Five Wilmer & Lee Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers

Huntsville, Ala. – March 14, 2013 –Wilmer & Lee, P.A. is pleased to announce that five firm attorneys have been recognized in the 2012 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers, an independent lawyer rating publication. Attorneys John Wilmer, Fred Fohrell, Mike Cole, Robert Lockwood, and Richard Raleigh were among only five percent of the lawyers in Alabama named to the Super Lawyers list.

Each year, the selections for Super Lawyer are determined by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, through a rigorous multi-phase selection process. The selection process includes an attorney-led research staff that searches for lawyers who have attained certain honors, results or credentials, which indicate a high degree of peer recognition or professional competence. Each candidate is then evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

Wilmer & Lee is honored to offer the expertise and service of these five attorneys. John Wilmer, a cofounder of the firm, practices all phases of employment law, including discrimination defense, traditional labor matters, wage-hour law, disability law, immigration and family medical leave act (FMLA) defense before all federal and state courts.  Fred Fohrell, who has formerly served as President of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Chief Assistant District Attorney for Madison County, and counselor to the Governor, is also included in The Best Lawyers in America.  Mike Cole has a corporate, governmental, utility, civil, healthcare practice, and has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America in three separate practice areas, Administrative/Regulatory law, Governmental Relations law, and Healthcare law.  Robert Lockwood is a Past-President of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association who specializes in labor and employment law, civil litigation, and health care compliance. Richard Raleigh, also the firm’s Managing Shareholder, represents businesses and individuals in corporate, commercial, intellectual property, labor and employment, and government contract litigation matters in state and federal courts, and has, for the past eight years, served on the Board of Bar Commissioners for the Alabama State Bar.

Wilmer & Lee, P.A. was founded in 1991 when partners from one of Huntsville’s oldest law firms merged with one of Athens, Alabama’s oldest law firms, Patton, Legge & Cole. Since its inception, Wilmer & Lee has grown to over 30 lawyers, emerging as one of the largest firms in North Alabama. With office locations in Huntsville, Athens, Decatur and Birmingham, we offer a full array of legal services to a diverse client base. For more information, visit