About Us

The Difference is our People

The law firm of Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow & Ireland, P.A., places an emphasis on trial work, appeals, and business representations 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. The firm also has an active insurance coverage practice that provides both advice to clients, and representation in coverage litigation, including first-party cases, third-party cases, and extra-contractual/bad-faith matters.

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."

Centrally located in Birmingham, Alabama, the Firm has easy access to all 67 counties in Alabama as well as its neighboring jurisdictions. The Firm has attorneys admitted in all State and Federal District Courts in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee; as well as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court.


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