In December 2007 Langford won the Council's approval to retain the firm to represent the city. The firm will charge the city $200-250 an hour with a cap of $150,000 per year. Campbell, Gidiere, Lee, Sinclair and Williams and Tiffany Johnson were also hired under the same terms.
- Wolfson, Hannah (December 19, 2007) "Birmingham City Council hires outside lawyers; Mayor Larry Langford announces hiring of city attorney." Birmingham News.