Hale Sides LLC protects the interests of a broad base of businesses, municipalities and governmental entities, employers, insureds, insurers, trust plan administrators, self-insured businesses and other corporations. Our attorneys are seasoned and experienced in all issues arising from the tripartite arrangement between an insurer, retained counsel and its insured, and we have been called upon to represent the interests of thousands of insured clients over the years in myriad matters of litigation. We are involved in diverse and complicated matters ranging from catastrophic personal injury claims, to complex product liability cases, civil rights and constitutional law cases, law enforcement liability matters, corporate fraud claims, and litigation against insurers.

Statement of Practice AREAS:

Civil trial practice in all state and federal courts, insurance defense, insurance coverage litigation, personal injury, worker's compensation, architects and engineers liability, construction, professional malpractice, municipal liability, products liability, lender liability, arson, fidelity and surety, corporate law, business development, commercial transactions, banking law, employment discrimination law, civil rights and constitutional law.

Appellate Practice

Successful appellate practice in Alabama requires a unique blend of skillful analysis, articulate advocacy and reasoned common sense. Our seasoned appellate attorneys realize the additional value a client receives in following the changing philosophies of the respective appellate courts, which knowledge is gained from years of experience and careful scrutiny of how appellate issues historically have been handled. We diligently track developments and trends in the appellate courts, with reasoned insight into how a legal issue may be addressed.

The lawyers of the Firm have advanced numerous successful arguments and appearances before all state and appellate courts and have compiled a number of hard fought victories, many of which have been on the cutting edge of the law. The Firm is equipped with state of the art research capabilities, software and databases, and we monitor all rulings of significance from the appellate courts on a weekly basis. The Firm follows trends in rulings on particular issues, is equipped to follow specific jury verdict patterns in all venues of Alabama, and regularly reports important holdings and opinions to affected clients.

Protecting Those Who SERVE AND Protect Us

We have a particularly recognized specialty throughout Alabama in the defense of claims of all types against towns, municipalities and cities, and the public officials, agents, police officers, firefighters, mayors, councilpersons and commissioners, and other persons elected or employed by them. Numerous cases at the state and federal appellate court levels have been defended and argued successfully by the Firm, with its name associated with many cases of first impression, which have defined and refined the law with respect to municipal liability. The Firm has been engaged numerous times on amicus curiae appearances for major businesses, trust plan administrators and others potentially affected by rulings in cases to which they are otherwise not a party.


About Us

Our Attorneys

Thomas S. Hale
Terry A. Sides
Richard D. Whitaker

Areas of practice


600 Financial Center
505 20th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
tel: 205.453.9800
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