Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is a nationally recognized law firm that resolves complex business challenges with strategic legal solutions drawn from the collective mindshare of over 275 attorneys and government relations professionals across integrated practice areas.

We collaborate with our clients to understand their businesses at a granular and personal level so that we are meticulously positioned to generate legal outcomes that advance stated business goals. Our one-firm, client-centric approach leverages the vast experience of our attorneys and a national geographic footprint to deliver comprehensive counsel for Fortune 500, publicly traded, and emerging and established companies operating across key industry sectors, including banking and financial services, healthcare, real estate, technology, life sciences, construction and manufacturing.

Maynard serves clients nationwide from its offices in Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Mobile), California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), New York, Tennessee (Nashville), Texas (Dallas) and Washington, D.C. The firm expanded its national geographic footprint to Texas and Tennessee in 2019 with the addition of Dallas and Nashville offices. Dallas and Nashville serve as the latest top-tier business markets into which Maynard has expanded over the past five years, joining San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

Maynard consistently earns high marks including “Top Band” distinction by Chambers in 10 practice areas and 40 lawyers ranked as “Leading Individuals,”130 lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, 15 attorneys selected by Best Lawyers as 2020 "Lawyers of the Year" for their areas of expertise, and over 90 listed in Super Lawyers®.

Maynard is recognized as a “Highly Recommended Firm" by Benchmark Litigation and a “Most Feared in Litigation” and "Brand Elite" firm by BTI. Maynard is also ranked among the top six lobbying/law firms nationally in Bloomberg Government’s 2018 Top-Performing Lobbying Firms report.

Maynard lawyers have served in leadership positions in the national, state and local bar associations, including two past presidents of the American Bar, two past presidents of the Birmingham Bar, and one former president of the Alabama State Bar. The firm also has among its ranks a former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, as well as many who have served in government-level roles and executive and general counsel positions for corporations.

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate & Post Verdict
  • Arbitration
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Lending
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Finance Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Cybersecurity and Data Protection
  • Economic Development and Incentives
  • Emerging Businesses
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Environmental Compliance & Litigation
  • Estate, Trust and Business Planning
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Government Contracting
  • Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Transactions
  • Investigations (State and Federal)
  • Labor and Employment 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Product Liability
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate and Development
  • Securities and Securities Litigation
  • State and Federal Tax
  • Tax Controversies
  • Transportation
  • Venture Capital
  • White Collar Criminal Defense