Kenneth Hairston – Huntsville Estate Planning Attorney

Kenneth Hairston |

Kenneth A. Hairston, Attorney at Law

(256) 714-6117

P. O. Box 6362
Huntsville, AL 35813

Kenneth Hairston | Kenneth A. Hairston, Attorney at Law


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With over 25 years of diverse legal experience, attorney

Ken Hairston now focuses on solving problems and making an impact for plaintiffs, businesses and attorneys who benefit from his unique perspective.

He focuses on the areas of auto accidents, personal injury, civil litigation, civil rights, compliance, business and corporate, defective drugs and medical devices, employment law, products liability, estate and probate matters, and workers’ compensation.

In addition to his experience in private practice, Ken has previously served as university counsel, agency counsel for housing authorities, and prosecutor for municipal government clients.

Ken began his career in broadcast journalism; however, after 10 years as a television reporter, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a lawyer.

After graduating law school, Ken clerked for Supreme Court Justice Ralph D. Cook from 1994 to 1996. He then transitioned to private practice where he focused on general litigation involving employment discrimination, workers’ compensation, personal injury, property and probate disputes. Ken has also served as prosecutor for municipal government ordinance violations and appeals; worked with municipal insurance appointed counsel on employment and personnel claims; and advised council members on transactions, compliance, risk management, and general business matters.

In addition to this private practice experience, Ken served as University Counsel for Alabama A&M University from 2006 to 2010, where he advised the president and administrators on all legal issues in university operations including employment and personnel claims, employee investigations, contracts, athletics, procurement, intellectual property licensing, property and real estate transactions, compliance and governance, and human resources management.

From 2013 to 2015, Ken served as Agency Counsel for the Housing Authority for the Birmingham District, where he supported administration and management operations for the Authority’s housing communities and section 8 program.


Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

Juris Doctorate (J.D.)

  • Cumberland National Trial Advocacy Team

  • Research and Writing Teaching Fellow

  • Honor Court Associate Justice

Eastern New Mexico University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Broadcast Journalism

Professional Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar (ASB)

  • Alabama Association for Justice (AAJ)

  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ACDLA)

  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

  • National Association of College and University Counsel (NACUA)

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Huntsville, Class 20

  • Board Member, Huntsville Inner City Learning Center

  • Board Member, Junior Achievement of North Alabama

  • Board Member, Volunteer Center of Madison County

  • Commissioner, Alabama Environmental Management Commission

  • Adjunct Professor, Faulkner University, Birmingham Campus

  • Public school speaker and volunteer