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Sela Stroud Blanton

Managing Partner

Phone: 205-868-4103 direct
Email: Sela Blanton
Assistant: Kathy Inman, 205-868-4112
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Sela Blanton’s law practice covers a range of areas, including general civil and business litigation, environmental law, toxic torts, class actions, products liability, partnership and business dissolution, non-competes and restrictive covenants, and insurance and business transactions. In addition, she serves as Managing Partner at Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith. In that role, she provides leadership with regard to all business aspects of the firm, oversees day-to-day management, supervises operational and administrative functions, and provides guidance in terms of client and community relations.

A native of Birmingham, Ms. Blanton received a B.S. degree from Auburn University before earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she served on the Managing Board of the Alabama Law Review. She is the author of “Non-Compete Agreements: Weighing the Interests of Profession and Firm,” 53 Ala. L. Rev. 1023 (2002), and “Director and Officer Liability to Non-Shareholders,” The Alabama Lawyer, Vol. 64, No. 6 (2003).

Ms. Blanton plays an active role in the Birmingham Bar Association, having served on both the Scholarship and Grievance Committees. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar, has been included on the Alabama Super Lawyers® list for several years, and was a member of Class 8 of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum. Ms. Blanton is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Also engaged in the community outside of work, Ms. Blanton is a member of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, and is involved with Restoration Academy, the YWCA of Central Alabama, and World Vision. Her personal time is spent with her husband Bryan, their son Evan, and their two English Springer Spaniels.

  • Primary Services
    • General Civil and Business Litigation
    • Environmental Law
    • Toxic Torts
    • Class Actions
    • Products Liability
    • Partnership and Business Dissolution
    • Non-competes and Restrictive Covenants
    • Insurance and Business Transactions
  • Education
    • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2002
      Managing Board, Alabama Law Review
    • B.A., Auburn University, Magna Cum Laude, 1999
  • Bar Admissions
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • Professional Associations & Involvement
    • Alabama State Bar
      Environmental Law Section, Executive Committee Member
      Law Day Committee, 2013
      Leadership Forum, Class 8
    • Birmingham Bar Association
      Scholarship Committee, 2012-2013
      Grievance Committee, 2009-2011
      Future Leaders Forum, 2009
  • Honors & Awards
    • Selected to the Alabama Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star” list, multiple years
    • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating
  • Publications
    • Author of “Non-Compete Agreements: Weighing the Interests of Profession and Firm,” 53 Ala. L. Rev. 1023 (2002)
    • Author of “Director and Officer Liability to Non-Shareholders,” The Alabama Lawyer, Vol. 64 No. 6 (2003)
  • Community Involvement
    • Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church
    • Restoration Academy, Junior Board Member
    • YWCA of Central Alabama
    • World Vision