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Garrick Lewis Stotser

Corporate and incorporation Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 28 years
    Alabama - AL 37 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1986
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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I am the son of a United States Army General and  was born in Augsburg, Germany. My wife , Debbie, and I were married in 1990 and have two sons, Nathan and Jacob. I have been a long-time resident of Trussville, Alabama and is a member of Faith Community . A  vast majority of my time is spent representing his many clients and handling my  responsibilities as Senior Partner, but I also enjoy spending time with my family, attending and coaching his sons’ various athletic events, running and presently building an orphanage..


Massey Stotser & Nichols, PC
1780 Gadsden Hwy
Birmingham, AL, 35235-3106

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Posted by Mike | July 27, 2015
An Outstanding Attorney
Rick is an outstanding attorney with extremely high morals and integrity who works passionately for everyone he represents. He has represented me for several years and I have recommended him to numerous clients and friends because I have tremendous confidence in the work that he will do and the results he will achieve, which have always been superb. Many qualities differentiate Rick from other attorneys, but one that most fascinates me is his keen ability to accurately predict what the opposing side is going to say or do and to readily anticipate and prepare for any and all options. He seems to always stay two steps ahead of his adversaries. Rick has an expansive knowledge of the law in many areas and specialties. His advice is always spot-on. I highly recommend Rick to handle any legal matter that arises.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2015
a client
Rick Stotser along with the entire Massey, Stotser and Nichols firm are by far the epitome of character and integrity. To a person, from the attorneys, paralegals, assistants and even the back office associates, they are all a pleasure to work with and display the utmost professionalism. There is no doubt that recommending this attorney and the firm as a whole is always my pleasure to do.
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Posted by J.T. | July 2, 2015
Rick Stotser is a highly skilled attorney and courtroom litigator! You can rely upon his sounds wisdom and counsel.
Rick Stotser is a highly experienced and formidable attorney who constantly strives to exemplify the highest standard of excellence. He is a well seasoned veteran in the courtroom and his work ethic and preparation for trial is unmatched in the legal community. Rick is a great communicator, but more importantly he is a great listener. I rely upon Rick and his firm for all my business and personal needs. I highly recommend you consult with Rick when any legal need should arise. Rick and the firm are well connected in the community and his resources to assist are extensive. I could not recommend Rick and the firm enough!
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2015
Outstanding attorney in Birmingham
Have been a client of Rick's for about 5 years. In my dealings with him, I have found that Rick is not only a very knowledgeable attorney, but has also been super-responsive to my needs. He has a broad background in legal matters & in business, and uses it to a full extent to help his clients. It seems that Rick never sleeps and is always looking for ways to save me money, whether it is in reducing or eliminating exposure in a claim or structuring a deal in such a way as to save income taxes wherever possible. Always thinking and attentive, Rick is very impressive in his handling of all legal matters. He is great to have on your side, and I wouldn't like to think of being on an opposing side! Nothing but good things to say about Rick and his firm - an outstanding attorney who does his job with great integrity and professionalism.
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Posted by Heath | July 1, 2015
One of the Best
Dealing with legal matters are never fun, but Mr. Stotser made me feel like everything was going to be okay. He's an absolute warrior for his clients. He's very knowledgeable, responsive and has an action plan. I've hired him for his legal services in a divorce case and a adoption process. He counseled me through every step. Even when my poor decisions placed me in a bad position, Mr. Stotser's skills and knowledge helped me to get a favorable outcome. I highly recommend him for any legal situation. His firm and team are a class act and extremely the best in my opinion. If you're looking for legal counsel, he's definitely who I would recommend,. The only thing that would be bad about Mr. Stotser would be if he's representing the other side.
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Posted by Patrick | July 1, 2015
Great Lawyer
I have used Rick for several years in legal matters for business as well as personal issues. He is easy to deal with and has an excellent legal and administrative team behind him. Massey Stotser Nichols is a large enough firm to handle most any legal matters you might require but small enough so you feel you are their only client.
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Posted by Chris | July 1, 2015
Authentic Attorney
Rick Stotser has represented me on many occasions. Each time there was such a sense of confidence that my interests were the priority. Even more than that was the level of ethics and morality that Rick has always displayed. That leadership has trickled down to his firm and those who mentors under him. I do believe that Rick is true to the word counselor as he has helped me through several legal experiences.
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Posted by Joe | July 1, 2015
Great Firm
Rick Stotser has been handling all my personal and business legal matters for over 20 years now. He and his firm are the best I've ever worked with. They always put me first and do everything with my best interest in mind. He has become more like family and business partner then legal counsel, and I could not imagine ever having to find another law firm. If you have ever needed quality legal services with a firm then actually cares they are definitely the firm to go with.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Massey Stotser and Nichols
  • 1987 - Present


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Auburn University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Townson
  • denial of summary judgment
  • Counsel Financial Services V Wood
  • summary judgment properly denied
  • David V Shah
  • case affirmed
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  • State of Alabama
  • certified mediator
  • 2006 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State of Albama Fee Dispute Committee
  • member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • RBC bank
  • adivsory board member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Trussville Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Trussville School Board Foundation
  • founding board member
  • 2005 - 2009
  • State of Alabama Family court committee
  • member
  • 2000 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • gatekeeper award
  • Trussvile City Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Interviewing of clients
  • client interviewing
  • 2015

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Birmingham Corporate and incorporation Lawyer Garrick Lewis Stotser
Garrick Lewis Stotser
Corporate and incorporation Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 37 years