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Adrian Benjamin Dunning

Estate planning Attorney at Mountain Brook, AL

5.0   14 reviews
  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 17 years
    Texas - TX 10 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2007
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Adrian

Learn Adrian’s areas of practice.

I provide clients personal service at competitive rates in the areas of estate planning, family law, and bankruptcy. I offer estate planing packages beginning at $500 per couple, chapter 7 bankruptcy for $900, and easy payment options for divorce and custody cases. 


A. B. Dunning, LLC
400 Office Park Drive
Suite 302
Mountain Brook, AL, 35223

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Posted by Jay | November 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adrain was the perfect attorney for us. He made it easy and handled everything for us.
Posted by Tommy | June 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adrian Dunning Review
My wife and I recently hired Adrian for estate planning assistance in the preparation of our wills and several trusts. We were extremely impressed with his knowledge and level of expertise. He patiently guided us through the steps of the process and the end product was a set of documents we were very pleased with. Additionally, Adrian is truly a very nice man and honest; he actually charged us less than his original quote as a result of the process taking less of his time than he estimated. No other attorney I've ever dealt with would have done this. I strongly endorse Adrian as a wonderful legal counsel.
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Posted by Candace | February 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Simply Thankful!
Adrian was an absolute pleasure to work with! I am a young single mother and my debt was controlling my life. From the moment I first spoke with him, he did everything and more to help me regain control of my finanaces. He was always available when I needed him and he made the entire process so easy and effortless. I would definitely recommend Adrian to anyone that is looking for an attorney that cares more about the client rather than the client's money.
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Posted by John | November 13, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest advice
While seeking divorce advice Adrain gave me the advice I needed to help me make the right decision, and I chose to work things through with my spouse. I wasn't just a paycheck to him. In fact the advice he gave me was during a free consultation. I know who I'll hire if I ever do need a lawyer.
Posted by Claire | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great communication
We recently worked with Adrian for some estate planning needs. Although estate planning can be very delicate and difficult, it's also very important. We were impressed with how knowledgeable he was as he guided us through the process. He answered questions in layman's terms that helped put us at ease and gave us complete confidence in our decision to use him for our estate planning needs.
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Posted by Cristina | August 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Sleepless in Birmingham...
The thought of having to find a Lawyer in a brand new city is excruciating enough but to be LUCKY enough to find one who is remarkably personable and professional??? I am truly that woman! Mr. Dunning was always available to answer any and all questions in a very timely manner...never leaving any stone unturned. If he didn't have the answer for you right then, he would look into it. Look no further! I am beyond pleased and I wish nothing but the absolute BEST for his future! I cannot thank him enough!!! Mr. Dunning, I am GRATEFUL!
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Posted by Keith | July 28, 2015
Adrian Dunning Review
Met with Adrian to review and update our Wills. I found Adrian to be extremely approachable and respectful. He made me feel comfortable with his review of our previous Will and allowed us time for questions. His explanation of the options before us were straightforward. It was a pleasure having him to work with us during the entire process. I will use Adrian again for other matters and recommend his services.
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Posted by James | July 17, 2015
Forget Alex...CALL ADRIAN!!
In one consultation he helped me more than 5 correspondences with my previous lawyer! Not only did he give me effective, problem-solving advice that was swift and honest, he listens very well. Took time to hear my whole story and not dismiss me after a couple of sentences like a couple of other lawyers did when I called them. I recommend him in the highest way and wouldn't hesitate using him in the future if need be.
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Posted by Jan | May 14, 2015
legal advice
Attorney Dunning was professional and knowledgeable in giving me advice about a legal issue. He was also personable and amiable. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
Posted by Paul | April 3, 2015
"Top Notch"
I have known Adrian for several years. He has always been personable, dependable and trustworthy. When I needed representation I went to Adrian. Nothing had changed. He listened to all my questions and supplied honest answers all the way through the process. He was accessible and always returned my calls or email in short time. I would highly recommend Adrian, not only for the attorney he is but for the person he is.
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Posted by DANIELARCINIEGAS | March 4, 2015
Attorney With A Keen Legal Eye
I have known Mr. Dunning for several years and I always keep him in mind for those cases that may need another set of eyes on them. He's straightforward and will tell you how he sees it.
Posted by David | February 23, 2015
Excellent and responsive
I had the pleasure of working with Adrian Dunning for a couple of years and he was very well versed in property damage cases. He fights hard for his clients and is not intimidated by the insurance companies.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2015
An excellent lawyer and a great guy...
On both a personal and professional level, I cannot speak highly enough about Adrian. In the cases we have litigated against each other, Adrian has always maintained the delicate balance of zealous advocacy and professional conduct. Both of these traits served his clients well in the ultimate resolution of each matter.
Posted by LaMario | November 21, 2014
Dependable and straightforward
Case went smooth Adrian made everything clear and out in the open. Everything was explain accurately about my case, he let me know where we stood as the case went on never felt left out... he even treated me to a burger. (milos)
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • A. B. Dunning, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Intern
  • Jefferson County Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2006


  • University of Alabama
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2006
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McCall v. State Farm
  • Settled
  • Williams v. Horn
  • jury verdict for client


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kiwanis Club of Birmingham
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Birmingham Top Lawyers
  • b metro Magazine
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 4.7 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Henderson M. Sommerville Award
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • 2006
  • Campbell Criminal Moot Court Team
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • 2006
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  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Alabama Pet Trusts
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Lupus Support Group
  • Social Security Eligibility
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (14)
Endorse Adrian
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients! I highly endorse Mr. Dunning"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrian is a highly capable and personable attorney. He serves is clients well!"
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrian is committed to providing affordable estate planning services so that everyone can have a will to protect their family and their assets."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Adrian and he is a great attorney, that is quick on his feet, and will work hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Adrian is a great attorney."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Adrian is a very knowledgeable and effective attorney. He knows how to best manage time on his cases so as to maximize recovery for his clients while also keeping costs down. He's also one of the most ethical and friendly attorneys I've had the pleasure of working with."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Adrian for many years and think very highly of him. Adrian is an excellent advocate with a great rapport with his clients. He is a very hard working attorney who will provide his clients with an honest assessment of their case."
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