Alex F. Lankford, III


Phone: 251-694-6222
Fax: 251-544-1621

Office: Mobile

Areas of Practice:
International Law

Admitted In:
Alabama State Bar, 1952

LL.B, University of Alabama School of Law, 1952; B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1950

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Alex F. Lankford, III

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Alex F. Lankford, III is Senior Counsel to the firm's Admiralty Section. Alex's field of practice is maritime law, both office practice and litigation. It includes collisions, personal injuries, death, ship sales, mortgages, registration (U.S. and foreign), bills of lading, cargo damage, general and particular average, and commercial litigation with an admiralty flavor, such as letters of credit, security interests, export-import matters, naturalization, immigration, vessel drug involvement, and fines and forfeiture. Alex was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1952. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he attended and graduated from Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1950. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Law and graduated from The University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B. 1952. Alex served on the Board of Editors of the Alabama Law Review, and as law clerk for The Honorable Daniel H. Thomas, United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 1952-1953. As Honorary Consul for Bolivia from 1966 to the present, he is a member of the Mobile Consular Corps (Chairman, 1985-1986). Alex is a member of the Mobile County Bar Association (President, 2000), and the American Bar Association. Alex is also a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is listed in the book The Best Lawyers in America in the field of maritime law.


Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2012, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Mobile
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