Tenley E. Armstrong

Tenley E. Armstrong




(205) 581-0787




(205) 380-9187


Birmingham, AL

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  • B.S., University of Alabama, 2002
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2006


  • Alabama, 2006


  • Birmingham Bar Association

Tenley has spent the last decade of her practice learning how to solve problems, and prevent future ones, for a wide-ranging list of clients, from banks to product manufacturers, and doctors and pharmacies, coaches and higher learning institutions, in both criminal and civil matters. She has developed an expertise in internal investigations and regulatory compliance, and has represented individuals and entities in criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Of note, Tenley has handled internal investigations into allegations of employment discrimination and illegal rate setting for a publicly-traded utility company, improper lending and accounting practices for a major financial institution, corporate board malfeasance for a national transportation company, and allegations of healthcare fraud for individual doctors and pharmacies.

Tenley has successfully tried and arbitrated cases in a variety of civil and criminal matters, ranging from commercial disputes to healthcare fraud, and has represented clients in pre-indictment investigations, plea negotiations, and/or trial and sentencing. Tenley has an active practice outside Alabama as regional counsel for product manufacturing clients, and has defended a wide variety of cases across the Southeast, including Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, and Florida.

For the past three years, Mid-South Super Lawyers has selected Tenley as a Rising Star in product liability. Tenley serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee, and is active in a number of nationwide legal associations. She is a member of DRI’s Committees on Women in the Law and Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the White Collar Crime Committee of the ABA Section on Criminal Justice, and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. She has also served as Past President of the Young Lawyers Board of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

Tenley earned her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law where she served as an Editor for the Alabama Law Review, a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and a member of the Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team. She also received her B.S. from the University of Alabama, majoring in Commerce and Business Administration.

Prior to joining the firm, Tenley worked in Washington, DC as Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. Outside of work, Tenley is the mother of a 3-year old son and 1-year old daughter, and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and watching Alabama football.

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Presentations & Publications

  • Speaker, "Title IX Enforcement," Lightfoot White Collar Institute, May 2018
  • Speaker, “Government Enforcement Trends in Healthcare,” April 2018