Community Involvement

We’re committed to getting involved in our community.

Some firms like to talk about “giving back.” We like to talk about “getting involved.”

For our firm “getting involved” means more than just a one-time donation.  Getting involved means volunteering our time and talents and making ongoing financial contributions to local charities and non-profit organizations that we care about, that our clients care about and that help some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Every time we successfully resolve a case – whether through a settlement, an award or a verdict – we contribute a portion of what we receive to a local children’s charity. We ask the client to choose from one of the following charities, and we make those donations in our client’s name.

Kid One Transport

Imagine that you live 25 miles or more, from the nearest hospital, and that you have no car. Now imagine that your 6-year old has leukemia, needing daily treatment to survive. Sadly, there are no government agencies a parent may draw on for help.Kid One Transport System is a non-profit organization delivering free transportation to thousands of disadvantaged children and expectant mothers in need of better health.

Children’s Hospital of Alabama

Each year, more than 500,000 outpatients and 50,000 inpatients visit Children’s Health System. Children’s Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital that treats ill and injured children from across Alabama, throughout the nation and around the world. Children’s Hospital is a research and teaching hospital for pediatric researchers and medical professors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and is home to a diagnostic center, Emergency Department and one of the largest pediatric outpatient centers in the U.S.

Hand in Paw

Since 1996, Hand-In-Paw has provided registered Delta Society Pet Partners handler and animal therapy teams to serve as therapeutic tools in medical, social service, and education settings for children and youth. Its volunteer teams have made over 100,000 beneficial contact visits through community events and in a number of participating facilities. Hand In Paw also serves as a resource for students and for therapists who want to utilize animals in their practice.

United Cerebral Palsy of B’ham

People with disabilities have better lives because of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which was founded in 1948 by individuals who cared about the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy. At that time, the Cerebral Palsy Center, or Spastic Aid of Alabama as it was known, served children of all ages in both day programs and residential services. In 1972, the center became known as the Simpson-May Center in honor of Dr. John Simpson, medical pioneer in the care of individuals with cerebral palsy, and Ms. Elizabeth May, first director of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham.

As a firm and as individuals, we also support many other important charitable and non-profit organizations in our community, around the country and around the world. Here are a few we encourage you to learn more about: