22 Inverness Center Parkway Suite 600
Birmingham, AL 35242

(205) 949-3718 (direct)
(205) 980-5001 (fax)

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H.C. (Trey) Ireland, III


  • Managing Partner
  • Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell

Practice Areas

  • Class Action Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Correctional Healthcare
  • Products Liability


  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama - 1981 B.S. Civil Engineering, Cum Laude
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama - 1985 J.D. Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions


  • Alabama Supreme Court, 1985


  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Alabama, 1985
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Alabama, 1985
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Alabama, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 11th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Community Involvement

  • Shelby County Board of Education - Board Member (1997 - 2005)
  • Shelby County Summit Foundation - Advisory Board
  • Shelby County Child Advocacy Center (Owens House) - Board Member & President
  • MeadowBrook Baptist Church - Trustee (2000 - 2007)

Honors - Awards

  • 2016 Birmingham Business Journal Who’s Who in Law”
  • BLSA Lawyer of the Year

Auburn University

  • Spades - Top 10 Seniors
  • Mortar Board
  • Student Government Association - President
  • Student Government Association - Senator
  • Civil Engineering Student of the Year
  • Engineering Student of the Year

Cumberland School of Law

  • Cumberland Law Review - Associate Editor

Recent Seminars & Lectures - Faculty Member

  • Construction Law Fundamentals: Managing Project Risk
  • Alabama Construction Defect and Mold Litigation
  • Solving Water Intrusion and Mold Problems in Alabama
  • Water Intrusion and Mold Claims
  • The Mold Challenge in Alabama
  • Alabama Construction Defect and Mold Litigation
  • What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know
  • Advances in Environmental Mold Issues in Alabama 

Trey Ireland has practiced with Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow & Ireland for over 25 years. After getting his undergraduate degree from Auburn in Civil Engineering, Trey worked at Southern Natural Gas as a Project Engineer. He eventually decided to go to Cumberland School of law at Samford University to get his law degree

Trey has been very involved in local civic activities. He served 8 years as a member of the Shelby County Board of Education. In addition he served as a Board member and President of the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, aka the “Owens House,” which helps provide assistance to the abused children in Shelby County.

Trey and his wife, Margaret, have two grown children, both of whom graduated from the University of Alabama. Trey and Margaret are very active members at the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham.

While Trey’s practice concentrates on defending civil litigation, the type of cases he handles is varied. He has tried cases involving everything from large construction projects, medical and legal malpractice, correctional healthcare, premise liability, dealership liability, fraud and vehicle liability.