Alabama Real Estate Title Issues
Birmingham, AL • Thursday, September 18, 2008
Martha Reeves Cook is an attorney with McCallum Hoaglund Cook & Irby, LLP, in Vestavia Hills. Mrs. Cook
practices in the areas of disability insurance law, real estate transactions, general civil law, and mediation.
She is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association (Womens Section) and the American Bar Association.
Mrs. Cook is an affiliate member of the Birmingham Association of Realtors and of the Birmingham Chapter
of the Women's Council of Realtors.
Eric D. Hoaglund is an attorney with McCallum Hoaglund Cook & Irby, LLP, in Vestavia Hills. Mr. Hoaglund
specializes in the areas of general civil defense litigation, construction defect litigation, product liability
law, premises liability law, automobile liability law, real estate transactions, bad faith litigation, and
mediation. He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyer’s Association, the Defense Research Institute
(DRI), and the Construction Law sections of the DRI and the Texas Bar.
Thomas W. Brooks, Jr., is president and land surveyor with Brooks & Brooks, Inc., in Northport. Mr. Brooks is a
licensed land surveyor in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee. He served as a
court appointed surveyor in Alabama. Mr. Brooks is a member and past president of the National Society of
Professional Land Surveyors, the founding member and past president of West Alabama Society of Professional
Surveyors, and a member of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors. He is a fellow member of the
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
Donna Knotts Naramore is a shareholder in the Birmingham law firm of Dominick, Fletcher, Yeilding,
Wood & Lloyd, P.A. Ms. Naramore devotes a substantial part of her practice to the area of real estate. Her
memberships include the Farrah Law Society Board of Trustees, the Birmingham Bar Association, (Women’s
Section) and the Alabama State and American bar associations. Ms. Naramore also serves on the Alabama
State Bar Committee for the Volunteer Lawyers Program/Access to Legal Services.
C.E. (Ed) Isom is the managing member of Isom & Stanko, LLC, in Anniston. Mr. Isom’s practice areas
include real estate, general business, business planning, and eminent domain. He serves as Deputy
Attorney General for the State of Alabama. Mr. Isom is admitted to the Alabama Bar, the U.S. Court of
Appeals, Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals.
He is a retired commander, USNR (JAG).
Stephen M. Parham is a partner in Balch & Bingham, LLP's, Birmingham office. Mr. Parham is a member of
the firm's Business Litigation practice group, focusing on general commercial business disputes with a
central practice area of real estate and real property litigation, as well as title, encroachment, trespass, and
riparian rights disputes. Mr. Parham is also a member of the firm's Product Liability and Casualty practice
group. Mr. Parham is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alabama School of Law where he
teaches a course in Alabama civil practice and procedure.
John Foster Tyra formed the Law Office of John Foster Tyra, PC, in Tuscaloosa in 2006. Mr. Tyra practices
in the areas of oil and gas law, mineral law, and natural resources law. He serves as chairman of the Oil,
Gas and Mineral Section of the Alabama State Bar, a position that he also held from 1996 to 1998 and
from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Tyra is a frequent seminar speaker, including seminars hosted by the Alabama and
Mississippi bar associations, the Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen, the Mississippi Oil and Gas
Lawyers Association, the Alabama Petroleum Landman’s Association, the American Association of Petroleum
Landmen, and the Eastern Mineral Law Foundation.