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Thiry and Caddell, LLP | Firms | Attus

Personal Injury Attorneys in Mobile AL

No two legal problems are the same. We tailor our approach to suit the needs of each client. When aggressive litigation is required, we are prepared. We are proven trial advocates who are known and respected in courtrooms throughout Alabama.

Our Core Values
A Small Firm With HUGE Results
​Our EXPERIENCE makes Thiry & Caddell highly effective in the courtroom. Our COMPASSION for our clients has created a long track record of RESULTS. We take every aspect of your case personal...THIS IS WHY WE WIN... We Win Because We Care!

Our Mission Statement

Our number one priority is listening to our future clients without judgement. We know that all of the facts must be understood by both parties. We always want to know everything about the situation so we can quickly map out a plan of action.​


We promise to always visualize walking in our clients shoes to understand the depth of their situation. We know when a client walks through our door they usually have a major issue that needs to be handled quickly. We understand how the ability to not be able to support yourself and family must be. This is why we listen to everything and create a clear understanding of how to get them back on their feet.​


We always put the client and their needs first. Everyone's case if different and understanding that not everyone can handle a legal matter as easily as others. We must always be sensitive to each and every client's needs, fears, and hope.


Because we are a small, but very successful, firm we have the ability to really focus on our clients and their needs. Your case does not get put on the back burner for another case worth more than yours. We are there for you through the entire process and give you the time and service you deserve. We always strive to be open and accessible at all times.

​Renee Thiry
Partner specialized in disability law & family law

Renee E. Thiry, Esq. grew up watching her father work hard for his clients. She chose to follow in his footsteps and has done a tremendous job in doing so. Like her father, she cares about her clients and treats them like family. She was taught by her father to never give up and to keep fighting no matter what. She understands the importance of getting people back on their feet after a work related injury, a disability, or a divorce or custody case.

​Areas of Practice​

Personal Injury

Workers' Compensation
Longshore/Shipyard Worker Claims
Wills & Estates
Family law​

Bar Admissions​
Georgia, 2008

Alabama, 2009

U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2010


Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia - 2002

Spring Hill College , Mobile, Alabama

B.A. - 1997​

Honors and Awards

​The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group's Top Injured Workers' Attorney – 2017

South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program Ben Kilborn Volunteer Lawyer of the Year - 2012​

Professional Associations and Memberships

SAVLP - Board Member - South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2016 - Present

Mobile Bar Association, 2009 - Present

American Bar Association, 2009 - Present

Our Associates
Hank Caddell 

​Born in Decatur, Alabama, Hank graduated from Decatur High School second in his class and received his BS from the University of Alabama, with honors.  He graduated in 1971 from Harvard Law School where he was Chairman of the Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Research Committee.  Since April, 1985, he has been a partner at Thiry & Caddell, LLP, where he has successfully handled hundreds of estate planning and probate matters and other civil litigation.

​Hank is licensed to practice law in Alabama including the Federal Northern, Middle and Southern Districts and the Fifth and Eleventh United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.  From 1971-79 he served as Chief of the Environmental Protection Division of the Alabama Attorney General’s office.  Next he worked seven years with the Legal Services Corporation of Alabama, first as Statewide Consumer Law Specialist and then as Managing Attorney of the Mobile Region of LSCA.

​In private practice for the past thirty years Hank has handled many types of litigation along with an office practice.  He has specialized in wills, estates and probate matters including conservatorships and deceased estates.  He has been a member of the Probate Law Section of the Mobile Bar Association for twenty-five years, serving previously as Vice Chairman and is a member of the Probate Court Volunteer Guardian Committee.  

​Areas of Practice

​​Probate, Wills and Estates

General Civil Litigation

Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage​​​

35% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions​
Alabama, 1971

U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1973

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1975

U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1977

U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1972

Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1971

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Honors: With High Honors

Honors: Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award 1967

Honors: Dean's List

Honors: Chemistry Honorary

Major: Chemistry

Published Works
Alabama Consumer Law Handbook , Legal Services AL , 1983
Representative Cases

Clark by and through Caddell v. Clark, 514 So.2d 1321 (Ala. 1987) (Heirs are entitled to interest upon funds held by Executor)

Bolton v. Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County, 514 So.2d 820 (Ala. 1987) (Employee tenure rights established)

Stewart v. Baldwin County Board of Education, et al, 908 F.2d 1499 (Eleventh Circuit 1990) (Vindicated First Amendment Rights of maintenance employee.)

Fort Morgan Civic Association, Inc., et al v. Baldwin County Commission, 890 So.2d 139 (Ala. Civ. App. 2003) (Proposed condominium project rejected as violating zoning regulations.)

Nelson v. Megginson, 165 So.3d 567 (Ala. 2014) (School Board lacks immunity from suit by non-tenured employees).

Representative Clients​

Alabama Education Association, 1985-Present​​

Classes / Seminars

​​Eleven presentations between 1985 and 2015 at the annual Alabama Education Association Attorney Network Training, San Destin, Florida

Discovery in Employment Cases sponsoring organization: Cumberland Institute for Continuing Legal Education “Employment Law”, 1988

Federal Education Privacy Act. Sponsoring organization: National Business Institute, 2009
Honors and Awards​​​

Mobile Volunteer Lawyer of the Year , 2005

Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Award, 2006

Recognition for 500 hours service on Volunteer Lawyer Cases, 2013

Recognition as Founding Board Member Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, 2003-2009

​​Professional Associations and Memberships

​​Mobile Bar Association (Member), 1994-1995, 1998-1995, Public Relations

Mobile Bar Probate Law Section, Vice Chair , 1993 - 1994

Mobile Bar Association Chair Pro Bono Program, 2003 - 2008

Alabama State Bar Environmental Law Section Chair, 1977 - 1980​

Past Employment Positions​

​​Alabama Attorney Generals Office, Chief, Environmental Protection Div , 1971 - 1979

Legal Services Corp of Alabama, Consumer Law Specialist , 1979 - 1981

Legal Services Corp of Alabama, Managing Attorney, Mobile AL Region , 1981 - 1985

​Pro Bono Activities

​​Mobile Bar Pro Bono Program , 1993 - Present

Richard Lawrence Thiry (Retired)

​​For over 40 years, Mr. Richard L. Thiry, Esq. has been known for his honesty, integrity and zealous pursuit of justice for his clients. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Thiry has previously been a city attorney, city prosecutor and a judge. He is a brilliant attorney who fights hard for all of his clients. His former clients return to him again and again because they know that Mr. Thiry will fight for them and assist them in getting the justice they deserve.

​Areas of Practice​

​Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Auto & Truck Accidents

Catastrophic Injuries

Products Liability - Defective Products

Maritime & Admiralty Accidents

Longshoremen Accidents

Social Security Disability

Estate Planning


Worker's Compensation​

Bar Admissions​

Alabama, 1973

U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1973

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama


The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

J.D. - 1973

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

Business - 1970

Honors: Dean's List

Professional Associations and Memberships​

Alabama Bar Association, 1973 - Present

Mobile Bar Association, 1973 - Present

Past Employment Positions​

Marr & Friedlander, Attorney, 1973 - 1975

U.S. Army Intelligence, Special Agent Counterintelligence, 1965

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