Will grew up in Montgomery Alabama. He graduated from Samford University in 1992 and upon graduation moved to Washington D.C. to serve on the Congressional staff of U.S. Congressman Spencer Bachus of Alabama. From 1993-1996, Will served as the Congressman’s Press Secretary, as well as the Spokesman for the House Banking Committee’s subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation.
Will left Washington in 1996 to attend the University of Alabama School of Law. After graduating, he began working as the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Alabama Credit Union League. He became the Vice President of Governmental and Public Affairs and Staff Counsel, then became the Sr. Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Staff Counsel for the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, which was created by the consolidation of the Alabama and Florida Credit Union Leagues. During his time at the League, Will oversaw the legislative, compliance, political, grassroots, and legal departments of the organizations. In 2012, Will left the League to join the firm.
Will and his wife Elizabeth live in Birmingham, and have two children, Caroline and Christopher.
Steve Trimmier served as League Counsel to the Alabama and Florida Credit Union Leagues for several decades. In that capacity, he planned and assisted in the merger creating The League of Southeastern Credit Unions.
Steve served as General Counsel for the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors for 15 years. He is one of the very few lawyers in the United States who regularly represent credit unions, credit union regulators and credit union trade associations.
Steve has been actively involved in drafting state credit union laws, policies and regulations. He has been a consultant with clients on a continuing basis about regulatory and legislative proposals. He spearheaded many credit union legal initiatives, including open-end lending, share draft programs, profit making subsidiaries (now called CUSO’s), home equity lending, full service real estate lending, electronic banking, and credit scoring systems. Steve has participated in significant appellate litigation concerning credit union, consumer and commercial law matters.
Steve grew up in Mobile and graduated from Murphy High School and the University of Alabama. He is married to Rae Wade Trimmier, and they have two children, Chip Trimmier and Hallie Trimmier Gibbs, and three grandchildren. He graduated first in his class from the University of Alabama School of Law, served as Editor in Chief of the Alabama Law Review and is a Life Member of the Alabama Law Institute. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in Credit Unions.
Megan received her bachelor’s degree in 2005 from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She then attended Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama, where she received her Juris Doctorate in December 2008. While attending law school she was a member of the Jones Law Review and served as the Articles/Student Works Editor.
Megan was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in May 2009. She joined the law firm in September 2010, where her practice focuses on financial institutions, trademarks and business law.
Megan is a regular volunteer for the United Way of Central Alabama’s Volunteer Allocation Team (VAT). As a VAT member she assists in the annual review of local community programs who are requesting funding from the local United Way.
Norman Snell’s practice focuses on the financial services industry and estate planning. He has been active in every area of the firm’s practice including regulatory compliance and litigation, including class action on behalf of financial institutions. In addition to financial institution representation, Norman regularly assists individuals with a variety of legal problems and their personal estate planning.
Norman earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received his Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law. He enjoys the outdoors, sports, travel adventures and community activities. Norman is married, has two sons and is a native of Birmingham.
Ryan’s practice focuses primarily on collections, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and creditor’s rights for the firm’s Alabama and Florida clientele. He manages large portfolios of delinquent debt, and assists his clients in asset recovery both in state court and federal bankruptcy court. Ryan additionally provides training in the areas of collections, bankruptcy, secured transactions, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Ryan is a native of Birmingham. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 2011, and currently resides in Vestavia Hills with his wife and daughter.
Prior to receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law, Brian worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury for four years, where he specialized in OFAC and Bank Secrecy Act compliance. Brian earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Asheville and a Master’s from American University in Washington D.C.
His practice primarily focuses on transactional and regulatory matters facing financial institutions in the Southeast. Brian also provides advice on Regulation Z, Truth in Lending and Truth in Savings compliance, and conducts third-party vendor contract reviews.