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Elizabeth B. Shirley

PH: (205) 458-5186
Fax: (205) 244-5705
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Elizabeth is a partner at the firm.  Her practice includes commercial litigation, arbitrations, governmental investigations and enforcement, and financial services litigation.  Elizabeth represents companies as both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of business disputes and at varying levels of disputes.  Her client representation ranges from Fortune 500 publicly traded companies, to closely held family based companies. 

She has represented companies, including healthcare entities, private equity firms, automotive dealerships and manufacturers, investment banking firms, municipalities, lending institutions, accounting firms, and start-up companies.  She consults clients at all phases of civil litigation and arbitration, from preparation and strategies prior to the filing lawsuits, pleadings, complex discovery and ESI, motion practice, mediation, trial, appeal, and execution of judgments. Typical litigated claims include business fraud, breac...


Why do you practice at Burr & Forman, LLP
Burr & Forman is a full-service law firm, and its lawyers are good lawyers and good people. It is a relatively large law firm, which is a great strength because when I need a lawyer with expertise outside of my own, one of my colleagues can help. At the same time, our lawyers have good working relationships with each other and our clients, so Burr & Forman is also a close-knit and caring firm.

What do you do in your spare time?
I spend as much time possible with my family and taking care of them. It's difficult to balance work and family, but I have been able to do it since I began working at Burr & Forman in 2001 after my judicial clerkship.

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  • Represented Fortune 500 company in franchise dispute against franchisor, which went to a jury trial.
  • Represented accounting firm in accounting and breach of fiduciary disputes with former partners.
  • Represented companies in disputes with software developers over nature and quality of software, as well as full access to software functionalities.
  • Represented company against former investment banking firm and former auditing firm for fraud, malpractice and breach of contract.