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Shane Michael Oncale

Shane Michael Oncale

Practice areas:

Litigation, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation

About Me

The Oncale Firm is led by Shane M. Oncale. Mr.Oncale is a graduate of Cumberland School of Law and has spent his entire career in the courtroom representing individuals, partnerships and corporations in litigation. While at Cumberland, Mr. Oncale had a distinguished record, graduating near the top of his class and serving as Managing Editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, as a member of the AAJ National Trial Team and as a member of both the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board and the Cumberland Trial Board.

After graduation Mr. Oncale practiced with a well known Nashville, Tennessee firm before growing homesick for Alabama and returning to Birmingham to practice and found several well known and respected law firms. Growing tired of big firm life, Mr. Oncale struck out on his own in 2006 and has never looked back. He loves the variety of his practice and the fact that his office environment is more like a gathering spot than a true traditional law office. The books, computers, conference rooms and legal staff are still there, but both the staff and his clients are treated like family and not like employees or merely clients.

Most of the clients that come to us are facing issues they never dreamed they would face and are, truthfully, ill prepared, at virtually every level, financially, emotionally and spiritually to deal with the issues they face. The role of an attorney practicing family law is much more than just a mouthpiece or even an advisor. The role is truly unique and is the most rewarding part of such a practice. While we would never wish the painful issues of a family dispute on anyone, if you find yourself in such a dispute, we welcome the opportunity to represent you and help you through the process with as little disruption and heartache to you and those you care about as possible.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Litigation: 50%
    1 year
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    1 year
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    1 year



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Contact Info

The Oncale Firm

1 Chase Corporate Dr
Suite 400
Birmingham, AL, 35244-7001



ALAuthorized to practice law199608/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rated AttorneyLead Counsel2015

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
CEO and Principal AttorneyThe Oncale Firm2007 - Present
Founding PartnerClark Dolan Morse Oncale and Hair2003 - 2007
PartnerClark & Scott1996 - 2003
AssociateBrewer Krause & Brooks1994 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Henry Woods American Inn of CourtBoard Member2004 - Present
Cumberland Trial BoardMember2002 - Present
Alabama State BarMember1996 - Present
Birmingham Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A