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Bruce A. Rawls
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Bruce A. Rawls

PH: (205) 458-5247
Fax: (205) 244-5700
Email: Bruce
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PH: (205) 458-5115
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PH: (205) 458-5363

Bruce practices in the firm’s Business section, concentrating on tax and business planning. In addition to membership in the Alabama State Bar, he is a member of the State and Local Taxes Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. He also is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section and Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Bruce is a member of Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises, a professional organization devoted to the special problems of counseling and advising closely-held and family business enterprises. He is also a member of the Birmingham Estate Planning Council and the Birmingham Tax Forum.

In 1992, Bruce co-authored, with colleague Warren Matthews, an article dealing with the reform of the Alabama franchise tax, which was published in the Alabama Law Review. He has been an Adjunct Faculty Member at Cumberland School of Law since 2000 teaching Income Tax. Bruce has lectured at numerous seminars on state an...


What is your favorite thing about the law?
My practice involves many different types of issues so no two days are alike.

What community activities are you involved in?
Cathedral Church of the Advent - Episcopal; Habitat for Humanity.

What was your first job?
A gopher for an architectural firm in Nashville, TN, where I grew up. I started in the summer after my junior year in high school and wound up working all the way through my senior year until I left for college.

What are your hobbies?
Golf, reading, escaping to Lake Martin, nearly any kind of home improvement project that involves the use of power tools.

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Don’t worry if you are not exactly sure of what you want to do when you start practicing; you can see where your interests lead you.

How do you spend your weekend?
In warm weather, on the screened porch at our cabin on Lake Martin with a good book in hand.

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