Alan is a partner and practices in the firm’s Financial Services section. Prior to law school, he was employed at a large financial corporation in its commercial lending division. Directly after law school, Alan spent two years as Counsel to U.S. Senator Howell Heflin in Washington, D.C.

Alan has experience in civil litigation in the areas of financial services, securities fraud, real estate, labor and employment, professional negligence, governmental liability, and product liability. The majority of Alan’s financial services industry practice is focused on representing clients in both individual and class/mass actions, involving a wide array of state common law and statutory claims, as well as alleged violations of federal statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth In Lending Act (TILA), the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). Alan also has extensive experience enforcing arbitration provisions and has arbitrated numerous consumer finance cases before American Arbitration Association and JAMS.

Alan co-authors Burr & Forman’s Consumer Finance Monthly Litigation Update and is also one of the editors of the firm’s Consumer Finance Litigation Blog.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law since 2022, Litigation - Banking and Finance since 2022, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action - Defendants since 2023


Speaking Engagements

Blog Posts

Professional & Community

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Past Chair of the Debt Collection and Bankruptcy Subcommittee (2018-2020)
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law
  • ACA International (Member Attorney Program)
  • National Creditors Bar Association



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