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Ratings & Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0

    Allen is an excellent lawyer with highest professional standards

    — Associate

  • 5.0/5.0

    Excellent advocate and litigator.

    — Associate/Assistant General Counsel

  • 5.0/5.0

    I practiced law with Mike for about five years in the mid to late 90s. In my opinion, he was an AV lawyer at that time - especially in the area of Municipal defense work. He definitely should have an AV rating.

    — Principal

  • 5.0/5.0

    Alan is an excellent lawyer in all respects. He has an impeccable character. He is clearly an AV lawyer.

    — Managing Partner

  • 5.0/5.0

    Allen is a good attorney who is very knowledgeable in the area of employment law.

    — Managing Partner

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
  • Mediation

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 for Legal Issues - Criminal/Civil Liability and Civil Rights
  • Instructor; Huntsville Police Academy
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Certified Instructor Personal Protection Inside the Home
  • NRA Certified Instructor Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • NRA Certified Instructor Refuse To Be A Victim
  • Madison County Career Tech Center; Law Enforcement Advisory Board

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