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I am an accomplished attorney with over 15 years experience --  8 years in "large firm" environments -- managing simple and complex litigation matters, commercial transactions, and general corporate issues.  I work closely with corporate clients to help them navigate the legal issues impacting their business goals and objectives, with a focus on increasing profitability and decreasing liability.  

I have developed extensive skill in managing multi-million dollar business transactions, including due diligence, issue resolution, document and contract negotiation and drafting, execution, and post-closing matters.  I also have broad experience and success in all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation negotiations through pre-trial motions to trial and appeal, with a cumulative success rate of over 90%.  I have developed superior research and drafting skills, of immense value to both pre-trial motions and business contracts and agreements.  

►►► Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Established Companies:  I have the experience and expertise necessary to guide and protect you and your business so that you don’t have to worry about legal issues; you can worry about doing what your business does best.  I have represented businesses in industries as diverse as health care, technology, telecommunications, construction, and retail, in legal issues ranging from formation and development to mergers and acquisitions; from contract and agreement negotiation and drafting to employee hiring, management and termination; from commercial transactions and financing to intellectual property issues; from employee stock incentive plans to sale or dissolution of the company.    

To make sure that your business is operating with optimal legal protection, call me at 205/565-9259.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 48%
    17 years
  2. Commercial: 23%
    17 years
  3. Litigation: 17%
    16 years, 104 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 12%
    15 years


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Contact info

Gosnell, P.C.

P.O. Box 661196
Birmingham, AL, 35266-1196


ALAuthorized to practice law199811/11/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Corporate Transaction Litigation CounselGosnell, PC2008 - Present
Litigation Commercial Transaction AttorneyWebb & Eley, PC2005 - 2008
Litigation and Corporate AttorneyBurgess & Hale, LLC2002 - 2005
Assistance Vice President/Claims CounselJefferson Title Insurance Company2001 - 2002
Corporate Commercial Transaction AttorneyScott W. Gosnell, Esq.2000 - 2002
Commercial Transaction Litigation AttorneyWallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC1998 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Padgett v. Conecuh County CommissionN/A
Ex Parte Bruno's, Inc.N/A
Smith Family Companies, Inc. v. Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Birmingham Bar Association BulletinSovereign Immunity: The Other Side Of The Story2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Auburn University, AuburnCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Police Liability in AlabamaFourth Amendment Search and Seizure2012
Trussville Tax Day Tea PartyElectoral responsibility2010
Writing the Employee Handbook in AlabamaElectronic Workplace and the Net Generations: Practical Policies and Tips for the Next Millennium and Telecommuting1999
Personnel Law Update 1999Preventing the New Wave of Backlash Lawsuits: Avoiding Liability When the Wrongdoer Sues You1999