Capell & Howard P.C. Attorneys At Law Montgomery & Auburn/Opelika, AL

J. Lister Hubbard


(334) 241-8035


Lister Hubbard, a native of Montgomery, was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1980. He received an A.B.J., magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia, and a J.D from the University of Alabama School of Law as a Hugo L. Black Scholar. Lister concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law, public procurement law, environmental law and commercial litigation.

As legal counsel for the Alabama AGC (Associated General Contractors), he drafted and facilitated passage of comprehensive reform legislation for Alabama’s competitive bid law. He has attained statewide prominence in the field of public procurement law, counseling both business and government as well as shaping legislative and regulatory initiatives in the field. Lister is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© and also has been designated a “Super Lawyer” in the field of construction law, having litigated a number of construction and procurement cases over the years.

In addition to representing trade associations in the construction, road building and engineering fields, Lister served as environmental legal counsel to the Alabama Pulp and Paper Council for many years. He continues to represent industries, businesses and municipalities on environmental compliance and related litigation.


J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 1980

A.B.J., magna cum laude, University of Georgia, 1977

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1980

Admitted To Practice

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama


Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” – Construction, Montgomery Area, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America – Construction Law; Construction Litigation

Super Lawyers – Construction Litigation

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating Award

Publications and Lectures

Understanding Alabama Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations (2017)

Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Alabama (2012)

Alabama Construction Law (2002 & 2003)

Alabama Construction Contracting for Public Entities (2002)

Alabama’s New Public Works Laws (1997)

Advanced Real Estate Law in Alabama – Environmental Liabilities (1996 & 1997)

“A Current Overview of Alabama Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien Law,” The Alabama Lawyer (July 1988)

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

SCG Legal, Voting Representative for the State of Alabama and former Member of the Board of Directors

Environmental Law Section of the State Capital Group, Chairman (1995-96)

American Institute of Architects, Associate Member

Construction Law Section of the Alabama State Bar, Past President

ClefWorks, Founder and Former Board Member

Contact Information

150 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

p: (334) 241-8035

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Legal Assistant

Julie Davis

p: (334) 241-8082

f: (334) 323-8888


Trudi Letchworth

p: (334) 241-8087

f: (334) 323-8888