Lawyer Profile
George Royer, Jr.
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone | 256-535-1100

Law School - University of Alabama School of Law
Bar Admission - 9/1/1972

Law Office Locations: Huntsville

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


George Royer's law practice is primarily focused on litigation. He practices primarily in the areas of local governmental liability, civil rights and constitutional litigation, employment, commercial disputes, professional malpractice, and products liability. 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.

Royer has experience with banking clients in commercial litigation, lender liability, and bankruptcy matters. He has also handled real-estate foreclosures for lenders. 

He is also a member of the Panel of Neutrals for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama.

Areas of Practice:
Employment Discrimination
Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation
Civil Litigation
Employment Litigation
Products Liability Litigation
Professional Malpractice Litigation
Appellate Practice
Public Employment
Municipal and County Government Law
Commercial Litigation
Municipal and County Public Employee Litigation

Alabama Bar, 1972
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts
Northern District of Alabama
Middle District of Alabama
Southern District of Alabama
All Alabama state courts
Tribal Court of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians

American Bar Association
Alabama Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Former Member of Board of Director


J.D., 1972, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
B.A., 1969, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Honors and Awards:
George Royer was elected for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America since 2005. Listed in the areas of First Amendment litigation, labor and employment litigation, and municipal litigation.
Named an Alabama Super Lawyer by in 2008 and 2011.

Royer has also been named a fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation. Only 1 percent of the Alabama bar membership can be elected to the fellows program. The fellows program honors lawyers who have been members of the bar at least 10 years and who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to their profession and to their community.

Community Involvement:

George Royer is a member of the Foundation Board for the Huntsville Museum of Art.


George Royer's Representative Cases:
Vaughn v. Nacco Materials Handling Group, 2011 WL 4010298 (11th Cir. 2011).
Norton Alabama Elec. Co-op. v. New Hope Telephone Co-op., 7 So.3d 342 (Ala. 2008).
Bishop v. Chilton County, 990 So.2d 287 (Ala. 2008).
Payne v. Shelby County Commission, 12 So.3d 71 (Ala. Civ. App. 2008).
Barbee v. Naphcare, Inc., 216 Fed.Appx. 851 (11th Cir. 2007).
Peebles v. Mooresville Town Council, 985 So.2d 388 (Ala. 2007).
Cook v. City of Columbiana, 961 So.2d 835 (Ala. Civ. App. 2007).
Seventh Street, LLC v. Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission, 172 Fed.Appx. 918 (11th Cir. 2006).
Thurmond v. City of Huntsville, 904 So.2d 733 (Ala. 2004).
Ex parte Pelham Tank Lines, 898 So.2d 733 (Ala. 2004).
Pompey v. Lumpkin, 321 F.Supp.2d 1254 (M.D. Ala. 2004).
Ex Parte Blankenship, 893 So.2d 303 (Ala. 2004).
Borders v. City of Huntsville, 875 So.2d 1168 (Ala. 2003).
Telfare v. City of Huntsville, 841 So.2d 1222 (Ala. 2002).
Beck v. City of Haleyville, 127 F.Supp.2d 1197 (N.D. Ala. 2001).
Ward v. Morgan County, 769 So.2d 884 (Ala. 2000).
Lansdell v. American Home Products Corp., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22540 (N.D. Ala. 1999).
Ex parte Crisona, 743 So.2d 452 (Ala. 1999).
Woods v. Gamel, 132 F.3d 1417 (11th Cir. 1998).
McCool v. Morgan County Commission, 716 So.2d 1201 (Ala. Civ. App. 1997).
Lightfoot v. Floyd, 667 So.2d 56 (Ala. 1995).
Roden v. Wright, 646 So.2d 605 (Ala. 1994).
Boat Shack II, Inc. v. ITT Commercial Finance Corp., 584 So.2d 1354 (Ala. 1991).
Campbell v. Colonial Bank, 583 So.2d 236 (Ala. 1991).

Other Experience:
From 1972 to 1978, George Royer served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Alabama.

From 1983 to 1989, George Royer served as an Alabama State Bar commissioner.
George Royer is a former member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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