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Joseph Charles Somma

Probate Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   82 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    30%
    Probate Administration

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Strategic Probate and Estate Administration

  3. Business
    10%
    Litigation for Businesses and Plaintiffs

  4. Trusts
    10%

  5. Wills and living wills
    10%

  6. Real estate
    7%
    Complex Real Estate Litigation & Transactions, Quiet Title, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Acquisitions, Property Tax Sales & Property Tax Redemption

  7. Family
    5%
    Divorce and Child Custody

  8. Car accident
    2%

  9. Child custody
    2%

  10. Divorce and separation
    2%

  11. Personal injury
    2%

Joseph Somma is a Family Law attorney practicing for the last 16 years out of Birmingham Alabama. In addition to family law, Mr. Somma also provides help to clients with real estate & probate matters. Before entering the legal field Mr. Somma studied political science at the University of Mississippi and then attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor.

Mr. Somma’s philosophy is to provide caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable services for clients, while truly listening to the needs of his clients. Joseph has the unique approach prefering to have a smaller number of clients who use him for all their legal needs and who feel comfortable and confident in his representation.

When he is not practicing law Mr. Somma enjoys woodworking, his dogs, home improvement, spending time with friends and enjoying classic car collecting and restoration.

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Location

Joseph C. Somma, PC
2107 5th Ave N Ste 301
Birmingham, AL, 35203-3325
Joseph C. Somma, P.C.
Shelby County Office
108 Preserve Circle
Alabaster, AL, 35007
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Posted by GS Grant | February 7, 2024
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Hired Estate Attorney
I had the opportunity to work with Joseph Somma after my husband passed. The estate involved many issues; multiple rental properties, creditor claims against the estate and heirs' disputes. Joe was excellent in managing every detail of the estate, I appreciated his professional attitude, his courteous demeanor and prompt responses to my questions and assistance needed. When faced with difficult situations, Joe clearly represented options required to handle the issue. I would recommend Joseph Somma to anyone needing an Estate Attorney.
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Posted by Virginia | August 28, 2023
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Five Star Review for Mr. Joseph C. Somma
Mr. Somma took on a case June of 2022 knowing the long existing problems between my brother and I over a very long period of time. Within several months, Brother and I could have decent conversations concerning the sale and division of parents property. Mr. Somma was always professional with sound advice and concern for both parties. I am happy to say that we have been able to reach an equitable settlement for both of us. Mr. Somma went above and beyond to help even to the extent of walking us through sale closing and leading the way through courthouse documents. YOU definitely want Mr. Joseph C. Somma in your corner! Virginia R.
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Posted by Linda | August 17, 2023
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Guidance
Joe Somma's advice and leadership in every thing he has, and is handling on my behalf is beyond excellent. I could not be more pleased
Posted by Alex | July 23, 2023
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A Great Competent and Compassionate Lawyer
Attorney Joe helped me in a real estate matter and was excellent in his knowledge, compassionate care, and successful implementation. I don't even live in the State, but I would move here just to have Attorney Joe as my representative in legal matters in his specialty. He is one of the best attorneys I've ever worked with, and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Donna | July 11, 2023
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Professional and passionate about his client's cases
We hired Mr. Somma for a very sensitive case involving acquiring guardianship and conservatorship of a member of my family. Joe was caring and knowledgeable and prompt in answering any of our questions. He never wavered even when thrown curve balls by outside parties. I wouldnt hesitate in hiring Joe for any of our legal matters.
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Posted by Richard | July 6, 2023
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Got the Job Done!
Mr. Somma worked with my family on some civil issues. He was very prepared and capable. He works hard for his clients and is passionate about his work. I'd highly recommend him.
Posted by Kevin | June 21, 2023
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Very Effective!
Joseph was able to successfully disentangle me from a real-estate legal quagmire that I had gotten myself into. He had a great strategy for effectively resolving this matter and was aggressive (as and when needed) and always available to discuss the current progress and options. He may not be the cheapest -- but he is EFFECTIVE! Very professional and knowledgeable of real-estate law. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Tracey | May 30, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Joe takes the time to understand my situation and then charts a path to a solution. He takes the time to explain details and is always available to answer my questions.
Posted by Cordarius | April 6, 2023
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Best Lawyer In Birmingham
He’s Work Every Penny Plus He Cares About his clients he’s excellent. Anytime I need and attorney This is my guy
Posted by Andrea | March 10, 2023
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Superb
Mr. Somma has gone above and beyond in helping my family. His expertise in law and communication skills are superlative. I highly recommend Mr. Somma with acclamation.
Posted by Al | March 9, 2023
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Gladly recommend Joe Somma
