Algert S. Agricola Jr.

Algert S. Agricola, Jr. was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1978. Al received his Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University of Louisiana in 1974 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1978. He served as Law Clerk and Staff Attorney, for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals from 1978 to 1980. He served as Law Clerk to Judge Truman M. Hobbs, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, in 1980. Al was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama, Civil Litigation Section, and served from 1980 to 1987. Al served in the administration of President Ronald Reagan as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Alabama, Criminal Division and Civil Forfeitures from 1987 to 1989. Al’s experience as a federal prosecutor gives him unique insight into the system as a defense attorney.
Al joined his daughter, Barbi's, law firm in 2019.

Location:

Opelika, Alabama

Telephone:

334-759-7557

Email Address

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Al is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar Association. His practice concentrations are in election law, constitutional law, long term care, insurance coverage analysis, mental health law, employment practices litigation, premises liability, administrative law, and white-collar crime. Al has been appointed to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General while in private practice to represent the interests of the State of Alabama and its employees. He is currently serving as an Administrative Law Judge for the State of Alabama. Al is a past president of the Hugh Maddox Inn of Court and is current president of the Montgomery Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Achievements and Accomplishments


Over his almost four decades as a lawyer, Al has represented seven Alabama governors, three chief justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, four associate justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, and numerous circuit and district judges. Recently, Al was appointed by the Alabama Supreme Court to serve on its Standing Committee on the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Areas of Practice

Election Law

Constitutional Law

Long Term Care

Insurance Coverage

Mental Health Law

Employment Practices Litigation

Premises Liability

Administrative Law

White-Collar Crime

Family Law

Personal Injury

Criminal Defense

Employment Law

Expungements

Civil Rights Law

Appellate Law

Estate Planning

Education Law

Education

The University of Alabama School of Law,
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

J.D. – 1978

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

B.A. – 1974

Montgomery County Bar Association, Member

Alabama State Bar, Member

Alabama Law Institute Council, Member

Federalist Society, Montgomery Chapter, Member

Hugh Maddox Inn of Court, Member

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1978

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1990

U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1980

U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1980

U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1978

U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1990

U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

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Published Decisions

Assistant United States Attorney, Middle District of Alabama

State of Alabama, Civil Litigation Section, Assistant Attorney General,
1980 – 1987

Honors and Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rating

Past Employment Positions

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Law Clerk and Staff Attorney,
1978 – 1980

Judge Truman M. Hobbs, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama,
Law Clerk, 1980

State of Alabama, Civil Litigation Section, Assistant Attorney General,
1980 – 1987

Assistant United States Attorney, Middle District of Alabama,
1987 - 1989

Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt LLC, Member,
1995 - 2001

Slaten & O'Connor, PC, Partner,
2001 - 2008

Ryals & Agricola, Founding Partner,
2008 - 2019

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Barbi's impressive academic background shapes her counsel years after her graduation from college and law school. Accepted into the school's selective honors program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, she graduated magna cum laude in three years. Enrolled at The University of Alabama School of Law, Barbi earned many leadership and advocacy awards. At her private practice in Opelika, she has been selected as a Super Lawyer has received an AV rating* by Martindale-Hubbell*. These awards are given only to the highest caliber attorneys.
Al, admitted to the Alabama bar in 1978, has a long and distinguished record as an attorney and a judge. Al has represented seven Alabama governors, three chief justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, four associate justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, and numerous circuit and district judges. He received a recent appointment by the Alabama Supreme Court to serve on its Standing Committee on the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure.