As a service to our current and prospective clients, we provide a guide to the most frequently-visited URL addresses.

Please take a moment to browse, and you’ll appreciate both its breadth and value. In a larger view, the guide is a mark of our overall commitment to delivering the kind of tools and resources our clients need. Even if it goes beyond the realm of traditional legal advice.

As a client, you can expect no less.



Business and Finance

News and Media


Search Engines




Library of Congress

Legislative Branch

Executive Branch

Office of the President

Council of Economic Advisers

Council on Environmental Quality

National Security Council (NSC) 

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 

Office of the First Lady

Office of National Drug Policy

United States Trade Representative (USTR)



Executive Agencies

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of the Interior

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Department of State

Department of Transportation

Department of the Treasury 

Department of Veterans Affairs 



Independent Agencies

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Federal Election Commission (FEC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Reserve System

Federal Trade Commission

National Archives and Records Administration

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 

National Transportation Safety Board 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Office of Special Counsel (OSC)

Peace Corps

Securities and Exchange Commission 

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Social Security Administration (SSA)

US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDC)

United Postal Service

Judicial Branch

Supreme Court



Federal Circuit Courts

1st Circuit

Maine Bankruptcy

Maine District Court

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court

Puerto Rico District Court

Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court



2nd Circuit

New York Eastern District Court 

New York Northern Bankruptcy Court

New York Southern Bankruptcy Court

New York Southern District Court 

Vermont Bankruptcy Court 



3rd Circuit

Pennsylvania Eastern Bankruptcy Court

Pennsylvania Eastern District Court



4th Circuit

Maryland District Court

North Carolina Eastern Bankruptcy Court

North Carolina Middle Bankruptcy Court

North Carolina Middle District Court

North Carolina Western Bankruptcy Court

Virginia Eastern Bankruptcy Court 

Virginia Western Bankruptcy Court



5th Circuit

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Louisiana Eastern Bankruptcy Court

Louisiana Middle District Court

Louisiana Western Bankruptcy Court 

Mississippi Northern District Court

Mississippi Southern District Court

Texas Eastern District Court 

Texas Northern Bankruptcy Court

Texas Northern District Court

Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Courts

Texas Western Bankruptcy Court

Texas Western District Court



6th Circuit

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Kentucky Eastern Bankruptcy Court 

Kentucky Western District Court

Ohio Northern Bankruptcy Court 

Ohio Northern District Court

Michigan Western Bankruptcy/District Ct

Tennessee Middle Bankruptcy Court 

Tennessee Western Bankruptcy Court



7th Circuit

Court of Appeals 

Illinois Central District Court 

Illinois Northern Bankruptcy Court

Illinois Northern District Court

Illinois Southern Bankruptcy Court

Illinois Southern District Court

Indiana Northern Bankruptcy Court

Indiana Northern District Court 

Indiana Southern Bankruptcy Court

Indiana Southern District Court

Wisconsin Western District Court



8th Circuit

Arkansas Eastern District Court 

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Iowa Northern Bankruptcy Court 

