Bolen & Bolen, Attorneys at Law is the result of the successes of H. Ralph Bolen,
Esq., combined with the efforts of his sons, Ralph J. Bolen, Esq., and Randall H.
Bolen, Esq.. H. Ralph Bolen, Esq. “Ralph” was born in Coffeeville, Clarke County,
Alabama on January 21, 1919, and passed away on July 7, 1996. He was a veteran of
World War II, participating in the D-day invasion. After the war he graduated from
the University of Alabama Law School, and played the trombone in the Million Dollar
Band. While attending law school Ralph ran a res truant to pay for his way through
school. He married Vera Bolen in 1949, raised two sons and happy married for 47 years.
He practiced law for 44 years with Law offices in the Frank Nelson Building in Birmingham,
Alabama. The law Offices were moved to Mountain Brook, Alabama 1992. During his
career he practiced in all area of the law.He was a great asset to the firm and will
be sorely missed.
Ralph J. Bolen, Esq.
I am an Alabama native, born in Tuscaloosa in 1950. I attended Vestavia Elementary
School, and was in the second graduating class of Berry High School. I then attended
the University of Alabama, majoring in Economics and Finance with a minor in Marketing
and Philosophy. After graduating in 1973, I attended Jones Law Institute, being
taught by Supreme Court justices and practicing attorneys. On January 11, 1977, I
graduated from law school and took the Alabama Bar in February. I was admitted to
the Alabama Bar and have practiced law in all courts in Alabama since April 17, 1977.
After high school, looking for a summer job before going off to college, I was lucky
enough to get a job at Central Bank, which was a new bank in town. My first day,
May 28, 1968, I was assigned to a conversion team. That team was to covert the bank
from manual bookkeeping to a computerized operation. So, for all my summers in college
and holidays, I had a job at the bank dealing with computers. Once I graduated from
college, I moved to Montgomery, Alabama to attend law school and landed a job at
Peoples Bank & Trust. Two weeks after I started, Central Bank bought Peoples Bank
& Trust. I again was assigned to the conversion team, to convert the bank from manual
to computerized operations. Central Bank became Compass Bank ,which is now BBVA.
That experience, and my continued work with computers for over 30 years, gives
me a special edge with related technology matters.
I was fortunate that my father was a practicing attorney. I feel honored that I
was able to practice with my father for 20 years. Over the last 33 years of practice,
I handled a wide variety of matters. Starting with criminal matters, the practice
progressed with handling church disputes in many Baptist Churches involving hundreds
of litigants, throughout Alabama. In helping people with their problems, my practice
has expanded to appellate work and people who have been injured. My practice has
taken me to just about every municipal, state, and federal court in Alabama. I
am thankful that I have the confidence of my clients to gain experience with a wide
variety of cases receiving national attention, dealing with complex litigation with
multiple parties in several jurisdictions. I was fortunate enough to handle a matter
with the United States Supreme Court, and was successful in reversing the Federal
District Court. I am licensed to practice law throughout the State of Alabama and
the 11th Circuit.
My clients range from individuals to corporations, with cases involving a multitude
of various matters. This office has been exposed to thousands of legal matters and
has handled just about every situation. I look forward to talking to you and helping
you to solve your problem. I take great joy in helping people with their problems.
Call and set up an appointment at your convenience. It won’t cost you a thing to
ask me a question.
Randall H. Bolen, Esq.
I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I attended Vestavia Hills Elementary,
Jr. High and High School. I graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1979.
I moved back to Birmingham and worked as a claims adjuster for an automobile insurance
company. I became the senior claims examiner and worked closely with our in house
attorneys and other attorneys retained to defend personal injury claims
The experience of being on the insurance company’s side of personal injury claims
has helped me to represent clients in all types of claims involving personal injury
and in giving the most benefit for the people we represent. While working at the
insurance company I attended and graduated from Birmingham School of Law in 1987,
and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar the same year.
After passing the bar exam, I went to work with my father, H. Ralph Bolen and my
brother, Ralph J. Bolen. Working with two experienced attorneys has helped me gain
the experience and knowledge to help people with almost any legal matter.
I have represented individuals. LLCs, partnerships, and corporations throughout the
state of Alabama in municipal, federal and state courts, in both civil and criminal
I look forward to meeting you and assisting you though any legal matters you may
have. Give me a call and let me help you with your problems.
Bolen & Bolen, Attorneys at Law
has over 100 years of combined experience practicing law in all courts of the State
of Alabama, from municipal court to the Supreme Court of Alabama, the Federal System
Northern District of Alabama, the Middle District, the Eleventh Circuit of the United
States, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Though our offices are located
in Birmingham, our practice extends to all jurisdictions of the State of Alabama,
helping those who are injured or wronged by another, and defending those charged
with a crime.