General Information

Year founded: 1936
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Overview

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Christian & Small is a multi‚Äźdisciplinary regional law firm with a global perspective. Our attorneys serve individuals and established regional, national, and international companies, as well as emerging businesses. Clients rely on Christian & Small for innovative legal services that reflect a deep understanding of the law and their businesses. Our firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional offices in metro-Jackson, Mississippi, and the Alabama Gulf Coast, providing a strategic geographic base from which to serve clients on a statewide basis and throughout the Southeast. Greer B. Mallette serves as managing partner.

Rankings

Christian & Small LLP is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 28 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Metro Rankings

Birmingham, AL
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Christian & Small is seasoned and highly effective; very tuned in to the local judiciary and bar.
Lisa Stephenson – CRST International
Transportation Law
Christian & Small is simply the best. Their experience and advocacy is second to none.
Lisa Stephenson – CRST International
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Christian & Small provides a great value for the quality of work received. Responsiveness is key for my business, and the attorneys, specifically Bradley Hightower, are extremely responsive.
Jonathan Schlact – Debt Acquisitions LLC
Transportation Law
I have used Christian & Small's services a number of times in the past. They are and will remain my first choice in my selection of an attorney in their areas of practice.
Harry Kimball – River Valley Fleet Safety Consulting
Transportation Law
My experience with the lawyers at Christian & Small is very positive. I worked with the firm on several matters while general counsel of a large transportation and logistics company, and the lawyers at Christian & Small were all very responsive in their interaction with me and very well versed in the subject matter and handling of the issues in which I sought their guidance.
Eric Baker – Frost Brown Todd LLC
Insurance Law
I have worked with the firm Christian & Small since its creation and have always been highly satisfied with their quality work.
Joseph Schleppi – Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Employment Law - Management
Richard Smith at Christian & Small has handled a variety of cases for our company ranging from defending insurance claims to employment disputes to criminal referrals. Richard is knowledgeable, down-to-earth, and does his best to keep costs down. Richard, along with his partners and associates at Christian & Small, has always been a pleasure to work with.
Family Law Mediation
Retired Judge RA Ferguson is a skilled mediator, with considerable experience and insight. I recommend him highly.
Sara Senesac – Sara J. Senesac Attorney at Law
Employment Law - Management
Christian & Small has an excellent reputation and provides excellent advice. I would recommend them to any company.
Commercial Litigation
David Faulkner of Christian & Small has a broad civil trial practice that includes premises liability, products liability, commercial transportation and trucking, personal injury, insurance, fraud and business and commercial litigation. He has experience defending major retailers, large and small transportation companies, various product manufacturers and retailers, and liability and health insurers.
David Benck, General Counsel – Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.
Commercial Litigation
Christian & Small is excellent, professional, friendly and very easy to work with.
Marion Spina – Spina Marketing
Transportation Law
I have used the attorneys at Christian & Small for several transportation cases and have found their work product and professionalism over and above the standard.
Harry Kimball – River Valley Fleet Safety Consulting
Insurance Law
Christian & Small does excellent work in a highly professional manner at a fair price. They have extensive knowledge of the various Courts all over Alabama which adds more value to the work they perform.

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Metro Rankings

Birmingham, AL
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 1 for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Tier 1 for Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Transportation Law
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
Tier 2 for Family Law
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 3 for Arbitration
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 3 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 3 for Litigation - Securities
Jackson-MS, MS
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 3 for Litigation - Environmental
Mobile, AL
Tier 1 for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Tier 2 for Insurance Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation Law
  • Bad Faith
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Disputes
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction
  • Construction Law
  • Coverage
  • COVID-19
  • Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
  • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Food and Beverage Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Qui Tam Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Reinsurance Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Technology Law
  • Toxic Tort
  • Transportation Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Workouts and Restructurings

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Main Location

Birmingham, AL
Financial Center, Suite 1800
505 North 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States
205-795-6588 Call our Birmingham, AL location at 205-795-6588 Get Directions Get directions to our Birmingham, AL location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Greer B. Mallette

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