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Albert W. Copeland, II
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Birmingham Attorney
Albert W. Copeland, II

Phone: 205.795.6588


Languages: English

Growing up in a family of lawyers, Albert Copeland had the opportunity to witness from an early age the positive impact attorneys can have on their clients’ lives. He understands that effective representation is achieved when an attorney is able to put himself in his clients’ shoes and see his clients’ challenges through their eyes. Clients naturally see their own cases from a deeply personal perspective – situations that could involve potential loss of liberty or financial ruin – and they are often not equipped to handle those difficulties without capable counsel. Albert is invested in helping them navigate what can be a scary and uncertain legal landscape.

Back in law school, Albert was particularly drawn to trial advocacy – traveling around the country participating in criminal and civil law tournaments – and is incorporating into his own practice the creative process of breaking down complex legal concepts and presenting them in a straightforward, easy-to-follow storytelling manner. He also believes that lawyers should be eager to pursue innovation and entrepreneurship in their jobs – to be always on the lookout for ways to improve efficiencies, try new processes, and approach obstacles with an open mind.

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice
  • Securities and Financial Services Litigation
  • Technology and Emerging Growth Companies


  • Furman University, 2012, B.A., Political Science (Cum laude)
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, 2018, J.D. (Senior editor, Law and Psychology Review”; 2017 and 2018 Regional Semi-Finalist, AAJ National Trial Advocacy Competition Team; 2016 and 2017 George P. Taylor Award in Trial Advocacy; CALI Award – E-Discovery (Fall 2016), Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill (Spring 2017), Mediation (Spring 2018); Criminal Defense Clinic, Fall 2017; Member, Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society)

Representative Experience:

  • Practices civil defense litigation focusing on health care and medical malpractice defense.

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Alabama State Bar: Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association: Member, Young Lawyers’ Section
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI): Member
  • Birmingham Inns of Court: Member

Publications and Presentations:

  • Co-Presenter, “State of Crypto: Regulatory and Cybersecurity Overview of Digital Currencies,” Primerus Southeast Regional Meeting (Forthcoming, January 25, 2019)
  • Author, Operation CryptoSweep: Anatomy of an Alabama SEC Enforcement Action, Christian & Small Nonstop Insights Blog (November 2018)
  • Author, Legal Work, On Demand: How Book-It Legal is Revolutionizing the Traditional Clerkship Model, Alabama State Bar, ADDENDUM (April 2017)


  • Alabama, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

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Christian & Small LLP

Suite 1800, Financial Center
505 North 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Law Firm Contact: Duncan Y. Manley

Tel: 205.795.6588

Fax: 205.328.7234



Member Since: 2003

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