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Elizabeth Miller Zwiebel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   33 reviews

also known as Elizabeth Zwiebel


Licensed for 12 years

Virtual consultation available

About Elizabeth

Learn Elizabeth’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Jefferson & Shelby Co. Divorces with child custody, alimony, Child support, asset and property division.

    12 years

  2. Child custody
    30%
    Domestic Relations Court and Family Court. DHR and divorce cases.

    12 years

  3. Alimony
    15%
    Jefferson and Shelby Counties in Alabama. Representing clients in alimony and support cases.

    12 years

  4. LGBT+ Law
    15%
    LGBTQ - protecting LGBTQ parenting rights and parenthood plans.

    12 years

I am Elizabeth Zwiebel and I am a native to Alabama - actually lived here my whole life with the exception of my wonderful Scotland, University of Glasgow, study abroad experience. I started working in the legal filed in 1995 and have handled a variety of cases during my time as a paralegal and attorney. My team and I work tirelessly to represent clients in family law and divorce matters. I have a blog on my website that I update regularly at https://birminghamdivorcefirm.com/family-law-blog and my office number is (205)623-1001. I have a front office staff that can easily schedule a consultation either in-person, via Zoom or phone. 

The Zwiebel Team of lawyers really care about your case. ZLF is a family law solutions center. We are members of the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association and the Family Law Section of Alabama. We get solutions for all types of clients including those facing divorce, child custody, LGBTQ parenting protections, prenuptial and post nupital protections, mediation representation, litigation attorney support, child support, alimony, asset and property divisions, and many other family law cases. 

I practice in district courts, juvenile courts, family courts and circuit courts in my surrounding counties such as Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Blount, and St. Clair county in Alabama. I have had over 10 years of prior experience working with large law firms and I had an incredible opportunity where I interned for a federal judge. After 10 years in the legal field, and after becoming a lawyer in 2010, I opened my own family law firm in Homewood, Alabama. Let my team, The Zwiebel Law team, fight for you. Whether it is a divorce or child custody case, child support issues, protection from abuse cases (PFA), DHR cases, alimony and asset division, we are your solutions team. The outcome of your legal issue can have an impact on your life and your loved ones. I understand how each case impacts my clients. My ZLF team and I will work to get the most positive result possible. Zwiebel Law is where family law solutions happen! Call us today (205)623-1001.

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Licensed for 12 years
State DC
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 05/27/2013
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/11/2022

