Owens & Millsaps, LLP



Contact – pat@theowensfirm.com

Owens & Millsaps is a highly experienced and well-respected general practice Tuscaloosa law firm that serves clients throughout Alabama. All of the firm’s attorneys are graduates of the University of Alabama School of Law, one of the top 25 law schools in the nation, and have well-established connections throughout West Alabama. Our four attorneys bring varied skills, varied experiences, and nearly one hundred years of experience to the firm. Owens & Millsaps employs an experienced staff and many of the most talented law students at the University of Alabama School of Law. Owens & Millsaps is set up to provide the personal attention of a small Tuscaloosa law firm and the full range of services and aggressive litigation capabilities of a large firm, whether it be personal injury, estate planning, workplace law, employment law, or business law. We have represented individuals and businesses in the North, West, and Central Alabama region.

Our years of experience before judges and juries have given us a foundation in courtroom excellence that puts us at the forefront of the legal community. We use state-of-the-art technology to keep up with relevant changes of law and to present your case in the courtroom. Our unwaivering advocacy on behalf of our clients and our courtroom experience frequently enables us to help our clients reach a successful resolution with the opposing lawyer through negotiation and settlement. We will always look out for the best interest of our client whether it be proceeding through to a trial, reaching a settlement through mediation or direct negotiation or occasionally agreeing to binding arbitration instead of a trial for certain types of cases.

Our approach to estate planning is to evaluate our clients’ personal goals and financial situation, and to develop a customized plan for each client. We utilize both traditional estate planning vehicles and innovative techniques that integrate personal estate planning goals with a client’s business and financial plans. We represent our clients on a highly personal level and we take the time to understand issues and provide custom tailored solutions. Our goal is to support our clients in developing a sense of security for their families and themselves. 

We have proudly represented some of the leading businesses in the area, offering an entrepreneurial-minded, common sense approach to law. We offer a full range of legal services to businesses from the choice of entity through dissolution. Businesses rely on us to provide accurate and practical advice on employment law issues. Current and satisfied business clients are one of our greatest sources of new cases and clients.

We are committed to listening to our clients, discussing their business or personal needs, and then counseling and advising in a straightforward manner. We are available to travel to meet with clients and our clients appreciate that we keep them informed of the progress of the work we do on their behalf. We have purposely decided to keep our firm small so that we can provide the type of personal attention to our clients that is frequently unavailable from larger law firms.

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to try many civil jury cases representing the plaintiff and many representing the defendant. This is somewhat unique and gives us the advantage of understanding the problems and opportunities of both sides. 

Our history of commitment to our clients extends to our community. Our firm supports youth activities such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Adopt-a-School program. We have been actively involved in Tuscaloosa’s Challenge 21 project and are supporters of the Arts Council and the Tuscaloosa Symphony. We are members of the Exchange Club and Tuscaloosa Rotary, and supporters of the United Way. Our attorneys are actively involved in our local church activities. Our firm is particularly proud of our commitment to the historic preservation of the Owens-Minor-Searcy House.

We are also proud of our city and The University of Alabama, whose home is Tuscaloosa. We support our University and its programs.