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S. Fraser Reid III has extensive experience in commercial and  business litigation. View Bio

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Recent News

8.8.2019

Jerry A. Mcdowell, McDowell Knight founding partner, passes away

Our founding partner, Jerry A. McDowell, passed away on August 7, 2019. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a tremendous mentor, dear friend, and father-figure to many, both inside and outside the legal profession. Jerry received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 1957, then served in the United States […]

5.9.2019

Thirteen McDowell Knight Attorneys Selected to the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

(Mobile, AL)- McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that eleven member attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list, and two additional member attorneys were included on the Mid-South Rising Stars list. In addition, McDowell Knight members Brian McCarthy and Russel Myles were named to the 2018 Top 50 Alabama Super […]

4.25.2019

McDowell Knight Partner Will Chason Successfully Defended an Employer Charged With Numerous OSHA Citations

McDowell Knight partner Will Chason successfully defended an employer charged with numerous OSHA citations following the death of one of its employees.  OSHA aggressively investigated the incident, cited the employer for 12 alleged violations, and sought significant penalties.  Mr. Chason defended the employer early on, starting with preparing the employer’s management for interviews conducted by […]

8.27.2018

MCDOWELL KNIGHT ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2019.

(Mobile, AL)— McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC is pleased to announce that nine members are included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. In addition, two McDowell Knight attorneys have been selected as Best Lawyers© 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Mobile metropolitan area. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally […]

3.2.2018

Archie Reeves Obtains Favorable Order for The New York Times Granting Review of Harper Lee Estate

(Mobile, Alabama)- McDowell Knight Roedder and Sledge, LLC member Archie Reeves successfully represented The New York Times in challenging the sealing of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee’s Estate. At the request of the Estate’s personal representative, the Monroe County Alabama Probate Court had entered an order sealing the probate proceedings, including Ms. Lee’s will. Mr. […]

11.8.2017

Twelve McDowell Knight Attorneys Selected to the 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

(Mobile, AL)- McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that ten member attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list, and two additional member attorneys were included on the Mid-South Rising Stars list. In addition, McDowell Knight member Brian McCarthy was named to the 2017 Top 50 Alabama Super […]

10.18.2017

McDowell Knight Welcomes Two New Attorneys

(Mobile, AL)—McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC is pleased to announce that Sarah Jane Lindsay and T. Hart Benton, III have joined the firm and will practice in the firm’s general litigation group. Sarah Jane Lindsay has 30 years’ experience pursuing and protecting the rights of her clients in Federal and State courts. Her practice […]

9.14.2017

McDowell Knight Receives Favorable Opinion From Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

(Mobile, AL)—On September 6, 2017, McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC attorneys Brian McCarthy and Anne Laurie McClurkin secured a victory for their clients in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in a matter of first impression involving Alabama’s construction statute of repose. Brian and Anne Laurie represented the defendants, a construction group, in an […]

8.15.2017

McDowell Knight Attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.

(Mobile, AL)— McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC is pleased to announce that nine members are included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. In addition, two McDowell Knight attorneys have been selected as Best Lawyers© 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Mobile metropolitan area. Since it was first published in […]

6.6.2017

McDowell Knight Ranked In Chambers USA

(Mobile, AL)– McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC is pleased to announce that the firm and attorneys Michael Knight and Brian McCarthy are highly ranked in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA, a renowned independently researched legal referral directory. Chambers USA 2017 recognized McDowell Knight as a preeminent law firm in the United States for […]