Law Students

Many of our attorneys have spent their entire career at Lanier Ford, beginning with either their law school graduation or completion of a judicial clerkship. The most successful candidates will have demonstrated measured achievement in academic performance, interesting life and work experiences, and strong interpersonal skills.

DavidCanupp“When I came out of law school, I clerked for a federal judge for two years.  It was a remarkable opportunity and a dynamic environment in which to work.  After that experience, I was looking to embark upon a career in a similarly creative and innovative environment. I’ve found my work at Lanier Ford to be even more intellectually-challenging than my public service, and certainly no less important.  I’ve represented governmental entities, public figures, and business owners in very important, high-stakes litigation.  I’ve argued important issues of first impression before the Alabama Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  And I’ve done it in a friendly, enjoyable environment, learning from the best in the industry – and enjoying it every step of the way.  After my experience here, I can’t imagine working anywhere else.”
—David Canupp, Attorney

Lanier Ford’s law school recruiting efforts are facilitated through our on-campus interviews and our summer associate program. Students are encouraged to submit their application to their law school’s career services department. We conduct on-site interviews at the University of Alabama School of Law and the Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.

We also welcome from qualified students attending law schools at which we don’t interview. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a complete application, which consists of—

  • Cover letter explaining why you are interested in working for our firm.
  • Résumé.
  • List of at least three references. For each name, please indicate the nature of your relationship with the reference. Please provide each reference’s mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
  • Law-school grade transcript. The grade transcript does not have to be an official certified grade transcript from the registrar’s office. It can be a photocopy of an official certified grade transcript or it can be a printout from the law school's web page.
  • One or more writing samples of at least 10 pages.


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