Firm News

Happy Holidays from Cabaniss Johnston

December 14, 2016

The lawyers and staff at Cabaniss Johnston wish you all a happy Holiday Season.  We have been fortunate to expand our wealth management/trusts and estates and health law practices with two new partners and are excited about our plans for sustained growth in the years ahead.  As we enter our 130th year of practice in Alabama and across the nation, we renew our commitment to the innovation and diligence necessary to serve our clients’ needs.  Thank you for entrusting your legal needs to us, and we wish everyone joy and prosperity in 2017 and beyond.

Gerald Burnett to Speak On December 7

November 11, 2016

On December 7, Gerald Burnett  will be speaking on Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements in a seminar being sponsored by National Business Institute titled Legal Description, Title Insurance and Survey and Real Estate Transactions.

Jim Henry To Speak On December 14

November 11, 2016

Jim Henry will be speaking on December 14 at Vestavia Country Club at the 2016 joint meeting of the Alabama Association of Health Information Managers and the Alabama Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  His talk is titled “You Don’t Want to Walk a Mile In These Shoes: A Random Sampling of Recent Health Care Fraud Cases.”

Cabaniss Johnston Attorneys Named To 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers List

November 8, 2016

Congratulations to the following attorneys who have been selected for inclusion on the 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list.

Crawford S. McGivaren, Jr. – Business Litigation
Sydney F. Frazier, Jr. – Employment & Labor
Benjamen T. Rowe – Business Litigation
David S. Dunkle – Employee Benefits
C. Fred Daniels – Estate and Probate
Sandy G. Robinson – Workers’ Comp
Melanie Merkle Atha – Medical Malpractice: Defense

Cabaniss Johnston Named In The Best Law Firms Rankings For 2017

November 1, 2016

Cabaniss Johnston has once again been named in the Best Law Firms rankings for 2017. Best Lawyers has partnered with U.S. News & World Report, the leading rankings publication in the United States, to establish the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” rankings. These rankings are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area, showcasing more than 10,000 different law firms ranked in one or more of 118 major practice areas. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.

Cabaniss Johnston was ranked Tier 1 nationally in the Railroad Law category, and Tier 3 nationally in the Land Use & Zoning Law category.

Our Birmingham office was ranked in the following metropolitan categories: Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Securities, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, Railroad Law, Securities Regulation, Tax Law, Trust & Estates Law; Tier 2 for Business Organizations, Construction Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Employment Law – Management, Financial Services Regulation Law, Health Care Law, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Tax, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers; and Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.

Our Mobile office was ranked in the following metropolitan categories: Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers; Tier 2 for Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Construction, and Tier 3 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Land Use & Zoning Law.

Gerald Burnett To Speak On October 28

October 6, 2016

On October 28, Gerald Burnett will be speaking on the topic of Drafting Operating Agreements Under Alabama’s LLC Act for a program being sponsored by  M. Lee Smith Publishing Company.  This program will be held at the Birmingham Marriott, located off of Highway 280.

Congratulations, George Morris

September 20, 2016

Congratulations to George Morris, who has been appointed by the Alabama State Bar to the Leadership Forum Program Committee, Lawyer University Task Force, and the Future of the Profession Task Force for the 2016 – 2017 year.  Mr. Morris will also serve on the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association’s 2017 Birmingham Heart Walk.


September 8, 2016

Congratulations to Boyd Miller who has been named as the Member-At-Large to the Board of the Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section.