Notice: Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.2 [e]

The material on this web site has been prepared by the Ford Firm. The material is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The material does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Ford Firm or any of its attorneys or clients, and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up to date.

The information contained herein presents general information about my law practice and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Before acting on any of the information presented here, you should seek legal counsel. This information is not intended to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney. Each person’s legal needs are unique, and these materials may not be applicable to your legal situation. No person should act or rely on any information in this site without seeking the advice of an attorney.

We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Please realize, however, that merely contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Furthermore, transmission of the material on this site is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Please therefore refrain from sending any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

If you communicate with us through this site or otherwise in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you, it is possible that your communication may not be treated as privileged or confidential. If you communicate with us by e-mail on a matter for which we already represent you, please remember that Internet e-mail is not secure and you should avoid sending sensitive or confidential Internet e-mail messages unless they are adequately encrypted. Nevertheless, we will respond by e-mail to your e-mail inquiry, unless you ask us to respond in some other way.

Please be aware that the transmission of an e-mail inquiry itself does not create an attorney-client relationship. The Ford Firm cannot serve as your counsel in any matter unless you and our firm expressly agree in writing that we serve as your attorney. You should also be aware that the Statute of Limitations (the deadline imposed by law within which you may bring a lawsuit) may severely limit the time remaining for you to file any potential claims you may have.

If you are interested in having us represent you in a legal matter, the best way to initiate possible representation is to speak with us by phone first. Representation begins when a written contract for legal services has been fully executed between the attorney and client.

Hiring a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon written information contained on this site concerning my qualifications and experience.

The Ford Firm and attorney Randal S. Ford has affiliations in particular cases with attorneys licensed to practice in different state court in the United States. In some cases your case may be referred to another law firm or lawyer to assist in handling your case. These decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and with the client’s knowledge.

Randal S. Ford does not offer any guarantee of case results. The cases mentioned in this site are illustrative of the array of matters our firm handles or is interested in handling. Each case must stand on its own facts and circumstances.

To the extent the State Bar rules require us to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this site, the Ford Firm designates Randal S. Ford as the attorney responsible for this site. His office is located at 422 Paul W. Bryant Drive East, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401. The preferred method to contact our attorneys is through the United States Mail at Post Office Box 20468, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35402.

This web site may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide to retain us, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Our attorneys do not wish to enter into a representation with anyone desiring representation based on viewing these materials in a state where this web site fails to comply with the laws and professional responsibility rules of the state.

Required State Specific Disclaimers:


No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


Protecting the privacy and security of your personal information is important to us. We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Information Collected Automatically
During your visit as you browse through our website, read pages, or download information, we automatically collect and store the following anonymous information about your visit:
• the date and time you access our site;
• the pages you visit on our site;
• if you navigate to our site by clicking a link, the location of that link;
• the technical capabilities of the computer you use to access our site;
• the internet service provider you use to connect to our site (for example “companyX.com” if you have a commercial internet account, or “universityX.edu” if you connect from a university); and
• the IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the internet) from which you access our site.

We use this information, in the aggregate, to make our website more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology used, to detect operational problems, and to improve the website’s overall security.

Information That You Voluntarily Provide

Personal Information
We do not collect personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide it to us. If you voluntarily provide us with personal information, for example by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our website, we primarily use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information or services that you request.

Questions About This Privacy Policy
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Ford Firm
P.O. Box 20468
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402