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Kearney Dee Hutsler III

Wills and living wills Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1984
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Kearney

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Growing up in Alabama, I saw injustices at a young age. That drove me to want to be a lawyer so I could help those folks taken advantage of. After graduating Auburn, I went to Cumberland School of Law. I was an editor for the Adelphia Law Journal. After graduating, I was a Clerk for the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. Thereafter, I was an Associate with Baxley Dillard & Dauphin. I formed my own lawfirm in 1990, the Hutsler Law Firm.

I have spoken and written on various Civil Litigation and Probate topics.

I am rated "Distinguished Very Good" by Martindale Hubble


I've lived in Alabama all my life and have actually handled cases in most counties in Alabama. I handle civil litigation and probate matters and have helped with everything from car wrecks and dog bite cases to class actions. My office is located in downtown Birmingham and I can handle routine Wills and Power of Attorneys or more complex trusts and some estate planning.

My past-times reflect my desire to help others. I am an active member of Civitans and have built wheel chair ramps, cleaned the Cahaba River, and cooked dinner for cancer patients. I also like vintage cars and an occasional college football game!


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Client's Choice 2017
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Hutsler Law Firm
111 Edenton Street
Birmingham, AL, 35242
Hutsler Law Firm
111 Edenton Street
Birmingham, AL, 35242
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Caleb | February 18, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Advocate
Mr. Hutsler represented me in a civil case of great importance to me. Throughout the duration of the case, I was given excellent counsel, support, and representation. His communication was immediate and thorough, as was his research and knowledge of the law. Through our work together, I know Mr. Hutsler to be an honest and diligent steward of the law who will put in the effort to give fair and just representation to his clients. I cannot say enough good things about this man.
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Posted by Chris | June 6, 2017
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Thorough, Professional and Highly Recommended
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Hutsler in order to resolve an issue for a family member. The case was complicated and not only out of town but out of state. Mr. Hutsler traveled out of state on behalf of my family member to ensure the issue would be resolved. The results were exactly what was needed. I am thankful and most appreciative of Mr. Hutsler for his professionalism and commitment to his client. Highly Recommended.
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Posted by Heather | March 14, 2017
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Best Attorney Ever
I have had the privilege of having Dee work on several cases for my family. Through the whole process he was very in tune with my family's needs and treated them with the utmost respect and always made himself available for any questions we may have had. I would recommend, and have recommended, Dee to anyone that needs a good caring attorney.
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Posted by Christina | March 11, 2017
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Best Estate Attorney
Most knowledgeable attorney I have worked with by far! We don't know what we would have done without him.
Posted by Jean | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mothers' will
Mr. Hutsler was very helpful settling my Mothers' estate. He guided us through the process and took very good care of us. If I ever need any further assistance I will definately call him.
Posted by Stephen | March 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional in EVERY WAY!
My experience with Dee was to settle my Grandparents estate. He came highly recommended, and with good reason. He was very professional, and he also took the time to get to know me and develop a relationship. That was important to me. I don't like to do personal business in an impersonal way. Settling this estate was very personal to me, and he treated me with the utmost respect. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by John | March 5, 2017
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I sought Out legal consultation with Mr. Hutsler. He put me in touch with a very able law firm in Atlanta GA that could handle by legal concerns. He has followed up with me to ensure my ongoing concerns are addressed and resolved.
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hutsler Law Firm
  • 1990 - Present


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Auburn University
  • Undergraduate
  • N/A


  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • AIM Insurance Conference
  • Common Mistakes Lawyers Make in Will Drafting
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Elder law Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Dee Hutsler for many years. I have observed him successfully resolve matters for many different clients, and had the privilege of working with him on a matter many years ago, where I saw first-hand his outstanding legal abilities. He is a first-rate attorney and highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Dee wholeheartedly as he is as careful and conscientious in representing individual claimants in mass torts as he is large value individual claims. That is rare, since the temptation to treat such clients as a mere number is natural, if unfortunate. Further, but on a related note, Dee is a committed member of Civitan International and spends as many hours on charity work as some part-time employees of charities do. Law and Civitan are both callings to Dee. He's a good man, a good citizen, and a good attorney. Those are not always the same thing ... except where Dee is concerned."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dee for thirty years and know him to be an excellent and trustworthy lawyer. I highly recommend him in the areas of elder law, probate matters, trusts and will contests."
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