Firm Overview

The firm, as presently constituted, was established by Alto V. Lee, III and Huey Dwight McInish in 1941. Its roots may be traced, however, throught Lee & Lee, William L. Lee, and Alto V. Lee as far back as the late 1800's.  

Lee, LIvingston, Lee & Nichols is an “AV” rated, full service law firm, listed in the Register of Preeminent Attorneys, specializing in the defense of those who have been sued. All partners in the firm are litigators, and collectively litigate cases in the areas of personal injury, product liability, vehicular claims, premises liability, medical negligence, workers' compensation, employment law and discrimination claims, railroad litigation and commercial disputes.

To effectively serve its diverse client base, the members of the firm also offer representation in typically non-litigious fields such as real estate, transactional law, healthcare law, creditors' rights in bankruptcy and estate and probate law.


The partners in the firm are members of or otherwise affiliated with the following organizations:

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

International Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Alabama State Bar Association

American Bar Association

American College of Trial Lawyers

International Society of Barristers

International Association of Insurance Counsel

Association of Credit and Collection Professionals

Association for Conflict Resolution


The following is a representative sample of the firm's clients:

ALFA; Canal Insurance Company; Travelers/St. Paul; Auto-Owners Insurance Company; The Hartford Group; Continental Insurance; Universal Underwriters; Fireman's Fund; United Services Automobile Association; Zurich US; Horace Mann Insurance; Alabama Hospital Association Trust; Employers Insurance of Wasau; Chubb Group; Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Alabama; Northwestern Mutual; ESIS; Gallagher-Bassett.

CSX Transportation; Norfolk Southern Corporation; Gulf & Ohio Railroad

Southeast Alabama Medical Center; Flowers Hospital, Wiregrass Medical Center (Geneva, AL), Medical Center Barbour (Eufaula, AL)

BankSouth; Slocomb National Bank; Federal Land Bank of Texas

Sony Magnetic Products, Inc.; Michelin North America, Inc.; Dunbarton, Inc.; Perdue Farms, Inc.


City of Dothan, AL (special trial counsel)