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Client's Choice 2021
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Elizabeth received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Scott | June 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!!!!
What an awesome attorney she is!!!! I initially visited her because I was attempting to block my ex from utilizing her as I had already picked an attorney to use and boy did she change my mind!!!! My case took over a year and half and throughout the process her and her staff kept me informed the entire time and was there for me. I never felt like I was going at it alone, not only would she calm me down but would point out case law that I could follow up and read as well. She took care of my anxiety and really showed she cared for me and more importantly my children. My case ended exactly the way she said it would and ultimately my child custody with my ex remained the same. I would recommend her to anyone of my friends as she is a tenacious advocate for her client and very knowledgeable in child custody laws.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
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A HUGE PIECE OF MIND
I had so many questions and was so overwhelmed with what to do in regards to my case. Elizabeth was so confident and was able to ease my worry with very clear advise and what to expect. I'm not sure if there are enough words to thank her for not only the person that she but also for the attorney that she is within that person. So thanks for both! I would recommend Elizabeth and her team for your family law issues in an instant.
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Posted by Jennifer | November 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not hesistate to use the Zwiebel Law Firm - Wonderful and Compassionate attorney and staff
I was so overwhelmed with the options of divorce attornies that I did not know what to do. The Zwiebel Law Firm was recommended to me and I scheduled a consultation. I instantly knew that this was the right attorney for me. Elizabeth and her staff (I worked with Mattie Williams) were compassionate, knowledgeable, thorough, and made what was a very difficult time much more manageable. I was surprised at how reasonable the rates were and my divorce was complete a matter of a couple of months. I am very satisfied and would recommend Elizabeth Zwiebel to anyone!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
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EXCELLENT LAWYER FOR PROFESSIONALS
As a busy working professional in the medical field, I could not take a minute to worry about my divorce case. Elizabeth stood in the gap and took care of every aspect of my case. I like that she told me to let her do the worrying and if there was anything to worry about, she would immediately tell me. Being in the medical field, I constantly have to deal with extreme stressors of patients and telling them bad news. Taking on the stress of my personal divorce would have crashed my career. I took Elizabeth at her word and began to focus on my career and let her do the worrying. After 12 long months of being patient and letting her work for me, she came through like a champion. I highly recommend this lawyer. This was the first time I turned over the reigns of personal involvement to another professional and I am so glad that I did. Elizabeth handled every situation, kept me instantly informed, and never stopped fighting like my case was her case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Best Family Law Attorney!!
I would like to personally recommend Ms. Zwiebel and her law firm for the work done on my case. Ms. Zwiebel's understanding of the law, attention to detail, and commitment were instrumental in my success with two court cases. I had previously sought out other attorneys who were unwilling to take on my case because the opposing counsel had a "good track record" of winning cases. She fiercely represented me in a civil case involving the sale of a property and the countersuit filed against me. Hands down, her knowledge of family law, litigation of the cases, and attention to detail were instrumental in favorable judgments for me. I highly recommend the Zwiebel Law Firm and, if needed, will utilize these services again.
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Posted by Angelia | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful to have had her represent us
She went above and beyond while assisting us with our family custody case. She was always available either by phone or email and explained the entire process step by step. Her staff are friendly and willing to help in any way possible. We highly recommend her firm for any family law or divorce case. She is absolutely fantastic.
Posted by Tanory | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Custody Lawyer in Birmingham!
Mrs. Zwiebel and her team provided excellent legal support and advice throughout my divorce and custody case. Her team provided step-by-step directions on each component of the case. Frequently I asked for advice and received detailed answers from Zwiebel and her team. Throughout this stressful process; Zwiebel was able to offer peace of mind through reassurance and explanation. My case could not have turned out any better than what she was able to achieve in court. I am so fortunate to have found this lawyer for my case! If I, or anyone I know, ever need a divorce/custody lawyer to turn to again then I will be reaching out to Zwiebel. Thank you Zwiebel and team! You are the BEST!
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Posted by Alicia | June 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Best Attorney
Beth is a compassionate attorney who knows how to get things done. Her response is quick and I always felt like I was important to her. This is such was an emotional time in my life so feeling like I’m always at the top of her priority really helped to get me through that time of my life. Thank you Elizabeth for everything. You honestly deserve 10 stars.
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Posted by Jessica | May 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in Birmingham!
Elizabeth is the best family attorney in Birmingham! She helped me with my custody case and I could not be happier. She fought for me like she was family. She helped me through every situation to make the right choice and as always looking out for my best interest. She made sure I understood every step of the way and answered any questions I had. She is professional, knowledgeable, honest, and has my complete trust. She went above and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Cynthia | May 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Child support
Mrs Zwiebel helped me with my child support case. Her years of experience were evident during the representing of my case. Her knowledge of the law put my mind at ease. She was very easy to talk to.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Birmingham
Mrs. Zwiebel is by far the best attorney in Birmingham! She was fully dedicated to helping guide me through my divorce. She steered me in the right direction with confidence and was always looking out for my best interest. She definitely earned my trust! She was extremely attentive to every detail and always made herself available to me. I would recommend no other attorney than Mrs. Zwiebel!
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
All the reviews are true
She was To the point and confident. I trusted her the second we started talking. She will Get the job done but so helpful with our situation. She gave me insight on information I should have know before now. She was mindful of time but efficient. I could tell she was experienced as soon as she gave me her recommendations. If you are still looking for someone - book the consultation! I totally recommend her! ...............................
