Firm Profile

Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
P.O. Box 2087
Huntsville, AL 35804-2087
United States
(256) 535.1100

Firm Details

Lanier Ford, a full-service law firm in Huntsville, Alabama, is the firm of choice for sophisticated clients in need of practical legal solutions. We are proud to represent an impressive range of clientele, from large, national insurance carriers and local governmental entities to technology startups and individuals.  Our clients tell us that they select our firm not only because we have highly rated attorneys, but also because our attorneys are client focused and results driven. As a firm, we strive to build long-term relationships with our individual, corporate, business, and governmental clients.  Our commitment to excellent professional service is strengthened by our single-office model and a culture of collaboration among practice groups.

Lanier Ford’s history in the Huntsville community dates back to 1899 when Milton N. Lanier, Sr., opened his solo practice.  Shortly afterwards, Earle Ford began his practice in 1916.  Attorneys from the predecessor firms of Lanier Shaver & Herring and Ford, Caldwell, Ford & Payne not only provided quality legal services throughout the 20th century, but also established a culture of community leadership that continues today.  In 1988, the two firms merged to form Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C., one of Alabama's largest firms at that time.  The firm focused from the beginning on recruiting talented lawyers to provide its increasingly sophisticated clientele with the best advice available.  In 2009 the firm joined Huntsville’s skyline after moving into its current location at the corner of Clinton Avenue and Memorial Parkway.  Like the rest of the Rocket City, Lanier Ford has an eye to the future and values innovation and creativity in providing services to clients.


David J. Canupp
Executive Committee
George Knox
Executive Committee
Graham Burgess
Executive Committee
J. R. Brooks
Executive Committee
Paul Seeley
Executive Committee
Richard Marsden
Executive Committee

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Huntsville in Education Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Huntsville in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 3 lawyers

About Our Clients

Our clients are businesses, corporations, professionals (doctors, dentists, accountants, other lawyers, and so forth), public entities (school boards, municipalities, county governments, law enforcement), and individuals.


Paul Seeley
Banking and Finance
John Wynn
Business & Corporate Services
J. R. Brooks
John Wynn
Estate Planning
Clark Pendergrass
Health Law
David J. Canupp
Labor and Employment Law
J. R. Brooks
George Knox
Medical Malpractice
Woody Sanderson
Bert Moore
Real Estate
John Wynn
Rich Marsden
Technology Law
D. Edward Starnes
Workers' Compensation
Steven W. Feldman
Federal Government Contracting
Gerald M. Walsh
Intellectual Property

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Franchise Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Information Technology Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Water Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers