Capell & Howard, P.C. is a full-service law firm located in the heart of Montgomery, Alabama’s legal, financial and governmental district. Engaged principally in a Business, Financial, Real Estate, Administrative/ Governmental and Dispute Resolution practice, the firm provides a broad range of legal services to a diverse clientele in Alabama and across the Southeast. The firm prides itself on the academic distinction and diversity of its attorneys, who hold undergraduate and master’s degrees from 18 universities, and law degrees from 12 law schools. Since its founding 70 years ago, the firm has grown to become one of the largest law firms in the state’s capital and in central Alabama.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Asbestos & Toxic Torts
Bankruptcy, Workouts & Creditors Rights
Commercial Real Estate & Title Insurance
Construction & Procurement
Corporate & Business Law
Employment & Labor Relations
Estate Planning, Probate & Trust
Insurance Defense & Regulation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mortgage & Secured Lending
Public Finance & Governmental Incentives
March 2023: Capell & Howard announced attorneys from Sasser, Sefton & Brown, P.C. and Red Oak Legal, P.C. will join Capell & Howard, effective February 1, 2023. The firm, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, is growing by eight attorneys and expanding to add a third office location, in Tuscaloosa.
November 2019: Jerusha Adams of Alabama member firm Capell & Howard has been selected by the judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama as a full-time magistrate judge. Before joining the firm, Ms. Adams served as an assistant United States attorney and senior litigation counsel for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama in both the civil and criminal divisions. She received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Also at Capell & Howard, W. Jackson Britton has joined the firm as an associate, where he focuses his practice on civil litigation. A graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, he was senior editor of the Alabama Law Review.
October 2019: Alabama member firm Capell & Howard has had 20 of its lawyers listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, Lister Hubbard (construction law), Debby Spain (tax law, trusts and estates) and Courtney Williams (tax law and business organizations) were named “Lawyers of the Year” in Montgomery, Alabama. Since its initial publication in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
June 2019: Caitlin Cobb, William Thomas and Benton Hughes have joined Alabama member firm Capell & Howard as summer associates. Ms. Cobb and Mr. Hughes have completed their first year at the University of Alabama School of Law and Mr. Thomas has completed his second year at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Both Montgomery natives, Ms. Cobb and Mr. Hughes graduated from the University of Alabama with degrees in political science, while Mr. Thomas received his degree in political science and history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The summer associates are part of a six-week program during which they undertake projects assigned by shareholders and other attorneys, participate in “out of office” activities such as client meetings, depositions and hearings, and receive guidance and mentoring from attorneys in the firm.
February 2019: Jerusha Adams has joined Alabama member firm Capell & Howard as a shareholder. Ms. Adams previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and senior litigation counsel for the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Middle District of Alabama in both the civil and criminal divisions. She is also a former staff attorney for Circuit Judge Joel Dubina of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, law clerk for Chief Judge W. Keith Watkins of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, law clerk for former Judge Mark Fuller of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, and law clerk for retired Magistrate Judge Vanzetta McPherson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. A graduate of Emory University School of Law, Ms. Adams will focus her practice on general litigation, appeals, employment and labor, and health care.
November 2018: Brigadier General Richard Allen, USA, Retired, of Alabama member firm Capell & Howard has been selected by the board of trustees of the Army War College Foundation as an outstanding alumnus of the United States Army War College. General Allen graduated from what is now the University of North Alabama and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army. After seven years on active duty, he left the active Army to attend law school, while remaining a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. After completing law school, he pursued a dual career as a lawyer and an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal, and induction into the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame in 2001. While in law school, General Allen was managing editor of the Alabama Law Review. He clerked for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Howell Heflin before joining the firm, where his practice centered on business and tax law. He ultimately became managing partner of the firm until being tapped by then Alabama Attorney General Jeff Sessions to become chief deputy attorney general. After retiring from government service in 2005, he returned to the firm in an of counsel role. Also at Capell & Howard, Blake Brookshire has joined the firm. Mr. Brookshire’s practice focuses on civil defense litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. A graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, he served as senior articles editor of the Mississippi Sports Law Review and associate editor of the Mississippi Law Journal. Additionally, he received the Doc Cottier Award, the KARMA (Kids Against Ridicule, Meanness and Aggression) Philanthropy Award for Outstanding Dedication to Community Service, and was named outstanding member of the trial advocacy board. Mr. Brookshire recently became a member of the Hugh Maddox chapter of the American Inns of Court.
March 2018: Alabama member firm Capell & Howard has opened a new office in Baldwin County. With offices in Montgomery and Auburn, the firm’s newest location will enable the firm to expand its services as well as increase its growing list of clients across Alabama. The new office is located in Fairhope at 317 Magnolia Avenue.
February 2018: Clinton Richardson has been named shareholder at Alabama member firm Capell & Howard. Mr. Richardson concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation and criminal defense. He is a graduate of the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University, where he was a member of the Board of Advocates, a student-run organization that supports the law school’s advocacy program. He also served as an editor of the Faulkner Law Review. Mr. Richardson currently serves as vice president of Clefworks, which promotes the education and enjoyment of chamber music in Montgomery. Super Lawyers® recently named him a 2017 Mid-South Rising Star.
August 2017: John Lund of Utah member firm Capell & Howard was sworn in as president of the Utah State Bar at its annual convention, which was held last month in Sun Valley, Idaho. He will serve a one-year term, during which he hopes to educate the public about how Utah’s 10,000 active lawyers can be more helpful and affordable to them. Mr. Lund’s practice is focused on litigation throughout the Intermountain West, where he has successfully tried cases involving ski resorts, real estate, products liability and catastrophic injuries. He recently concluded several years of service as a member of the Utah Judicial Council and continues to chair the advisory committee on evidence for the Utah Supreme Court.
June 2017: Former U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh has joined Florida member firm Capell & Howard. Ms. Marsh was nominated by President Obama in 2010 to serve as U.S. Attorney, and was subsequently confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She served as the leading federal prosecutor for Florida’s 23 panhandle counties, from Alachua to Escambia, overseeing offices in Gainesville, Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola. She was the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Ms. Marsh joins former Florida Attorney General Richard Doran and former Senior Assistant Attorney General Douglas Kilby as part of the firm’s corporate compliance and government investigations team. She will also focus on significant cases involving white-collar criminal defense, along with partner Jimmy Judkins.