Constitutional Law, Public Law, Local Governments, Government & Public Sector, Election Law

The firm’s practice includes the areas of constitutional law, disputes over the conduct of government officials, and election law. In this area, the firm’s practice involves:

  • Economic development disputes
  • Voting rights and redistricting issues
  • Discrimination and civil rights issues
  • First Amendment issues
  • Claims of misuse of government authority
  • Advising candidates on campaign and finance issues
  • Election contests

Cases of Note:

  • Riley v. Hughes, No. 1080006, 2009 WL 281305 (Feb. 6, 2009) (university trustee appointment dispute)
  • Bryan v. Hubbard, No. 1071662 2008 WL 4531791 (campaign finance disclosure and candidate disqualification)
  • Working v. Jefferson County Election Commission, No. 1070850 2008 WL (June 30, 2008) (county commissioner appointment dispute)
  • New Gourmet Concepts, Inc. v. Siedo Investment Co., No. 1060442 2009 WL 3050975 (Ala. Oct. 19, 2007) (apportionment on condemnation award)
  • Townson v. Stonicher, 933 So.2d 1062 (Ala. 2005) (voter ID requirement)
  • Roe v. Mobile County Appointing Board, 904 F. Supp. 1315 (S.D. Ala.) aff’d sub nom.; Roe v. State of Alabama, 68 F.3d 404 (11th Cir.), stay vacated sub nom.;  Hellums v. Alabama, 116 S.Ct. 355 (1995); See also related cases, Roe v. State of Alabama, 43 F.3d 574 (11th Cir. 1995); Roe v. State of Alabama, 52 F.3d 300 (11th Cir. 1995) (all concerning dispute over counting of unnotarized, unwitnessed absentee ballots in 1994 state general election for Chief Justice)
  • Eubanks v. Hale, 752 So. 2d1113 (Ala. 1999) (Jefferson County Sheriff election contest)
  • Collins v. Bennett, 684 So. 2d 681 (Ala. 1995), vacated, Ex parte Collins, No. 1970356 (Ala. June 19, 1998)
  • Sahag v. Mitchel, CV 96-AR-0307-M (N.D. Ala.) (orders of July 3, 1996 and Nov. 27, 1996) (State Board of Education redistricting)
  • Mitchell v. Probate Court of Jefferson County, 689 So. 2d 17 (Ala. 1997) (election contest of state judge)
  • White v. State of Alabama, 74 F.3d 1058 (11th Cir. 1996) (vacating voting rights consent decree for state appellate courts)