Blake A. Madison
Michelle Fason, Paralegal
Julia C. Tomlinson, Assistant
Marti Atkins, Assistant
Blake A. Madison is a shareholder in the firm and practices primarily in the areas of business, corporate, and commercial law; state and local taxation; non‑profit entities; health care compliance; and privacy and cyber security law. He previously served a three-year term on the firm’s Management Committee.
Mr. Madison has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Institute on Federal Taxation and serves as Treasurer of the Business Section of the Alabama State Bar. He is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals where he is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (“CIPP/US”).
Mr. Madison is a member of the Mayor's Business Advisory Council. In 2018-2019, he was appointed as Co-Chair of the City of Tuscaloosa's Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee ("FrameWork").
He has participated in reported tax cases before the Alabama Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and the Alabama Tax Tribunal.
He is a frequent speaker on state and local tax, non-profit legal issues, health care compliance, and ethics matters. He is the author of the Alabama Tax Law Blog located at AlaTaxLawyer.com. He can be followed on Twitter at AlaTaxLawyer and on LinkedIn at Blake A. Madison.
Mr. Madison has served as president and a member of the board of directors for the Tuscaloosa Morning Rotary Club and helped to found and establish the Tuscaloosa Morning Rotary Foundation.
He and his wife Susan are active members of the Central Church of Christ in Tuscaloosa, where he served as Chairman of the Vision and Rebuilding Committee in the wake of the devastating EF-4 tornado of April 27, 2011.
Ask Me About
- My golden retriever Jasper
- Marching percussion in The University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band
Publications & Presentations
April 3, 2018 – Speaking to the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama - Top 10 Legal Risks Facing Non-Profit Organizations
June 26, 2018 – Speaking to the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, West Alabama Chapter - Alabama Legislative Update
September 14, 2018 – Speaking to the Institute of Management Accountants, Birmingham Chapter - 2018 Alabama & Federal Tax Update
February 27, 2018 – Spoke to Institute of Management Accountants, West Alabama Chapter – 2018 Alabama & Federal Tax Update
Creator and Publisher, Alabama Tax Law Blog – www.AlaTaxLawyer.com
Co‑author of the Alabama chapter of the ABA Property Tax Deskbook (2001)
Co-author of “Cellular Phone ‘Deals’ Create New Sales and Use Tax Issues,” Vol. 1, The State and Local Tax Lawyer, 1996.
Previous contributing author to State Tax Notes and CCH Sales & Use Tax Alert.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
Previous Vice Chairman for Public Policy and Advocacy The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
Previous Legal Counsel The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
Previous Chairman of both the Public Affairs Council and the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
Mayor’s Business Advisory Council
Board of Trustees for the American Institute on Federal Taxation
Previous Chairman of the Section of Taxation for the Alabama State Bar
Treasurer of the Business Section of the Alabama State Bar
Graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa
Previous Legal Counsel to The Literacy Council of West Alabama
American Health Lawyers Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Previous President and a member of the board of directors for the Tuscaloosa Morning Rotary Club
Co-Founder of the Tuscaloosa Morning Rotary Foundation
Tuscaloosa County Bar Association
Awards & Honors
2012 Charles H. Land Member of the Year Award by The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, its highest award given to an individual.
2009 Achievement Award, Literacy Council of West Alabama
2004 Leadership Award, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
Bench and Bar Honor Society