17 Metro Rankings
Christian & Small is a multi?disciplinary regional law firm with a global perspective. Our attorneys serve individuals and established regional, national and international companies, as well as emerging businesses. Clients rely on Christian & Small for innovative legal services that reflect a deep understanding of the law and their businesses.
Our firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional offices in metro-Jackson, Mississippi, and the Alabama Gulf Coast, providing us a strategic geographic base from which to serve clients on a statewide basis and throughout the Southeast.
Deborah Alley Smith serves as managing partner.
Represents clients in all Alabama jurisdictions as well as in other states, including Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Serves as national coordinating counsel, regional counsel and statewide counsel for clients in various enterprises.
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell ? Listed as Fortune Top Ranked Law Firms ? ? American's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005-present)
Ranked one of Alabama's top litigation firms by Chambers USA Guide: Four partners
recently recognized by Chambers USA
Listed in Fortune Magazine as one of the Top Ranked Law Firms?
Recognized in the 2020 edition of U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" with a National Tier 3 Ranking for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions?Defendants and with a Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking for the eighth consecutive year in 13 practice areas
17 partners named to Best Lawyers in America? for 2020 ? including "Lawyer of the Year" recognition for Partner Sharon D. Stuart (Litigation ? Insurance)
16 partners selected as 2019 Mid?South Super Lawyers?
Managing Partner Deborah Alley Smith and Partners LaBella S. Alvis and Sharon D. Stuart named to the 2019 list of Top 50 Women Mid?South Super Lawyers
Managing Partner Deborah Alley Smith and Partner Daniel D. Sparks named to the 2019 lists of Top 50 Alabama Super Lawyers and 2019 Top 50 Birmingham Super Lawyers
Recommended by Benchmark Litigation as one of Alabama's Eleventh Circuit litigation firms
Member, International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Member, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity ? only Alabama-based law firm
Two partners served as President of the Alabama State Bar, four partners served as President of the Birmingham Bar Association, and one partner serves on the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Bar Association
Numerous partners selected for membership in organizations that recognize outstanding lawyers:
Numerous attorneys are members of industry associations and organizations recognizing outstanding lawyers, including:
American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
American Bar Foundation
International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Alabama Society for Human Resource Management
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
The firm's corporate social responsibility program is focused on education.
Diversity is one of the firm's core values, with each of the firm's three physical offices managed by accomplished female attorneys. 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.
Total Offices: 1
Total Attorneys: 32
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