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James T. (Tom) Baxter III


Tom Baxter earned his B.S. degree in business administration from Auburn University in 1970. He received a J.D., cum laude, at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1973 and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar that same year. Mr. Baxter is also admitted to practice in all of the U. S. District Courts of Alabama and the Eastern District of Tennessee as well as before the U. S. Courts of Appeal for the 11th and 5th Circuits.


After serving in the United States Air Force, Mr. Baxter has practiced law in Huntsville since 1973 where he works primarily in the areas of business, corporate and commercial matters, including litigation, real estate law and litigation, wills, estates and trusts, and probate matters.


Mr. Baxter is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.  Tom has served as President of and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville.


As a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Chairman of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Church Council. Mr. Baxter is currently on the teaching team in the Aldersgate Sunday School Class.


Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, Sharon, their two daughters and sons in law and four wonderful grandchildren.  His hobbies include attending Auburn sports events, woodworking and golf - very good at the first, fair at the last two (works in progress).


Representative Clients: ServisFirst Bank, The Roberts Group, Inc. (Crystal Mountain Natural Spring Water), Covington and Co., Inc., Alabama Farm Credit, Fidelity Residential Solutions, Oxford Properties, First Jackson Bank, EREM, Inc., Weichert Relocation Resources, Inc.


L. Bruce Ables
Retired Partner

L. Bruce Ables received his J. D. degree, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University School of Law in January, 1963 and was admitted to the Alabama and Tennessee State Bars. Bruce is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Alabama and the Eastern District of Tennessee, the United States Court of Appeal for the 11th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.


Bruce began his law practice in Huntsville in 1963. He has served on various committees of the Alabama State Bar. He is a Navy veteran. Bruce is active in farming and is an avid bird hunter locally and in Texas, Kansas and Uruguay, South America.


He has served as a member of the Vanderbilt Law School National Council. Bruce and his wife, Sandi, are also members of the First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville, Alabama.


While Bruce is not currently actively practicing, he continues to be an inspiration for the firm.

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