Drayton Nabers, Jr.
Of Counsel
PROFILE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

Drayton’s Profile

Drayton has a distinguished career which spans more than 50 years and includes serving as the former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice. An accomplished businessman and a successful attorney, he began his career practicing law at another Birmingham firm for 12 years. He then joined Protective Life Corporation in 1979, where he served first as General Counsel and then as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board until his retirement in 2002. Drayton was subsequently appointed Finance Director for the State of Alabama by Governor Bob Riley. He served in this capacity until his appointment to the Supreme Court in 2004. Given his extensive professional experience, his practice is in multiple areas, including: alternative dispute resolution, appellate law, complex litigation, governmental and regulatory affairs and insurance and financial services litigation.

Drayton’s Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Appellate Practice (2016 – present)
  • Alabama Business Hall of Fame
  • Alabama Academy of Honor
  • Birmingham Business Hall of Fame
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating

Drayton’s Affiliations & Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • Director, American Council of Life Insurers (1994-2001)
  • Chairman, American Council of Life Insurers (2000)
  • Director, Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation, 2007 – present
  • Director, ProAssurance Corporation, retired 2003; resumed, 2007 – present
  • Director, Protective Life Corporation
  • Director, Energen Corporation
  • Director, National Bank of Commerce
  • Director, Parisians

Civic Involvement

  • Leadership Birmingham, Former Chairman
  • United Way of Central Alabama, Former Chairman
  • President, Kiwanis Club of Birmingham (2012)
  • Chairman, District 7, Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee (2004-2011)
  • Chairman, Cornerstone School of Alabama (inner city private school)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Beeson Divinity School
  • Member, Beeson Divinity School Advisory Board
  • Member, Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism
  • Chairman, Leadership Birmingham (1992-2002)
  • Chairman, United Way of Central Alabama, 1996
  • Campaign Chairman, United Way of Central Alabama, 1991
CONTACT
T 205.254.1118
F 205.254.1999
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Assistant
Mitzi Lafferty
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
EDUCATION
Yale Law School (1965, LL.B.)
Princeton University (1962, B.A.)
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