I have practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama for twenty-one years. I focus on probate, estate, and trust litigation as well as estate planning and estate and trust administration. I also handle real estate litigation matters, especially those related to trusts and estates.
I concentrate my practice on family disputes over inherited assets and claims against executors and trustees. This includes will contests, spousal rights issues, negotiations, paternity disputes, executor and trustee misconduct, and joint account litigation.
I frequently assist clients with trust and estate matters not involving litigation. This part of my practice includes probating wills, administering trusts and estates, and dealing with the other legal issues caused by the death of a family member. I also represent clients in drafting wills, trusts, advance directives, prenuptial agreements, and durable powers of attorney.
I have earned an AV Preeminent® rating, the highest rating category, from Martindale-Hubbell. From 2016 to 2021, B-Metro magazine has named me to its Birmingham "Top Lawyers" list. I lecture frequently for other lawyers on both a state and a national level regarding estate, trust, probate, and related litigation topics.
The Alabama Bar requires the following statement: "No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.