Maynard Cooper & Gale


1901 Sixth Avenue North, Suite 1700
Birmingham, AL 35203

Telephone:+1 205 254 1000

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Resolving complex challenges, mitigating risks, and helping clients achieve their objectives – that’s Maynard. Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys representing public and private companies, emerging businesses, private equity and venture capital investors, portfolio companies, governmental entities, government contractors, nonprofits, and high-net-worth individuals. Our entrepreneurial culture inspires collaboration among our attorneys, resulting in comprehensive legal solutions and seamless client experiences. Maynard serves clients across the United States and globally from its fourteen strategic locations in Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery), California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), Florida (Miami and Orlando), Georgia (Atlanta), Iowa (Des Moines), New York (New York City), Tennessee (Nashville), Texas (Dallas), and Washington, D.C.

Clients entrust Maynard to handle high-stakes litigation and their most formidable disputes because they are familiar with our notable success record. Maynard’s litigation prowess is founded on years of irrefutable experience, and our broad litigation practice touches on virtually every area of the law including (not all inclusive):

  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy & restructuring
  • Class actions
  • Commercial disputes
  • Correctional institutions litigation
  • Cybersecurity and data breaches
  • Environmental
  • Government contracts
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor & employment
  • Maritime
  • Mass torts
  • Product liability, including medical devices
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Securities
  • White collar crime (defense)


“I use Maynard to do the heavy lifting and the lion’s share of the work. They are phenomenally talented.”

“They are excellent...highly recommended and the work proved why.”

-Client testimonials

Consistently endorsed by clients and peers, Maynard’s litigators are recognized as leaders in the field, including not only Benchmark but also Chambers and Partners, BTI, and U.S. News/Best Lawyers. We are a Band 1 Firm in Chambers in the litigation areas of Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Appellate (among numerous other non-litigation practices), and the firm holds National Tier rankings in the litigation areas of Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Insurance Law, Mass Tort/Class Actions, and Commercial Litigation in the U.S. News/Best Lawyers listing of “Best Law Firms.” The BTI Consulting Group’s survey of corporate counsel recently ranked Maynard as a Top Six Insurance Practice Group in the country (and the only firm mentioned in the southeast), largely the result of the successes we have obtained for our clients at a tremendous value.

“Their approach to litigation is what I would call a joint venture - they are interested, not just in results, but in making sure they have put things in place to prevent the litigation from happening again.”

“They are extremely responsive and efficient and think through every possible avenue and outcome to present us the best possible options for litigation management.”

-Client testimonials

Whether a client seeks national coordinating counsel, trial counsel, or the assistance of an experienced local defense team, Maynard’s attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and talent to provide the best tactics. The members of Maynard’s litigation practice are not just litigators, they are first-rate trial lawyers. We have been at the helm of matters ranging from bet-the-company nationwide class actions to intricate and highly complex business disputes, and the firm’s victories span every stage of litigation in U.S. federal and state courts throughout the nation. We are nimble and we have diverse teams and talent to develop and implement aggressive and creative strategies. We have the depth to provide cost-efficient service by staffing cases appropriately, utilizing innovative litigation support technology, communicating with our clients, and always evaluating the risks of litigation and employing alternative means of dispute resolution when needed. We take an early-offense approach and work diligently to dispose matters swiftly and efficiently. We are shrewd negotiators, but when settlement is not a viable option, our trial savvy teams are prepared to get the job done, and done well.

“They are very responsive, and they are sharp tactically and strategically.”

“They guide us on the right path through every complex situation, and they control it well and very professionally.”

-Client testimonials

Maynard’s keen industry insight is second to none and spans aerospace, agribusiness, automotive, banking, biotechnology, chemical, construction, defense, education, energy, fintech, food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, natural resources, pharmaceutical, solar energy, technology, timber, and transportation. We solve problems and provide result-oriented strategies to businesses, including some of the most sophisticated and cutting-edge companies worldwide.


Updated Sep 2022