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Burr & Forman LLP

  • Designation: Birmingham, Ala.
  • Head Count: 232
  • Gross Revenues: $109,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $470,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $460,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 9

Burr and Forman is a Birmingham, Alabama-based law firm. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 196th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 with gross revenue of $100,500,000 in 2010. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, Burr & Forman has 226 attorneys and is the 180th largest firm in the United States. 2002 was the first year that the firm ranked on the NLJ 250. This business and litigation firm's practice areas include corporate; financial services; tax; intellectual property and technology; trusts and estates; environmental and land use; and real estate. In addition to its Birmingham headquarters, Burr and Forman has offices in Montgomery, Alabama, Jackson, Mississippi, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 187 9 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 177 3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 200 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 177 3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 66 -66 Summer programs

In the News

Active Year Pays Off for Burr & Forman

: Daily Report : January 31, 2014

Last year was a growth year for Burr & Forman. The firm's revenue increased 8.3 percent to $130 million.

The Churn: Bingham Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Bingham & McCutchen loses a real estate finance partner to Holland & Knight and litigator to Stubbs Alderton Markiles; Greenberg Traurig adds a former FINRA enforcement counsel; and Holland & Hart absorbs a Salt Lake City tax boutique.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.


: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014


: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Harvey Kauget joins Burr & Forman's intellectual property practice as partner in the Tampa office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

VOIR DIRE: The Naked Truth

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Randy Travis has lost his bid to stop the public disclosure of dashcam video that shows him nude during his 2012 arrest for driving while intoxicated. Plus more in this week's column.


: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Geoffrey Willis joins the Brown Rudnick's environmental and real estate practices in the Irvine, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

The Churn: Chadbourne Adds 'Deep Throat' Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A former Manatt Phelps partner in Washington, D.C., with ties to Watergate figures joins Chadbourne; Hinshaw & Culbertson makes a group hire from an IP boutique in Chicago; and Orrick lands two Bingham entertainment trial lawyers in Los Angeles.

Judges: Debt Fees Must Be Disclosed on Front End

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 06, 2014

The Atlanta-based federal appeals court has ruled that creditors cannot tack on a collection fee based on a percentage of a debt without warning consumers up front.

Why I ... Spend My Sundays at the Museum—Ed Snow, Burr & Forman

Ed Snow : Daily Report : January 19, 2013

My passion for art of the ancient world stems from months of working toward a master's degree in theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore. Unfortunately (and fortunately), my legal career took off and I was unable to complete the degree.

2 Firms Take on New Marketing Officers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 04, 2013

Burr & Forman has hired Susan Longo as its new chief marketing officer, replacing Erin Meszaros, who has moved to Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as its chief business development and marketing officer.

ROCKTENN: In-House Legal Work

Mary Welch | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 21, 2013

Robert McIntosh, general counsel, executive vice president and secretary for RockTenn, doesn't have any best practices for his legal team. None.

Jeff Holt

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013