From the client’s perspective, standing the test of time says a lot about a law firm. The experience gained through decades of practice is invaluable. But even more so is the ability to evolve, remain current, and continue to attract new talent in an ever-changing landscape. That says that the firm has not only a solid foundation but also a progressive, open-minded culture that fosters both fresh ideas and well-grounded legal solutions that consistently achieve the desired results for its clients.
For more than 70 years, Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith has been an impactful and respected member of Birmingham, Alabama’s legal community – earning a reputation as a go-to firm for complex litigation and business issues, as well as a host of other practice areas. Representing individuals, small businesses, and large corporations both in and out of state, Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith is also often cited as an example of a “lawyer’s law firm” – one that other firms can partner with, or refer their clients to with confidence, on specific types of cases where it has exceptional expertise.
Founded and based in Birmingham since 1942, Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith has a tradition of excellence instilled by its founders Frank Bainbridge (1895-1980) and Walter L. Mims (1910-1993). For the past half century, Bainbridge’s son Frank M. Bainbridge has been a chief steward of that reputation while navigating changing times and issues, and always leading by example.
From its earliest days, the firm has played a central and integral role in the Birmingham Bar Association, with four partners having served as president. Though Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith has remained small in numbers by design, its reputation has grown exponentially through the years. Its attorneys are seen as solid thinkers who explore all options in representing their clients.
Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith’s attorneys have consistently been recognized by leading peer-review organizations, such as Best Lawyers®, Chambers USA, Alabama Super Lawyers®, and Martindale-Hubbell®. And, in a recent U.S. News & World Report study, Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith received a first-tier ranking among “Best Law Firms” in the areas of commercial litigation, litigation, eminent domain and condemnation, environmental law, banking and finance litigation, and securities litigation.