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Burr & Forman LLP

  • Designation: Birmingham
  • Head Count: 261
  • Gross Revenues: $129,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $495,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $485,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

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 200 175 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 168 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 195 -18 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 66 -66 Summer programs

In the News

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.


: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

FATCA for Unsuspecting Businesses and Their Counsel

Joshua A. Ehrenfeld : Corporate Counsel : January 26, 2014

Congress and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service have teamed up to deliver a ticking tax bomb that is set to explode on July 1, 2014.

On the Move: 'Actors Studio' for Mercer Law Students Wins Award

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 25, 2014

An innovative way of teaching professionalism to first-year law students, modeled on "Inside the Actor's Studio," has won Mercer University School of Law a national award from the American Bar Association.

HBR, QDiscovery, D4, Advanced Discovery Among Shops Hiring, Promoting

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 21, 2014

Legal industry career moves, and the Association of Legal Administrators names its new board of directors.

Classic Rock Group's Ready for Some Class Action

Dennis Doherty : Daily Report : January 09, 2014

The band name is a legal term and a tongue in cheek (or misleading) reference to the quality of the band: class act.

A Look Inside Atlanta Firm Financials

Mary Smith Judd : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

A couple of caveats about year-over-year comparisons this year at all firms. For the third year, the Daily Report used the Am Law standards for rounding some metrics.

A Deeper Look at Atlanta-Based Firms

: Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Our staff is tasked with vetting the numbers of the 12 highest grossing firms based in Atlanta, plus Birmingham, Ala.-based Burr & Forman for consideration in the Am Law 100 and 200 rankings of the nation's richest law firms. The national rankings will be published in May, but we invite readers to read the deeper analyses behind local firms' numbers.

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.