H. Lanier Brown II


Prior to joining Watkins & Eager in 2017, Lanier had a successful litigation practice representing nursing home operators and other health care providers, automobile and other manufacturers, construction and engineering firms, restaurant and hospitality operators, insurers and personal injury defendants. He has also practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and business disputes.

In addition to his practice, Lanier serves as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at The University Alabama School of Law and is Chairman of the Alabama Environmental Management Commission.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 205.598.2199
Email: lbrown@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Automotive Industrial Heavy Equipment and Recreational Vehicles
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Employment and Labor Litigation
Healthcare Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Product Liability
Tort and General Litigation

B.S. in Economics: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1989
Juris Doctor: University of Alabama School of Law, 1992

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  • Alabama Super Lawyers (2009-2016)
  • AVPreeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America┬« for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants since 2011
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2009 - 2017) Products Liability 
  • 2017 Top Flight Lawyer, by B-Metro Magazine

Professional And Community Involvement

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Magic City Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar

Speaking Engagements

  • "Defending the Damages Only Case" at the DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar
  • "Voir Dire Strategies in Complex Products Cases" at the ABA Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Seminar