Our Eviction Practice

Practice Areas

  • Residential and commercial unlawful detainers / evictions
  • Preparation of commercial and residential lease agreements and addenda
  • Defense of Fair Housing complaints
  • Defense of claims arising under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and HUD complaints 
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Ejectment suits to recover real property 

Our Approach & Legacy of Success

Our law firm is designed to evict tenants from your real property. We routinely represent and advise clients that manage conventional and affordable housing. Our affordable housing clients manage property participating in various HUD programs, Rural Development, Tax Credit and Alabama HOME programs.  Since the implementation of the Alabama's Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA), our law firm has advised our eviction clients on policy, procedure, and compliance with the new Act and with HUD regulations. We have drafted numerous rental agreements and addenda for clients managing multiple properties in the state of Alabama.

Eviction attorneys Lee & Hughes have over 40 years of combined legal experience and a proven track record of success. We use that experience to get the unlawful detainer / eviction results you need and expect. 

Property Management Companies We Represent in the Unlawful Detainer / Eviction Process

Our law firm represents both conventional and affordable housing owners and management companies with their evictions in the Mobile and Baldwin County area. Representative clients include:

  • Adcock Properties
  • Alexander Property Management
  • Allied Orion Group 
  • Apartment Services and Management
  • Arbour Valley Management
  • Arlington Properties, Inc.
  • B&B Management Group
  • B&M Management
  • Bridge Real Estate Group
  • Brookside Properties
  • Catranis Enterprises
  • Chickasaw Housing Authority
  • CLK Multifamily Management
  • Delaney Development, Inc.
  • Dominion Partners, LLC
  • Elmington Property Management
  • Etheridge Property Management
  • Farris Properties
  • First Communities 
  • Fortis Management
  • Fogelman Management Group
  • Gateway Management
  • Greer Management
  • Hamilton Point Property Management 
  • Heck Properties
  • Heritage Properties
  • Homecorp
  • Hubbard Properties, Inc
  • IMS Management 
  • Ledic Property Management
  • Lincoln Property Management
  • LMS Real Estate Management
  • Millennia Property Management 
  • Morrow Management
  • Multifamily Management Company
  • PEM Residential
  • Place 10 Residential
  • Premier Property Management
  • Providence Management Company, LLC
  • RAM Partners
  • Royal American Management
  • Sealy Management, Inc.
  • Somerset Apartment Management
  • SPM
  • Stone River Property Management 
  • Sunchase American
  • United Apartment Group

Properties We Represent in the Unlawful Detainer / Eviction Process

Our eviction law firm represents many properties throughout the Mobile Bay area.

Representative properties include:


  • 701 South 
  • Arbours at Pierce Creek 
  • Arlington Park 
  • Ashford Place 
  • Ashley Gates 
  • Audubon Park 
  • Autumn Woods 
  • Bay Breeze 
  • Bay Vista 
  • Bayou Bend 
  • Bayou Village 
  • Bayview Estates 
  • Bel Air 
  • Blackwood Estates 
  • Briarwood Estates 
  • Charleston Apartment Homes 
  • Cimarron Ridge 
  • Clearview 
  • Colonnade at Eastern Shore
  • Cottage Hill Place 
  • Country Haven 
  • Creekside 
  • Crossings at Pinebrook 
  • Cypress Cove 
  • Cypress Village 
  • Dickens Ferry 
  • Elevate Grande Pointe 
  • Estates at Lafayette Square 
  • Four Seasons 
  • Greenbriar Townhomes 
  • Harbor Run 
  • Highland at Springhill
  • Hounds Run I
  • Hounds Run II
  • Hunter’s Pointe 
  • Hunter’s Run 
  • Huntleigh Woods 
  • Inverness Lakes 
  • Knollwood 
  • La Maison 
  • Lakeview at Cottage Hill
  • Magnolia Bay 
  • Maison Deville 
  • Maison Imperial 
  • Midtown Oaks 
  • Montlimar 
  • Olde Oak 
  • Palladian at Daphne 
  • Palladian at Fairhope 
  • Palladian at Jubilee Ridge 
  • Parklane 
  • Parkside at Cottage Hill 
  • Pathways 
  • Peppertree Estates 
  • Plantation 
  • Plantations at Hillcrest 
  • Portofino 
  • Regency Gates 
  • Retreat at Schillinger
  • Sandpiper Townhomes 
  • South Bay 
  • Southern Oaks 
  • Sperry Landing  
  • St. Charles 
  • Stone Ridge at Somerby 
  • Summer Place 
  • Sunset on the Bayou 
  • The Hamptons at Pine Bend 
  • The Landing 
  • The Village at Midtown 
  • The Woods 
  • Tillman Park 
  • Turtle Creek 
  • Villas at Bon Secour 
  • Vinings at Spanish Fort 
  • Wheeler Lofts 
  • Windsor Place 
  • Woodside 
  • Yester Oaks 

Our Team

Attorneys Taft Hughes and John V. Lee
John V Lee, Lee & Hughes

John V. Lee

John started his firm in 1993. His practice is the premier landlord tenant eviction firm in Southwest Alabama.

John graduated from The Florida State University and holds Bachelor and Master’s Degrees with Honors. He attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law where he was a member of the Cumberland Law Review. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1978.

John served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard Holmes, Alabama Civil Court of Appeals. After completing his clerkship, he joined the law firm of Sirote & Permutt, PC, one of the largest law firms in the state of Alabama. In 1983, he became a stockholder member of the firm. 


In 2005 and 2006, John participated in the committee that drafted Alabama’s Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA) and created the new and current eviction law which became effective on January 1, 2007. In recent years, he has participated in drafting subsequent amendments to the Act. 

John is a speaker at The Alabama Judicial College (Judge’s Forum), The Alabama State Bar, The Mobile Bar Association relating to landlord tenant eviction law continuing legal education. He is the legal advisor for the Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association and Delegate to the Alabama Apartment Association. 

Attorney Taft Hughes

Taft Hughes

Taft Hughes grew up in the Mobile and Baldwin County, AL area. He attended Spring Hill College and graduated from Auburn University with a business administration degree. He then graduated from Vermont Law School, receiving a Juris Doctor and Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree. He returned to Daphne to settle down and start a family. 

Taft has bar admission for the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Alabama, as well as all Alabama state courts. He is also a member of the Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association, the Mobile Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Mobile Bar Association and the Mobile Lions Club. 

Taft has weekly landlord tenant eviction trial dockets in both Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Taylor Acton, Lee & Hughes

Taylor Acton

Taylor's firm duties include speaking with clients who have pending eviction cases, preparing and filing unlawful detainer actions, preparing eviction cases for trial, legal research, managing the firm's calendar and communicating with judges, clerk's offices and sheriff's departments in the eviction process.

Taylor interacts with clients on a daily basis answering questions and relaying pertinent information regarding statuses of their eviction cases. She has been with the firm for over ten years and enjoys the professional relationships she's formed with each of each of our management and apartment clients. She is dedicated to ensuring each eviction matter is handled in a timely and efficient manner. 

Taylor is a member of the The Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association and attends monthly luncheons and board meetings. She enjoys continuing her education in the area of Landlord Tenant eviction law. She also manages residential rental properties in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in the community.