Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone | 256-535-1100
Law School - Alabama, University of
Bar Admission - 9/28/1979
Law Office Locations:
Geographic Areas Served:
Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee
Woody Sanderson's practice is primarily devoted to mediation and representation of school boards, municipalities, and utilities.
Woody Sanderson also devotes a significant portion of his practice to municipal litigation and education law.
Areas of Practice:
Education and School Law
Municipal and County Government Law
Municipal and County Public Employee Litigation
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts
Northern District of Alabama
Middle District of Alabama
All Alabama State Courts
American Bar Association
Alabama Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
Alabama Municipal Attorneys Association
Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Association for Conflict Resolution
J.D., 1979, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
President, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
Most Outstanding Senior, 1979
Articles Editor, Alabama Law Review
Finalist, John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition
M.P.A., 1979, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
B.A., cum laude, 1976, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Phi Beta Kappa
Honors and Awards:
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007. Listed in the areas of education law and water law.
Named an Alabama Super Lawyer by SuperLawyers.com for 2008.
Recipient, Distinguished Leadership Award, Leadership Huntsville-Madison Co., 2005.
“OSHA and the Private Litigant,” Alabama Law Review (1979).
“Could Employee Overtime Cost You?,” Alabama School Boards (magazine), 2002.
President, The Schools Foundation, 1999-2003
Member, Board of Directors, Committee of 100
Member, Board of Directors, Broadway Theater League
Graduate, Leadership Huntsville, 1991
Graduate, Leadership Alabama, 2002
Member, First United Methodist Church of Huntsville
Woody Sanderson has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution and issues affecting municipalities, school boards, and municipal utilities, including real estate, employment and environmental issues, tenure, tax, public financing, and contracts.