Roy J. Crawford

Roy J. Crawford

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 1989

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Health Care Law

Tax Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Tax Law
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Mr. Crawford is the leader of the Firm’s corporate practice and emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, federal and state tax planning and litigation, and representation of health-care providers. He has been trial and appellate counsel in numerous federal and state tax cases, including O’Neal v. United States, 258 F.3d 1265 (11 Cir. 2001), Alabama Department of Revenue v. Sonat, Inc., 752 So.2d 1211 (Ala. 1999), and Lloyd Noland Foundation, Inc. v. City of Fairfield Healthcare Authority, 837 So. 2d 253 (Ala. 2002). He has been counsel on both the buy and sell sides of numerous acquisitions and often advises corporations and their shareholders and directors on corporate governance matters.

He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, Healthcare Law and Tax Law; as a top attorney in Alabama by the Super Lawyers magazine for Tax Law in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014; and was selected by Chambers USA in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a “Leader In His Field” for his Corporate and Commercial work. He is currently a member of the Birmingham and American Bar Associations, Alabama State Bar (Past Chairman, Section of Taxation), the American Bar Foundation (Life Fellow; Past State Chairman), and the Alabama Law Foundation (Trustee, 1987-1993; President, 1993-1995; Life Fellow).

Contact & Links


  • 2001 Park Place North, Suite 700
    Birmingham, AL 35203


  • The University of Alabama , J.D.
  • Troy University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

145 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Tax Law

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

  • Tax Law, Birmingham (2010)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Health Care Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law

Special Focus

  • Certificate of Need
  • Corporate
  • Income Tax
  • Tax

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