Hiring Policy

LGWM provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. Employment decisions at LGWM are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. LGWM does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


LGWM seeks to attract and retain a diverse group of quality legal talent. LGWM believes in hiring only the most competent Associates interested in a litigation practice. LGWM assists our Associates in developing their skills by providing monthly Associate training sessions and having them work directly with experienced litigation attorneys. LGWM evaluates all Associates twice a year to encourage professional growth.

Recruiting Schedule

LGWM regularly interviews second-year law students on-campus at the University of Alabama and the Cumberland School of Law. LGWM accepts resumes from students who attend schools we do not visit. For more information, contact our recruiting shareholder, John Webb, at (205) 967-8822 or

Summer Program

Our goal at LGWM is to provide Summer Associates with an enjoyable and rewarding experience in the practice of law. Before your first day on the job, you will have already met both your attorney mentors that will provide leadership and guidance to you during the summer. During your six week clerkship, you will rotate through four practice groups in order to gain exposure to our diverse practice areas and work with many of our talented attorneys.

LGWM involves its Summer Associates in every aspect of our cases, including legal research, writing legal memos, motions and briefs, and attending depositions, hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and trials. We believe at LGWM that it is important for our Summer Associates to get to know our attorneys and their families, so we plan summer activities to help develop those personal relationships. The summer clerk program at LGWM takes place during the first six weeks of the summer, from May through June, of each year.

Lateral Hires

LGWM traditionally hires first year associates from our Summer Program. However, as needs arise, LGWM also makes lateral offers to candidates with degrees from accredited law schools, with experience in litigation, who exhibit strong research and writing skills, and have experience in oral advocacy. Resumes for lateral hires should be directed to our firm administrator, Jim Brooks, at


LGWM provides highly competitive compensation for its Associates.  Associate salaries are reviewed annually, and salary increases are made based on performance. Compensation is subject to modification, amendment, or termination at anytime.


LGWM offers the following benefits to its Associates:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Bar License
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Benefits are subject to modification, amendment, or termination at anytime.