Frederick M. Garfield Spain-Gillon Law Firm bio photo

Frederick M. Garfield


Areas of Practice:


Fred practices commercial and consumer bankruptcy law and also represents clients in the areas of commercial litigation and related areas of general civil practice.

Fred is a U.S. Army Veteran, having served 2 years on active duty. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1974. He has been a speaker at numerous seminars on bankruptcy. He was also selected as one of Birmingham’s top bankruptcy lawyers by Birmingham magazine in 2009 and 2012. Fred is a former Law Clerk to Judges Stephen Coleman and Clifford Fulford, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association (member, Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section) and the Alabama State Bar (member, Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section).


  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • Alabama State Bar


  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, 1986
  • B.A., King College, 1977

Contact Fred:

Phone: (205) 581-6259
Fax:(205) 324-8866

VCard: Download

Legal Assistant:
Belinda White, (205) 581-6277

Mailing Address:
Spain & Gillon, LLC
505 20th Street North, Suite 1200
Birmingham, AL 35203


Meet Fred:

Eats for breakfast:
A couple cups of coffee and usually nothing else.

Best Lawyer Movie:
The Firm

Crosby Stills & Nash, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones

One thing that most people don’t know about you:
You know Eddie Haskell from Leave it to Beaver? That’s me.