“Where there is no guidance, the people fall; but in the abundance of counselors there is victory.”
Proverbs 11:14

The Harwell Approach in Four Easy Steps:

Step #1

Initial phone consultation to discuss your case with you.

Step #2

Schedule a consultation to meet face-to-face to discuss the facts of your case in more detail.

Step #3

Attorney Harwell will advise a legal course of action and fully explain the legal process.

Step #4

Unlike many attorneys and law firms, Mr. Harwell will advise you on projected legal fees and expenses, comparing the potential costs of any financial benefits.

Why Choose Harwell Law Firm?

Personal Attention to Your Case

When you hire Harwell Law Firm as your representative, you will not be billed by multiple attorneys for reviewing that same document or have your case assigned to an associate or junior partner. Mr. Harwell also does not “double bill” the attorney and legal assistant for reviewing the same Court Orders, pleadings, e-mails, and other correspondence. From the outset of your case until its conclusion, Attorney Harwell will personally handle every aspect of your case. Although Mr. Harwell previously had a large firm with numerous lawyers, paralegals, and legal secretaries, he downsized years ago. He intentionally keeps his caseload manageable so that clients like yourself receive professional, prompt attention.


The failure to return phone calls or keep clients informed about the status of their cases are two of the biggest complaints that the Alabama State Bar receives. In this technology era, mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, and laptops, there are no excuses for not keeping clients promptly informed about their cases in a reasonable amount of time. Harwell Law Firm prides itself in keeping our clients promptly informed about their case status by forwarding Court Orders and other pleadings received from the Court as well as e-mails received from opposing attorneys. Attorney Harwell also blind copies all clients on emails sent to opposing attorneys, the Court, and other persons to ensure you keep apprised of the work being done on your case when it happens. In fact, when you choose to hire Mr. Harwell as your attorney, your phone calls will be returned as soon as possible and, if any emergency arises, you are able to notify Mr. Harwell via text and/or e-mail and your call will be returned that day.


During our 26+ years of practice, the Harwell Law Firm has represented thousands of Alabama families, individuals, and small businesses in multiple areas of practice. As your personal Alabama attorney, family attorney, or small business attorney, it is my goal to handle all of your legal needs for life.  In fact, Mr. Harwell has experience in representing individuals, families, and small businesses in the below-listed areas of practice, in which most everyone will ever need:

  1. Family Law: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, and Adoption;
  2. Bankruptcy and Financial Problems;
  3. Criminal Defense and DUI;
  4. Probate, Wills, Trusts, and Estates;
  5. Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability Claims, ERISA Long Term Disability Claims;
  6. Civil Litigation, Breach of Contract, Fraud, etc;
  7. Employment, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), etc;
  8. Small Business and Corporate;
  9. Property and Real Estate;
  10. Civil Rights;
  11. Appeals – Federal and Alabama Appellate Court;
  12. Mediation and Arbitration; and
  13. Associated and Client Referrals on Complex Litigation

We are always ready to help

If you are having legal problems in any area listed above contact the Birmingham Attorney, or Shelby County Attorney, or if you have a case pending in counties located near Birmingham, call Harwell Law Firm today at (205) 980-1445 or click here to contact us.

Additionally, if you have a legal situation that is more specialized such as patent law, securities law, pharmaceutical litigation, class action lawsuits, tax law, etc., and more legal expertise is needed, please contact Mr. Harwell and he will either associate your case and/or refer you to a local Birmingham attorney or an Alabama law firm that specializes in that area of law.

If you do not see your case listed, please click this link for the list of cases in which we are able to refer you to another Birmingham attorney or Alabama law firm.