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Kathryn Crawford Gentle

Tax Attorney at Vestavia, AL

4.8   9 reviews

also known as Kathryn S. Crawford

  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 17 years
    Georgia - GA 22 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2006
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2001
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Kathryn

Learn Kathryn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    I assist clients with divorce, separation, child support, custody, contempt proceedings, visitation, and any other issue that may arise in domestic relations.

    18 years

  2. Tax
    I work in tax resolution and thereby assist individuals and businesses with resolving their tax liabilities with a certain states and the Internal Revenue Service.

    22 years

Kathryn Gentle was born and raised in Mountain Brook, Alabama. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama, Kathryn went on to complete her legal studies at the University of Alabama School of Law.

After law school, Kathryn became licensed to practice law in Georgia, where she resided for several years. Thereafter, Kathryn lived in Detroit, Michigan and Bend, Oregon. After going through her own divorce, Kathryn moved back to her hometown in Alabama. She dedicated her practice to tax resolution and was determined to gain the understanding and experience necessary to become a skilled family law attorney. Having gone through her own divorce, Kathryn understands the emotional and financial issues families experience when dealing with these types of issues. That experience was paramount in establishing the way that she handles divorce and family law cases by understanding that each client and family is different, and their needs should always be considered when determining the best course of action for their case.

For 19 years, Kathryn has been devoted to helping clients navigate emotional and stressful situations perpetuated by tax liability, divorce, and family law issues. Kathryn has customized her practice not only to resolving debts with the I.R.S. and state taxing authorities, but also to assisting individuals with issues pertaining to divorce, separation, custody, visitation, relocation, support, asset protection and division, domestic violence, modifications, enforcement, grandparents rights, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and appeals. Her tax experience and knowledge has become a key skill in resolving complex cases regarding division of assets with high martial estates and locating hidden assets.

In May of 2019, Kathryn became of Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an elite group of highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. Kathryn has had intensive training in the art of Family Law Advocacy Skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in Boulder, Colorado, has been recognized by Birmingham Magazine and B-Metro Magazine as a “Top Attorney” for the past 6 years, is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia, and is also licensed to practice before the United States Tax Court.

In her free time, Kathryn enjoys being outdoors, Alabama football, and spending time with her son Smith, her stepson Nathan, and her husband Scot.

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Crawford Gentle Law, P.C.
4505 Pine Tree Circle, Suite 121
Vestavia, AL, 35243


4.8 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Kimberly Eisenberg | March 14, 2017
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Great Experience
I have been very happy with my experience. She stays in contact and keeps me up to date. She have been very honest and upfront so that I know what to expect good or bad. If I have a question she is very quick to respond. She has been able to get done exactly what she said she would do which is vary rare in the legal field.
Posted by Herschel | March 6, 2017
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Tax attorney the best
Kathryn is THE BEST when it involves back taxes. The entire process, which was more than a nightmare to my specifics, she handled so professionally and without question from the IRS. She truly saved my life with this matter and I've already recommended her to others in this situation. Anyone in the position (and this was extreme), do NOT hesitate to discuss your situation with her. She knows the tax code and how to handle any situations one might have and you will truly be satisfied with her results. There are not enough stars to rate Kathryn and her expertise. I sincerely than you for giving me my life back..
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2017
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divorce case
Kathryn handled everything professionally and timely throughout my case.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2015
There actually is a compassionate attorney...
Kathryn was extremely knowledgeable, efficient but also understanding and compassionate. I know I would not have received the same service anywhere else and would recommend her to anyone seeking legal advice.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2013
Kathryn S. Crawford
Kathryn worked with integrity, professionalism and caring. She is very knowledgeable in her field and kept me informed throughout my case. She worked hard to achieve a positive outcome. It was a pleasure working with her and I felt that I was very well represented.
Posted by Jen | August 29, 2013
Choose Kathryn Crawford for your attorney
Kathryn's firm did a spectacular job with my custody/ child support case. She was very informative and genuine throughout the whole process. She is a great lawyer and wonderful person to deal with.
Posted by Nancy | July 28, 2010
Kathryn Crawford review
Kathryn always responds quickly to any question or development in our case. She has been very patient with her explanations of our situation. I know that she has gone above and beyond what any other lawyer would have done. I would strongly recommend and have recommended her services to many other potential clients with the same type of problems that we have.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2017
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Kathryn Gentle
Kathryn was my divorce attorney. I am happy with her thoughts and ideas about the process and financial settlement. The financial part was difficult because my ex didn't want to pay anything. Kathryn was able to get me what I feel was a fair deal.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Tax issues resolved.
I and my company have had two opportunities to work with Kathryn. I ran afoul of the IRS and she helped to get me through the minefield associated with dealing with the IRS. She helped me to set up a payment arrangement that I could afford and the installment agreement will be completed in a few months. A few years later, my husband and I would up filing bankruptcy and she helped keep the installment agreement in force and was able to stop any further collection efforts. Not only do I consider her a good lawyer, she always had time to reassure me and explain what was going on with my case.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Crawford Gentle Law, P.C.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner of Domestic Relations & Taxation Division
  • Lloyd & Hogan, P.C.
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Crew Gentle Law, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Crawford-Gentle & Associates, LLC
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Almon & Gibson, LLC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Fortress Financial Services, Inc.
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Judicial District of Paulding County
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ex Parte Cato, 2016 Ala. Civ. App. LEXIS 288
  • Writ Granted In Part, denied in Part. Writ issued.
  • Thomas v. Thomas, 109 So. 3d 193
  • Success
  • D.S. v. Cullman County DHR
  • success


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Birmingham Chapter
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Canterbury United Methodist Church
  • 4k Sunday School Teacher
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • 2015 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • 2015 - Present
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Alabama
  • 2014 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Volunteers Lawyers Program
  • 2010 - Present
  • Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar
  • 2008 - Present
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • 2008 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • 2007 - Present
  • WLS of the BBA
  • 2007 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2001 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Family Law Committee
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member of Future Leaders Forum
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Family, Domestic, & Juvenile Courts Procedure Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Member of Public Service Committee for BBA
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Women Attorney
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Flight Attorneys
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Flight Attorneys
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Women Attorneys
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2016
  • Ten Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Women Attorneys
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2015
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Alabama
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce on the Beach CLE, Sandestin, Florida
  • "Tax Update: You Cannot Stop the Change but You Must Know the Change"
  • 2018
  • Legal Speak
  • I.R.S and Tax Resolution
  • 2016
  • Guest speaker on "Law Call"
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • 2016
  • "Tax 101 For Non-Tax Attorneys"
  • Tax 101
  • 2016
  • "Divorce Cases From Start to Finish"
  • Divorce
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Kathryn
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kathryn is an excellent attorney. Her hard work and committment to her clients can easily be seen in her drive for excellence. She is a delight to work with and I always know that we can achieve solutions for our clients."
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Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Vestavia Tax Lawyer Kathryn Crawford Gentle
Kathryn Crawford Gentle
Tax Attorney
Vestavia, AL
Licensed for 22 years