Firm Profile

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal, LLP

Headquarters

2001 Park Place North, Suite 700
P.O. Box 830612
Birmingham, AL 35283-0612
United States
(205) 716.5200

Firm Details

Recognized as the oldest continuous law practice in Birmingham and one of the oldest continuous practices in Alabama, the firm of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal has a distinguished history. The origins of the firm, which began in Birmingham in 1887, can be traced back to the firm's first lawyer, E. H. Cabaniss, who left the small Alabama town of Union Springs to travel to Birmingham to capitalize on the growth of industry and business in the rapidly growing southern town. There he formed Cabaniss & Banks. A merger in 1920 produced Cabaniss, Johnston, Cocke & Cabaniss. "Cabaniss, Johnston" has been a familiar and respected name in Alabama legal circles ever since.

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal continues to recruit highly motivated lawyers with outstanding academic records and the skills required to lead us into tomorrow. We recognize that our firm is not only based on our people, but on our technology and we are committed to staying abreast of technological advances in legal research as well as support services. We approach the future with excitement and optimism, looking forward to continuing to serve our clients with a skilled, equipped contingent of lawyers and staff.

About Our Clients

AAA Cooper Transportation
ABB Environmental Systems
Access Insurance Company
Air Ambulance Card, LLC
Alabama Maternity, Inc.
Alabama Poultry & Egg Association
Alabama Orthopedic, Spine & Sports Medicine Associates
Alcoa, Inc.
Allied Worldwide
Amsher Financial Services
Auburn University
Billy Barnes Enterprises
Birmingham Motorcycle Company, LLC
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boise Cascade Corporation
Books-A-Million
BP America, Inc.
Castrol Industrial North America, Inc.
CBI Services, Inc.
Cemex, Inc.
City of Mobile, Alabama
Clayton Homes, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company
Colsa Corporation
Coregis Insurance Company
DataBank Business Services, Inc.
Dillard Department Stores
Diolen Industrial Fibers Europe, Inc.
The Dixie Group, Inc.
The Doctors Company
Doster Construction Company, Inc.
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Eastern Health System, Inc.
Employers Reinsurance Corporation
First Specialty Insurance Corporation
Four Seasons Solar Products LLC
Georgia Crown
Gorrie Regan & Associates
Hillcrest Behavioral Health Systems
Holmes Oil Company, Inc.
International Paper Company
Jasper Lumber Company
J.H. Berry & Gilbert, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Lamont Trading Advisors, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Liberty National Life Insurance Company
Lyondell Chemical Company, Inc.
Masland Carpets, LLC
McElroy Truck Lines, Inc.
McWane, Inc.
Medical Center Blount
Medical Center East Miller and Company
Milo's Tea Company
The Mitchell Company
Momma Goldberg's
MP3 Fibre, Inc.
Nalco Company
Noland Health Services, Inc.
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Norwood Clinic, Inc.
OfficeMax
O'Neal Steel, Inc.
Parade Homebuilders, Inc.
PetroNova, LLC
Plains Marketing, L.P.
Providence Hospital
Red Diamond, Inc.
Research Solvents and Chemicals, Inc.
Resting S. Ranch, Inc.
Rex Alabama, Inc.
Rheem Manufacturing Company
Russo Corporation Shoe Corporation
Sodexo Services, Inc.
Southeast Physician Network, P.C.
Southeast Wood Treating, Inc.
Southern Energy Homes, Inc.
Southern ENT & Sinus Center, P.C.
Southside Surgical Specialists
St. Clair Regional Hospital
St. Vincent's Health Systems, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Superior Bank
Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation
Troy University
UAB Medical West
University of Montevallo
West Ellis Investment Management, Inc.
West Oil Company, Inc.
Westport Insurance Corporation
Weyerhaeuser Packaging, Inc.

Attorneys

Melanie Merkle Atha
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Steven A. Benefield
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Tax Law
F. Gerald Burnett
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Tax Law, Corporate Law
Roy J. Crawford
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Health Care Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law
C. Fred Daniels
Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax (2017)
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Carolyn L. Duncan
Lawyer of the Year:
Securities Regulation (2017)
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Securities Regulation, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Corporate Compliance Law
David S. Dunkle
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Sydney F. Frazier, Jr.
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Employment Law - Management, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Labor Law - Management
John M. Graham
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Railroad Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
James F. Henry
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Crawford S. McGivaren, Jr.
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Railroad Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Securities, Litigation - Antitrust, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
R. Boyd Miller
Location:
Mobile, Alabama
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Sandy G. Robinson
Location:
Mobile, Alabama
Recognized For:
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Environmental, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment
Benjamen T. Rowe
Location:
Mobile, Alabama
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Litigation - Construction, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Patrick H. Sims
Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation - Labor and Employment (2017)
Location:
Mobile, Alabama
Recognized For:
Litigation - Labor and Employment, Employment Law - Management
R. Carlton Smyly
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Litigation - Construction, Construction Law, Commercial Litigation
Donald J. Stewart
Location:
Mobile, Alabama
Recognized For:
Litigation - Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance
G. Thomas Sullivan
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Corporate Law, Insurance Law, Health Care Law
Steve A. Tucker
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Railroad Law
Herbert H. West, Jr.
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Recognized For:
Corporate Law

Firm Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Railroad Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Office Locations

United States

United States

Alabama

Alabama

Birmingham, AL

2001 Park Place North, Suite 700

P.O. Box 830612

Birmingham, AL 35283-0612

United States

(205) 716.5200

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Mobile, AL

63 South Royal Street, Suite 700

P.O. Box 2906

Mobile, AL 36652-2906

United States

(251) 415.7300

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