Food Express; First Commercial Bank; First Merit Bank; Fresenius Medical Care; FreyMiller, Inc.; General Star Management Co.; Greyhound Lines, Inc.; Hartford Fire Insurance Co.; Hartford Financial Services Group; Heartland Express; Hertz; Home Depot; ICI Paints - The Glidden Co.; ICI Americas; ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.; ICS Management, Inc.; Indevus Pharmaceuticals; Infiniti Financial Services; Ingersoll Rand Company; International Marine Underwriters; Interneuron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Jacuzzi Inc.; Johnson and Johnson; Landstar System; M.S. Carriers; Marsh & McLennan Companies; Medical Assurance Co., Inc.; MEDMARC; Melsur Corporation; Menlo Logistics, Inc.; Mercedes Benz Credit Corp.; Mercer Transportation; Motors Insurance Corp.; Murphy Bros. Inc.; Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.; Navistar Financial Corporation; NCMIC Group, Inc.; Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.; Panalpina Inc.; Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc.; Professional Medical Insurance; RadiciSpandex Corporation; Regions Bank; Roadway Express; RSUI Group, Inc.; Sampo Japan Claims Services; Sara Lee Corporation; Scott Fetzer Co.; Scottsdale Insurance; Siemens Corporation; Siemens Energy & Automation; Specialty Risk Services, Inc.; St. Vincent's Hospital; Standard Textile, Inc. d/b/a PrideCraft Enterprises; Swift Transportation Co.; Synthes (USA); Taco Bell Corp.; The Manitowoc Co., Inc.; Thermadyne Holdings Corp.; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Webb Wheel Products, Inc.; Werner Enterprises; Werner Company; Yamaha Motor Co, USA; Yamaha Motor Manufacturing; Zurich Insurance Co.; Zurn Industries.
Clients
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Community Health Systems; Regions Bank; First Commercial Bank; Home Depot; Dollar General; Interneuron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Frozen Food Express; Greyhound; Roadway Express; Taco Bell Corp.
State Bar Summary:

Lawyers admitted to practice in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas.

Areas of Practice (59)

Specific Areas of Practice for our Birmingham office:

  • General Civil Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Federal Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Aviation Law
  • Antitrust
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Briefing
  • Business Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex And Multi-District Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Creditors Rights
  • Lender Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Labor And Employment
  • Wills
  • Insurance Defense
  • Liquor Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Other Professional Liability Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Transportation
  • Marine Insurance
  • Marine Insurance Defense
  • Antitrust And Trade Regulation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Contracts
  • Breach Of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Law
  • Resorts And Leisure
  • Hospitality Law
  • Hotel And Resort Development
  • Hotel And Resort Law
  • Hotel Franchise Law
  • Hotel Liability
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Mass Torts
  • Tort Defense
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Infringement

People (27)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (118)
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1)
  • 100% (1)
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
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    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

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Diversity

Christian & Small is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is one of the firm’s core values. We believe that diversity in backgrounds, experiences and ideas enriches our lives and enhances the quality of the work performed by the professionals at Christian & Small. We promote the treatment of every person with dignity and respect. Differences encourage us to look at problems from a fresh perspective and to be creative, thus strengthening our collaborative approach to every matter we handle for our clients. Our commitment to diversity is reflected in every aspect of the firm — from lawyer recruiting and retention, to firm management, to personal involvement in civic organizations that support and promote diversity.

Christian & Small is a Gold Circle Sponsor of the Magic City Bar Association's Scholarship Benefit .Established in 1984, the Magic City Bar Association was created to promote the professional advancement and community activism of African-American attorneys and judges in Jefferson County, AL. Among the organization's many activities, the MCBA annually provides scholarships to minority law students attending the Birmingham School of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Miles College Law School, and the University of Alabama School of Law.
 

  1. Number of Finance Professionals who are...

    • Non-minority Males 1
    • Minority Males 0
    • Non-minority Females 3
    • Minority Females 0
  2. Number of Of Counsel who are...

    • Non-minority Males 1
    • Minority Males 0
    • Non-minority Females 0
    • Minority Females 0
  3. Litigation General Best Practices

    • Does the firm have a formalized new associate litigation training/mentoring program? Yes
    • Does the firm's litigation department have a structured approach to early case assessment? For example: Does your firm implement a standard approach to determine risks and strengths early in a case to assess trial or settlement options? Yes
    • Does the firm have an established records management team to assist clients with records retention, compliance and litigation preparedness? Yes
  4. Number of Other Lawyers who are...

    • Non-minority Males 0
    • Minority Males 0
    • Non-minority Females 1
    • Minority Females 0
  5. Litigation eDiscovery Best Practices

    • Does the firm have an established eDiscovery Committee? Yes
    • Does your firm have a standardized protocol to guide client data collection? (i.e. Maintaining chain of custody, utilizing forensically sound procedures) Yes
    • Does the firm have a standardized protocol to guide processing clients' edata? (i.e. all data produced in PDF, meta data preserved?) Yes
    • Does the firm have a standardized approach for document reviews across practice groups (i.e. established protocol for eDiscovery review depending on the needs of the case) Yes
  6. Number of Technology Professionals who are...

    • Non-minority Males 1
    • Minority Males 0
    • Non-minority Females 0
    • Minority Females 0
  7. Matter Budgeting and Financial Management

    • Does the firm establish formal budgets for client engagements? Yes
    • Are bills submitted electronically? Yes
  8. Number of Associates who are...

    • Non-minority Males 12
    • Minority Males 1
    • Non-minority Females 0
    • Minority Females 1
  9. Number of Human Resources Professionals who are...

    • Non-minority Males 0
    • Minority Males 0
    • Non-minority Females 1
    • Minority Females 0
  10. Number of Administrative Professionals who are...

    • Non-minority Males 2
    • Minority Males 0
    • Non-minority Females 18
    • Minority Females 0
  11. Number of Marketing Professionals who are...

    • Non-minority Males 0
    • Minority Males 0
    • Non-minority Females 1
    • Minority Females 0
  12. Number of Librarians who are...

    • Non-minority Males 1
    • Minority Males 0
    • Non-minority Females 0
    • Minority Females 0
  13. Vendor Management

    • Does the firm have preferred vendor relationships? Yes
  14. Disaster Recovery

    • Does the firm have a disaster recovery plan in place? Yes
  15. Quality Management

    • Does the firm conduct end of matter reviews? Yes
  16. Number of Partners who are...

    • Non-minority Males 22
    • Minority Males 2
    • Non-minority Females 4
    • Minority Females 0
  17. Number of Paralegals who are...

    • Non-minority Males 0
    • Non-minority Females 10
    • Minority Females 1

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    Financial Center , 505 North Twentieth Street, Suite 1800
    Birmingham, AL 35203-2605

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