Federal Black Lung Litigation

Webster Henry has extensive experience in litigating federal black lung claims on behalf of coal mining companies beginning in the Department of Labor, through trials and appeals before an Administrative Law Judge, the Benefits Review Board and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. With its superior knowledge of all aspects of both surface and underground … Read More

Mining & Mineral Law

Webster Henry has extensive experience in the defense of mining and mineral companies, ranging from small family owned businesses to integrated international corporations. With this depth of knowledge, the firm has litigated a myriad of cases in state and federal courts involving mining accidents, blasting, surface subsidence, workers’ compensation, black lung benefits, and mineral contract … Read More

Real Estate Litigation

Webster Henry has successfully represented property owners, developers and contractors in defense of their property rights. We have achieved beneficial results for our clients in areas of condemnations, land use and development, contract disputes, eminent domain, quiet title and ownership litigation and liens. When you are looking for attorneys to litigate or negotiate on your … Read More

Extracontractual Litigation

First party bad faith and fraud cases against insurance companies for extracontractual damages are unique in both law and fact. The lawyers at Webster Henry have years of experience defending insurance companies from such cases, expertly preparing witnesses for deposition and trial and vigorously attacking claims for extracontractual damages.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Webster, Henry, Bradwell, Cohan, Speagle & DeShazo offers an array of options in the expanding field of alternative dispute resolution. Will Webster and Kim DeShazo are registered mediators who have been called upon by peers in both the defense and plaintiffs’ bar to serve as mediators. Other attorneys in the firm have likewise served as … Read More


Navigating complex coverage issues while fulfilling contractual obligations to the insured often presents difficult challenges for carriers. Insurance agents and brokers also find themselves in the middle of coverage disputes between their insured and the carrier. Webster Henry has attorneys who specialize in assisting clients in resolving these complex issues. Our team routinely is called … Read More


The firm concentrates a portion of its practice on helping its clients with litigation and transactions relating to all types of bankruptcy, insolvency, and banking issues.

Appellate Practice

The firm enjoys a wealth of experience in the complex litigation and appellate arenas. The attorneys of Webster, Henry, Bradwell, Cohan, Speagle & DeShazo have coordinated the defense of numerous multi-party cases, class actions, multi-forum litigation, and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. In addition, they have directed appeals in more than fifty cases since 1995. … Read More

Commercial/Business Litigation

Companies often face complex disputes with other businesses, government entities, or groups of individuals, which require an understanding of both the business issue and the industry of the client. Our Business Litigation practice specializes in handling these complex disputes, representing leaders in diverse industry sectors with their most important litigation matters. Our ultimate goal is … Read More


Webster, Henry, Bradwell, Cohan, Speagle & DeShazo has experience in successfully defending developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and other professionals in alleged construction defect cases.


As general counsel for the Alabama Conference of Educators (ACOE), William H. Webster provides legal counsel to the parent organization and to member educators on a variety of matters. He has helped countless teachers — whether guiding them through personal legal matters involving probate and estate work, or defending against allegations brought under the Students … Read More

Estate Planning

The firm’s estate planning practice includes planning for the distribution of an individual’s property at his or her death, beneficiary disputes, trust administration, and estate administration. The firm also has a wealth of experience in estate planning matters involving estates containing large amounts of land and other agricultural property. Over the years, the firm has … Read More

Governmental Law

Webster, Henry, Bradwell, Cohan, Speagle & DeShazo has extensive experience defending governments, both at the county and municipal levels, and other entities and businesses in employment-related issues throughout Alabama. The firm’s lawyers have had the opportunity to orally argue cases on behalf of employers and municipal governments before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals of … Read More

Insurance Defense

Webster Henry represents the interests of insurers and corporate clients in both first-party and third-party litigation. We are experienced in handling and trying a wide range of cases, including wrongful death, automobile accidents, premises liability, business torts, complex coverage questions, subornation issues and declaratory judgment actions. Whether aggressively defending the case at trial or negotiating … Read More

Professional Liability

The Professional liability section of Webster Henry includes lawyers practicing in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi with extensive experience in the defense of all kinds of professionals, including: attorneys, health care providers, architects, engineers, dentists, accountants, directors and officers, real estate brokers and agents, insurance brokers and financial planners. Our attorneys understand the unique challenges and … Read More

Agricultural Law

Webster, Henry, Bradwell, Cohan, Speagle & DeShazo have numerous attorneys with an agricultural background  who are able to offer legal insight into a range of issues including environmental and governmental regulation, legislation, compliance, litigation involving agricultural products, services, and contracts, and other legal issues that impact Alabama’s agricultural sector.

Transportation Law

Webster, Henry, Bradwell, Cohan, Speagle & DeShazo, P.C. represents insurance companies, insured drivers, general transportation companies, manufacturers, over-the-road carriers and trucking companies in all types of litigation stemming from automobile accidents.  The firm has extensive experience defending all types of automobile and trucking cases, including the defense of the defendant driver, defense of the commercial carrier, defending uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, subrogation … Read More

Workers’ Compensation

Webster Henry is widely considered to be a leader among Alabama workers’ compensation defense firms. Since its inception, the firm has assumed a preeminent role in representing employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators throughout Alabama in both workers’ compensation and retaliatory discharge litigation. Webster Henry has defended thousands of workers’ compensation claims in Alabama, and … Read More