V. J. Graffeo serves adjunct instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he teaches Legal Environment of Business and Business Foundations courses in the UAB Collat School of Business. V. J. is a seasoned trial lawyer and trusted business advisor for his clients. He founded Graffeo Law in 2016 after practicing over a decade as counsel with the national AmLaw 200 firm Burr & Forman, LLP and as a member of the regional law firm Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC. V. J.’s practice is focused on the areas of civil litigation and business law. He represents both matured and start-up companies in the defense or prosecution civil claims, as well as advising businesses and individuals in general corporate matters, insurance, employment, contracts, intellectual property and estate planning. He is a frequent speaker and writer in his practice areas, with a personal interest in the intersection of law and social media.
V. J. has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Martindale-Hubble attorney rating, the highest peer rating standard, signifying that V. J.’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. A lifelong resident, practicing lawyer and civic leader of Birmingham, Alabama, V. J. has exceptional familiarity with Alabama’s unique legal, business, political and cultural environment that adds an insightful perspective to clients facing their most challenging legal issues.