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General Defense


100 Washington Street, Suite 200, Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2168, Huntsville, AL 35804-2168

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Law
  • Mediation
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Professional Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Health Care
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Governmental and Civil Rights Litigation

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About Us

The present firm was founded in 1991 by partners from one of Huntsville's oldest law firms. In 2004 the firm merged with one of Athens, Alabama's oldest law firms, Patton, Legge & Cole. In 2007 Lawrence Weaver, a member of one of Decatur, Alabama's oldest law firms, joined the present firm and opened a Decatur, Alabama office. In March, 2010, four attorneys from Spurrier, Rice & Forbes, a Huntsville, Alabama firm whose insurance defense roots go back for over fifty years, joined the firm's insurance defense practice. Since its inception, Wilmer & Lee has grown to over 31 lawyers, and has four office locations, making it one of the largest firms in North Alabama. We offer a full array of legal services from a business and insurance focus, including litigation, corporate law, labor and employment, civil rights, banking and commercial law, insurance defense, workers' compensation, real estate law, government contracting, health care law, bankruptcy, trade secrets litigation, governmental relations, utility law and other emerging areas of the law.

We pride ourselves as being client-friendly and accountable. We believe that it is vitally important to have satisfied clients. To that end, the firm is committed to its goals of providing the highest quality legal services while controlling the costs of those services. Each of our firm's attorneys has demonstrated academic excellence and significant experience in a wide range of legal and business settings. Our firm's lawyers include: a past State Bar President, past and present Bar Examiners, past and present Bar Commissioners, former counsel to the Governor, former State Supreme Court and Federal Law Clerks, former Army Judge Advocate Attorneys, and former National Labor Relations Board counsel. Six of our attorneys have attained additional degrees, Master of Law degrees (L.L.M.s), in their areas of concentration.

The firm has attorneys that are licensed to practice law in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and several other states. Additionally, the firm has attorneys admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and all United States District Courts in Alabama.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Alabama Gas Corporation
  • Alabama Insurance Guaranty Association
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Alabama Rural Water Association
  • Athens Industrial Development Board
  • Athens-Limestone Hospital
  • AT&T
  • City of Huntsville
  • City of Madison
  • Costco
  • Energen Corporation
  • E & O Professionals
  • Ford Motor Credit Company
  • Huntsville Housing Authority
  • Inergy Propane, LLC
  • Limestone County Commission
  • Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority
  • Owens Corning Corporation
  • Premier Insurance Adjusters, Inc.
  • Specialty Risk Services, Inc. (SRS)

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Personnel Information

Partners


John A. Wilmer

Huntsville, AL

Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1973
  • Alabama, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1969-1972; Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, 1973-1974; Labor Counsel: Combustion Engineering, Inc., 1975-1975, Gulton Industries, Inc., 1975-1981; Special Assistant Attorney General, Alabama, 1987-Present

Memberships:
  • American (Labor and Employment Law Section), Pennsylvania and Huntsville-Madison County Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar (Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1990-1991)
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.S., 1969
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1972
  • New York University, LL.M., 1973
Clerkship:
Legal Intern, National Labor Relations Board, 1971

Born: 1947


Robert V. Wood, Jr.

Huntsville, AL

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1979
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1982
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi; Associate Justice, Honor Court

Born: 1957


Benjamin R. Rice

Huntsville, AL

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mediation
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Professional Malpractice
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Samford University, A.B., 1969
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1972

Born: 1947

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