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About me

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, I love my city and have a real desire to help people.


Before becoming an attorney, I was a newspaper reporter for several years.  I won numerous awards by agressively hunting facts, tracking down sources, and telling compelling stories.  I apply those same skills in resolving legal matters and trying cases before juries for my clients.


I am a trial lawyer, a counselor, and a negotiator.  Let me put my skills to work for you.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 33%
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Child Support: 5%
  5. Child Custody: 5%



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Contact info

300 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N Ste 301
Birmingham, AL, 35203-3356


ALAuthorized to practice law201211/11/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Contract AttorneySusan G. James & Associates2012 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Criminal Defense CollegeGraduate - 2015 Trial Practice Institute2015 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Cornelius Jamal ButlerNot Guilty
State v. Marquita SimmonsManslaughter
Nichols v. OstromClient retained custody; obtaining unpaid support from former wife
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Faulkner University, Jones School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)English/JournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts2000