Tuscaloosa, AL:

Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, L.L.P.

Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, L.L.P.
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • 1201 Greensboro Avenue (35401), P.O. Box 020848, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-0848
  • Attorneys at Law, est. 1967
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About our Tuscaloosa, AL: office

Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, L.L.P., one of West Alabama's largest and oldest law firms, provides a broad range of legal services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients statewide. The firm is large enough to offer diverse legal expertise yet small enough to be hands-on, with senior partners directly involved in a high percentage of cases.

The firm was officially organized in 1968 by senior partner Sam M. Phelps as a successor to Mize, Spiro & Phelps, a Tuscaloosa firm founded in the 1940s. Since its inception, the Phelps firm has evolved to include a well-balanced mix of attorneys who practice in virtually all areas of the law.

The business, tax and corporate division of Phelps, Jenkins is comprised of experienced partners and associates, most of whom hold advanced degrees in tax law from prestigious law schools throughout the United States. Attorneys in this division practice in the areas of industrial development, banking, commercial transactions, creditors' rights, business formations, sales and acquisitions of businesses, business financing, bonds and tax-exempt financing, securities, real estate development, condominium law, health care law, employee benefits and retirement plans, labor and employment, environmental law, intellectual property, tax procedure and litigation, estate planning and administration, and trusts.

Attorneys in the firm's litigation department practice in both state and federal courts. The firm's trial practice is primarily in the state courts of Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Bibb, Choctaw, Clarke, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Pickens, Sumter and Walker counties and the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of the federal court system in Alabama. Appellate work is handled in the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Alabama Supreme Court, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits of the United States Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Phelps, Jenkins' concentration in the litigation area is defense oriented; however, approximately one-third of the firm's civil litigation is undertaken on behalf of plaintiffs, particularly in the areas of business and commercial litigation.

The firm's litigation division includes lawyers who have substantial expertise and experience in many different areas including: employment discrimination, medical malpractice defense, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, workers compensation, school law, family law, insurance law, real estate, local government law, and business, tax, and corporate-related litigation matters. Among Phelps, Jenkins' clients are several banking and financial institutions as well as many new and established local businesses. The firm also serves as local counsel for many national corporations. In addition to its corporate and business clients, the firm takes pride in its ability to provide, personal service to the individual or business needing advice on a one-time basis or for a single legal matter.

The Phelps firm has two partners from the litigation division who are members of the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. These partners offer mediation services as an alternative to litigation.

Attorneys at Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, L.L.P take great pride in the leadership roles they assume throughout the West Alabama community. Members of the firm serve in leadership positions with a variety of non-profit and governmental organizations, including: the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama, Boy's and Girl's Club of West Alabama, Challenge 21, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, Children's Hands on Museum (CHOM),Civil Service Board for the City of Tuscaloosa, DCH Regional Medical Center, the DCH Foundation, Friends of Alabama Public Radio, Kid One Transport System, Leadership Tuscaloosa, Riverfront Development Committee, Tuscaloosa Arts Partners, Tuscaloosa Children's Center, Tuscaloosa City Schools Education Foundation, Tuscaloosa Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the United Way of West Alabama.

