BIRMINGHAM, AL – Massey, Stotser & Nichols, PC, a law firm based in Birmingham, Alabama, has announced that two of its attorneys have been included in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers In America is a highly regarded peer-reviewed publication that has been highlighting the top private practicing attorneys in the US for more than 30 years.
Senior Partner Randy Nichols has been honored for his work in family law. He practices all aspects of family law litigation and appeals as well as mediates family law disputes. Born and raised in Virginia, he went to college at Duke University. He then went to law school at the University of Virginia School of Law. He moved to Alabama in 1986 to pursue a career in law.
Randy is a Certified Mediator for Appellate Courts. He has taught family law as an Adjunct Professor at the Cumberland School of Law and the Birmingham School of Law. In 2002 and again in 2019-20, he has served as president of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association and Birmingham Bar Association. He has been a partner at the firm for over 20 years.
Partner James (Jim) A. Kee, Jr. has also been honored for his work in construction law. Mr. Kee’s practice is primarily in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance and corporate defense. He specializes in construction litigation (residential and commercial) and insurance coverage analysis/litigation as well as the defense of a variety of personal injury claims (product liability, construction accidents, automobile accidents, and premises liability). His litigation work includes significant state, federal, and appellate court practice.
Jim Kee graduated from Auburn University in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He later graduated from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1985. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association. He has also held the Martindale Hubbell AV rating for 20 years. He is a member of (or is associated with) the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, Elite Lawyers of the South (ALM and Martindale), Alabama Super Lawyers (Construction/Insurance), and more.
“We are so proud that Randy and Jim have been selected for this recognition. It is a true testament to their dedication to each of their practice areas and to making sure that our clients have the best representation,” said Rick Stotser, MSN Attorneys Senior Partner. “Their unwavering commitment to their clients is what has made them stand out year after year.”
Massey, Stotser & Nichols, PC, was founded in 1977 to provide legal services for individuals, families, and businesses in the Birmingham area. The firm offers representation in areas including business law, real estate law, mediation, insurance, construction, government, family law, estate planning, and probate. The firm’s team of Alabama trial and transactional attorneys has a broad range of knowledge and experience. In addition to its professional associations, the firm is also actively involved in supporting local organizations.
The Best Lawyers in America®, first published in 1983, consistently uses a strict peer review process to fulfill its core mission of highlighting the top legal talent in America. The scope and scale of the publication have dramatically grown over the past three decades while it’s continued to be a trusted and unbiased voice, respected by both clients and legal professionals all over the country. The 2021 publication, which is also the 27th edition, is based on more than eight million evaluations and recognizes more than 65,000 attorneys in 147 practice areas. It has been organized by state, city, and practice area for easy readability.