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Darrell Lloyd Cartwright

Estate planning Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 34 years
    Louisiana - LA 38 years
    Kentucky - KY 38 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Ineligible to practice law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Former Member No misconduct found

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

About Darrell

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Practice areas

Having practiced with midsize and larger law firms to begin my career, I have obtained vast experience in the tax and business areas, including business litigation in my more than thirty years of practicing law, previously licensed in Kentucky and Louisiana before settling down in Alabama.

Before practicing law, I obtained my CPA certificate, successfully passing the CPA exam while attending Tulane Law School. After practicing in New Orleans for two years, I then obtained a Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.

I have successfully passed bar examinations in the states of Louisiana, Kentucky and Alabama, where i am presently licensed and practicing, and have called home for more than twenty-five years. (I do not practice in Louisiana or Kentucky, and have not practiced in years there. For several years after moving to Alabama, I maintained all three licenses, even though I did not practice there, and then decided not to continue those licenses, so please consider me for Alabama legal representation only.)

I have been fortunate to be able to teach budding lawyers Income and Estate Tax Law in law school for sixteen years, as well as business law at the university level for a number of years as well.

I have often been found teaching seminars to attorneys, certified public accountants and others, and enjoy those endeavors. But nothing compares to me being able to join forces with my clients and helping them in their business, with their taxes, their estate planning, asset protection, or other legal need. Being a solution finder to their issues is a special thing that gives me pride.

As a sole practitioner, I often can pass cost-savings to clients who expect "big firm" quality representation, but need to be efficient with their legal fee expenses as well. In addition, I am affiliated with a larger firm in an "of counsel" relationship such that in the event that more resources are needed, I have those readily available.

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Location

Darrell Cartwright
2700 Corporate Drive, Ste 200 - Regus Suites
Telephone 205.222.5900
Birmingham, AL, 35242

Reviews

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Posted by Karli | May 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Our case
For a little over 2 years Mr. Cartwright helped me with an on going appeal. I never thought I would see the end of this but he helped me constantly over the 2 years, kept me informed with all the details and our next steps going forward, making sure I was comfortable with everything we decided on doing. I was so very thankful to have him help me and stay so positive through it all! We got the ending we were hoping for as well! Such a wonderful person and lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Recommended for Wills and Trusts
Mr. Cartwright helped me with my estate planning. I felt like I received a Will that was better than a generic one, but it wasn't all that complicated either. Helped me understand the various documents and made it painless.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Professor
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • 2020 - Present
  • Professor
  • Jefferson State Community College
  • 2009 - Present
  • Owner
  • Cartwright Law Center, LLC
  • 1996 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Kentucky Sports Report, LLC
  • 1996 - Present
  • Professor
  • Samford University
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Of Counsel
  • RichardsonClement, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Professor
  • Birmingham School of Law
  • 1995 - 2012
  • Owner
  • Cartwright and Armstrong, P.C.
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Najjar Denaburg P.C.
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Attorney
  • Capell, Howard, Knabe & Cobbs, P.A.
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • Shushan, Meyer, Jackson, McPherson, and Herzog
  • 1985 - 1987
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1989
  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Northeast Louisiana University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tax representation
  • Reduced or eliminated tax penalties and assessments
  • Forest Square, LLC v Riviera Fitness Highway 78, Inc., 2015-902207
  • Successfully obtained judgment against defendant for $272,742.15
  • Calma v Hooters of America, 2:10-CV-00538-IPJ and arbitration
  • Successful resolution of matter through mediation after many successful hearings in arbitration
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Associations

  • Alabama State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Oak Mountain High School Athletic Boosters
  • Vice-President
  • 2015 - 2019
  • CenterStage Productions Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Alabama, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - 1992
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Birmingham's Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2018
  • Elite Lawyer of the South
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2017
  • Best Business Lawyers in Birmingham
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • Birmingham's Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Birmingham's Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2016
  • Birmingham's Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Birmingham's Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Birmingham's Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Birmingham's Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2012
  • Birmingham's Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Birmingham's Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Birmingham's Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Our Lady of the Valley Family Life Presentation
  • Estate Planning - When is it too early? When is it too late?
  • 2016
  • Seminar
  • Planning your estate in today's tax environment
  • 1998
  • Shelby County Bar Association monthly meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 1995
  • Seminar
  • State and Local Taxation
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (12)
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Business Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Cartwright are consistently accurate, full of analysis, and cutomized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Tax Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Darrell professionally for many years and give him the highest recommendation. I consider him an expert in the areas of tax and business law. He has assisted me countless times regarding tax law issues. When working with him, the depth of his knowledge and experience is immediately apparent. He is very professional and dedicated to his practice."
Tax Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of meeting Darrell several years ago. I found him to be professional, bright, and most importantly, compassionate and committed to the rights of his clients. I have referred personal friends of mine to him for legal advice. Darrell always keeps his clients informed of the happenings in their case. His commitment and attention is unparalleled. I would highly encourage his legal services to anyone in need."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Darrell since I was in law school, and I clerked at the law firm where Darrell worked. That is 27 years ago. Since that time, Darrell has exhibited nothing but integrity and hard work in his dedication to his clients. Darrell is thorough, insightful and diligent. I highly recommend Darrell for any type off corporate and estate planning/tax work."
Tax Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Darrell for over 25 years. We've worked numerous cases together, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any client. He is one of the best tax and estate planning lawyers I know. In additional to taxation and estate planning, he has also been involved in many complex civil litigation matters. I do not hesitate to recommend family and friends. You will get 100% professional service."
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