Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

Established in 1988

Attorneys at This Firm 25 + attorneys view all
  • CS
    Charles E.
    Shaver
    Shareholder
    (1907-1993)
  • ML
    M. H.
    Lanier
    Shareholder
    (1878-1946)
  • EF
    Earle Raymond
    Ford
    Shareholder
    (1890-1973)
  • RF
    Ralph H.
    Ford
    Shareholder
    (1916-1986)
Attorney Awards
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Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Huntsville, AL view address

Serving Huntsville, AL view address

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent

About Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

Attorneys at Law

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 & P...

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Attorneys at Law

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 Law

  • 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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Client Reviews

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  • 100% client recommended 5 recommendations
  • 4.4/5.0 5 reviews
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.2/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.4/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.4/5.0
  • 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...{para}Great lawyer! I consider him the best and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services based on my experience with h... Read more

    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...{para}Great lawyer! I consider him the best and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services based on my experience with him....

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  • 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.

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  • 4.8/5.0

    Review for John R. Wynn on 03/28/11 in Employee Benefits

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  • 4.0/5.0

    Review for Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C. on 10/30/10 in Trusts and Estates

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  • 3.0/5.0

    Review for Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C. on 04/19/13 in Trusts and Estates

    Rate structure was not clearly explained

    Rate structure was not clearly explained

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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
  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Travis S. Jackson by a Managing Partner on 12/30/13 in Litigation

    Travis is a brilliant young lawyer .

    Travis is a brilliant young lawyer .

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for J. Clark Pendergrass by a Member on 05/15/13 in Corporate Commercial Law

    An excellent lawyer worth AV rating

    An excellent lawyer worth AV rating

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for David J. Canupp by a Partner on 02/23/13 in Governmental Liability

    David is one of the brightest lawyers I know. He exemplifies professionalism and his character is strong. He deserves MH's highest rating.

    David is one of the brightest lawyers I know. He exemplifies professionalism and his character is strong. He deserves MH's highest rating.

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  • 4.8/5.0

    Review for J. Clark Pendergrass by a Member on 05/15/13 in Litigation

    Very reliable, intelligent and analytical lawyer. I would hire him personally and gladly refer clients to him

    Very reliable, intelligent and analytical lawyer. I would hire him personally and gladly refer clients to him

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  • 4.8/5.0

    Review for David J. Canupp by a Sole Practitioner on 02/15/13 in Litigation

    I met Davy Canupp when he clerked for a U.S. District Judge, and have interacted with him on several cases since he went into practice. He is always well prepared, professional and courteous -- in short, he is a fine attorney and I hold him in very... Read more

    I met Davy Canupp when he clerked for a U.S. District Judge, and have interacted with him on several cases since he went into practice. He is always well prepared, professional and courteous -- in short, he is a fine attorney and I hold him in very high regard.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for J. Clark Pendergrass by a Member on 07/18/18 in Commercial Law

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for J. Clark Pendergrass by a Member on 07/18/18 in Business Law

    I have know Clark Pendergrass for more than 15 years, and have been co-counsel with him and opposing counsel against him on numerous occasions. He is one of the go to business litigation attorneys in this region. He has the highest ethics and is ex... Read more

    I have know Clark Pendergrass for more than 15 years, and have been co-counsel with him and opposing counsel against him on numerous occasions. He is one of the go to business litigation attorneys in this region. He has the highest ethics and is extremely capable. I know his reputation in the community, which is excellent. And, I know his character personally. He is also very involved in the community, both the community as a whole and the legal community.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for J. Clark Pendergrass by a Managing Partner on 08/24/16 in Business Law

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for J. Clark Pendergrass by a Partner on 08/16/16 in Health Care

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for J. Clark Pendergrass by a Partner on 08/16/16 in Mergers and Acquisitions

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Firm Details

Year Established
1988
Firm Size
40
Additional Payment Information
    Fixed hourly rates
    Fixed fees available
Representative Clients
Representative Clients: Aetna Life & Casualty Co.; Huntsville Coca-Cola Bottling Co.; Huntsville Hospital; St. Paul Insurance Co.; The Travelers Insurance Cos.
Representative Clients
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: 3-D Research Corp.; Adtran, Inc.; Aetna Life & Casualty Co.; Alabama Municipal Insurance Company; Alabama Risk Management for Schools; Alabama Space Science Commission; Allied Signal, Inc.; Associated Long-Term Ins. Co.; Associated Pharmacies, Inc.; Belzon, Inc.; Benchmark Electronics, Inc.; Boeing Company; Camber Corp.; Chrysler Corporation; CIGNA; Cinram, Inc.; CNA; Coldwell Banker Relocation; Colonial Bank; Compass Bank; Continental Grain/Wayne Farms, LLC; Continental National Indemnity Co.; Dillard's Department Store; Dynetics, Inc.; Fireman's Fund; GEICO; Health Group of Alabama; Huntsville City Board of Education; Huntsville Coca-Cola Bottling Co.; Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc.; Huntsville Hospital; Kindred Healthcare; Liberty Mutual Ins. Group; Lloyd's of London; Madison City Board of Education; Madison Water & Wastewater Board; Medical Assurance/PRO Assurance; Operon Biotechnologies, Inc.; Redstone Federal Credit Union; Regal Nissan Co.; Regions Bank; Rolta International Inc.; Sheffield Fund; Southeastern Technology Fund; Southern Health Partners; St. Paul Insurance Co.; Steelcase; STG Media, LLC; The Travelers Insurance Cos.; TIG Specialty Insurance Solutions; UNUMProvident; Verilink Corporation; Verizon Wireless.

Location Details

Fax: 256-533-9322

Website: http://www.lanierford.com

Firm Address:

Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C. 2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL 35805-3093
U.S.A.

Office Hours:

  • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Office Hours:

  • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

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