MICHAEL L. FEES’ practice emphasis includes representation of local government and defense of civil rights litigation, primarily defense of law enforcement officers accused of professional misconduct.  He is a frequent lecturer throughout the region on issues relating to police civil liability and teaches local officers through the Huntsville Police Department Academy (APOST Certified).  Mr. Fees is admitted to practice law in Alabama state courts, all federal courts within the State of Alabama, the fifth, sixth, and eleventh United States Circuit Courts, and the United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Fees graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1980, where he served as Managing Editor of the Alabama Law Review.

Practice Areas:

Police Civil Liability Defense, Municipal Law and Litigation, Employment Law and Litigation, Commercial Law and Litigation, Corporate Law, General Civil Litigation, Appellate Practice, Personal Injury, Construction Litigation

Civic Activities:

  • Huntsville Police Citizens Foundation; Founder, Chairman and President
  • ASIS North Alabama International Chapter Chairman 2015
  • Selected to the 2005 LEADERSHIP Huntsville/Madison County FOCUS Development Program
  • Wounded Blue, Inc.; Vice-Chairman
  • APOST (Alabama Peace Officers Standards and training Commission) Certified Instructor – Criminal/Civil Liability and Civil Rights
  • Instructor; Huntsville Police Academy
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor

Education & Honors:

  • University of Alabama School of Law, (J.D., 1980); Alabama Law Review, Managing Editor
  • University of Alabama-Huntsville, (B.A., 1977)

Bar & Court Admissions:

  • Alabama
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama

Professional Affiliations:

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Madison County American Inn of Court (First President; former member)
  • Alabama Association of Municipal Lawyers
  • DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • Founding Member, In-house Lawyers Group