|AL||Authorized to practice law||2003||02/13/2017|
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1997||02/13/2017|
|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||2005||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorneys||BMetro Magazine||2016|
|Top Women Attorneys||BMetro Magazine||2015|
|Registered Domestic Relations Mediator||Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution||N/A|
|Partner||Balch & Bingham||2003 - 2008|
|Associate||LeClair Ryan||2001 - 2003|
|Associate||Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC||1997 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Association of Collaborative Professionals||N/A||N/A|
|Association for Conflict Resolution||N/A||N/A|
|Birmingham Collaborative Alliance||Founding Board Member||N/A|
|Birmingham Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section||Board Member||N/A|
|Alabama Law Institute, Committee on the Alabama Collaborative Law Act||Legistlative Committee Member||N/A|
|Father Doe v. Mother Roe||Father was able to obtain custody without bureaucracy of DHR and family court which is not set up to provide for private custody between unmarried parents.|
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|Alabama State Bar Association||It Takes Two to Untangle||2011|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Magna Cum Laude||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Cornell University||Human Develpment and Family Studies||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|International Association of Collaborative Professioanls||Advanced Training in Collaborative Divorce Practice||Tesler, Pollak, Heenan||N/A|
|Mediation Media/Atlanta Justice Center||N/A||60 Hours in Mediation and Domestic Relations Meidation Training||N/A|
|Domestic Violence in Divorce and Family Mediation||Protection from Abuse Orders||2015|
|Birmingham Bar Association||Elder Mediation and Collaborative Law||2015|
|Law School ADR Class||Collaborative Law||2012|
|Don't be afraid to go Solo!||Practice Management||2011|
|Divorce can be Different||Mediation in Divorce||2011|
|Second Saturday for Women||Ongoing Legal Presenter on Divorce Planning||N/A|
Posted by Amber McKinnon
Ms. Dowling has been an absolute joy to work with during such a hard time like divorce. She focused more on the issues at hand rather than discussing payments and rushing you out of the office. She genuinely cares for her clients and is so wonderful and easy to work with. She is easy to contact and thoroughly answers questions! Thank you Ms. Dowling!
Posted by Kelly
I met Christie Lyman Dowling during the most stressful time in my life. She went above and beyond to represent me and my interests with dignity, compassion, and wisdom.
When I was afraid and hopeless, she encouraged me and we forged ahead.
Thanks to Mrs. Lyman Dowling, the worst time in my life had best outcome. My children and I are better than we've ever been, and I owe it all to Christie Lyman Dowling. She supported me every step of the way. I would recommend her to everyone.
Posted by anonymous
Hello, I never thought I would need an attorney. When I met her, she listened to me. She did not keep looking or answering other things in her computer. She was not all about the money upfront. She answered everything with detail. I did not leave her office still having little questions like I did with the other attorneys I met. They seemed to be too busy to listen or just talk about the money and future appointments. She always returns calls and emails so communication was never a problem. I felt extremely comfortable with her at court. She did an amazing job representing me. If ever needed again, without a doubt, I would reach for her.
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I endorse this lawyer. Christie 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.
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