Jim Crosswhite

Jim joined Fortif in September of 2022. Born and raised in Birmingham, Jim is excited to assist clients with tailored and innovative solutions that meet their particular needs.

Prior to joining Fortif, Jim received his B.A. in public relations from the University of Alabama and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. In law school, Jim served as Lead Editor of The Journal of the Legal Profession.

Jim has experience in transactional drafting, grant writing, corporate governance, and employment law. Jim is passionate about understanding his clients and tailoring his legal services to meet their specific legal, business, and reputational needs.

Jim and his wife enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time at Lake Martin.

“A major key to Fortif’s approach is to be valuable thought partners for our clients.”


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2022
  • The University of Alabama, B.A. in Public Relations, summa cum laude, 2019

Community Involvement

  • “Alabama Election Handbook”, 18th (Editorial Assistant)


  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Business Organizations (2024)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Corporate Law (2024)
  • Best Lawyers In America, Ones to Watch, Nonprofit / Charities Law (2024)


  • Alabama

Lawyers on a mission.