Professional Excellence

Founded in 1987, Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC has become one of the region's notable mid-sized, full-service law firms, offering individual, corporate, and litigation clients the personal attention and advocacy required to accomplish their objectives.  We are committed to providing excellent service in a cost-effective, responsive, and resourceful manner.

Substantially all of our members are rated "A V" by Martindale-Hubbell®, its highest possible rating.  This 140-year-old independent peer rating service awards this designation only to attorneys who reflect the highest ethical standards and ability in the profession.  In addition, several of our members are listed in the Best Lawyers in America registry.

Our firm offers individual, corporate, and litigation clients the personal attention and advocacy required to accomplish their objectives.  For example, some of our clients' needs involve careful estate, tax, or business planning or representation in civil litigation and appeals or alternative dispute resolution.  Other clients' concerns are in the areas of healthcare, construction, labor and employment, insurance, or corporate law.  Whatever service is required, there is a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer who is dedicated to that area of practice.  The attorneys of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt also regularly serve as local counsel in Alabama for out-of-state clients in litigation and transactional matters.

The essential resources of a much larger firm are readily available for clients at our organization.  Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt is committed to providing excellent service in a cost-effective, responsive, and resourceful manner.

We invite you to learn more about our firm's practice areas and attorneys through our website.  Please feel free to contact me personally to direct you to a lawyer in our firm who will be well-suited to your needs.

Jay Clark, Managing Member
(205) 874-0313/jclark@wallacejordan.com

Practice Area Spotlight:
Business Law

The firm's business law group assists individuals and entities with a wide variety of legal needs. Attorneys working in this area have broad experience in advising corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), and sole proprietors regarding:

  • Business planning
  • Choice of entity and formation issues
  • Compliance with filing requirements
  • Establishing employment contracts and covenants not to compete
  • Negotiating franchise agreements and other contracts
  • Wind-up and dissolution

Attorney Spotlight:
Phillip D. Corley, Jr.

Phillip Corley practices in the areas of real estate law, commercial lending, commercial transactions, and municipal law. He represents lenders, borrowers and developers in commercial real estate transactions both in Alabama and across the country.

In his commercial mortgage practice, Phillip has extensive experience representing lenders in portfolio, CMBS, and Fannie Mae loans and credit facilities for commercial and multifamily properties in more than 40 states. He serves as the City Attorney for the City of Hoover, Alabama, the sixth largest municipality in the state.