Lawyer Profile

Law School - University of Oregon School of Law

Bar Admission - 9/29/1995

Law Office Locations: Downtown Birmingham, Hoover and Homewood

Geographic Areas Served: Shelby, Jefferson, St. Clair, Chilton, Bibb, Tuscaloosa, Talladega, Blount, Walker, Cullman

Scott Harwell

Harwell Law Firm LLC

420 20th Street North, Suite 2000

Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: 205-999-1099


Scott Harwell practices law at the Harwell Law Firm with offices in downtown Birmingham, Hoover and Homewood.

Areas of Practice:
Divorce and Family Law
Bankruptcy Law
Criminal Law
Probate Law – Wills & Estates
Personal Injury and Accident Law
Employment Law
Civil Litigation
Property Law / Real Estate
Worker’s Compensation
Social Security Claims
Small Business / Corporate Law
Mediation and Arbitration

1995, Alabama Bar
1996, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Alabama State Bar


Scott Harwell, the owner of Harwell Law Firm LLC, is a Birmingham Christian Attorney that has been providing legal counsel from a Christian perspective for 18 years as an Alabama attorney. As a Christian attorney, Scott Harwell believes that other than God, family is the most important aspect of a person’s life.  

As a Christian lawyer, Scott Harwell employs Biblical legal principles in advising and representing clients. This means that on most cases, the initial strategy employed will be efforts to avoid a legal dispute. If these efforts fail or your case has already reached the next level in the legal process, Mr. Harwell will then attempt to resolve your legal problem and will attempt to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement prior to engaging in lengthy and expensive litigation. However, if the opposing party is being unreasonable and refuses to settle your case, Scott Harwell will aggressively and diligently proceed with litigation and, if necessary, a trial.

Although Scott Harwell often fails, he does his best to follow the Golden Rule by treating his clients as he would want to be treated. Mr. Harwell accomplishes this by completely explaining your legal rights, potential legal consequences, applying an economic cost and benefit analysis to your case, by employing fair and reasonable billing practices and by keeping clients informed about the status of their case. In over 18 years of practice as a Birmingham attorney and Shelby County attorney and after representing thousands of clients, only a handful of clients have ever had any questions about the time they were charged on their case. If you need an Alabama attorney, please call Scott Harwell at (205) 980-1445.

Auburn University, B.S., 1992
University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1995

Mr. Harwell was born and raised in Flomaton, Alabama and currently resides in Chelsea, Alabama. In order to better serve his clients, Mr. Harwell’s firm currently has four convenient office locations in the Birmingham area and in Shelby County. Harwell Law Firm LLC’s primary Office is located at The Narrows in Shelby County, Alabama at the bottom of Double Oak Mountain and on the border of the city limits of Chelsea, Alabama. We also have a Downtown Birmingham Office at the Wells Fargo Tower, in Hoover at One Chase Corporate Center and in Homewood at Southbridge Parkway.

After graduating with honors and as Salutatorian of his 1987 Flomaton High School class, Mr. Harwell was awarded a scholarship to Auburn University from the Escambia County Alumni Association. Mr. Harwell began college in 1987 and was named to the Dean’s List as a freshman and numerous times throughout college. While at Auburn, Mr. Harwell joined the fraternity of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and was active on campus. Mr. Harwell also participated in the Cooperative Education program and spent several quarters working for IBM.

After graduating with honors from Auburn, Mr. Harwell opted to attend the University of Oregon School of Law. While in law school, Scott Harwell clerked for several law firms in the Eugene, Oregon area. In addition, Mr. Harwell received an offer for a summer clerkship for the prestigious Alabama firm of Sirote & Permutt and was also offered a summer clerk position at Balch & Bingham. In addition to working as a law clerk and enjoying outdoor activities of camping, snowboarding, hiking, white-water rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing and other outdoor activities on a weekly basis (except close to finals), Mr. Harwell graduated in the top 10 of his class in 1995 and is a member of The Order of the Coif, one of the most prestigious awards for law students. Mr. Harwell was also named to the Who’s Who of Legal Students, The National Dean’s List and graduated Magna Cum Laude in his class.

After graduating law school, Scott Harwell returned home to Alabama and became a licensed Alabama attorney in 1995. Rather than working for an Alabama law firm, Mr. Harwell immediately opened his own office and initially began practicing law in Atmore, Alabama and in Bay Minette, Alabama. During this first year, Mr. Harwell also practiced in Escambia County, Monroe County, Conecuh County and Baldwin County. Within 40 days of receiving his license to practice law, Mr. Harwell was appointed to defend a young man accused of robbery and successfully defended this man at a jury trial.


In the past 18 years, Harwell Law Firm LLC has represented thousands of Alabama families, individuals and small businesses in a multitude of practice areas.  If you choose Harwell Law Firm LLC to be your personal Alabama attorney, family attorney or small business attorney, it is our goal to become your law firm for life and for all your legal needs.  Accordingly, Harwell Law Firm LLC has experience in representing individuals, families and small businesses in the below-listed areas of practice, which is all most individuals, families and small business will ever need:

     -Family Law, Divorce Attorney, Child Custody Attorney, Child Support Attorney,  Adoption Lawyer 
     -Bankruptcy Attorney and Financial Problems
     -Criminal Defense Lawyer and DUI Attorney
     -Probate Lawyer, Wills, Trusts and Estate Attorney
     -Personal Injury Attorney, Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Disability Claims, ERISA
      Long Term Disability Claims
     -Civil Litigation Attorney, Breach of Contract, Fraud, etc.
     -Employment Lawyer, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment Attorney, Family Medical Leave Act
      (FMLA), etc.
     -Small Business Attorney and Corporate Lawyer
     -Property Lawyer and Real Estate Attorney
     -Civil Rights Attorney
     -Appeals Attorney – Federal and Alabama Appellate Court
     -Mediation Attorney and Arbitration; and Associated and Client Referrals on Complex Litigation


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