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Firm Profile

Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse, PC, one of the very few remaining full-service law firms in South Alabama, has enjoyed winning results and a first-rate reputation throughout the region and beyond since opening its doors in 1976. From our offices in the historic LaClede Building in the heart of downtown Mobile, one of the United State’s oldest cities, we provide a comprehensive range of legal services to all manner of businesses, government bodies, institutions, professionals, families and individuals.

In addition to our highly-regarded litigation and corporate departments, our lawyers have top-tier practices in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, banking and finance, condemnation and eminent domain, medical malpractice defense, insurance coverage and extra-contractual litigation, municipal law, product liability defense, real estate transactions and litigation, tax, trusts and estates, and probate, and white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations.

Our many successes, which include countless victories in courts across the region and the nation – among them signature wins in the United States and Alabama Supreme Courts – are a testament to the skill, experience and commitment of our lawyers whose quality is evident in their credentials. All have superior academic records. Several began their legal careers as judicial law clerks. Our members have been elected to or recognized by The American College of Trial Lawyers, The American College of Real Estate Attorneys, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, Alabama Super Lawyers and the Owner’s Counsel of America.

We also have a long tradition of leadership in professional associations, and among our ranks are past-presidents of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association and the invitation-only, defense-oriented Trial Attorneys of America. Our lawyers participate actively in the leading national lawyer associations, including the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, and the American Bankruptcy Institute, among others, and present regularly at national Continuing Legal Education programs in their practice areas.

Our aim is not only to succeed, but to do so effectively and efficiently. We are client-focused problem solvers. We value smart, cost-effective legal strategies. We consult closely with clients before acting or expending resources, and can provide services under a variety of alternative billing arrangements. We emphasize quality over quantity in staffing our projects and, when needed, can draw upon the expertise of our diverse practice groups to create flexible and effective interdisciplinary teams.

Effectiveness, skill, creativity, dedication, tenacity, flexibility and pragmatism are our hallmarks. These are the qualities that have won us the trust of clients for more than four decades.

Meritas® Affiliation

Helmsing Leach is an active member of Meritas®, a worldwide association of independent law firms, each with a full-service commercial law practice, a commitment to excellence, and a proven track record of professional success. Meritas® has over 250 member firms, with offices in every major city in the United States and in more than 70 countries. Through its Meritas® membership and contacts, Helmsing Leach has immediate access to superior legal resources throughout the nation and the world.