Phillip A Laird

Phillip A Laird

Jasper, Alabama

Senior partner Phillip A. Laird has practiced law in Jasper, Alabama, and the surrounding communities since 1969. Originally from Cordova, Alabama, he graduated from Cordova High School in 1961, earned an Associates Degree from Walker College in 1964 and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1966. Phil graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1969, and was a member of the International Moot Court team in his senior year.

During his professional career, Phil has served as a member of the Alabama Board of Bar Commissioners, the Board of Bar Examiners, the Alabama Supreme Court Committee on Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Editorial Board of The Alabama Lawyer. He is a member of the Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys, having served as that organization's President in 1985. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Walker County Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar, having served on the Board of Governors from 1981-1984.

Phil has been married to the former Nancy Goodwyn for 33 years. They are the proud parents of P. Andrew "Andy" Laird, Wells Laird Park and Matthew Laird, and the grandparents of Miller Park.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Real Estate Law
  • Education Law

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1969
    • Honors: Member, International Moot Court Team, 1969
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1966
  • Walker College, Jasper, Alabama
    • A.S. - 1964

Representative Clients

  • Walker County Board of Education
  • Walker Regional Medical Center, Incorporated
  • Carbon Hill City Board of Education
  • City of Jasper
  • Walker County
  • Town of Kansas
  • Town of Eldridge


  • First National Bank of Jasper, Alabama
  • Bank of Parrish, Alabama

Honors and Awards

  • International Moot Court Team, 1969

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alabama Association of School Boards, Member
  • Alabama Board of Bar Examiners, Member, 1980 - 1984
  • Alabama Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Procedure, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys, President, 1985
  • Alabama Board of Bar Commissioners, Member, 1986 - 1989
  • Alabama Lawyer, Member, Editorial Board, 1992 - Present
  • Walker County Bar Association, President, 1981
  • Walker County Bar Association, Member; President, 1981
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Alabama State Bar, Member, Board of Governors, 1981 - 1984
  • Alabama State Bar, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member


  • Sigma Delta Kappa