J. Alan Truitt



Office Address:
1914 4th Avenue North
Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35203


University of Texas School of Law
(1990, J.D., with honors)

Rhodes College
(1987, B.A., magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa)


State Bar: Alabama

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit, D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Middle, Northern, Southern)


Best Lawyers® 2016, 2022 – Lawyer of the Year – Energy Law – Birmingham

Best Lawyers® 2016, 2018, 2020 – Lawyer of the Year – Natural Resources Law – Birmingham

Best Lawyers® 2015 – Lawyer of the Year – Environmental Law – Birmingham

Best Lawyers® 2012 – Lawyer of the Year – Environmental Litigation – Birmingham

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Energy Law, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Natural Resources Law (2006–Present)

Mid-South Super Lawyers, Environmental Litigation (2019)

The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Natural Resources Law (2006–2016)

Alabama Super Lawyers, Environmental Litigation, Environmental, Personal Injury Defense: Products (2008–2015)

Birmingham Magazine, Top Environmental Lawyer (2011)

Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorneys (2013)

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Alan primarily represents manufacturing and other heavily regulated industrial clients in complex litigation and administrative matters. He regularly defends environmental and toxic tort litigation, and handles general commercial litigation on behalf of foundries, pipelines, plastics and chemical companies, steel mills, mining operations, coking facilities and similar industrial and manufacturing operations. Alan also provides compliance counseling and permitting advice and represents clients before U.S. E.PA, and OSHA, and various state and local regulatory agencies. He has experience defending state and federal enforcement proceedings, qui tam actions, whistle-blower cases and citizen suits under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservations and Recovery Act.