Compton named new partner of MTPS firm

20160414_102624Hunter Compton has become a partner with the law firm of Manley, Traeger, Perry & Stapp. The new name of the firm is Manley, Traeger, Perry, Stapp & Compton.

Compton, a native of Demopolis, returned to Demopolis in 2013 from Mobile, Alabama where he practice law for eight years. He was a partner in the firm of Alford, Clausen & McDonald, LLC where he handled complex litigation in the areas of construction law, insurance defense, wrongful death and medical malpractice both in Alabama and Mississippi state and federal courts. Compton began practicing law in 1994 in Birmingham, Alabama for the firm of Dominick, Fletcher, Yielding, Wood & Lloyd where he practiced in the areas of trucking litigation, workers’ compensation and insurance defense. Compton has tried to verdict cases in Alabama state and federal courts as well as in Mississippi state courts. Compton even handled property damage cases in Louisiana federal courts following Hurricane Katrina prior to returning home to Marengo County. Before becoming a partner at Manley, Traeger, Compton wrote and won multiple appeals in firm cases. He was on successful trial teams in federal court in Mobile that received a jury verdict of $510,000 and in a Montgomery arbitration trial. Compton is perhaps most proud of being part of a firm team representing a circuit judge, winning a hearing before the trial court and successfully defending that victory on appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court. Compton is married to Lisa Compton of Mobile, who is employed at the University of West Alabama, and they have one son, Banks, who is in the 10th grade at Demopolis High School. Compton is a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Demopolis. He is active in the community including the recent first annual Rooster Day in Demopolis where he was often seen taking Brewster the Rooster around town. Compton is an officer in the Demopolis Rotary Club and is a member of the Demopolis Area Business Council.

Compton is a graduate of Samford University, summa cum laude, and the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham where he was a member of Law Review and the National Trial Advocacy Team.

Compton’s primary practice areas are civil litigation, including personal injury, medical malpractice and insurance defense. Many of Compton’s cases, as well as the firm in general, are in the 17th Judicial Circuit comprising Marengo, Sumter and Greene Counties; the 1st Judicial Circuit comprising Clarke, Choctaw and Washington Counties; the 4th Judicial District comprising Dallas, Perry, Wilcox, Hale and Bibb Counties; and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama comprising many of these same counties and Mobile County. He also handles criminal defense and juvenile cases in Marengo County where he is a certified guardian ad litem.

He is admitted to practice in all Circuit and Appellate Courts in Alabama, United States Federal District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama, as well as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the United States Federal District Courts and state courts in Mississippi. Compton continues to maintain an active practice for the firm in Mississippi. Compton’s hobbies are gardening, working on his farm and spending time with his family and many friends.