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Susan Dominick Doughton


Phone (205) 536-8888

Legal Assistant:   Rhonda McFarling

Email:   rmcfarling@dfhlaw.com

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Susan’s practice of law focuses on the legal needs of various types of individual and institutional health care providers including physicians and physician groups, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, hospice providers, community mental health centers and other non-profit and for-profit organizations.

  • Chambers and Partners, Band One
  • Selected “Best Lawyers in America® 1993 to present 
  • Selected “Best Lawyer in America “Women in the Law” listing
  • Selected “Lawyer of the Year” Health Law by, “Best Lawyers in America® 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Super Lawyers – Health Care Law 
  • B-Metro; Top Flight Attorneys 2012-2020
  • B-Metro; Top Women Lawyers 2015-2022
  • Birmingham Magazine – Top Attorney in Healthcare 2013 and Top Attorney (2011, 2013, 2015, 2020)




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  • Admitted - Alabama (1977)
  • Vanderbilt University (J.D., Order of the Coif, Student Writing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1977)
  • Birmingham Southern College (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1974)


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