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Burr & Forman LLP

  • Designation: Birmingham
  • Head Count: 258
  • Gross Revenues: $127,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $495,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $480,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Burr & Forman is a Birmingham-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Burr & Forman has 258 attorneys and is the 169th largest firm in the United States.  With $127,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 177th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in AL, FL, GA, MS and TN.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 177 -2 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

New Florida Bar President Abadin Wants to Update Rules

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : June 26, 2015

Miami attorney Ramon Abadin is sworn in as the new head of the Florida Bar.

Florida Bar Convention Focus Will Be on Technology

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : June 19, 2015

More than 2,000 lawyers are expected at the Boca Raton Resort & Club for the annual Florida Bar conference, which will focus on technology issues facing lawyers.

Lifetime Achievers: Oscar N. Persons

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

Born to a schoolteacher and a Baptist minister who moved around the rural South to preach, Oscar N. Persons had a plan. Inspired at age 10 by a chemistry set, he'd go to Georgia Tech, become a chemist, run a company.

Anne Hathaway's Dad Joins Drinker Biddle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2015

Drinker Biddle & Reath adds a labor and employment partner with star power; Bryan Cave parts ways with a former senator; Greenberg Traurig grabs two former Dewey & LeBoeuf dealmakers; four firms raid Kirkland & Ellis; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is further developing its real estate practice with the addition of two partners, Scott Hitch and Patrick Webb, from Burr & Forman.

3rd DCA Sends Dispute Between Real Estate Giants Back to New York

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : June 01, 2015

Following a brief detour through the Florida courts system, a dispute between two giants of South Florida real estate over an affordable housing project in New York City appears headed back north for abritration.


: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Class Action Offers Plenty of Classic Rock and Blues

Dennis Doherty : Daily Report : May 28, 2015

Class Action is the third of seven lawyer bands to be profiled in the Daily Report. The bands will compete in the Atlanta Bar Foundation's LawJam 2015—the sixth annual battle of the Atlanta lawyer bands—at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Adams and Reese Names New Managing Partner

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 22, 2015

Adams and Reese tapped Guilford Thornton Jr., a partner specializing in governmental and legislative relations, to lead the firm from its Nashville office.

Polsinelli Expands Health Care Practice Into Nashville

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 15, 2015

The firm is extending its reach by creating a new office in Nashville that will focus on the health care industry, a staple for the fast-growing Polsinelli. Manning the outpost will be former Frost Brown Todd attorneys Bobby Guy and Robert Dempsey.

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nashville Sees a Frenzy of Lateral Activity

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Firms such as Burr & Forman and Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada are expanding their presence in the Music City, contributing to a recent spike in lateral activity since the start of the year.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.