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Allan Lamar Armstrong

Employment and labor Attorney at Birmingham, AL

4.8   17 reviews

About Allan

Learn Allan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    24%
    Representing employees ranging from wage and hour claims to sexual harassment and other types of discrimination in the workplace

    33 years

  2. Civil rights
    20%

    33 years

  3. Criminal defense
    14%

    33 years

  4. Discrimination
    10%

    33 years

  5. Lawsuits and disputes
    10%

    33 years

  6. Sexual harassment
    10%

    33 years

  7. Business
    5%

    33 years

  8. Consumer protection
    5%
    Representing consumers in fraud, deceptive practices, fair debt collection and credit reporting in state and federal courts

    33 years

  9. Contracts and agreements
    2%

    33 years

HIGHEST RATED "AV" Preeminent Attorney, America's Top One Percent, America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Top 3 Consumer Protection Lawyers by ThreeBestRated.com and multiple years recognition among Birmingham's Top Attorneys by Birmingham Magazine

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www.ArmstrongLawCenter.com

 

Mr. Armstrong graduated Cumberland School of Law at Samford Univerisity in 1988. Upon graduation, he began his practice with one of the oldest and most well established law firms in Birmingham, Alabama. He practiced for seven years in this firm's business litigation department. Thereafter, he founded a firm primarily devoted to representing small businesses and consumers.  Many of these clients suffered injury as a result of violations of employment and consumer protection laws.  In 1999, Mr. Armstrong joined a national law firm primarily representing plaintiffs in national class actions and multi-district litigation.

Mr. Armstrong continues to expand his employment law practice relating to wage and hour issues and other matters arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He also continues to focus on areas of consumer protection, including current pending class litigation for violations of multiple deceptive trade practices statutes.  The primary focus of this area of the practice is intended to protect individuals from fraud and deception. During his years of representing his clients, Mr. Armstrong has been involved in many multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.  

Visit www.ArmstrongLawCenter.com for representative cases handled by Mr. Armstrong.

 

Licensed for 34 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/11/2022

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

Contact Allan

Armstrong Law Center, LLC
The Berry Building
2820 Columbiana Road
Birmingham, AL, 35216-2589

