One of Birmingham’s newest law firms has relocated from the Lakeview area to Highland Avenue to accommodate its recent growth.
Compton Jones Dresher is now leasing a new space at 2170 Highland Ave. S., Suite 250. It moved from an approximately 1500-square-foot location at 3100 Fifth Ave. S. in early November and is expecting to wrap up the move to its new location in January. The new office space is approximately 5,000 square feet.
Compton Jones Dresher has grown from three attorneys and one support staff member in July 2020 to 10 attorneys and four support staff members.
Paul Compton, one of the firm’s founding partners, told the Birmingham Business Journal the location was chosen for several reasons, including parking, convenient access to support services and fiber optic internet access with multiple providers.
“We wanted something convenient to both city center and over-the-mountain as well as having walkable amenities,” he said. “We’re halfway between Bottega Café and Chick-fil-A. We are also close to a number of our bank and real estate developer clients.”
The offices are sized to support more growth if necessary and to suit both attorneys, who primarily work in-office, and those who primarily work remotely.
“We plan to use that as a standard way of doing business rather than a pandemic contingency plan,” Compton said.
Dan Lovell of Graham & Company acted as a broker for Compton Jones Dresher in the deal. General Contractor Adams Gilmore & Lynch Inc. did the interior build out for the new space, KPS Group Inc. provided architectural services, and Cathy Waters of Ai Corporate Interiors handled furniture design.