Iowa Northern District Court

Iowa Southern District Court

Minnesota Bankruptcy Court

Missouri Eastern Bankruptcy Court 

Missouri Eastern District Court

Nebraska District Court

North Dakota Bankruptcy Court 

South Dakota Bankruptcy Court

South Dakota District Court



9th Circuit

Arizona Bankruptcy Court

California Central Bankruptcy Court

California Central District Court

California Eastern Bankruptcy Court

California Eastern District Court

California Eastern Probation Office

California Northern Bankruptcy Court

California Northern District Court

California Southern Bankruptcy Court

Idaho Bankruptcy/District Court

Nevada Bankruptcy Court

Office of the Circuit Executive

Oregon District Court

Washington Eastern District Court

Washington Eastern Bankruptcy Court

Washington Western Bankruptcy Court

Washington Western District Court



10th Circuit

Colorado Bankruptcy Court

New Mexico Bankruptcy Court

New Mexico District Court

New Mexico Pretrial Services

New Mexico Probation Office

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Utah Bankruptcy Court

Utah District Court

Wyoming District Court

Wyoming Bankruptcy Court



11th Circuit

Alabama Northern District Court

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court

Georgia Middle Bankruptcy Court

Georgia Middle District Court

Georgia Northern Bankruptcy Court

Georgia Northern District Court



DC Circuit

DC Circuit Court of Appeals

DC District Court



Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit



Individual States









District of Columbia




















New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota





Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota







West Virginia




Business & Finance

Better Business Bureau

Companies Online

Thomas Register of American Companies

Research Magazine: Featured Companies

EDGAR—SEC Documents






Wall Street Journal

Entrepreneur Magazine

Inc. Magazine

Fortune Magazine


Financial Times

American Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

Dow Jones

Standard & Poor’s

Stock Quotes

Stockmaster Stock Charts

Initial Public Offerings

US Chamber of Commerce

Intl Chamber of Commerce



News & Media


Newspapers Online

PR Newswire


Boston Globe

New York Times

Los Angeles Times

Dallas Morning News

San Francisco Examiner

Chicago Sun Times

Washington Post

Rocky Mountain News

USA Today

Times of London

China Daily News

Die Welt (German)

Liberation (French)

l’Unita (Italy)

Canadian Star

Daily Yomiuri (Japan)

Pravda (Russia)

Blick (Switzerland)

International Herald Tribune

Time Magazine

US News and World Report

New Yorker

Wall Street Journal







National Public Radio

Reuter’s News Service




West Legal Directory

West Group

American Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

American Corporate Counsel Association

Commercial Law Affiliates

Legal Marketing Association

Center for Professional Resources

American Arbitration Association

All State Bar Associations

American Bar Association

Alabama State Bar Association

Tuscaloosa County Bar Association

Law Library Resource Exchange

The Internet Legal Resources Guide

Legal Research Center

Virtual Law Library

Cornell Legal Information Site

Washburn University Legal Information Site



Search Engines






National Weather Service Books

Barnes and Noble


BigBook (Directory)

AT&T 1-800 Directory

WorldPages (Directory) 

Switchboard (Directory)

Boy Scouts of America

Consumer Reports

Museums Online

Fodor’s Travel

Expedia (Travel)

The Hotel Guide

USA CityLink

Entertainment Weekly

Movie DataBase

National Geographic

Smithsonian Institute

Museums Online


Kelley Blue Book




Tuscaloosa County

City of Tuscaloosa

City of Northport

West Alabama Chamber of Commerce

Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority

The Alabama Germany Partnership

Mercedes Benz US International

The University of Alabama

The Alabama Crimson Tide

Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitors Bureau

Tuscaloosa Arts Council

Kentuck Arts Festival

DCH Regional Medical Center

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Children’s Hands on Museum




Practice Overview

Estate Planning & Probate

Owens & Millsaps handles all aspects of Probate and Estate Administration for estates. Probate is the legal process by which a person’s will is allowed by the Probate Court. The provisions of the will dictate how the individual’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon death. Estate Administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased’s assets, such as life insurance, annuities, qualified plans, and trust assets and compliance with applicable estate tax requirements. We assist the personal representative of the estate in the gathering, valuation, accounting and distribution of the decedent’s assets. It is our responsibility to assure that all steps are properly taken in order to carry out the decedent’s intent in accordance with the law.

Personal Injury & Civil Litigation

The attorneys at Owens & Millsaps have nearly 100 years experience prosecuting and defending personal injury claims. We use that experience to best serve the needs of each individual client, develop each client’s case, and, if necessary, take cases that cannot be resolved to trial. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and will not hesitate to take cases to trial and handle those cases up through an appeal, especially when doing so is in the best interest of the client.

In addition to personal injury claims, Owens & Millsaps handles a wide variety of civil litigation including contract disputes, construction disputes, storm-water drainage problems, and zoning disputes.

