Birmingham Attorneys Randall W. Nichols and James A. Kee, Jr. Recognized in the 2024 Best Lawyers in America®

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Join us in congratulating Birmingham Attorneys Randall (“Randy”) W. Nichols and James (“Jim”) A. Kee for their recent selection by their peers for inclusion in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Randy is recognized in the fields of Family Law and Appellate Practice, and Jim is recognized in the fields of Construction Law and Insurance Law.

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham, Alabama law firm Massey, Stotser & Nichols (MSN) is pleased to congratulate their attorneys selected for the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®: Randall W. Nichols in the practice areas of Family Law and Appellate Practice and James A. Kee, Jr. in the practice areas of Construction Law and Insurance Law.

Best Lawyers leverages their proprietary Purely Peer Review® evaluation process to capture the consensus opinion of currently recognized lawyers about their colleagues with shared geographic markets and practice areas. This year, more than 13.7 million votes were analyzed to create the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a reference guide to the approximately top 6% of attorneys practicing nationally.


This recognition represents Randy’s thirteenth consecutive year of inclusion in this publication, including his receipt of the prestigious Best Lawyers® 2013 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Birmingham. He holds four certifications as a Domestic Relations Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mediator for General Civil Litigation and Domestic Relations, Mediator by the Alabama Appellate Courts, and Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Nichols’ family law practice specializes in matters related to separation and divorce, child custody, alimony and child support, and property settlements. Committed to pursuing amicable resolutions for families when possible, he also provides mediation and arbitration services to lawyers pursuing resolutions outside of the courtroom on behalf of their family law clients.

“It is always an honor to receive professional recognition, but the peer-selection process utilized by The Best Lawyers in America differentiates this publication by uniquely focusing on legal acumen, as assessed by other attorneys,” stated Rick Stotser, MSN attorney and senior partner. “For many years, Randy has periodically served as a sounding board for family law attorneys across Alabama as they navigate novel circumstances and complex cases. Today, we join them in acknowledging Randy’s distinguished legal expertise and congratulating him for receiving this honor.”


This publication also named Kee as Best Lawyers® 2014 Construction “Lawyer of the Year” in Birmingham. His practice area is primarily civil litigation with an emphasis in insurance and corporate defense. Kee specializes in construction litigation – residential and commercial – and insurance coverage analysis and litigation, as well as the defense of a variety of personal injury claims spanning products liability, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. His litigation work includes significant state, federal and appellate court practice.

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