Oscar M. Price, III

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Phone: (205) 874-0370
Fax: (205) 874-3270
P.O. Box 530910
Birmingham, AL 35253

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Oscar Price joined Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt in 2004. He practices in the areas of construction, litigation and general business law and has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, suppliers, and bonding companies. In addition, Oscar has management experience in the construction field, which gives him a unique understanding of the industry.  Oscar is a trained and experienced arbitrator and is on the American Arbitration Association list of arbitrators. He is an experienced mediator as well and trained in collaborative law.

Oscar is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Birmingham Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama and the state courts of Alabama.  He is also a member of the American Arbitration Association’s panel of arbitrators.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Oscar was born in 1955. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Alabama in 1977. He received his law degree in 1980 from Vanderbilt University School of Law. Following graduation, he served one year as the law clerk for United States Magistrate Judge Edwin Nelson, United States District Court Northern District of Alabama.

From 1981 to 1987, Oscar practiced law with The Rust Engineering Company and Rust International Corporation where his work included the preparation and negotiation of engineering and construction contracts and related documents. He also supervised the resolution and litigation of construction claims and disputes, as well as other matters.

From 1987 to 2000, Oscar practiced corporate and construction law, among other areas, with the Birmingham firm of Johnston, Barton, Proctor & Powell. His work included reviewing, modifying, and negotiating construction documents including AIA documents. He also prosecuted and defended construction claims and litigated other construction-related and non-construction-related matters.

From 2000 to 2004, he was the president of All-South Subcontractors, Inc., a specialty contractor that provided commercial and industrial contracting and subcontracting throughout the southeastern United States. Its services included commercial roofing, lightweight concrete roof decks, and spray-applied fireproofing.

Oscar has served as a director of the National Roofing Contractors Association and the National Roofing Legal Resource Center. He is currently a director of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama. Oscar is a frequent speaker on construction law at continuing education seminars and industry meetings.

Oscar has served on the boards of numerous civic, charitable, and religious organizations including: the City of Mountain Brook Board of Zoning Adjustment, Grace House, and Re-Entry Ministries. Oscar has served as an elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church and Cahaba Park Presbyterian Church, and he is currently on the board of three Christian discipleship organizations: Young Business Leaders, the Jackson Institute, and Novo, formerly CRM Empowering Leaders.

Bar Admissions

 

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1981
  • Alabama, 1980

 

Education

  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, TN, J.D., 1980
  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, B.A., English, 1977

Professional Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Forum on the Construction Industry

Previous Positions

  • All-South Subcontractors, Inc., President, 2000-2004
  • Johnston, Barton, Proctor & Powell, Associate 1987-1990, Partner 1990-2000
  • The Rust Engineering Company, Rust International Company, Attorney, 1981-1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, Law Clerk to the Honorable Edwin Nelson, 1980-1981