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Phil is a native of Alexander City, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University in 1965 and received his law degree in 1968 from the University of Alabama School of Law. He was law clerk to Associate Justice Pelham Merrill of the Alabama Supreme Court. He joined the firm in 1969 and has been managing partner since 1986. Mr. Adams served as President of the Lee County Bar Association. He served as Opelika City Judge for 15 years. He has been very active in the Alabama State Bar serving as a member of the Board of Bar Commissioners from 1983- 90; as Vice President of the Alabama State Bar for two terms while serving as a member of the Board of Bar Commissioners. Phil also served as one of five statewide members of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals from 2000-08. He was honored to have served as President of the Alabama State Bar from 1991-92. He is a Fellow in the Alabama Law Foundation. In addition to his service to the Alabama State Bar, Phil was elected to serve as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association from 1991-95. He is also a Life Fellow in the American Bar Foundation as well as a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association; the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators, and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Matt White is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn in 1990 with a degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Marketing. Matt earned his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 1994 and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar that same year. After graduating law school Matt served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Alabama which includes Chambers, Tallapoosa, Macon and Randolph Counties. While working as an Assistant District Attorney Matt tried many cases to verdict and gained invaluable courtroom experience. In 1999, Matt joined the firm and began practicing general civil litigation, including personal injury, workers' compensation, construction and real estate litigation.

Blake is originally from Dothan, Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree in political science, cum laude, from Auburn University, and his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law. While in law school, Blake received two Scholar of Merit Awards and served as Research Editor for the Cumberland Law Review. Blake served as a law clerk for the Honorable J. Gorman Houston, Jr., Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Michael is originally from Monroeville, Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration (marketing) from Auburn University in 1994 and received his Masters of Education from Auburn University in 1996. Michael then received his Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2004, where he was the Associate Director of Mediation for the Trial Advocacy Board, as well as a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyer's Association. Michael joined the firm in 2004, becoming a partner in 2008.

Jason is originally from Goodwater, Alabama and has called lee County home since 1998. He graduated from Auburn University in 2000 and received his law degree from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2006. Over the years, he has served as President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Lee County Bar Association.

Jason joined the firm in 2012 and manages the firm's real estate practice. He has extensive knowledge and experience in residential and commercial transactions, as well as business transactions providing representation to lenders, developers, bankers, landlords and other small business owners in Lee County.

Julie is originally from Athens, Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree in Public Administration with a minor in Communications, cum laude, from Samford University in 2013. Julie received her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law in 2016. While in law school, Julie served as an Associate Editor for the Cumberland Law Review, a Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow, an Admission Ambassador, a Research Assistant to Professor DiRusso, working primarily in estate and tax law, and received three Scholar of Merit Awards. Julie joined the firm in 2016.