Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.
  • Established in 1988
  • Firm Size 43
  • Attorneys at Law
  • Peer Reviews
    4.6/5.0 (219)
    Client Reviews
    100% Recommended (5)
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About this firm

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 name-

- 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.

Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne is a full-service law firm in Huntsville, Alabama. With more than 39 attorneys, we are the largest law firm in northern Alabama.

All of our attorneys are admitted to practice in Alabama and are able to provide legal services in all Alabama Courts. Several of attorneys are admitted to practice in Tennessee and are able to provide services in all Tennessee courts.

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Areas of Practice (269)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • General Civil Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • State Government Law
  • Federal Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Age Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination In Employment
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Banks And Banking
  • Business Law
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Taxation
  • Civil Appeals
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Torts
  • Computer And Software Patents
  • Computers And Software
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Protection
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Creditors Rights In Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy
  • Design Patents
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • Education Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Equipment Finance And Leasing
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Finance
  • Fraud And Deceit
  • Government
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Corporate Law
  • Hospital Law
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor And Employment
  • Law Enforcement
  • Leases And Leasing
  • Legal Ethics And Professional Responsibility
  • Libel And Slander
  • Slander
  • Defamation
  • Litigation
  • Local Government Civil Rights
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Mortgages
  • Municipal Civil Rights
  • Municipal Corporation Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Municipal Torts
  • Negligence
  • Noncompetition And Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Nonprofit And Charitable Organizations
  • Partnership Law
  • Patent Applications
  • Patent Infringement
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patents
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Law
  • Public Finance
  • Race Discrimination
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Law
  • School Board Defense
  • Securities
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Special Education
  • Taxation
  • Technology And Science
  • Tort Defense
  • Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Unfair Trade
  • Administrative Adjudications
  • Federal Administrative Law
  • Professional Licensing
  • Professional Licensing Regulation
  • Administrative Hearings And Appeals
  • Advertising And Marketing
  • False Advertising
  • Marketing Law
  • Affirmative Action
  • Advertising Law
  • Outdoor Advertising
  • Aged And Aging
  • Farm Equipment Liability
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Alcoholic Beverage Law
  • Dram Shop Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Trade Regulation
  • Antitrust
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Asset Protection
  • Autism
  • Foreclosures
  • Repossessions
  • Workouts
  • Bankruptcy Collections
  • Commercial Workouts
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Loans
  • Loans
  • Secured Lending
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Associations Law
  • Business Cooperatives
  • Business Development
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Formation
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Regulation
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Successions
  • Business Torts
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Trusts
  • Business Valuation
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying And Selling Of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Emerging Business Law
  • Cooperative Taxation
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Minority Business Law
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • Private Business Law
  • Privatization
  • Professional Practices
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Business Transfers
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Family Civil Practice
  • Rights Section 1983
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Rights
  • Handicapped Rights
  • Prisoners Rights
  • Women'S Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Collections
  • Commercial Collections
  • International Collections
  • Secured Collections
  • Commercial Bad Faith
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Commercial Transfers
  • Commercial Transactions
  • International Sale Of Goods
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Retail Liability
  • Sale Of Goods
  • Secured Transactions
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Civil Liberties
  • Trade Secrets
  • Theft Of Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Trademarks
  • Lanham Act
  • Service Marks
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Names
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Protection
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning For Parents Of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning For The Disabled
  • Estate Planning For The Elderly
  • Estate Settlements
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Financial Planning
  • Personal Planning
  • Powers Of Attorney
  • Retirement Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Litigation
  • Trust Planning
  • Wealth Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Unclaimed Property
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utility Law
  • Public Utility Law
  • Sewer Utilities
  • Water Utilities
  • Wills
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Missing Heir Searches
  • Workers Compensation
  • Workers Compensation Appeals
  • Workers Compensation Arbitration
  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • Workers Compensation Mediation
  • Workers Compensation Self Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Subrogation
  • Zoning Law
  • Planning Law
  • Land Use
  • Historic Preservation
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Land Use Permitting
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Rezoning
  • Subdivisions
  • Zoning Variances

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    Charles E. Shaver
    (1907-1993)
     
    Huntsville, AL
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    M. H. Lanier
    (1878-1946)
     
    Huntsville, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
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    Earle Raymond Ford
    (1890-1973)
     
    Huntsville, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
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  • RF
    Ralph H. Ford
    (1916-1986)
     
    Huntsville, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
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  • JC
    James L. Caldwell
    (1914-1991)
     
    Huntsville, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
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    Milton H. Lanier
    (1914-2001)
     
    Huntsville, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
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  • JP
    Joe L. Payne
    (1919-2007)
     
    Huntsville, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (219 reviews)
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (5 reviews)
  • 100% (5 recommendations)
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.2/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.4/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.4/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for W. Graham Burgess on 12/21/15 in Real Estate.

    He is honest and has integrity...I was one of his first clients and have maintained that status, I am a client as of this date...
    Great lawyer! I consider him the best and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services based on my experience with him... Read more

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    He is honest and has integrity...I was one of his first clients and have maintained that status, I am a client as of this date...
    Great lawyer! I consider him the best and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services based on my experience with him.... Read less

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for Y. Albert Moore on 02/13/11 in Trusts and Estates.

    Mr. Moore went above and beyond in order to help me with my guardianship request for my incapacitated adult brother. He handled this matter in a fast, efficient manner and I will gladly recommend him.

    Mr. Moore went above and beyond in order to help me with my guardianship request for my incapacitated adult brother. He handled this matter in a fast, efficient manner and I will gladly recommend him. Read less

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Lanier Ford is an equal-opportunity employer. The policy of the firm is to provide equal opportunity and equal treatment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

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