Burr & Forman

Reid S. Manley

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  • B.A., Washington and Lee University, (1991)
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, (1994)







West Virginia

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Board of Directors (2015-2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2015-2022), Litigation - Banking and Finance (2015-2022), Insurance Law (2022)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, General Litigation (2017, 2019-2020)
  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • Restoration Academy, a small private Christian school in Fairfield, Alabama, Former Board Member

Partner | Birmingham, AL

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Financial Institutions

Reid specializes in financial services litigation, representing clients across the country and serving as a leader in several national attorney organizations.

With a practice focused on consumer finance, he primarily represents mortgage companies. Other clients include credit card companies, personal finance firms, automotive finance businesses, and debt collectors.

He has defended clients in single plaintiff cases, as well as mass actions and class actions filed by consumers. He also handles general commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and repurchase or make-whole disputes.

Reid is a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, which is comprised of lawyers from the U.S. and Canada who are highly skilled and experienced in the preparation of real estate mortgages, lending transactions secured by real estate, and related practices. He also is a Fellow in the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, where membership is limited to those who have achieved preeminence in the field of consumer law and who have made substantial contributions through teaching, lecturing, and public writings.

In addition, Reid is a member for the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, an international group of leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction. He is a former board member of the FDCC, which pursues a balanced justice system and represents those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits.

Reid is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services Litigation practice group.