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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.

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.

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

Practice Areas

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
Civil Rights Law
Appellate Law
Estate Planning
Education Law


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rating
  • Super Lawyers


The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • J.D. – 1978

Honors: Leadership and Advocacy awards

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • B.A. – 1974

Honors: magna cum laude

Pro-Bono Activities

Hugh Maddox Inn of Court, Member

Professional Associations

Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
Alabama State Bar Association, Member
Alabama Law Institute Council, Member
Federalist Society, Montgomery Chapter, President

Past Employment

  • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Law Clerk and Staff Attorney, 1978 to 1980
  • Judge Truman M. Hobbs, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Law Clerk, 1980 to 1980
  • State of Alabama, Civil Litigation Section, Assistant Attorney General, 1980 to 1987
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Middle District of Alabama, 1987 to 1989
  • Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt LLC, Member, 1995 to 2001
  • Slaten & O’Connor, PC, Partner, 2001 to 2008
  • Ryals & Agricola, Founding Partner, 2008 to 2019