Alyce M. Spruell
Christina Howton, Paralegal
Alyce Spruell has more than 35 years of experience representing clients in the areas of labor and employment law, small business and corporate matters, governmental affairs, administrative law, non-profit law and general civil litigation.
She is licensed to practice in all Alabama state and federal courts, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution practice as an advocate, arbitrator and mediator.
Spruell currently serves as outside legal counsel for the Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission (TCRIC), legislative analyst for the Alabama State Senate Transportation and Energy Committee, outside legal counsel for the Pickens County Community Action Committee and Head Start Program, and as a volunteer attorney to nonprofit entities that include the Arts n Autism program in Tuscaloosa as well as the SALT (Senior Adults Living Triumphantly) respite program in Demopolis. Her community and civic involvement includes volunteer work with the University of Alabama School of Law Veterans Initiative Legal Clinic program and the S D Allen Community Outreach program associated with Calvary Baptist Church. She serves on several statewide and local community committees, including the State of Alabama Executive Committee for the Women’s Suffrage Centennial in 2020 and Chair of the Committee on Alabama Monument Protection (CAMP) for 2019-2020.
A Demopolis native, Spruell’s leadership and service has been recognized within the state and community as evidenced by her awards from civic and professional groups. A graduate of Leadership Alabama, her career includes service as the Administrative Director of the State of Alabama Court System, Assistant Dean of The University of Alabama School of Law, and President of the Alabama State Bar.
She has served as an Adjunct Professor of The University of Alabama School of Law over the past twenty years, teaching classes in trial advocacy, legislation and legislative drafting. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of employment law, alternative dispute resolution and administrative law for business and legal audiences.
Publications & Presentations
- USDA Final Rule on Hemp Production July 9, 2021
Awards & Honors
-Maude McClure Kelly Outstanding Service Award, Women’s Section of the Alabama State Bar; (July 2018)
-William D. "Bill" Scruggs, Jr. Service to the Bar Award, Alabama State Bar (July 2017)
-West Alabama Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award (January 2014)
-Judge W. Harold Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award, Alabama State Bar (October 2013)
-Alabama Circuit Clerks Association Service Award of Merit (July 2012)