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Posted by Barbi B | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience. Knowledgeable and responsive!
Elizabeth provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to all details of my prenuptial agreement. She answered my many questions during our advising call. Elizabeth knows the law well and professionally advised and made necessary document changes until completion and agreement. I highly recommend to anyone seeking legal advice.
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Posted by Grant | January 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Simply amazing
I found myself recently in a difficult situation that I was very worried about. I knew I would need somebody with lots of experience, empathy for a father fighting for his kids best interests and somebody with a proven record for their clients. If you want somebody that makes you feel secure, understood and has your back then Elizabeth is the only person you need on your side. So grateful to have found her to help me!
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Posted by Deaven | January 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth and easy process
My lawyer made the entire process of custody and child support court easy for me. The dreadful process was smooth and as stress free as it could have been. She handled everything professionally and gracefully. She stayed in contact and had great communication with me throughout the entire process. All my questions were always answered and I was always kept inform of all court dates and changes.
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Posted by Darenda | September 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
Mrs. Zwiebel is one of the best attorneys out there that will fight for you and your family. She was with us every step of the way during a very critical time. She dedicated herself fully, She is compassionate to her clients and their families. This attorney is also professional, knows the Laws that are established in our state to assist you in your journey. Mrs. Elizabeth is not scared to back down to small town crooked court systems. We all thank her from our hearts... She is well worth your money and beyond. God Bless you Mrs.Zwiebel !
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Posted by Crystal | August 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce Consult
My dad was seen today for a divorce consult by Ms. Zweibel. Today was the first day in a long time that my dad has been heard, although he has had another lawyer for the past year-and-a-half. With the initial consult, Ms. Zweibel gave him more information than he expected and she was very supportive and honest. We appreciate her time so much.
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Posted by Jenifer | December 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Devastating Divorce
Elizabeth and her team have gone above and beyond my expectations in handling my case. I came in a complete mess, extremely worried, and unsure of the future, as my world had just been turned upside down. Elizabeth was extremely reassuring and knowledgeable. She has always treated me with respect, and understanding. She is tough as nails in the courtroom, and in dealing with my spouses attorney. Elizabeth knows the law and will stop at nothing to get justice for her clients. She is very available to me when I have urgent questions. This is a blessing when going through an emotional divorce. Her staff is remarkable, smart, and kind. I would not hesitate to recommend Elizabeth to anyone. She is amazing, smart, honest, and has a kind heart. Most importantly she works hard and gets results!!! Come in for a consult, you will understand exactly what i mean. I can not imagine having any other attorney on my side. I am truly blessed.
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Posted by Adriene | January 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Use this lady - Elizabeth Zwiebel saved my life.
I have moved on and am so happy to have had Elizabeth on my side during my divorce. I could not have survived without her direction and expertise. She would always take the time to respond to my emails and texts throughout my case. I saw the passion in her that I did not see in my husband's lawyer. It seemed to me that Elizabeth would take cautious but deliberate steps to ending my case at every meeting. She knew that the stress of it all was overwhelming at times. I even had a settlement proposal sent to me at midnight. She worked all that day trying to get a positive response from the other lawyer. When she received the response, she quickly stayed up to draft the document that would end my divorce case. I could not believe it when I saw the email the next morning. She took time to explain to me what I could do to help facilitate a settlement and I took her advice to the very letter. I was so happy that were were able to settle out of court. I felt so much pressure and would tell her that my nerves may not handle court. She understood perfectly. This lady that goes to court almost daily could look at me to see that I needed to settle. At first, I did not think she would understand because she goes to court all the time. Then I saw the compassion in her eyes as she reassured me that if there was a settlement to be made, she would find it. The other lawyers in the court house all greeted her with open arms. Each lawyer that saw her would actually hug her to say good morning. At that moment, I knew that I was in excellent hands. You could see the respect they each had for her. She never talked bad about any lawyer even my husband's lawyer. She was very professional. She worked with my husband lawyer and would be very convincing about why the settlement should be a certain way. You could see the other lawyer would shake his head like there would be no way that could be done and then he would walk back with an agreement on that issue. It was like watching a very delicate dance. I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Noah | January 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Well to be honest I did not have much hope when I was served with divorce papers. I was always heavily involved in my children's lives but saw that it might change for the worst after that day. Then I met Elizabeth. Wow! She listened to my concerns and gave me excellent advice both legally and personally. She understood that coaching my son in baseball was a passion that I wanted to continue post divorce. I did not know if that was possible until I met with her. She really explained the legal process and how I could maintain that close relationship. I highly recommend her and her staff. At each point in my case, we were always ready to make it a final resolution and keeping my goals in mind. She was always available to answer any question. I paid good money and got great attention. She stayed on top of her job. She mentioned that she "worked" for me and I was the boss. I liked that about her. She would always explain the legal process with my goals in mind and keep my eye on the ball. I am so glad that I found her when I needed a divorce lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Zwiebel Law Firm, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney Intern
  • Crew & Howell PC
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Alabama Board of Pardons & Parole
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Paralegal
  • Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Paralegal
  • Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC
  • 1995 - 2000
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Education

