The Bureau of Legal Services represents the department in various lawsuits, plans legal strategies, and protects the department’s interests in its efforts to provide mental illness, intellectual disability, and substance abuse services. Staff in the office are available to advise departmental employees on situations with legal implications, answer questions and develop appropriate responses to questions posed by the public, the news media, and others.

Attorneys and support staff are based at the department’s Central Office in Montgomery and Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa.

Tommy Klinner, General Counsel

Thomas Klinner, General Counsel