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
To the Point
His comment was to the point and respectful. For those of us who are not well versed in laws this is appreciated.
Posted by Mona | February 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended and Professional
I have been searching many legal blogs to know Alabama rules and answers to my question but I din't find anyone.Finally,I found Allan Lamar Armstrong who answered my question perfectly. He is the best!!!
Posted by Dominique | July 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended!
Attorney Armstrong answered my question in a timely manner and also answered follow up questions I had to help me gain a little more clarity about my case.
Posted by Stanley | October 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Use of someone's else's checks even. If u have permission
Mr. Armstrong, made me aware that you put everything in writing. Even though I gave up 4. Years of my life to help my elderly neighbor. When it comes to money people are greeedy
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
He answered questions fast. He answered to the best detail without you hiring him. He made sure I understood everything that was required on my end as far as my case would need. I definitely would could consider hiring him.
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable and professional
I do not know Mr. Armstrong personally, but I know that he cares enough about people to take time out of his busy day to answer questions in a clear, concise manner. A real asset to the community and with his years of experience, he is very knowledgeable about the law. If I had to hire an attorney, no doubt he would be very high on my list. He seems to be a nice, honest, caring professional. My opinion here is based on some email exchanges between he & I.
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Posted by Kayla | April 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
He went above and beyond for me. Anytime of the day he was able to answer any questions I had, and explained it very well. Customer service was excellent, and I highly reccommend his service to anyone.
Posted by Katelyn | April 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Star
To be honest, I hate lawyers. They have never done anything for me. You pay them and they get done nothing more than what you could have done yourself and in some cases do. Dealing with Allan though was a completely different experience. He knew I was in my last semester of college and that I didn't have much time to actually do any heavy lifting. He worked around my schedule and made sure I knew about appointments weeks in advance. He never made me feel bad about not being able to get him what he needed right away and went and worked on a different aspect of the case, patiently waiting for my response. He always made sure I was up to date on all the information. In the end he won my case, but he is not stopping there. He took that as there are more people who need his help and has been diligently working on their cases. I really can't say enough about him. He really is a super star!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice helpful
Was given great advice on what avenues i have in regards to a legal matter.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt and clear response
Mr Armstrong was clear and concise with his advice, once he had the facts of the case. I am following his recommendations, and we will speak again once I have completed the suggestions that were made.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult
He showed me a side of my question that i had not considered. He answered my question very quickly also.
Posted by Lynn | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consistently Right
I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Armstrong on several occasions concerning different matters. The last one in particular was rather complex and frankly I did not see a clear path to resolution. Mr. Armstrong quickly came up with a strategy that not only was successful, it's results exceeded my expectations for a best case scenario outcome. Money well spent ... I will not hesitate to hire Mr. Armstrong again should the need arise.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows the Law and the Value of a Case
Armstrong represented my company in a federal court fraud case before a jury. We ended up with judgment just shy of $800K. Out of pocket loss and costs were slightly less than $200K. A good lawyer can make a mountain out a molehill and that's what happen here. We did not go cheap we went good and got the value of a real professional.
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Posted by Wendy | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic service & professionalism
I was very impressed with my "total experience" with my attorney Allan Armstrong. I had exceptional and fast results. Outstanding work ethic demonstrated throughout the process and a very satisfying final outcome. Mr. Armstrong was very prompt in all correspondence and kept me informed every step of the way. I felt valued, respected and his professionalism, humanity and understanding was outstanding!
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Posted by David | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Phillips
Alan has always treated me with professional integrity and had my best interest in mind. He has gone over and above in my case. I would highly recommend his services on both a personal and professional level. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes the worry out of legal matters.
Posted by Les | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer who will fight for you!
Allan, is a very personable, reliable lawyer. He has your back throughout the whole process which puts your mind at ease. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Seriously?
He ignored huge potions of what I posted and then asked me to provide information I had already clearly stated. He seemed more interested in acting as if he knew more than anyone else than he did in actually providing me with solid information. I was disgusted.
Response from Allan Armstrong September 19, 2022
I'm sorry you don't have a case. The message was convoluted and did not present any facts that would support a claim. If you have a wage and hour case, then take it to an experienced employment law attorney. You are obviously frustrated over the lack of employee rights. I wish you the best. I've never received a bad rating, only the highest because I try to delve into the guts of a case. You simply do not have a case with merits for an ADA case. You might possibly have an FLSA case, but I would not take the case based on your lack of understanding and appreciation of the law. I do wish you the best, but you obviously will have a hard time finding a lawyer because you do not listen. I would be glad to speak with you, and then I could potentially refer you to an attorney who might assist on the wage and hour issue. There does not, however, appear to be an ADA Claim for your friend, and she would have to pursue that herself. You may not understand, but you do not have standing to represent her or protect her rights. This is often a problem when someone tries to help someone else. You may not understand, but the courts do not allow you to protect someone else. I'll be glad to speak with you or your friend, but you need to understand the issues. I've done this for more than 35 years. I know the law. I'll be glad to assist.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 285-425 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Armstrong Law Center, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Legal Assistance Fund
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Archie Lamb
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Cartwright and Armstrong
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Najjar Denaburg
  • 1988 - 1995
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
  • B.A./B.S.
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Johnsey, et. al v. BAL TK d/b/s Tilted Kilt, 2:18 - CV-00643 - JHE (Northen District of Alabama)
  • Pending
  • PHILLIPS, on behalf of the class of persons v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2:16-CV-00837-JEO
  • Pending
  • Hobby Lobby Coupon Class Action
  • Pending
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Associations

  • Alabama State Bar, Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Alabama Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Civil Rights Litigation Attorney of the Year
  • AI Global
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Highest Rating, Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Elite Lawyers of the South
  • ALM Media
  • 2019
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys in Civil Litigation
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys in Consumer Law
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys in Communications
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2019
  • 2019 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Attorney Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigator
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Professional Achievement
  • Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide
  • 2018
  • Elite Lawyers of the South
  • ALM Media
  • 2017
  • Top Three Consumer Protection Lawyer
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • OYM
  • 1989
  • Cum Laude
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 1988
  • Managing Editor
  • Cumberland Law Review
  • 1987
  • Member
  • Cumberland Law Review
  • 1986
  • Cum Laude
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • 1985
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practice: Supporting Your Case
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Effective Presentation Techniques for the Trial Lawyer
  • 2008
  • Cumberland Law Review
  • Can a "Life Advocate" Impair the Constitutional Right to Reject Life-Prolonging Medical Treatment?
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practice: Supporting Your Case
  • 2009
  • Seminar
  • Effective Presentation Techniques for the Trial Lawyer
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The Avvo answers of Mr. Armstrong are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Business Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Armstrong is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gives sound advice on avvo."
Business Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who gives so generously to the AVVO community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Allan is a great and capable lawyer who can create out of the box solutions that can really make a difference in the right case. Allan has the experience, insight and ingenuity to approach cases in a different way and to obtain superior results for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Armstrong is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With his extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, he is bound to invest his time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Allan has fought for the rights of others for many years. He taught me how to fight for those wronged by corporations and other big businesses. He is highly dedicated to his clients and has a track record of success. If you have a consumer issue or personal injury matter, do not hesitate to contact Allan."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with, and observe, Allan Armstrong in practice in numerous cases. He is a dedicated and savvy trial lawyer who zealously represents his clients. I recommend him for any litigation need for a business or personal matter."
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