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Injury Attorney in Montgomery

Founded in 1958 by Richard Manley, the Law Offices of Manley Traeger represents the rights of victims who are injured or killed due to the negligent or careless conduct of others. With the highest level of professionalism and case preparation, we’re known for providing the best outcomes to individuals and businesses which need our assistance. We also offer real estate, trust, will, and business legal services.
Our firm handles all categories of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including premises liability, car accidents, products liability, trucking collisions, and construction site accidents.
Our lawyers, paralegals, clerks, and assistants are well-positioned to handle complicated issues affecting our clients throughout Marengo County and neighboring Alabama counties.

Meet Our Legal Team

William H. Traeger, III

Billy Montgomery Attorney

Mr. Traeger graduated at the top of his class from the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a member of the Order of the Coif, the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, and a member of the prestigious Board of Editors for the Journal of the Legal Profession. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1976. Mr. Traeger is a Hugo L. Black Scholar and has also authored ‘The Pro Hac Vice Motion’ and ‘1 Journal of the Legal Profession 173, 1976’.

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Mr. Traeger has rich experience in general civil litigation and is associated with some of the largest law firms in Alabama and the surrounding states. He represents the interests of several insurance companies and has developed expertise in the areas of environmental law and toxic torts.

William H. Traeger specializes in the areas of corporate law, wills, and real estate transactions. He has an impressive trail of happy clients including Alabama Power Company and Trustmark National Bank. Having served as the President of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, he’s also a prestigious affiliate of the Alabama State Bar and Defense Lawyers’ Association where he has worked as Vice President.


  • Licensed States: Alabama
  • Primary Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Probate, Wills & Estates, Corporate & Real Estate, Environmental & Toxic Torts, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury, General Trial Practice, and Product Liability
  • Courts: Alabama Supreme Court, Alabama state courts, US District Court, US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, US Supreme Court, Middle & Northern Districts of Alabama.
  • Educational Qualification: University of Alabama. University of Alabama School of Law, 1976.
  • Personal Details: Mr. Traeger’s wife, Maureen, is an active member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Demopolis. The couple is blessed with three children.

Taylor Tom Perry, Jr.

Tom Montgomery Attorney

Taylor Tom Perry Jr. started his practice with Simmons & Ford and won his first verdict less than six months after receiving his legal practice license. He graduated from the University of Alabama and the University School of Law where he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board. Taylor Tom Perry Jr. has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer in Alabama” by The Legal Network and as a “Top-Rated Lawyer in Litigation” by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a member of the prestigious Alabama Association for Justice. He was a member of the Alabama State Bar Commission between 1996 and 2005 and has been serving as a Bar Commissioner since 2014.

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Mr. Perry is widely acknowledged for representing victims of serious personal injuries and families of individuals who wrongfully lost their lives. He has won millions of dollars in settlements for his clients in the last 10 years. Mr. Perry represents the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority and has served the local hospital board. Apart from handling personal injury cases, he’s also skilled in conducting workers’ compensation litigation.


  • Licensed States: Alabama
  • Primary Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Fraud, Wrongful Death, Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents, Bad Faith, Premises Liability and Workers’ Compensation
  • Courts: State, Federal, and the United States Supreme Court
  • Education: University of Alabama. University of Alabama School of Law, 1986.

K. Scott Stapp

Montgomery Attorney

K. Scott Stapp graduated from the University of Alabama in 1985 and the University Of Alabama School Of Law in 1988. He has practiced in Tuscaloosa for eight years and has also served as a partner in firms such as Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler. Apart from practicing in all circuits and appellate courts in Alabama, he’s also admitted to practice in the US Federal District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Alabama as well as the US Eleventh Circuit of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Stapp’s areas of expertise include personal injury, insurance defense, and workers’ compensation. He also specializes in handling car accident, job injuries, premises liability, and uninsured automobile claims.

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He has successfully defended numerous clients in Marengo, Hale, Sumter, Greene, and Clarke counties. Mr. Stapp is a member of the Seventeenth Judicial Bar Association and has also served as Bar Commissioner for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit from 2005-2014. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association.


  • Licensed States: Alabama
  • Courts: State and Federal
  • Primary Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Defense, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, and Wrongful Death.
  • Education: University of Alabama with distinction, University of Alabama School of Law 1988
  • Personal Details: Mr. Stapp is married to Katrina who is a nurse by profession. They have two daughters, Sarah and Hillary Martin.

Mr. Compton

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Mr. Compton graduated from the prestigious Samford University, summa cum laude, and the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham. He has been a member of the Law Review and the National Trial Advocacy Team. Mr. Compton also has a peer rating through Martindale-Hubbell as a “Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation”.

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Mr. Compton has handled complicated litigation in insurance defense, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and appellate law, both in the Alabama and Mississippi state and federal courts. His primary practice areas are civil litigation including medical malpractice, personal injury, insurance defense, and appellate law. As a certified guardian ad litem, Mr. Compton has been successfully handling criminal defense and juvenile cases in Marengo County. He has earned millions of dollars through verdicts and settlements for his clients.


  • Licensed States: Mississippi and Alabama
  • Courts: State and Federal
  • Primary Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Trucking Litigation, Personal Injury and Property Damage, complex litigation in Construction Law, Insurance Defense, Wrongful Death
  • Education: Samford University summa cum laude, Cumberland School of Law 1994.
  • Personal Details: Mr. Compton is a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church and also serves as an officer in the Demopolis Rotary Club and Demopolis Area Business Council.
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