James Houston Greer

James Houston Greer

Pelham, Alabama
Having practiced in Birmingham for over twenty years, Jim Greer has the experience in meeting the needs of clients on a national, regional and local level. He represents banks, credit unions, as well as finance and mortgage companies. In addition, Jim was appointed by the Jefferson County Circuit Court to act as Receiver for a business and continued operations until he was able to successfully sell the business and maximize profit for the creditors. Jim has a longstanding statewide practice and has been able to establish a professional relationship with all federal, bankruptcy, state and district courts. With his extended years of practice, Jim has built firm foundations with attorneys and judges throughout Alabama allowing him to serve his clients in their best interest. Jim offers legal services concentrating on the Mortgage Banking Industry and all related matters. Although commercial and consumer creditor representation is the largest area of Jim's practice, he also provides a full range of legal services to all types of business entities, individuals and organizations in the following areas of law:

  • Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Collection and Creditor's Rights
  • Real Estate, Banking and Lending
  • Corporate and General Business
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate, Wills, Estate, Trusts, Powers of Attorney
  • Jim takes an aggressive yet cost efficient approach to law in order to achieve a positive outcome for his clients. He believes that client relations and integrity are of the utmost importance in dealing with matters of the law and strives to ensure the highest quality legal representation.

    Areas of Practice

    • 20% Bankruptcy
    • 15% Collection
    • 10% Wills, Estate and Trust
    • 10% Real Property
    • 10% Commercial and Banking
    • 15% Foreclosure
    • 10% Business Organizations
    • 10% Contract Law

    Bar Admissions

    • Alabama, 1983
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1983
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1983
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1983
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1999


    • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
      • J.D. - 1983
      • Law Review: Moot Court Board / Trial Board, 1981 - 1983
    • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
      • B.S.
      • Honors: Dean's List
      • Major: Health Care Management

    Honors and Awards

    • Outstanding Young Men of America

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • American Bar Association, Member, 1983 - Present
    • Alabama Bar Association, Member, 1983 - Present
    • Birmingham Bar Association, Member, 1983 - Present
    • Shelby County Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
    • Vestavia Exchange Club, Past President-Elect, 1988

    Past Employment Positions

    • Key, Greer, Frawley, Key & Harrison, Attorney / Partner, 1998 - Present
    • Howell and Greer Law Firm, Attorney / Partner, 1996 - 1998
    • Engel Hairston and Johanson, Attorney / Associate, 1984 - 1996

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Birmingham Bar and State Bar Pro Bono Participant, 1983 - Present


    • English


    • Phi Alpha Delta