Lee Copeland


Phone: 334-834-1180
Fax: 334-834-3172

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  • B.A., University of Alabama (1979)
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (1982)

Practice Areas

Association & Community Involvement

  • Past President, Alabama State Bar
  • Past Member, Alabama State Bar Executive Committee
  • Past Board of Bar Commissioners, Alabama State Bar
  • Past President, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Chairman, Alabama State Bar Committee on Character & Fitness
  • Member, Creation and Implementation of Jury Questionnaire Program for Montgomery County
  • Member of Committee for Creation and Implementation of Jury Questionnaire Program for United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • Committee for Magistrate Appointments for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • Member of Committee for Expansion of Rules Governing Unauthorized Practice of Law for the Alabama State Bar
  • Member of Committee for Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar
  • Director, Attorneys Insurance Mutual of the South, Inc.
  • Huntington College Board of Trustees
  • Leadership Montgomery
  • Past President, Hospice of Montgomery
  • Past President, Goodwill of Montgomery
  • Past President, Red Cross of Central Alabama
  • Trustee, Dexter C. Hobbs Scholarship Program
  • Vestry Member, Episcopal Church of the Ascension
  • Director, The Montgomery Academy
  • Member, various election committees for trial court judges in Montgomery County

Honors & Awards

  • Alabama Law Foundation (Membership Limited to 1% of Alabama State Bar)
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" - "Bet-the-Company Litigation," Commercial Litigation and Mediation
  • Martindale-Hubbell, 2018, 2019 AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell, 2018, 2019 Judicial AV Preeminent Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Alabama Super Lawyer
  • American Inns of Court
  • Outstanding Moot Court Oral Advocate Award
  • Law School Moot Court – Winning Team
  • National Trial Advocacy Team
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated

Attorney Profile

Lee grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, graduating high school at Montgomery Academy. He attended college at the University of Alabama and matriculated to the University of Alabama School of Law. Active in both undergraduate and law school, Lee was president of his undergraduate fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and in law school was on the winning Moot Team, as well as being named the Outstanding Oral Advocate for Moot Court competition. He also was on the Law School's National Trial Court Team. Following graduation, he clerked with Judge Truman M. Hobbs, Sr., United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

After his clerkship, Lee joined Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, where his father had been one of the firm's founders. His current practice is almost entirely litigation. Lee handles a wide variety of legal matters, both corporate and individual. His litigation practice includes products liability, malpractice and a host of general commercial claims. He is active in local and state level bar activities, having served as President of the Montgomery County Bar Association and being recently re-elected to represent the Montgomery, Alabama area for the governing body of Alabama's State Bar. He has served on numerous boards and committees, both at the local and state bar levels. He has served on over a dozen election committees for local and statewide judges. Lee has volunteered his time for many charitable groups in Montgomery, including as Past President of the Board of Goodwill of Montgomery, Past President of Montgomery Hospice and Past President for Red Cross of Central Alabama.

Lee is married to the former Jessica Crenshaw of Birmingham, Alabama. They have two boys, Hall and Albert. Lee and his family attend the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.

Recent News

Copeland selected Best Lawyers in America 2019 Lawyer of the Year and recognized in multiple publications

Copeland recognized in 2018 Best Lawyers in America

Copeland selected 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers

Copeland recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers in America

Copeland installed as 140th President of Alabama State Bar

Copeland voted President-Elect of the Alabama State Bar

Copeland Franco partners recognized as Best Lawyers

Copeland recently spoke to Birmingham Bar Association and Montgomery Home Builders Association

Copeland Franco Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers

Copeland speaks to incoming law students

Copeland Franco attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers