About Us

The Difference is our People

The law firm of Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow & Ireland, P.A., with an emphasis on trial work, appeals and business representation, places great emphasis on professionalism and preparation for clients on a state, regional, and national level. The firm handles a variety of civil litigation cases, involving personal injury, automobile, product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, building and construction defect cases, business torts litigation, workers' compensation, professional liability, real estate, probate, and class action defense.

Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow & Ireland, P.A., prides itself on hiring highly qualified attorneys, many of whom graduated with high honors from universities such as Washington and Lee, Vanderbilt, Alabama, and Cumberland School of Law. Larry Harper, a senior partner, acknowledges that "What makes an effective defense trial lawyer is a combination of preparation, flexibility, persuasiveness, sincerity, and an enjoyment of trial work. You cannot fool twelve people on a jury. It doesn't matter how good a lawyer you are, you must be sincere and you must be able to think on your feet."

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow & Ireland, P.A., practices in every county in the state of Alabama. We have lawyers admitted to every Federal Court in Alabama as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta and the United States Supreme Court.

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