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VJ Graffeo

V. J. Graffeo, an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rated attorney, practices in the area of commercial litigation. His experience includes working on business, financial services, securities, fiduciary and trust, and real estate litigation.  In addition, he has represented clients in trade secret and non-competition litigation in state and federal courts and is experienced in electronic data discovery issues. V. J. has successfully handled trials and appeals, as well as AAA and FINRA arbitrations.

A lifelong resident of Birmingham, Vincent J. "V. J." Graffeo is involved with multiple charitable and civic organizations in the community. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham, the Birmingham Inn of Court and the Blackburn Institute. He was a founding member of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham and served as its 2009-2010 President. He was the 2011-2012 President of the Birmingham Museum of Art Junior Patrons and has served on the Executive Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and the Junior Board for Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School. V. J. serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Alabama School of Law Farrah Law Society. 

He was recognized by The Birmingham Business Journal as a Top 40 Under 40 in 2012, is a member of the 2011-2012 City of Birmingham YP United Leadership Initiative Class and a graduate of the 2011 Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Class 7. V. J. was a member of the Leaders...

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  • Enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements.
  • Representation of trustee and trustee beneficiaries in actions involving breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud.
  • Representation of financial advisors and broker dealers in responding to regulatory and governmental investigations, as well as non-party subpoenas.
  • Representation of businesses and shareholders in disputes alleging disloyalty, minority shareholder oppression and other corporate misconduct.


  • "V. J. has earned a reputation as a hard working and well respected litigator who is also extensively involved in the Birmingham community."

    -Chief Operating Officer and former General Counsel for national financial services firm

  • "In the course of his representation of my family’s business, I have become well acquainted with V. J.’s character, work capacity and perhaps most importantly, quality of work…I have been impressed by his work ethic and legal skills."

    - Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for regional manufacturing company

Speaking Engagements

March 08, 2014
Use of Technology in a Law Practice: Blogging, Social Media & Websites

Burr and Forman's Vincent J. Graffeo will serve as a panelist at the 2014 Birmingham Bench and Bar Retreat on March 8th, 2014.  The session is