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About me

I have handled a wide variety of cases over the years, including car wreck, death cases, divorce and criminal defense.


I was born and raised in Decatur.  After practicing law for 17 years, I decided to give back to my community and, as a result, I ran for city council.  


I was elected with 80% of the vote and, then, was elected city council president.  During the next 4 years, the City of Decatur experienced unprecedent growth and progress, even though we experienced a severe economic downturn.  


For the past 3 years, I have served as a staff member of a nationally reknown trial lawyer's college, a non-profit, volunteering my time to help other attorneys.


I have tried approximately 20 jury trials and I served as the lead counsel in a capital murder case that resulted in an acquital, said to be the first in the history of Morgan County.  I was 30 years old at the time.  


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 70%
    24 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%



Contingent (25-45%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bretton K Hadfield

    Greg is a very personable attorney who works hard at what he does and gets results. Not only can he get to the heart of the matter, he is outgoing and friendly.


    Bretton Hadfield Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Ronald C. Sykstus

    Greg is an experienced, respected attorney with an excellent track record in the court room. He is responsive, practical and cares for his clients. Greg is held in high regard for trial work and, in particular, for handling personal injury and wrongful death cases in Alabama. He puts his client's needs first and foremost and is quick and communicitive with both his clients and opposing counsel. Greg is a smart, affable and forward thinking lawyer who comes from a well-regarded family in Decatur. I strongly endorse him.


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Contact info

232 Moulton St E
Decatur, AL, 35601


ALAuthorized to practice law199101/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Accredited Business A+BBB2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Political Service AwardUniversity of North Alabama2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Council MemberCity of Decatur, Alabama2010 - 2012
President, City CouncilCity of Decatur, Alabama2009 - 2011
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Alabama School of Law2004 - 2004
PartnerEdwards Mitchell & Reeves1995 - 2008
AssociateBrown Wilman & Craig1993 - 1995
AssociateChenault Hammond Hall & Reeves1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeFaculty2010 - Present
Alabama Association for JusticeExecutive Committee2001 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeGraduate1998 - Present
Morgan County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hammond v. PricevilleReversed
Oden v. Morgan County Bd of EducReversed
Williams v. State of AlabamaReversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The WarriorBook Review: Choose Yourself2014
ABICLELegal Counseling and Interviewing2014
SelfVoir Dire: Suggestions for a Dialogue2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of North AlabamaEnglishBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Voir Dire in San DiegoVoir Dire2015
Melvin M. Belli SocietyLess is More2015
Catalyst in Huntington Beach, CAMaximizing Your Case2015
Morgan County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMaking the Most of Your Case2014
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Georgia Regional ConferenceDiscovering the Story2014
Emerging LeadersLess is More2014
Bridge the GapLegal Counseling & Interviewing2014
Morgan County Young Lawyers AssociationVoir Dire2013
January 24 - 26: Florida Regional Seminar: Discovering the StoryDiscovering the Story2013
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, July 3 WeekVoir Dire2013
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, 3 Week CourseDirect Examination and Cross Examination2012
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, 3 Week Fall CourseDiscovering the Story2011