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My law firm, Sparkman, Shepard & Morris, P.C., serves individual and business clients throughout Alabama and the South with professional legal services from Contract and Fraud Litigation to Complex Bankruptcy Cases. The firm traces its roots to deceased partner and former United States Senator John J. Sparkman, who opened his law offices in 1924. Our firm advises and represents businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, professionals, insurance companies, individuals in business and government contractors.


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 45%
    37 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 11: 30%
    37 years, 40 cases
  3. Litigation: 15%
    37 years, 300 cases
  4. Corporate: 5%
    37 years, 200 cases
  5. Debt Collection: 5%
    37 years, 100 cases



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Contact info

303 Williams Ave
Suite 1411
Huntsville, AL, 35801


ALAuthorized to practice law197907/19/2016
DCInactive 198707/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowAmerican Bar Foundation2015
Outstanding Local Bar Award (as president)Alabama State Bar2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSparkman, Shepard & Morris, P.C.1997 - Present
Chapter 7 and 11 TrusteeU.S. Bankruptcy Court1979 - 2013
Staff MemberU.S. Senate Committee on Judiciary1977 - 1977
Law Clerk to DirectorFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation1976 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama State BarBar Commissioner (elected)2014 - Present
Athens State UniversityBoard of Trustees (Governor's appointment)2012 - Present
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
Leadership HuntsvilleMember, Class 252011 - 2012
Alabama State Board of EducationMember (elected)1991 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Smith, 352 B.R. 500 (Bkrtcy.N.D.Ala.,2006)The Bankruptcy Court granted our motions.
In re Kelley, 255 B.R. 783 (Bkrtcy.N.D.Ala.,2000)Bankruptcy Court sustained our objection.
In re Madison Hotel Corp., 175 B.R. 94 (Bkrtcy.N.D.Ala.,1994)Bankruptcy Court granted our motion for stay relief.
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Publication nameTitleDate
94 Commercial Law JournalThe Plight of Secured Creditors After In Re Timbers of Inwood Forest Assoc., Ltd.1989
48 The Alabama LawyerFarm Bankruptcy: The New Chapter 121987
3 The Compleat LawyerBankruptcy Case Administration1986
45 The Alabama LawyerBargaining Agreements: An Analysis of In re Bildisco1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Dartmouth CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly Free CLEInternet Scams That Target Lawyers2011
Last Chance SeminarGhost Writing for Pro Se Parties2011