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 Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Honors and Awards
The Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law; Construction Litigation; Commercial Litigation
Mid-South Super Lawyer - Commercial 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 extensive experience representing general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, owners, and developers in all types of construction disputes before courts and arbitration panels. 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 advises clients on OSHA compliance and safety issues. He has experience in environmental litigation and administrative proceedings involving various federal and state statutes and regulations.
Brooke has considerable experience litigating employment claims related to age, sex, and race discrimination and enforcement of non-competitive, and non-disclosure agreements.
Brooke also has extensive experience in commercial and business litigation, consumer fraud, contract disputes, class actions, products liability, personal injury, premises liability, and collections.
Brooke is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Panels of Commercial, Construction, and Consumer Arbitrators. He is also 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. He is also an active Wish Grantor volunteer for Make-A-Wish Alabama.
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)
Author, Security for Payment - Courtesy of Your Legislature, The Alabama Road Builder (2017)
Instructor, How to Handle an OSHA Inspection
Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities
Alabama State Bar
State Bar of Georgia
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association (Litigation Section; Forum on Construction Law, Section of Dispute Resolution )
American Arbitration Association (AAA), National Panels of Commercial, Construction, and Consumer Arbitrators
Registered Mediator and Arbitrator, Alabama State Bar’s Center for Dispute Resolution
Southeast YMCA - past member of the Board of Directors
Make-A-Wish Alabama - past member of the Board of Directors; secretary; volunteer
Child Protect - Legal Counsel
Certified Guardian Ad Litem