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Mr. Laney was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is one of the founding Shareholders of Laney & Foster, P.C. He has practiced law over 40 years and has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rating. His practice is dedicated to Professional Liability Defense, Architect & Engineer Liability, Insurance Defense, Accountant Liability, Products Liability and Construction Litigation. Over the years, he has handled over 1,500 cases to a conclusion including trying over 150 cases to a jury verdict. He is admitted to practice in Alabama and Florida. Mr. Laney is frequently recognized as one of the Top Attorneys In Alabama as published in Business Alabama and by Super Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in Alabama and Florida.


  • University of Alabama, B.A. (1968)
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D. (1971)

Bar Admissions:

  • Alabama (1972)
  • Florida (1998)
  • United States Court of Claims
  • All State and Federal Courts in Alabama & Florida
  • Certified Construction Dispute Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Certified Mediator by the AAA Advisory Counsel for Alabama

Professional Memberships:

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • FDLA – Professional Liability Committee
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Architect & Engineers Liability Committee
  • Product Liability Committee
  • Business Litigation Committee
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • IADC – Professional Liability Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Construction Law Section of Alabama Bar
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