Richard D. Greer
- Birmingham, Alabama
- (205) 823-7803
Richard Greer has been using thorough preparation, realistic analysis, and diligent advocacy to help his clients for more than 35 years. From “routine” to complex legal problems and contract disputes, he has an established track record of resolving hotly contested disputes by finding solutions to difficult legal issues.
Mr. Greer began his legal career as a small town lawyer, then later became a shareholder in a 30 person law firm in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. In 1995, he opened his own law firm.
For decades, Mr. Greer has represented individuals as well as national, regional, and local companies throughout Alabama in State and Federal court litigation involving a broad mix of industries, sectors, trades, and subject matters. His Firm also represents individuals and businesses in a wide array of non-litigation matters and is focused on avoiding litigation by resolving contract disputes arising out of written contracts between businesses, individuals, and business partners. Mr. Greer knows from experience that most businesses and individuals prefer, where possible, a negotiated solution that will avoid the cost, expense, uncertainty, and longevity of litigation.
Richard Greer attended public schools in Mountain Brook, Alabama. In 1975, he graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics. In 1978, Mr. Greer graduated from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, where he was Associate Editor of The American Journal of Trial Advocacy and a member of the Trial Advocacy Board. Mr. Greer studied international and comparative law in 1977 while attending a summer program at the University of Exeter Law School in Exeter, England.
Mr. Greer’s legal career began with a general practice law firm in Shelby County, Alabama, where his areas of practice included general civil litigation, collections, real estate law and litigation, family law, and worker’s compensation law. After approximately three years, he joined a business law and litigation firm in Birmingham, Alabama, where his areas of practice included business and commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, commercial collections, construction law and litigation, employee benefits litigation (ERISA), employment law and litigation, general civil litigation, and real estate law and litigation. Mr. Greer left that firm in 1995 when it had 30 lawyers and formed his Firm in Birmingham, Alabama. His Firm’s Alabama law practice presently includes business and commercial law, commercial collections, construction law, contract law, employment law), lease law (primarily residential and commercial landlords), and non-compete, confidentiality and non-disclosure law (employee, independent contractor and employer).
Mr. Greer is a charter member of the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and served for several years on its board of directors and as its legal counsel. He received several service awards from the Chamber, was named Board Member of the Year, and received the President’s Award for distinguished performance as the Chamber’s legal counsel. Mr. Greer’s additional interests include physical fitness, college football and basketball, hiking, building and carpentry, gardening, landscape architecture, and travel.