Our firm was founded in 1967 by the late Wyman O. Gilmore, Sr. Today, his children head a law firm that continues Mr. Gilmore’s legacy of serving the working people of Alabama.
The Gilmore Law Firm is centrally located in southwestern Alabama, headquartered in the Clarke County city of Grove Hill. We also have an office in Mobile, Alabama. We are based in Grove Hill because that is where the late senior Mr. Gilmore established the firm. We have continued to practice in Grove Hill because the central location allows us to serve a wider geographical area that includes Clarke, Washington, Choctaw, Marengo, Wilcox, Monroe, Mobile and Baldwin, Conecuh, Dallas, Hale, Lowndes, and Escambia counties. We also handle cases in Mississippi because of our close proximity to it and because we have an attorney licensed there.
No matter where our clients are, we make a point of providing personal service and personal visits, if needed. We maintain a private airplane to get to our clients quickly in times of need.
We help our clients with the following legal problems:
Personal Injury: We have helped working people win big against big companies.
Other Legal Issues: We are also here to help with legal issues close to home.
Sponsor for the Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
Gilmore Law Firm is the proud sponsor for the Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc., which operates two child-focused programs serving the victims of child abuse and neglect in Clarke, Washington and Choctaw Counties.
The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides a child-friendly system of interviewing victims of child abuse. Victims are brought to the CAC to be interviewed in a non-threatening environment by an expert. A team consisting of law enforcement officers, DHR employees, mental health workers, medical personnel and the District Attorney view the interview from another room via closed circuit TV, resulting in less trauma for the victims. This team also makes plans for the child as a group and follows each child’s case. Counseling is also provided to the child and the non-offending parent. The CAC provides community education on the subject of child abuse and neglect and provides prevention projects.
Almost Home, located in Clarke County, offers a secure home-like environment where a child may reside while more permanent plans are made. The foster parent(s) work with the children’s social workers to provide the needs for up to six children ranging in age from birth to 18 years. Almost Home is licensed as a foster home by the Clarke County DHR but will accept referrals through any Alabama DHR.
About Our Founder,
Wyman O. Gilmore, Sr.
Gilmore Law Office was founded in 1967 by Wyman O. Gilmore, Sr. Mr. Gilmore, Sr. served as Circuit Solicitor, or District Attorney, for ten years, and then he opened his local general practice in Grove Hill.
As an attorney, Mr. Gilmore, Sr. often was criticized for representing and defending those who were not popular in society just because of their skin color. Mr. Gilmore, Sr. became the first lawyer in Alabama to prosecute a white man for assaulting a black man. He continually defended the rights of those who needed defending because he knew it was the right thing to do. Mr. Gilmore was also not race-exclusive in his social circles. While practicing law, he befriended black lawyers who were not only invited to his office but were also invited to his home. Mr. Gilmore, Sr. was by far one of the most respected attorneys of his day. Because of his firm work ethic and non-prejudiced ideas about the law, he was named a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and in 1986, he was named as one of the top ten criminal defense lawyers in America by the American Bar Association. These two awards capped an outstanding career by Mr. Gilmore, putting him in high standings with his peers in the legal profession.