Ted is the Chair of Maynard Cooper’s Governmental and Regulatory Affairs practice group and is a recognized leader in the areas of Government Ethics Laws, the Legislative and Regulatory Process and Campaign Finance law. His legislative and regulatory clients include Wal-Mart, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, AT&T/DirecTV-Dish, the Business Council of Alabama, the Alabama Land Title Association, Children’s Hospital of Alabama and Regions Bank. He also serves as an Administrative Law Judge for Alabama’s State Health Planning and Development Agency, focusing on Certificates of Need. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Alabama School of Law on ethics and election law, and as a trainer on ethics and campaign finance law for organizations such as the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama for more than a decade. He is a founder, and the immediate past Chair of the Alabama State Bar Section on Ethics, Elections and Government Relations Law.
From 1999 to 2003, he was Legal Advisor to the Governor of Alabama. Before joining Maynard, Cooper & Gale he clerked for the Honorable Harold Albritton, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama from 1994-1995, and from 1989 to 1991, he served on the staff of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
He is a member and current Chair of the Alabama Access to Justice Commission. He also was the Commission's first Chair serving in that role from 2007-2011. He has served on the board of the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, the Montgomery Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, and currently is on the Alabama State Bar Committee on Volunteer Lawyers Programs, and on the board of the Middle District of Alabama Federal Defenders Program. In 2014, he formed a non-profit Foundation that assists students of limited means from Alabama’s 7th Congressional District pursuing internships in the Washington Office of Congresswoman Terri Sewell.
Ted's skills as a lawyer have been widely recognized. He has been consistently named to The Best Lawyers in America© since 2009 and to Super Lawyers® since 2008. He is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.