Even though I contacted Joe on very short notice, he was very patient and took my case. After that it was very smooth sailing as Joe is very easy to talk to, does what he says he will do, communicates, and actually picks up the phone. Joe is very fair, professional, knowledgeable, and he gets results. Very glad to have hired him, and he is highly recommended.
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Posted by Derrick | November 19, 2022
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Divorce Attorney
Mr. Somma was very through in regards to my case. He was and still is always available to address in any all of my concerns. He did an awesome job.
Posted by Jim | November 15, 2022
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Review
Joe was very efficient and helpful during the process of the will. He was prompt returning my calls. He is very knowledgeable. He is easy to work with.
Posted by Lee | October 28, 2022
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Eviction and Ejectment
Several years ago, I entered into a verbal agreement which allowed someone to rent my home. When I was ready to sell the property, the renter refused to vacate. Attorney Sommo prepared, filed and represented my interest in any and all court filings. I subsequently received a writ of possession and physical possession was restored. For several months, the process was extremely tedious. During the whole time, Attorney Sommo was professional, courteous and patient. He explained every step being taken and on occasions where clarification was needed, he repeated those steps. As a client, what I found most important was his promptness to respond to every challenge, his consistent communication during the process, and his willingness to follow-thru until physical possession of my property was restored. I am grateful for his assistance.
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Posted by Lilly | October 28, 2022
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Best Lawyer
I live in Texas and have a grandson in Birmingham, AL who needed legal council for getting custody privileges for his son. I was given a couple of names and when I called Joe Somma; he had me at hello. He is very professional but at the same time endearing. He discussed what would need to take place; very clearly outlined the process. At time things got a little contentious but Mr. Somma was always calm and calmed me. If I disagreed with something, we talked it out and if he agreed with what I said he would reroute the course. What I appreciated most was that he explained everything to me , making I understood what each step meant and didn’t proceed until it was clear that I did. I felt he was looking out for the best interest of our case. He is very fair and I felt honest. Mr.Somma’s fees are fair. Our case was settled with the satisfaction of both sides which I feel is rare. He is that willing to work to that end.
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Posted by Krista | October 7, 2022
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Great Estate Lawyer.
My sister passed away unexpectedly and Joe was the first person I called and thankfully my hunt for an estate attorney was over. Joe has truly gone above and beyond to help me understand how Probate works and just how much leg work is involved. I personally, didn't have a clue as to just how much work goes into all this stuff...... short & sweet I couldn't have accomplished everything for my sister's estate with Joe. Thanks again!
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2022
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Fighting for my son
Joe helped opened the door to the chance at a good relationship with my son.
Posted by Bridgett | September 18, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
I contacted Mr. Somma regarding a real estate issue we were having with our HOA. When I went to talk with him the first time, he had already researched the problem, knew everything about the HOA, their Restrictions, Covenants, regulations and rules, and had several different ideas for how to solve our issue. I was so impressed with how well prepared he was and his knowledge of the issue. Our problem was resolved in our favor in a very quick and professional manner. I have since referred him to two of my friends, one with a domestic issue and the other with a business matter, and both were extremely happy with the way their cases were handled. I would highly recommend Mr. Somma to anyone without hesitation.
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Posted by Ida | September 13, 2022
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Excellent Attorney!
I hired Joe to help me with my Mom's trust account. I live in AZ, but needed an AL attorney. It was a shot in the dark hiring Joe, but I'm so glad I did! He's been a joy to work with! You can count on Joe to be very honest and helpful. He's always shown genuine concern for my best interest. I absolutely recommend Joe Somma!
Posted by Chris | September 13, 2022
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Excellent Support For Out of State Real Estate Investors
We have worked with Joe Somma for almost three years and will continue to work exclusively with him. Joe has provided excellent support on contract review and overall legal guidance on real estate matters. He is down-to-earth and does not “nickel and dime” for every call and email we have. We need more Joe Sommas on our team!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Joseph C. Somma PC
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Mississippi
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Joseph
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I sought out Joe personally when I had a family member who needed a divorce lawyer. He was so helpful and compassionate with the situation and was incredibly professional. He advocated well for my family member. I highly recommend him!"
Probate Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe is a very competent lawyer who represents his clients well."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am happy to endorse Joseph. Highly professional, responsive and a wonderful guy."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph is a very knowledgeable and skillful attorney. He’s aggressive and well known in the legal community. I would recommend him to anyone."
Birmingham Probate Lawyer Joseph Charles Somma
Joseph Charles Somma
Probate Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation