Spain & Gillon - Walter F. McArdle

Walter F. McArdle


Areas of Practice:


Walter practices primarily in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Corporate Litigation, Appeals, Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy. Walter is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification

In law school, Walter was on the Editorial Board of the Alabama Law Review. Prior to entering private practice, Walter served as Law Clerk to United States District Judge Robert E. Varner, Middle District of Alabama. He has been a speaker at numerous seminars on the subjects of Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Security Interests, Collections and Real Estate and he has published articles on corporate liability and zoning issues in Alabama in the Alabama Lawyer and Alabama Law Review.

Walter is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Member, Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program (pro bono service organization)
  • Member, Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • Member Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association and American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Admissions

    • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
    • Alabama State Bar


    • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1986
    • B.S., with high honors, Economics, Auburn University, 1983

    Contact Walter:

    Phone: (205) 581-6295
    Fax: (205) 324-8866

    VCard: Download

    Legal Assistant:
    Melissa Miller, (205) 581-6210

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


    Meet Walter:

    Eats for breakfast:
    Cheerios with a banana

    Best Lawyer Movie:
    The Verdict

    Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis

    Perfect Vacation:
    Going to the Rockies with my family.

    One thing that most people don’t know about you:
    I’m a big Civil War buff. More than your average Civil War buff, even.