Spain & Gillon - Alton B. Parker, Jr.

Alton B. Parker, Jr.


Areas of Practice:


Alton concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and governmental law transactions, together with general civil litigation involving business, corporate and governmental matters. Alton has significant experience in the areas of real estate, development, planning, governmental relations, mergers, acquisitions and related matters.  Alton has been an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for 35 years.

Alton is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, and the Birmingham Bar Association. He has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association, Chairman of its Finance Committee, and is a past founding member of the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Bar Association Foundation. In law school, Alton was Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review and graduated Cum Laude from Cumberland School of Law.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Alton was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, served in the Republic of Vietnam and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, having been awarded among other awards, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and Aerial Observer Wings.


Alton has been active in civic affairs, having served as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Operation New Birmingham, Birmingham’s downtown economic development and revitalization organization, and served many years on its Executive Committee. Additionally, he is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham and has served as President of the Leadership Birmingham Member Council. Alton was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Region 2020 and has served as Vice Chairman and General Counsel of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce as well as having served on its Executive Committee. Alton’s other community activities include service on the Executive Committee and/or Board of Directors of: the United Way of Central Alabama; the Birmingham Kiwanis Club; the Community Affairs Committee of Operation New Birmingham; the Better Business Bureau; and, the Metropolitan Arts Council. He also served on the Board of Trustees of The Indian Springs School.


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • Alabama State Bar


  • J.D., cum laude, Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, 1974
  • M.B.A., University of Alabama, 1970
  • B.A., University of Alabama, 1966

Contact Alton:

Phone: (205) 581-6212
Fax: (205) 324-8866

VCard: Download

Legal Assistant:
Pam Donaldson, (205) 581-6204

Mailing Address:
Spain & Gillon, LLC
505 20th Street North, Suite 1200
Birmingham, AL 35203


Meet Alton:

Eats for breakfast:
The Bogue’s Special.

Golf and reading.

One thing that most people don’t know about you:
I played the trumpet in “The Million Dollar Band” at the University of Alabama.