About the firm.
Walter W. Kennedy, III, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, is a 1976 graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he received a B.A. degree, cum laude, majoring in English. He then attended the University of Alabama School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Alabama Law Review and was a member of the National Trial Advocacy Team, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, and Phi Delta Phi.
After graduation from law school, Mr. Kennedy received his license to practice law in Alabama while serving a Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Samuel A. Beatty, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama.
In 1980, Mr. Kennedy entered private practice with the firm of Nash & Walker, Attorneys, P.A., in Oneonta, where he became a partner in 1982. In 1993, Mr. Kennedy entered the firm of Church & Kennedy, P.C. in Pell City as a partner. In 1997, he established the present firm.
During his career, Mr. Kennedy has served as a judge and prosecutor for several municipalities and as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama in connection with the acquisition of highway rights of way. He has tried to a conclusion a number of jury cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and has served as counsel in numerous appeals, both civil and criminal, to the appellate courts of the State of Alabama. As a member of the Alabama State Bar, Mr. Kennedy has been a member of several committees, including the Committee on Character and Fitness and the Lawyer Referral Service Board of Trustees. He was also appointed to the Supreme Court Standing Committee on the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure.
Mr. Kennedy is presently a sole practitioner engaged in the general practice of law, with primary emphasis on civil litigation of all kinds — personal injury, insurance defense, contracts, construction, property and family law. He primarily litigates in the courts of St. Clair, Blount, and Talladega counties. He also regularly handles appeals before the Supreme Court of Alabama, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
It is rare for a sole practitioner who practices in a relatively small city to specialize in any particular area of the law. Mr. Kennedy is no exception. The list of practice areas that follows is not intended to be all-inclusive, but represents generally the types of matters that he handles as a regular part of his practice or in which he has specific experience. If a particular area of interest is not listed, please contact us for more information.
General Civil Litigation
Motor Vehicle Accidents, Insurance Matters, Contract Disputes, Premises Liability, Landlord-Tenant, Construction, Real Estate, Will Contests, Negligence Claims, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
Domestic and Family Litigation
Divorces, Custody and Visitation, Spousal Support, Child Support Establishment and Enforcement, Juvenile Cases (Dependency, Delinquency, Child In Need of Supervision)
General Criminal Litigation
Traffic Offenses (including DUI and vehicular homicide), Misdemeanors, Domestic Violence, Felonies ranging from Class C charges to Capital Murder
Probate Court Matters
Probate of Wills, Administration of Estates, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Adoptions, Legitimations
Appeals to all Alabama Courts with appellate jurisdiction — Circuit Courts, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Supreme Court of Alabama
Property, Estate, Business and Personal Transactions
Preparation of Deeds, Promissory Notes, Mortgages, Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts, Contracts, Security Agreements, Bills of Sale
Mr. Kennedy can be reached at (205) 884-2276, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please leave a voicemail if he's not in. Additionally, his fax number is (205) 776-7900. His office is located in the Fambrough Building, at 1816 Cogswell Avenue, in Pell City, Alabama, directly across Cogswell Avenue from the St. Clair County Courthouse.
To reach Mr. Kennedy via mail, please use the following address:Walter W. Kennedy
P.O. Box 909
Pell City, AL 35125
If you'd prefer to use email, Mr. Kennedy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.