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, contact a member of Burr’s team to help guide you through the matter at hand.

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


Please click here for a full listing of our Transportation Emergency Response Team members.
Our response team members are ready—24 / 7 / 365.  In the event of an incident, please contact any of our members directly. 

Our Attorneys

Jeffrey Beaverstock
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8258
(251) 344-9696
Edward Bowron
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8216
(251) 344-9696
John Browning
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8211
(251) 706-2411
Ken Bryant
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3240
(615) 724-3340
S. Greg Burge
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5101
(205) 244-5612
S. Greg
Martin Burke
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5447
(205) 244-5613
D. Christopher Carson
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5372
(205) 244-5617
C. Paul Cavender
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5350
(205) 244-5618
C. Paul
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
Associate ~ 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
Cell: (251) 423-0826
(251) 344-9696
Kermit Kendrick
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5393
(205) 244-5665
J. Matthew Kroplin
Partner ~ 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 restaurant owner in wrongful death claim brought by family of woman who allegedly lost control of vehicle from grease deposited on roadway by restaurant.
  • Transportation Contracts

    Retained to negotiate dozens of transportation contracts with carriers throughout North America in connection with a company's shipping operations.
  • 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.