Spain & Gillon - Samuel H. Frazier

Samuel H. Frazier

Retired Partner

Areas of Practice:


Sam is a Retired Partner with Spain & Gillon. His point of contact is Rod Nelson.

Sam gained experience in general corporate practice with primary emphasis in municipal law, public finance, real estate, estate planning and historic tax credits. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar (Taxation Section), National Association of Bond Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

While in law school, Sam was a member of the Board of Editors of the Alabama Law Review from 1972 to 1974. At Washington & Lee he was Captain of the Debate Team and a Lee Scholar. He served in the United States Army obtaining the rank of Captain in 1970.

Sam is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.


Sam is the Alabama Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chairman of the Design Review Committee of the City of Birmingham, Chairman of the Birmingham Historical Commission, President of the Forest Park-South Avondale Neighborhood Association, a former member of the Department of Architecture of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and a member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation.


  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • Alabama State Bar


  • LL.M. in Taxation, University of Alabama, 1979
  • J.D., University of Alabama, 1974
  • B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1966

Contact Sam:

Legal Assistant:
Pam Donaldson, (205) 581-6204

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

Meet Sam:

Eats for breakfast:

Classical music, jazz, 60’s soul.

Favorite TV Show:
Masterpiece Theater

Favorite Book:
A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Advice you would give a law student:
The same advice I give my wife: Never worry about anything unless you are being paid to do it.