Office Details

Contact Information:
205-345-5100  Phone
205-535-1054  Phone
205-758-4394  Fax
205-391-6663 (Title Services of Tuscaloosa)  Fax
Mailing Address:
1201 Greensboro Avenue (35401), P.O. Box 020848, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-0848
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    REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Industrial/Manufacturing: Brose Tuscaloosa, Inc.; ISE Innomotive Systems U.S., Inc.; Oxford Automotive; Ox Bodies, Inc., Recticel North America, Inc.; ZF Industries, Inc.; Alabama Precision Mold, L.L. C.; Johnson Controls; Hummel Formen GmbH; Eberspaecher Formenbau GmbH; ARD Logistics; Assembly Partners; Bridgewater Interiors, LLC.; Mid-States Asphalt; Black Warrior Roofing; Levelator, Inc. Food Processing & Food Service: Peco Foods, Inc.; Alabama Catfish; Harvest Select Catfish; Jack Marshall Foods; The R.L. Zeigler Co. Timber, Forestry & Paper & Natural Resources: Cahaba Pressure Treated Forest Products; Cahaba Timber; J.D. Cahill; Dixie Pulp & Paper; Macon Forest Products; Vernon Milling Co.; Holman Lumber Co.; Cottondale Wood Products; Hinton Lumber Co.; Tusco Wood Products; Barksdale Warrior Paper Company, Inc. Construction & Construction Materials: Ready Mix USA; DCA Ready Mix; Block USA; Couch Ready Mix USA; Blue Star Concrete; Mid-States Asphalt; Black Warrior Roofing; Southeastern Asphalt Products; United Roofing; Terra First; Harrison Construction; Amason & Associates, Inc. Banking and Financial: The Bank of Tuscaloosa; South Trust Bank; First Federal Bank; AmSouth Bank; Compass Bank; Regions Bank; Regions Mortgage; Bryant Bank; Equiprime; Accucheck; Credit Bureau Systems. Real Estate Development: NorthRiver, Inc. Randall Family, L.L.C.; Roland Pugh Construction; Gipson Companies; Capstone Village, Inc. Transportation: Norfolk Southern; Welborn Transport; Cummings Trucking; Digby Truckline, Inc.; Tuscaloosa Executive Aviation. Publishing: Randall Publishing; Anderson/GEMCO News; Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.; Boone Newspapers, Inc.; Wick Communications, Inc.; Walls Newspapers Consultants, Inc.; Shaw Newspapers. Automotive Dealers: Locklear Automotive Group; Quality Automotive Group; Tuscaloosa Toyota; Landmark Oldsmobile/Hyundai; Barkley Pontiac Cadillac GMC; Chrysler-Jeep of Tuscaloosa. Service/Retail: Vulcan Oil; A & M Oil Co.; Armstrong Oil Co. Governmental/Administrative: City of Tuscaloosa Board of Education; Community Service Programs of West Alabama, Inc.; Tuscaloosa County Sales Tax Board; Challenge 21; Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama; Tuscaloosa City Schools Education Foundation; Educational Building Authority of the City of Tuscaloosa; City of Northport. Healthcare: DCH Health Care Authority; DCH Northport Medical Center; DCH Regional Medical Center; Indian Rivers Mental Health Center; Pickens County Medical Center; Restore Therapy. Insurance: Alabama Reassurance Corp; Aetna Insurance Co.; Aetna Life & Casualty; Alabama Hospital Association; Trust Fund; Allstate Insurance Co.; American Auto Insurance Co.; American International Insurance Group; American Mutual Fire Insurance Co.; Auto Owner's Insurance Co.; CNA Insurance Companies; Carolina Casualty Insurance Co.; Champion Insurance Co.; Cincinnati Insurance Co.; Coastal Insurance Group; Continental Insurance Cos.; Crum & Forester Insurance Cos.; GAINSCO; Great American Insurance Cos.; Gulf Insurance Cos; Hanover Insurance Cos.; Horace Mann Insurance Cos.; Integon Life Insurance Corp.; Market Insurance Group; North American Indemnity Cos.; Northern Assurance Company of America; Pennsylvania National Mutual Insurance Group; RISCORP; St. Paul Insurance Cos.; United Service Auto Assn.; United National Group; Western Casualty & Surety Co.; Universal Underwriters Group.
    Attorneys for: Aetna Insurance Co.; Allstate Insurance Co.; Carolina Casualty Insurance Co.; Continental Insurance Cos.; Fireman's Fund-American Insurance Cos.; Great American Insurance Co.; Hanover Insurance Co.
    Office Hours:
    08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
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    Areas of Practice (42)

    Specific Areas of Practice for our Tuscaloosa office:

    • General Business
    • Tax Law
    • Corporate Matters
    • Industrial Development
    • Finance
    • Banking Law
    • Business Formation
    • Bonds
    • Tax-Exempt Financing
    • Securities
    • Estate Planning; Estate Administration
    • Trusts
    • Sale Of Goods
    • Acquisitions Of Businesses
    • Business Financing
    • Real Estate Development
    • Condominium Law
    • Commercial Transactions
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Mediation
    • Health Care
    • Employer Benefits
    • Retirement Plans
    • Creditors Rights
    • Environmental Law
    • Trademarks
    • Copyrights
    • Labor And Employment
    • Employment Law
    • Tax Procedure Litigation
    • General Litigation
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Medical Malpractice Defense
    • Products Liability
    • Workers' Compensation
    • School Law
    • Family Law
    • Real Estate
    • Condemnation Proceedings
    • Local Government Law
    • Business Law
    • Corporate Related Litigation Matters

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    • 4.7/5.0 (90 reviews)
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    • 5.0/5.0 Review for W. David Ryan by a Associate on 11/17/16 in School Law

      Although Dave Ryan has deep legal knowledge and technical skills in his area of practice, he is an exceptional attorney because his counseling of clients extends beyond mere legal expertise to include practical and forward-thinking real-world advice.... Read more

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      Although Dave Ryan has deep legal knowledge and technical skills in his area of practice, he is an exceptional attorney because his counseling of clients extends beyond mere legal expertise to include practical and forward-thinking real-world advice. He is a strategic thinker who is an asset to clients. Read less

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    • 5.0/5.0 Review for W. David Ryan by a Sole Practitioner on 11/17/16 in School Law

      I have worked on a number of matters with Mr. Ryan and he has consistently acted in a very professional and ethical manner. Though extremely busy, he is always accessible. He has has a firm grasp of the "big picture" but he pays close att... Read more

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      I have worked on a number of matters with Mr. Ryan and he has consistently acted in a very professional and ethical manner. Though extremely busy, he is always accessible. He has has a firm grasp of the "big picture" but he pays close attention to the finest details. Read less

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    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    • Tuscaloosa, AL
      1201 Greensboro Avenue (35401) , P.O. Box 020848
      Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-0848

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