400 Boardman Drive, Chelsea, Alabama 35043-8211

205-678-8000 205-678-8000


Our Practice

Over the past three decades, the attorneys of Boardman, Carr, Petelos, Watkins & Ogle, P.C., have committed to the values of responsibility, perseverance, integrity, commitment, and shared wisdom. In scores of cases year after year, the firm has achieved a high record of success for our clients, and we have consistently been acknowledged as an AV-Preeminent firm, Martindale­-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™, the highest possible recognition from LexisNexis®. Our people have also earned Client Distinction Awards from American Registry and the title of Alabama Super Lawyers.

This record of excellence in our field is unmatched in the State of Alabama, but it has only been achieved by an unwavering commitment to our clients. We believe that our relationships with those whom we represent constitutes the basis of our work and propels us to success.

With almost 200 years of collective experience in our areas of practice, the attorneys at Boardman, Carr, Petelos, Watkins & Ogle, P.C., have extensive knowledge of the law and employ it in each particular situation. We listen to your individual needs. From there, our considerable expertise, relentless resolve, and constant collaboration prove your case based on law.

We establish our practice to focus on the betterment of Alabama and to represent her citizens. Every client with whom we work signifies an opportunity to improve our state and the quality of life for people in it.

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Areas of Practice

The attorneys at Boardman, Carr, Petelos, Watkins & Ogle, P.C., represent individuals and businesses as well as state and municipal governments and agencies in state and federal courts.

Our attorneys provide high-quality legal services across the state of Alabama with specialties in:

  • Education & Professional Malpractice
  • Municipal Law
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile, Workers’ Compensation & Insurance
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Collections
  • Real Estate Law & Closings
  • Health Care Law


May 2015

Our firm now has a second State Bar Commissioner. Congratulations to Mark Boardman for having been elected to serve as State Bar Commissioner and for receiving 70% of the vote in a four candidate race.

Mark joins Alicia Bennett, the former Vice President of the Alabama State Bar, as a Bar Commissioner.

April 2015

Congratulations  to Grant Howard on being elected Vice President of the Shelby County Bar Association for 2015. He is the sixth member of our firm to serve in this position. Previously, Grant served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Shelby County Bar. Lawyers from Boardman, Carr, Petelos, Watkins & Ogle, P.C., have served as officers of the Shelby County Bar twenty-two out of the past twenty-three years.

Reported Cases

Find out more about our strong record of excellence from a cross-section of our work recorded by LexisNexis and other databases.

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