Law Firm Profile
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone | 256-535-1100

Law Office Locations: Huntsville

Geographic Areas Served: Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee


Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne is a full-service law firm in Huntsville, Alabama. With more than 39 attorneys, we are the largest law firm in northern Alabama.

Among others, Lanier Ford advises and represents businesses, manufacturers, service companies, technology companies, financial institutions, health-care providers, insurance companies, individuals, inventors, professionals, defense and government contractors, municipal and county governments, school systems and colleges, governmental agencies, and charitable and public service organizations.

The firm of Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C. is the result of a 1988 merger between two of Huntsville's oldest law firms. At the time of the merger, the two firms were named—

    Lanier, Shaver & Herring
    Ford, Caldwell, Ford & Payne

Lanier Shaver & Herring's predecessor firms, beginning with Milton H. Lanier, Sr.'s solo practice, began service to the community in 1899. The predecessor firms to Ford Caldwell Ford & Payne began when Earle Ford opened a solo practice in Huntsville in 1916. As separate entities, these two firms provided effective representation to their clients and were active leaders of the legal community in Madison County throughout the 20th century.

Upon the merger of the two firms in 1988, Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C. became the fifteenth largest law firm in Alabama (then with 25 members) and has grown into a full-service law practice fully prepared to meet the needs of its clients in the 21st century. 


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