Judgments
Action or judgment or decree of any Alabama state court or any other state or US court (§6-2-32)  – 20 years

Judgment for plaintiff, arrested or reversed on appeal (§6-2-38[p])1 – 1 year from reversal or arrest

Lien of judgment (§6-9-211)  – 10 years

Legal Malpractice
For failure to pay client’s money or for neglect or omission of duty (§6-2-34[8])1 – 6 years

For legal service liability (§6-5-574[a])1 – 2 years / within 6 months from date of discovery / 4 years

Re: minors under four years (§6-5-574[b])1 –  until minor reaches 8 years old

Action to disbar attorney (§6-2-37[2])1 – 3 years

Liens
General provisions (§35-11-6) – 6 months

Mechanic and Materialmen (§35-11-221) – 6 months

Sawmill, Lumber or Timber Laborers (§35-11-272) – 60 days

Improvements on public streets (§35-11-412) – 6 months

Malfeasance, Misfeasance
Action brought by state against sheriffs, coroners, constables, and other public officers (§6-2-33)  – 10 years

Actions against sureties of these public officers, as well as against sureties of executors, administrators or guardians for the malfeasance of their principals (§6-2-34[7])1 – 6 years from the act done or omitted by their principals

Medical Malpractice (§6-5-482)
For liability, error, mistake or failure to cure – 2 years / within 6 months from date of discovery / 4 years

Re: minors under four years – until minor reaches 8 years old

Military Affairs, compensation for death of national guardsmen (§31-3-5) – 1 year

Minors and the Insane (§6-2-8) – 3 years after the termination of the disability but no more than 20 years from the accrual of claim

Misappropriation (§8-27-5) – 2 years

Money, recovery of money upon a loan, account or arrears of rent due upon a parol demise (§6-2-34[5])1 – 6 years

Municipal Corporations (§11-47-23) 6 months / 2 years

Negotiable Instruments (§7-3-118)
Note payable at a definite time – 6 years

Note payable on demand – 6 years / 10 years if no principal or interest has been paid for continuous period of 10 years

Unaccepted draft – 3 years after dishonor of draft or 10 years after the date of draft

Certified teller’s, cashier’s & traveler’s checks – 3 years

Certificate of deposit – 6 years

Accepted draft – 6 years

Conversions of instrument or breach of warranty – 3 years

Personal Representative, claim against decedents (§6-2-9) – Suspended until personal representative disputes the claim in writing

Product Liability (§6-5-502) 1 year / 10 years*
*See Lankford v. Sullivan, Long & Hagerty, 416 So.2d 996 (AL 1982), which held 6-5-502(C) to be unconstitutional and in violation of Article I, sec 13, Constitution 1901

Property, proof of ownership (§35-13-7)
If appraised at less than $30 – 3 months

If appraised at between $30 and $100 – 6 months

If appraised at greater than $100 – 1 year

Damages for destruction, injury or removal of trees (§35-14-3) – 1 year

Public Officers and Employees (§36-25-27[g])
(Proposed legislation [2010 AL SB 4 (NS)]
Felony Prosecution – 4 years

Misdemeanor prosecution (§36-25-27[h]) – 2 years

Qui Tam Actions (§6-2-38[j])1 – 2 years

Recovery of Land (§6-2-31)2
(Proposed by legislation [2010 AL HB 531 (NS)])
By state – no limitation for recovery of any land mentioned in §6-6-281

By county or municipal corporation – no limitation

By person not a party to proceedings where land was sold under a judgment and who claims under the mortgagor or grantor in deed of trust (§6-2-35) – 5 years

Action for recovery or possession of lands, tenements or hereditaments (§6-2-33) – 10 years

For real estate sold for the payment of taxes (§40-10-82) (Proposed legislation [2009 AL HB 303 (NS)]) – 3 years; or 1 year after disability is removed if owner is minor or insane

For redemption of land sold for taxes (§40-10-120) (Proposed legislation [2009 AL HB 591 (NS)]) – 3 years; or 1 year after disability is removed if minor or insane are involved

Representative, action to recover damages for act causing death of decedent under §6-5-391 (Proposed legislation [2010 AL HB 316 (NS)] and §6-5-410 (§6-2-38[a])1 – 2 years

Revival of Judgments (§6-9-190) – 20 years from its entry

Pursuant to rules of civil procedure (§6-9-192) – 10 years from its entry

Securities, action against sellers and advisors of securities (§8-6-19) – 2 years

Tax Collection (§6-2-35) – 5 years

And pursuant to (§40-29-51) – 10 years after the final assessment of the tax

Tax Law, violations (§40-29-119) – 3 years / 6 years

Wages & Overtime (§6-2-38[m])1 – 2 years

Wills, contesting validity (§43-8-199) – 6 months

Workers’ Compensation
Employee injury or death resulting from willful misconduct of employer or carrier pursuant to §25-5-11(b) (§6-2-38[g])1 – 2 years

Compensation under contract of employment §25-5-80 – 2 years

Compensation for occupational diseases (§25-5-117) – 2 years

Compensation for occupational exposure to radiation (§25-5-197) – 1 year / 3 years

Wrongful Death
Action by personal representative to recover damages for act that caused death of decedent under §6-5-391 (Proposed legislation [2010 AL HB 316 (NS)] and §6-5-410 (§6-2-38[a])1 – 2 years
Action by personal representative to recover damage to the property of decedent resulting from the same act pursuant to §6-5-411 (§6-2-38[o])1 – 2 years

1 Preempted or held unconstitutional by Evans v. Walter Industries, Inc., 579 F. Supp. 2d 1349 (N.D. Ala. 9/23/08 as it relates to CERCLA [42 U.S.C. §9658(a)(1)]