George W. Royer, Jr.

George W. Royer, Jr.


Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

Recognized since 2005

Huntsville, Alabama

Practice Areas

Litigation - First Amendment

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Litigation - Municipal

Mediation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
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Mr. Royer’s practice is primarily focused on litigation. He practices primarily in the areas of local governmental liability, civil rights and constitutional litigation, employment, commercial disputes and professional malpractice, both at the trial level and on appeal. He frequently serves as a court-appointed mediator in civil litigation for federal and state courts.

He also regularly represents clients in general civil and insurance defense litigation.

Location

  • 2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
    P.O. Box 2087
    Huntsville, AL 35804-2087

Education

  • The University of Alabama, J.D., graduated 1972
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., graduated 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1972

Affiliations

  • Alabama Law Foundation - Fellow

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • All Alabama Courts
  • Tribal Court of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Huntsville (2021)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Huntsville (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Mediation
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Municipal

Publications

“Individual Capacity Liability for Government Officials Following Barnhart v. Ingalls, 275 So.3d 1112 (Ala. 2018),” Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, Fall 2021 (with David J. Canupp).

"Protection for the Recreational Property Landowner: The Alabama Recreational Use Statutes,” Alabama Lawyer, January 2018.

“Could the Door Be Closing on the Notorious ‘Beyond Authority’ Exception to Cranman Immunity in Alabama?,” Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, Spring 2017 (with David J. Canupp).

“Regulatory Takings: Claims under the Alabama Constitution Following Town of Gurley v. M&N Materials, Inc.,” Alabama Lawyer, January 2015 (with David J. Canupp).

“U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Whether Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Are Entitled to ‘Just a Little Bit More’ for Exception Performance in Fee-Shifting Cases,” Government Liability, May 20, 2009 (with David J. Canupp, published by the Defense Research Institute).

“The Tort of Negligent Supervision and Personal Liability,” Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, April 2006 (with Scott W. Faulkner).

“§ 1983 Claims and State Remedy Requirements,” For the Defense, August 2005 (with Scott W. Faulkner).

“Discovery and Claims Alleging Police Misconduct,” For the Defense, June 2003 (with J. Clark Pendergrass).

“State Law Local Governmental Liability: A Primer,” Alabama Lawyer, July 2000.

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