Tommy Allen French is beginning a new chapter in his life. Soon, him daughter will be off to college, and after more than 8 years commuting to practice law alongside my Dad, I thought this was the perfect time to begin my solo practice closer to home. I’ve been practicing law for nearly 20 years.
I began working in my Dad’s law office in high school over 30 years ago. During law school, I was law clerk for the late Judge Richard Dorrough in Montgomery, Alabama where I presided over pendente lite hearings as special master.
My training instilled in me the importance of preparation and being confident in all aspects of a case. I opened Richardson & French in 2004, where I acted as city attorney in Fort Deposit, Alabama.
In 2007, I moved to Trussville, Alabama and I began my daily commute to my hometown in Fort Payne, Alabama to practice law alongside my Dad, Robert B. French, Jr. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with clients from all walks of life without thought to money, status, color or religion.
I believe my clients deserve an attorney who is competent, compassionate and confident, without being arrogant. Anyone who knows me knows how I dote over my two children, Tori and Trevor. Tori has been in competitive cheer for five years and I consider myself the number one cheer Dad. I’ve always been the first parent at the front of the stage each and every time she’s competed.
Regardless of the outcome, I was there to support, celebrate or offer a shoulder to cry on when things didn’t go well on stage. I’m just as passionate about my son, Trevor’s, sports activities. Whether it’s baseball, basketball, or football. I’m always on the front row cheering him on and I pride myself on never missing a game or competition for either of my children.