Attorneys at Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C., provide a broad range of legal services to individual, business and local government clients including general civil practice in all courts, government law, business law, personal injury, real estate, domestic relations, estate law, wills and probate, workmen’s compensation, fraud, wrongful death, alternative dispute resolution, DUI and criminal defense.

Providing legal services for St. Clair County, Jefferson County and Shelby County, Alabama – including, but not limited to, Leeds, Moody, Odenville, Springville, Trussville, Pell City, Ashville, Talladega, Lincoln and the greater Birmingham area.

  • James E. Hill III

    James Hill practices in the areas of governmental and commercial/business/corporate law and general litigation.
    He currently represents public entities including St. Clair County and the municipalities of Moody, Springville, Ashville and Ragland. Mr. Hill also represents various public boards including the St. Clair County Public Building Authority, the St. Clair County Industrial Development Board. Mr. Hill represents businesses of various sizes throughout St. Clair County including Buckner Holdings (Buckner Barrels, Buckner Trailers, etc.), Angler Recycling and Servco.

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  • Matthew E. Gossett

    Matt Gossett works as a criminal defense lawyer as well as a prosecutor in various municipalities in St. Clair County. Having experience on both sides of a criminal case, Matt will help you all the way from your time of arrest through your trial as your criminal defense attorney. In the practice of domestic and family law, Matt Gossett will help you through your divorce, modification of child custody, visitation and support and enforcement of alimony, child support, visitation and support.

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  • Joseph R. Kemp

    Joe Kemp practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Family Law, Adoptions, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Criminal Law, Social Security Disability, DUI’s and Traffic Violations.

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  • Brandi Williams Hufford

    Brandi Williams was born and raised in St. Clair County. After graduating Pell City High School, Brandi attended Samford University and later, Cumberland School of Law. Brandi practices in the areas of Juvenile, Probate, Adoption, Real Estate, and General Litigation. Her clients include the Pell City Board of Education and City Prosecutor for the City of Pell City. Brandi has taught at Birmingham School of Law and currently teaches at Samford University.

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  • Candace B. Crenshaw

    Candace Crenshaw spends much of her time as an Estate Planning Lawyer doing research in areas of practice include property, estate law, wills and trusts. Laws are continuing to increase in complexity; therefore, it is very important to seek legal advice when dealing with estate matters. Developing an estate plan is essential make decisions now for your death as well as in the event you become disabled. Your estate plan will help you manage your assets including your home and other real estate, your investments, your business, your life insurance and your employee benefits, etc.

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  • Justin a. Barkley

    Justin Barkley is an experienced corporate attorney and civil litigator with particular expertise in labor & employment and healthcare law. Justin offers a unique perspective to his business clients, having spent three years running a multi-million-dollar healthcare company with operations in seven states as its Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

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  • Joel P. Watson

    Joel P. Watson joined Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, PC. in 2015 and is a lifelong resident of St. Clair County. Mr. Watson recognizes the important role this area and the unique upbringing it provides has played in his achievements and it is his gratitude to this community that has focused his commitment to serving its citizens.
    Mr. Watson’s professional mantra is “hope for the best, plan for the worst” so please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment if the worst occurs or when we can plan ahead.

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  • Eric Heath Johnson

    Heath Johnson received his B.A. from University of Alabama Birmingham in 1989 and his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in 1993. Heath Joined Hill, Gosett, Kemp & Hufford P.C. in 2019 at their Leeds office with a focus on Consumer, Creditor and Business Bankruptcy and Landlord-Tenant law. Prior to coming to Hill, Gosett, Kemp & Hufford P.C. Heath had a general law practice in Birmingham and in 2000 became a partner in Russo & Jonson P.C. as lead counsel in the firm’s Consumer Bankruptcy & Litigation practice.

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  • Judge James E. Hill, Jr.

    Of Counsel

    Judge James E. Hill, Jr. – Of Counsel has practiced law for over 19 years with an AV Rating Martindale Hubble. Judge Hill has served as the City Attorney for the City of Leeds, City of Moody and as President and Vice President of Alabama League of Municipalities City Attorney Association. He was elected as St. Clair County District Judge in 1994 and is a Member of Juvenile Judges Association Legislative Committee and a District Judge Representative to the Judicial Committee. He was also elected as St. Clair County Circuit Judge in 2004 and is a Member of the Executive Board for the Circuit Judges Association.

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