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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 primarily 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, one of three Tier One lawyers for State of Alabama, 2018-2021
  • Selected “Best Lawyers in America® 1993 to present 
  • Selected “Best Lawyer in America “Women in the Law” listing: 2015
  • 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 2008 – 2019
  • B-Metro; Top Flight Atttorneys 2012-2020
  • B-Metro; Top Women Lawyers 2015-2019
  • Birmingham Magazine – Top Attorney in Healthcare 2013 and Top Attorney (2011, 2013, 2015, 2020)


  • Alabama State Bar – Health Law Committee
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Cumberland School of Law, Health Law CLE Planning Committee


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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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