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911 Law, Governmental Law & Public Utilities

Our law firm offers significant experience in creating and advising 911 emergency communications districts in Alabama, and providing counsel and litigation to public utilities. Ryan & Wilkes, P.C. has extensive knowledge of the governing statutes and state and federal regulations, enabling us to provide solid legal advice in this narrowly-focused field of law.

Based in Bay Minette, Alabama, we represent clients throughout Baldwin County and the coastal counties of southwest Alabama. We serve as general counsel for a number of 911 districts in the area, and as general counsel to North Baldwin Utilities. Call us at 251-202-7580 to discuss our unique capabilities.

911 Law - Emergency Communications Districts
Ryan & Wilkes, P.C.
 counsels clients on issues related to the emergency communications statutes. We handle funding of 911 districts through the Public Service Commission's tariffs on citizens' phone bills, and guide districts in emergency operations and regulatory compliance to minimize liability.

A primary focus is negotiating and drafting dispatch agreements with police, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) entities for emergency and non-emergency dispatching. We can advise on special considerations relating to coordination and cooperation with local, state, and federal agencies for response to hurricanes and other major disasters. For example, we negotiated with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) on use of equipment and personnel of the Baldwin 911 district for a base of operations for Alabama hurricane relief.

Public Utilities Law and Litigation
General counsel
- We represent North Baldwin Utilities in approval of public works projects and regulatory compliance issues for delivery of water, sewer, and natural gas.

Litigation - We offer particular experience in litigation with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) over effluent discharge, representing permittees in hostile negotiations for approval of water, wastewater, and gas systems.

Few law firms can match our experience in these complex and detail-oriented issues, and our knowledge of the Baldwin County area and its constituents. Contact our Bay Minette office at 251-202-7580 to arrange a consultation about emergency communications law or public utilities issues.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Office Location

Ryan & Wilkes, P.C.

Orange Beach Office
27267 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Suite C202
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251-202-7580
Fax: 251-580-0655
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Post Office Box 528
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251-202-7580
Fax: 251-580-0655


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