Business & Corporate Law

The form of business chosen for a business entity potentially affects every aspect of its operations. Our firm assists our clients in formation and business planning in deciding whether they want to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, or corporation. We advise our clients about directors’ and officers’ liability, dissolution, franchising, reorganization, trade association membership and activity, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, and shareholders’ rights. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling both transactional and litigation matters. In addition, we offer compliance and risk management advice on issues including HIPPA, sexual harassment, and employment discrimination

Workplace & Employment Law

The attorneys at Owens & Millsaps have extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in employment law cases. We find that handling both sides of employment law cases helps us better evaluate the issues facing our clients.

Owens & Millsaps has significant experience in interpreting and construing state and federal statutes and case law in areas such as employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliatory discharge, employment contracts, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act.

Employment law often involves complicated legal issues and high-stakes for both employees and employers. Our attorneys understand how to develop employment law cases form both the employer’s and employee’s perspective and how to manage the risk involved in this area.

Medical Malpractice Defense

Owens & Millsaps has decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases throughout Alabama and Mississippi. Our firm exclusively handles the defense side of medical malpractice actions. We are very proud of our work on behalf of local doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Owens & Millsaps seeks to resolve medical malpractice actions effectively and efficiently. The firm understands that accusations of negligence weigh heavily on healthcare providers and need to be addressed aggressively and quickly.

Attorney Profiles

Apsilah (Appie) Owens Millsaps (Partner)

Appie Millsaps was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama by John A. Owens and Dorothy Terry Owens. Appie and her husband Leland Edward Millsaps have three daughters.

Appie Millsaps graduated from Dartmouth College in 1988 and the University of Alabama School of Law in 1992.  She received numerous honors  as a law student including being selected as a Hugo L. Black Scholar, being elected an Editor of the Alabama Law Review, receiving the Editor in Chief’s Award, receiving multiple best paper awards, and being named as a member of the Bench & Bar Honor Society. She has continued to receive accolades as an attorney — serving as President of the Women’s Section of the State of Alabama Bar Association, and serving on the Young Lawyer’s Executive Committee. Appie has been rated as an AV Preeminent® attorney by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review process, its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Mrs. Millsaps is an active member of the Tuscaloosa community. She has served many local organizations including the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club, Zonta Club of Tuscaloosa, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors, the Boy Scouts of America, and the First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa. Appie is currently the Advisor for Delta Gamma at the University of Alabama.

John A. Owens (Senior Partner)

John A. Owens was raised in Gordo, Alabama. He is married to Dorothy Terry of Red Level, Alabama. They have two children who are: Apsilah (Appie) Geer Owens Millsaps and Terry Owens Alvarez.

Mr. Owens graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor of science degree in Commerce and Business Administration and a major in Accounting. After graduation, he served three years on active duty for the United States Navy. Mr. Owens remained in the United States Navy Reserves for eleven years and attained the rank of Lieutenant.

Upon completion of his activity duty military obligations, John A. Owens enrolled in the University of Alabama School of Law. He graduated as valedictorian of his law school class. Mr. Owens was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in April 1967 and has practiced law in Tuscaloosa, continuously, since that date.

Throughout his legal career, John A. Owens has devoted significant time and effort to serving his fellow attorneys. He has consistently been an active member of the Tuscaloosa County and Alabama State Bar Associations. Mr. Owens served as the President of the Alabama State Bar from July 1995 to July 1996.

Mr. Owens understands the importance of giving back to Tuscaloosa and has remained very active in local community organizations. He has served in countless capacities including President of the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, President of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, and United Way Chairman – Professional Division.

Susie Taylor Carver (Partner)

Susie Taylor Carver received a B.A. in English from the University of Alabama in 1971 and is a 1986 graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law. She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1986, and is authorized to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and the Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, and the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association.

Melinda Murphy Dionne

A Tuscaloosa Attorney specializing in Bankruptcy Law

Melinda Murphy Dionne received a B.A. Degree in Communications for the University of Alabama in 1983 and is a 1986 Graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law.  She received numerous honors as a law student including being selected to the National Trial Advocacy Team, the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, elected Research Editor for the Alabama Law and Psychology Review, and being named as a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society.  Upon graduation from Law School, she clerked for the Honorable George S. Wright, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.  She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1986 and is authorized to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama, and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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