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Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102, Huntsville, Alabama 35805

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2087, Huntsville, AL 35804-2087

Established: 1988

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Corporate Law
  • Health
  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Labor and Employment
  • Product Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Jail/Prison Defense
  • Business Law
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Contract Disputes
  • Accident
  • Accident and Health
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Automobile
  • Bad Faith
  • Bodily Injury
  • Casualty Defense
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Comprehensive General Liability
  • Construction Accidents
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Defense Litigation
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Discrimination
  • Dram Shop
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law (Management Side)
  • ERISA
  • Fraud
  • Health Care
  • Homeowners
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Hospitals
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law Enforcement Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Municipal Law
  • Municipal Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Liability
  • Public Entities
  • Real Estate
  • School Law
  • Securities
  • Securities and Shareholders' Claims
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Slip and Fall
  • Technology
  • Truck Liability
  • Trucks/Heavy Equipment
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Breach of Contract
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Litigation
  • Malpractice
  • Mediation
  • Probate
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Liability
  • Public Officials Liability
  • Restaurant Liability
  • Title Insurance
  • Tort
  • Tort Liability
  • Tort Litigation
  • Trucking Law
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Aviation
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Civil Defense
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Common Carrier
  • Creditor Rights
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Education Law
  • Employer Liability
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Engineers
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family Law
  • Federal Anti-Discrimination Defense and Litigation
  • General Defense Civil Litigation
  • Government Contracts
  • Governmental Defense
  • Governmental Entity Defense
  • Governmental Liability
  • Health Care Liability
  • Health Care Professional Licensure Defense
  • Hospital Law
  • Labor and Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Local Government Defense
  • Long-Term Care
  • Managed Care Liability
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Medical Products Liability
  • Motor Carriers
  • Nursing Home Defense
  • Patent Infringement Litigation
  • Patent Trademark Infringement Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Police Liability Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Professional Licensure
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Public Officials Defense
  • Public Sector
  • Retail Liability
  • Retailers and Chain Restaurant Litigation
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Tort Claims Defense
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trucking Industry Defense
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Water Law
  • Wills and Estate Litigation
  • Zoning


About Us

Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C. was established in 1988 as a result of a merger between Ford, Caldwell, Ford & Payne and Lanier & Shaver, Huntsville's two oldest law firms. This merger gave the north Alabama area a well-rounded Huntsville-based law firm which provides client services in virtually all major areas of law through 12 practice groups including litigation, alternative dispute resolution, real estate, tax, and corporate services. The firm's clients include many local, national and international businesses, as well as a number of local governmental entities. The firm's intellectual property practice group includes attorneys registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Client Information

Insurance Clients


Personnel Information

Shareholders


P. Scott Arnston

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1994
  • Tennessee, 2009
Memberships:
  • American and Huntsville-Madison County Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A. (cum laude), 1991
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1994

Born: 1969


Daniel F. Beasley

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Florida, 1984
  • Alabama, 1998
  • Tennessee, 1999
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Huntsville-Madison County Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • The Florida Bar
  • National Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Abilene Christian University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1981
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1984

Born: 1959


J.R. Brooks

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1971
Memberships:
  • American and Huntsville-Madison County Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 1968
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1971

Born: 1945


C. Greogry Burgess

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1995
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1995

Born: 1969


David J. Canupp

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 2006
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 2003
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2006

Born: 1980


George E. Knox Jr.

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1990
Memberships:
  • American and Huntsville-Madison County Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1987
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1990

Born: 1964


George W. Royer, Jr.

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1972
Memberships:
  • American and Huntsville-Madison County Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 1969
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1972

Born: 1947


Christopher S. Rodgers

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1988
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 1984
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1988

William W. Sanderson, Jr.

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1979
Memberships:
  • American and Huntsville-Madison County Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A. (cum laude), 1976
  • The University of Alabama, M.P.A., 1979
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1979

Born: 1954


Lauren A. Smith

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 2008
Education:
  • California Polytechnic State University, B.A., 2005
  • University of the Pacific, J.D., 2008

D. Edward Starnes, III

Huntsville, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1982
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.S. (cum laude), 1979
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1982

Born: 1956

  • Elizabeth W. Abel
  • John R. Baggette
  • Robert N. Bailey, II
  • Taylor P. Brooks
  • W. Graham Burgess
  • William P. Burgess
  • Amanda C. Canupp
  • Shannon M. Cazzavillan
  • Fred L. Coffey, Jr
  • L. Franklin Corley IV
  • Scott W. Faulkner
  • Lauren B. Houseknecht
  • Travis S. Jackson
  • Corey W. Jenkins
  • Jeffrey T. Kelly
  • Tracy A. Marion
  • Y. Albert Moore, III
  • Christopher M. Pape
  • J. Clark Pendergrass
  • Paul B. Seeley
  • Andrew M. Sieja
  • Jeremy A. Smith*
  • W. Ty Stafford*
  • Johnnie F. Vann
  • John R. Wynn

Of Counsel


  • Gerald M. Walsh*

Associates


  • Allison B. Chandler
  • Amanda R. Coolidge
  • M. Joseph FitzGerald
  • Stephanie M. Gushlaw
  • Ambria L. Lankford
  • Karen A. Lynn
  • Zachary B. Roberson
  • Andrew M. Townsley

*Registered Patent Attorney

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