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

Capell & Howard Expands in its 75th Year with Addition of Eight Attorneys from Local Firms and an Office in Tuscaloosa

January 26, 2023

Capell & Howard Expands in its 75th Year with Addition of Eight Attorneys from Local Firms and an Office in Tuscaloosa

Capell & Howard, P.C. is growing! The firm’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce attorneys from Sasser, Sefton & Brown, P.C. and Red Oak Legal, P.C. will join Capell & Howard, effective February 1, 2023. The firm, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, is growing by eight attorneys and expanding to add a third office location, in Tuscaloosa.

Courtney Williams, attorney, shareholder and managing director of Capell & Howard said, “We could not be more pleased to have the attorneys from these two outstanding law firms join us at Capell & Howard.” He added, “They will allow us to increase the firm’s capacity to serve clients in our existing practice areas, like estate planning and administration, and civil litigation, and also to expand further into financial services areas like foreclosure, creditors rights and bankruptcy.”

Although they will no longer operate under the firm names of Sasser, Sefton & Brown or Red Oak Legal, their attorneys will continue to provide their clients with the same level of dedication and excellent customer service at Capell & Howard.

Sasser, Sefton & Brown, P.C., founded in 1990, is a well-established firm, serving clients not only in the Montgomery area, but throughout the state of Alabama, the southeast region and the U.S.  The firm’s attorneys will continue to practice in the following areas: financial services, real estate, water and wastewater law, creditors rights and bankruptcy, litigation, labor and employment, business law, and nonprofit, trade association and grant-funded organizations.

Bo Brown, attorney, shareholder and president of Sasser, Sefton & Brown said, “We are excited about joining Capell and Howard. Capell has always been known for excellence in the practice of law, superior client service and community engagement. Those are core values of our firm which made Capell and Howard a perfect fit.”

From Sasser, Sefton & Brown, Bowdy J. “Bo” Brown, Patrick L. W. “Pat” Sefton and Timothy J. F. “Tim” Gallagher will join Capell & Howard as shareholders; Sherrie L. Phillips will be of counsel; and Jack W. Pitts will join as an attorney. Sasser, Sefton & Brown’s firm founder, Robert E. Sasser, retired from the practice of law at the end of 2022. Their combined knowledge and experience will increase the depth and breadth of services available to clients at Capell & Howard.

Red Oak Legal, P.C. was founded in 2013 and currently has offices in Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. G. Stephen “Steve” Wiggins and Raley L. Wiggins will join Capell & Howard as shareholders, and John E. “Jed” Carter will join as an attorney. Steve Wiggins will remain in the Tuscaloosa office, while Raley Wiggins and Jed Carter will practice in Capell & Howard’s Montgomery office.

Steve Wiggins stated, “Few law firms enjoy the reputation Capell and Howard has achieved over these past 75 years.” He continued, “Our attorneys and staff at Red Oak Legal are excited to help write the next chapter and contribute to Capell’s continued growth and success.”

With their focus on estate planning, elder law, probate and civil litigation, the attorneys from Red Oak Legal will further strengthen and expand Capell & Howard’s services in these areas. As part of Capell & Howard, they will be better positioned to offer their clients a broader range of legal services.

Pictured above (l to r): Sherrie Phillips, Jack Pitts and Tim Gallagher of Sasser, Sefton & Brown; Carla Penton and Courtney Williams of Capell & Howard; Jed Carter and Raley Wiggins of Red Oak Legal; Pat Sefton and Bo Brown of Sasser, Sefton & Brown (not pictured: Steve Wiggins of Red Oak Legal).