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A. Philip Reich II

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A. Philip Reich II



2000A SouthBridge Parkway, Suite 400

Birmingham, AL 35209


(888) 435-9033


(205) 933-9033

Email: preich@uww-adr.com


Upon graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law, Philip
joined a small firm and practiced law for 15 years, focusing on litigation,
before being elected as Circuit Judge in Lawrence County, Ala., in 1988. He
served as Presiding Circuit Judge for over 20 years and was elected as a
member of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association Board of Directors and
served as President of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association in 2008-
2009. Philip presided over more than 25,000 cases, including over 500 jury

When he left the bench in 2009, Philip began practicing as a registered
mediator with the State of Alabama. He has since mediated civil, domestic
and appellate cases involving partnerships, corporations, construction
claims, real estate disputes, estate and will contests, products liability,
personal injury, workers' compensation, original divorce actions, petitions
for modifications, and contempt.

Philip also worked for the Chancellor of The University of Alabama System
from 2012 until 2016 as Executive Assistant, Director of Special Programs
and Deputy General Counsel. He has served as an adjunct professor in the
University of Alabama Honors College (2010-2020) and has previously
served as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the University of Alabama School of

Education & Qualifications

  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1974
  • B.S., Marketing, The University of Alabama, 1970
  • Graduate, National Judicial College's General Jurisdiction Course, University of Nevada
  • Registered Mediator, State of Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, since 2009
  • Alabama real estate license, 2022

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • President, Alabama Circuit Judges Association, 2008-2009
  • Board of Directors, Alabama Circuit Judges Association, 1998-2009
  • Chairman, Alabama Circuit Judges Association Annual Conference Committee, 1998-2009
  • Judicial Inquiry Commission Alternate, 2008
  • Executive Committee, Alabama State Bar (1984)
  • Chairman, Disciplinary Panel I (1984)
  • Bar Commissioner, Alabama State Bar (1981-1984)
  • Disciplinary Panel I (1981-1984)

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Successes & Recognition

  • Created model Community Corrections program in the Lawrence County Criminal Justice System, 2008-2009
  • Presided over the Lawrence County Drug Court, selected to mentor other judges and their staff in effective operations, 2008-2009
  • Lawrence County Circuit Court was recognized annually for case currency and efficiency; selected as most current and cost-effective circuit in Alabama, 2006-2007

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Appellate
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Litigation
  • Estates and Wills
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Domestic Relations
  • High-Net-Worth Divorces