R. Brooke Lawson III
150 South Perry Street (36104)
Post Office Box 2069 (36102)
LL.M., Environmental, George Washington University, 1996
J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1994
B.A., The University of Alabama, 1988
Admitted to Practice
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
Honors and Awards
The Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law; Construction Litigation
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating Award
Brooke Lawson is a partner in the firm’s litigation section. He concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law, commercial and business litigation, and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
Brooke has experience representing general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, owners and developers in all aspects of construction disputes before courts and arbitration panels, including construction contract negotiation and drafting and pre-claim counseling during the construction process. He has represented clients on all aspects of construction projects, including the preparation and negotiation of contract documents, bid disputes, delay claims, defective work claims, and payment disputes.
Brooke has been involved in a number of matters involving work-site accidents and injuries and he has advised clients on OSHA compliance and safety issues.
Brooke’s practice has also included a variety of commercial and business litigation matters, including state and national consumer class action defense, products liability, personal injury, insurance defense, premises liability, collections, and employment issues. He has also been involved in litigation involving environmental and toxic tort matters, including water intrusion and mold litigation.
Brooke is a registered mediator and arbitrator with the Alabama State Bar’s Center for Dispute Resolution.
Brooke is admitted in both Alabama and Georgia. He received his B.A. in 1988 from the University of Alabama and his J.D. in 1994 from Cumberland School of Law. In 1996, Brooke earned his LL.M. in Environmental Law from George Washington University.
Publications and Lectures
Author, Alabama Lien Law, Lienlaw Online (2001)
Author, Mechanics' Liens, Bonds, and Timing, Lorman Education Services (1998)
Author, Liability of Architects and Engineers in Alabama, Lorman Education Services (2002)
Author, Environmental Issues in Public Contracting, Lorman Education Services (2002)
Author, Perfecting and Enforcing Mechanics' and Materialmen's Liens in Alabama, Lorman Education Services (2003)
Instructor, How to Handle an OSHA Inspection
Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities
Alabama State Bar
State Bar of Georgia
Alabama Defense Lawyers
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association (Litigation Section; Committee on Construction Litigation)
Registered Mediator and Arbitrator, Alabama State Bar’s Center for Dispute Resolution
Editorial Board, ADLA Journal
Southeast YMCA - Board of Directors
Make-A-Wish Alabama - Board of Directors
Child Protect - Legal Counsel
Certified Guardian Ad Litem