The law firm was formed in 2004 by Rick Hall and Mike Tanner. Douglas Hargett joined the firm as a partner in July, 2009. Rick, Mike and Douglas have spent their entire legal careers representing clients in all types of civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Trying and winning cases and achieving results that best serves each particular client is the goal of our firm. In order to reach this goal, Rick, Mike and Douglas believe that the firm’s small size is its greatest asset. Cases are handled by a focused group of experienced attorneys who strive to build relationships of trust and communicate with their clients on a regular basis. This enables the firm’s attorneys to provide a high level of personalized service to their clients, and to do so in a cost-effective manner. The firm’s success is obtained through creativity, innovative ideas, and the hard work necessary to bring these ideas to fruition for its clients.
All of the firm’s attorneys previously practiced in large law firms, but ultimately decided to return home to the Tennessee Valley to build their legal practices in the Muscle Shoals/Florence area. After graduating with honors from Vanderbilt Law School in 1986, Rick practiced for 10 years in the Huntsville office of Bradley Arant Rose & White, then the largest law firm in the State of Alabama. In 1996, Rick left a partnership with this firm and returned home to the Shoals. Mike graduated with honors from Cumberland Law School at Samford University in 1979. After two years working for United States District Judge Orma Smith and at a mid-sized law firm in Memphis, Tennessee, Mike returned home to the Shoals, where he has practiced since. Douglas graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) School of Law in 2005. Following his graduation from Ole Miss, Douglas practiced law in Huntsville at two of Alabama’s largest law firms, Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. and Balch & Bingham LLP, before returning home to the Shoals.
The Shoals’ community and Tennessee Valley area are very important to the firm’s attorneys. Because of this, the lawyers at Hall | Tanner | Hargett are committed to practicing law with the utmost integrity and professionalism.