Our Transportation team represents clients nationwide, including railroads, trucking companies, and vehicle and component part manufacturers.

We represent our clients in wrongful death cases, FELA, crashworthiness, warranty claims and many other matters. We advise shippers and carriers on contract matters and deal with a variety of issues related to cargo and the transportation of goods.

Given the volatile nature of the transportation industry, we are always prepared to respond quickly to our client’s calls; responding night or day in the event of an accident, and going to the scene to ensure our client’s interests are protected. Whether it is an emergency response or long-range planning to avoid costly litigation, we draw on the diverse resources of our firm to produce favorable results.

Areas of representation include:

  • Cargo Claims
  • Crashworthiness
  • Customs Issues
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Highway-Rail Grade Crossings Safety Regulations
  • Immigration Matters
  • On-site Investigations
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Defense
  • Property Damage
  • Warranty Claims



Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of legal issues involved in the logistics of transporting goods and materials via intermodal operations. As a full-service law firm, Burr & Forman provides a team of attorneys from across our practice areas to handle the inter-related aspects of logistics law including regulatory compliance, transactions, litigation and dispute resolution.

Areas of representation include:

  • Compliance
  • Customs Laws
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • International Trade
  • International Trade Agreements: FTA, NAFTA, and GATT/WTO
  • Litigation, Regulatory, Transactional, and Contractual Matters 
  • Supply Chain Disputes
  • Tariffs and Quotas

Our Attorneys

Jeffrey Beaverstock
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8258
(251) 344-9696
Martin Burke
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5447
(205) 244-5613
D. Christopher Carson
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5372
(205) 244-5617
Marcel Debruge
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5263
(205) 244-5625
Robert Given
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5308
(205) 244-5645
Baya Harrison IV
Attorney ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6661
(407) 540-6601
Kasee Heisterhagen
Associate ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8244
(251) 706-2446
John Kavanagh, Jr.
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8246
(251) 344-9696
Justin Kelly
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5452
(205) 244-5610
Kermit Kendrick
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5393
(205) 244-5665
J. Matthew Kroplin
Associate ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3248
(615) 724-3348
John Morrow
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5298
(205) 244-5687
Michael Ray
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5402
(205) 244-5657
Al Teel
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5389
(205) 714-6898
Bill Wasden
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8230
(251) 344-9696
Turner Williams
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5205
(205) 244-5739
Thomas Wood
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8203
(251) 706-2412

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Wrongful Death

    Retained to defend heavy industrial equipment distributor in wrongful death case arising out of loading accident wherein equipment driver was crushed to death.
  • Wrongful Death

    Retained to defend farm enterprise in wrongful death claim arising from trucking accident wherein produce crushed and killed worker.
  • Personal Injury

    Retained to defend major interstate chemical hauler in loading accident wherein customer employees were severely burned with sulfuric acid.
  • Wrongful Death

    Retained to defend international heavy equipment provider in wrongful death claim arising out of employee’s hit and run accident killing young pedestrian.
  • Wrongful Death

    Retained to defend heavy industrial equipment distributor in wrongful death case involving the death of a truck driver crushed by hydraulic ramps on trailer.