Lawyer Profile

Michael Rich
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone | 256-535-1100

Law School - University of Alabama School of Law
Bar Admission - 9/28/2012

Law Office Locations: Huntsville

Geographic Areas Served: Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee


Michael Rich’s practice is centered on business law, corporate transactions, employment discrimination, and civil rights litigation. His experience includes work on an antitrust suit between a major United States manufacturer and a foreign supplier, breaches of contract (including a coverage dispute under an insurance policy), revision of articles of incorporation, preparation for shareholder meetings, a leveraged buyback of stock, and a variety of bankruptcy issues.

Areas of Practice:
Corporate and Business Law
Business and Commercial Transactions
Commercial and Industrial Financing
Antitrust and Unfair Competition
Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation
Employment Law
Employment Discrimination
Employment Litigation
Municipal and County Public Employee Litigation

All Alabama state courts
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

Alabama Bar Association


J.D., summa cum laude, 2012, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
M. Leigh Harrison Academic Excellence Award
Hugo L. Black Scholar
Dean Thomas W. Christopher Prize
Bench and Bar Honor Society
Acquisitions Editor and Managing Board Member, Alabama Law Review 
University of Fribourg Summer Exchange, Fribourg, Switzerland

B.A.,1997, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Oklahoma Regents' Scholarship (Full Academic Scholarship)
President's Academic Writing Project and President's Academic Round TableOrder of Omega Golden Key Honor Society
President, Sigma Nu Fraternity
Associate Justice, Interfraternity Council


Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson, United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, Memphis, TN (2012-2013)

Mr. Rich has held a variety of management or other positions with providers of financial services, including serving as a branch manger, mortgage originator, and credit manager (1999-2010)


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