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Year founded: 2006
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In the Fall of 2005, the founding partners of Heninger Garrison Davis began discussions regarding the potential merger of two separate and distinct law firms. Steve Heninger, Tim Davis, and Erik Heninger had been practicing together for many years and were focused on the litigation of civil cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and business litigation. Lew Garrison had established a prolific and successful firm that emphasized class actions, mass torts, and pharmaceutical claims.

Combining those areas appeared to be a natural and complimentary fit that would be a unique and effective model. Lew Garrison’s expertise and large network of referring attorneys across the entire country was unrivaled in Alabama. Steve, Tim, and Erik had established a reputation as highly skilled and effective courtroom lawyers among the judges and attorneys throughout the state. The talents, experience, personalities, and goals of these founding partners meshed perfectly. The aim was ambitious but the forecast was bright.

On February 1, 2006, the physical merger was completed and Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC opened its first office at 2224 1st Avenue North in Birmingham, Alabama. There were eight attorneys and a legal support staff of ten. One year later, Lee Gresham joined the firm as a partner. The firm opened an Atlanta office in 2010 along with another office in New Jersey when the firm expanded its practice to include a nationwide presence in patent infringement/intellectual property litigation. By the time the firm celebrated its 10th anniversary in Boston in 2016, the firm had grown to 27 attorneys and a talented support staff of over 25.

While the founding partners fully expected this firm to be successful, the growth has been nothing short of phenomenal. We have been blessed with a recognition and respect as one of the premier litigation firms in the United States. The firm has represented professional athletes, coaches, judges, congressmen, and other high profile clients while serving a long and proud line of clients who have injury claims or business disputes. Our lawyers have been recognized by their peers for the highest of abilities in such preeminent publications and organizations as: Martindale Hubbell, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Million Dollar Advocates, and Litigation Counsel of America.

We are understandably proud of what we have established at our firm. We are excited and focused on an even brighter future. While our experience and work ethic are a source of pride, it is our clients and referring attorneys who have given us the opportunity to serve their interests that have made us who we are. The firm recognizes and embraces the fact that we are simply a reflection of the relationships we enjoy. Our relationships are the true ornaments of our law firm, not its accolades and certifications.

Pablo Picasso once said: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” We believe we have found our gift – representing deserving clients who have legal problems. Our history is simply our foundation. Our future is pointed towards forming relationships with those who perceive a need for the gift of our experience, attitude, and firm commitment.


Heninger, Garrison & Davis, LLC is metro ranked in 9 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Birmingham, AL
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs


Metro Rankings

Birmingham, AL
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
Tier 2 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 3 for Environmental Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Intellectual Property

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.
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Qui Tam Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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The legal system was not designed to serve the interests of a select few. At Heninger Garrison Davis Law Firm, it is our purpose, our duty, and our calling to provide every client with wise counsel, practical advice, and creative solutions to complex legal issues. We wake up every day with a renewed energy to fulfill our roles as counselors, advisors, and advocates for our clients who deserve justice.


As one of the most prolific civil litigation firms in the state of Alabama, Heninger Garrison Davis focuses on personal injury, business litigation, mass tort and class action cases. With 28 attorneys collectively licensed to practice in more than a dozen states, we possess the sophisticated legal skills, financial resources, and the multi-layered support team needed to take on the world’s most powerful corporations. When huge forces are at play, major money is at stake, or rights are being trampled, we cut through the complexity, get to the heart of the problem, and win what matters most.


Living out our firm’s purpose are the people of Heninger Garrison Davis. Federal and State courts routinely appoint our attorneys to serve as leaders in national litigation. Many serve as directors and officers of local, state, and national bar organizations. For each client, we balance our rich litigation history with ongoing legal innovation.


Long-term, successful relationships are based on mutual trust and mutual respect. For us this is all-encompassing. It includes relationships with colleagues within the firm, relationships with clients, referring attorneys, judges, and even our adversaries.

At Heninger Garrison Davis, we know the value of experience and knowledge. Our lawyers collaborate with one another and experts in the field regularly to discuss cases and to share ideas. From the newest associates to the founding partners, the exchange of thoughts and ideas among everyone fosters an environment where innovation and experience combine to provide superior service to our clients.We are small enough to have a collegial, friendly work environment and large enough to have the resources necessary to challenge some of the world’s biggest companies. Our success in all of our practice areas gives us the financial backing and courtroom credibility necessary to advocate for our clients at the highest level.

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