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Shane Thomas Sears

Shane Thomas Sears

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Education, Criminal Defense

About Me

The Sears Firm, P.C. is conveniently located close to U.S. Interstate 459 in the Trace Crossings Business development. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Education: 40%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Gordon Thomas Nicol

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Gordon Nicol Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Shane. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Sears Firm, PC

The Sears Building
5809 Feldspar Way, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL, 35244



ALAuthorized to practice law199908/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top Ten Prolific Trial Attorneys for Civil Jury TrialsAlabama Jury Verdict Reporter2004
George Peach Taylor AwardUniversity of Alabama School of Law1999
Regional Trial Competition WinnerAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America1999
Bench and Bar Legal Honor SocietyUniversity of Alabama School of Law1998
George Peach Taylor AwardUniversity of Alabama School of Law1998
Regional Trial Competition WinnerAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Sears Firm, P.C.2010 - Present
PartnerBradford & Sears, P.C.1999 - 2010
Judicial Law ClerkThe Honorable L. Scott Coogler1999 - 1999
Judicial Law ClerkThe Honorable Gay Lake, Jr.1997 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Department of Veterans Affairs-TREACCommunity Member2004 - Present
Birmingham Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Alabama State BarMemberN/A
Alabama Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jane Doe v. Insurance CompanySettlement.
John Doe v. Sumter County School SystemDecision/Judgment for our client.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Down Syndrome AlabamaDoes Your Child Need an IEP?2014
Birmingham Parent MagazineDoes Your Child Need an IEP?2014


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of AlabamaCriminologyMS - Master of Science1996
University of AlabamaPolitical Science and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Unlocking the MysteryUnderstanding the Basics of IEP Implementation based on Alabama Case Law2014
How to avoid traps and pitfalls in your child's IEP.Special Education and IEPs.2014
Being Your Child's Best AdvocateBeing Your Child's Best Advocate2014
Avoiding Traps and Pitfalls in Your Child's IEPHow to Avoid Traps and Pitfalls in Your Child's IEP2014