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Cullman County’s Local Legal Team

About Josh O'Neal & Associates

Legal challenges can disrupt your life and threaten the things you care about most — like your health, your family or your financial well-being. At Josh O'Neal & Associates, we have dedicated our practice to helping people in Cullman County and the surrounding areas solve their legal problems so they can move forward and focus on what really matters.

We assist clients with bankruptcy, claims for disability benefits, workers’ compensation claims, personal injury, family law, and estate planning. Our attorneys have been practicing in northern Alabama for years, which means we are familiar with the laws, courts, judges and opposing lawyers who will shape your case.

As local attorneys, we care deeply about providing effective representation that puts our clients first — not rushing them through the process like a larger chain firm.

A Proven Team Of Problem Solvers

We assist clients with a full range of issues, taking a team approach that draws on the experience and background of each of our attorneys. Our lawyers all have different strengths, but are united in their dedication to fiercely advocate for clients.

Josh O’Neal, President

Josh O’Neal is president of Josh O’Neal & Associates. His areas of practice are bankruptcy, personal injury, and criminal law. A lifelong resident of Cullman, AL, he attended Wallace State College and was a member of the college golf team.

Mr. O’Neal received his law degree from Birmingham School of Law in 2011 and has represented the public ever since. His practice is dedicated to helping those who need it most in the areas of bankruptcy, personal injury, and criminal law. Mr. O’Neal has tried numerous cases across the state of Alabama, with impressive results along the way.
Mr. O’Neal has taken part in numerous Television and Radio Programs across the state his legal knowledge and experience.

Michael Thornton, Attorney

Michael Thornton is an attorney who will work with you to meet your legal needs. After spending nearly five years practicing law in Etowah County, AL, he is excited to join the law firm of Josh O’Neal & Associates.

Michael’s areas of practice include probate, wills and estates, collections, and criminal law. He is an attorney committed to listening to you so that the best solution possible to your legal needs can be met.
Michael and his wife Amanda have two sons, Malcolm and Trey. Michael enjoys coaching youth football, basketball, and baseball.
Michael obtained his Juris Doctor from Birmingham School of Law and holds a B.S. in Management from Jacksonville State University.

G. Rhys Battles, Attorney

G. Rhys Battles was born and raised in Cullman, Alabama. After graduating from Cullman High School, Rhys attended and graduated from the University of Alabama. He received his law degree from Birmingham School of Law as a member of the National Honor’s Fraternity, Sigma Delta Kappa.

His father Hayden R. Battles practiced law in Cullman for over 30 years. Rhys’s grandfather was also Circuit Judge of Cullman county in the 60s and 70s.

Rhys dedicates his time to helping the people and businesses of his hometown.

Call Today For Experienced Legal Help

Free Consultations For Bankruptcy And Personal Injury Matters

To learn more about our firm and how we can help you overcome your legal challenges, please contact us to arrange a consultation. Call 256-429-3098 or send us an email and a member of our team will reach out to you promptly.

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