  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • M&M Total Services, LLC v. Mike Afzali & Wanda Afzali
  • Settled for amount due company

Associations

  • Birmingham Bar Association, Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Solo Practice/Small Firms Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Birmingham Collaborative Alliance
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Community Education Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Community Education Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Birmingham Collaborative Alliance
  • Membership Committee
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Jones School of Law, Public Interest Law Foundation
  • Founding Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • 2021 Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • 2021 America's Most Honored Lawyer
  • The American Registry
  • 2021
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Very High Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Attorneys in the Mid-South Rising Stars
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Proudly Serving Community Award Since 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Attorneys
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2020
  • Client Champion 2020
  • Client Champions
  • 2020
  • Top Young Attorneys in the Mid-South
  • Top Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Lawyers 2014 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Alabama Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Firm of the Year
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Most Outstanding Volunteer Award Habitat for Humanity
  • University of Alabama
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Pardons in Alabama
  • Pardon
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Family Law - Domestic Relations & Family Court
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (8)
Endorse Elizabeth
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elizabeth is a dedicated, diligent and professional attorney, bound to solve even the most complex and challenging cases. She is a top notch attorney in her areas of practice and a well respected lawyer in the legal community. I recommend her quality services without hesitation to anyone seeking legal representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth is very professional and experienced. I would highly recommend her services!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very competent and skilled."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend Elizabeth."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth is very knowledgeable about family law and is an excellent advocate for her clients. She exhibits the highest of qualities expected in a divorce lawyer. I would definitely recommend her for representation."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Beth is knowledgeable and quick to defend her clients' position in the courtroom and in settlement negotiations. She is a real addition to the field of family law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Swann is passionate about what she does, and it shows. Always professional, she is a pleasure to work with. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Swann is always easy to work with and demonstrates the utmost professionalism. She is a zealous advocate for her clients, yet always effectively communicates with opposing counsel and negotiates settlement when in the best interest of the parties. Ms. Swann is true asset to our community's Family Law Bar Association."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth is an outstanding lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable. I seek her counsel often, and I refer divorce and family law matters to her frequently."
Unknown Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Beth is a great advocate for her clients and a good professional to work with."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth Swann is one of the metro Birmingham's best young lawyers. She is completely committed to proving the best legal counsel and representation to her clients. Elizabeth's practice is divided between family law and criminal defense representation. Her focus in family law matters is treated with a particular passion aimed at assisting clients during one of the most difficult times in their lives. Elizabeth’s diligent commitment to her clients faced with criminal charges goes beyond representation in criminal courts. Her previous legal experience with the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles provides the expertise needed to assist clients with prior criminal histories apply for pardons which allows them to gain a second chance after conviction. If you are seeking the services of a caring and committed lawyer for a divorce or family law matter or in need of competent legal assistance for a criminal charge, then call Elizabeth Swann for representation."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth Swann is a hard-working attorney committed to her clients and to her profession. I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
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Birmingham Divorce and separation Lawyer Elizabeth Miller Zwiebel
Elizabeth Miller Zwiebel
Divorce and separation Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 12 years
Virtual consultation available