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Mark Sterling Gober

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tuscaloosa, AL

5.0   6 reviews
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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 33 years
    Alabama - AL 34 years
    Louisiana - LA 20 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1991
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1989
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2003
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    all divorce proceedings including uncontested and highly contested, high asset divorces

    34 years

  2. Child custody
    highly contested child custody cases

    34 years

  3. Child support
    child support modification and arrearage

    34 years

  4. Adoption

    34 years


We have over thirty years of experience in providing a wide range of legal services. Our many and diverse clients have included well known recording artists, small businesses, municipal governments, and individuals facing life altering events. 

We have had the privilege of working with families from all walks of life who have sought justice as the result of catastrophic injury, wrongful death, defective products and/or nursing home neglect/abuse. We also maintain an active practice in the areas of domestic relations, divorce, child custody and criminal defense. 

We make every effort to provide our clients with the information and legal assistance necessary to proactively face both exciting new opportunities and difficult life transitions. We are licensed in Alabama, Louisiana and the District of Columbia and maintain an extensive interstate referral network in order to insure that we will be able to arrange representation for our clients in almost any situation.

Specialties: catastrophic personal injury; tractor trailer/automobile accidents; wrongful death; injury/death resulting from defective products; nursing home neglect/abuse; complex domestic relations matters including high asset divorce, contested child custody and UCCJEA custody litigation.

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Mark Sterling Gober, LLC
2304 University Boulevard
Suite 100
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401-1561


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Dr joe | February 15, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My sister and i were fighting over custody of our child and i never won because your gooberlisishus ahh fiddle diddle bookalalah face nevah showed up tothe opoptinment >:( That is not all, you sir are very zesty you never said anything about that in the resume so i am not Happy?
Posted by Tiffany | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Mark. It took my impossible situation and gave me everything I asked for!! He gave me my little girl and life back!
Posted by Mary | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark Gober is smart, effective, and hard working, but yet sensitive to the needs of a family in crisis.
A friend recommended Mark Gober and my family was 100% pleased with his representation during my family's time of need. When a divorce happens, yes, it is about money and who gets what but there are so many other more important concerns. Mr. Gober obtained a very good financial settlement for me but he also assured that all of the needs of our children from now through college were fully addressed. Mark is caring, but still forceful and will stand up and fight for you and your children in Court. Cannot say enough good things about Mr. Gober and the great work he does for families.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You get what you pay for !
I was very nervous heading into my divorce due to major concerns for my child's safety during his visitation with his father. Mark and his staff listened to exactly what I wanted and helped me get that. If you are looking for an experienced lawyer who has compassion for the child involved then Mark is the attorney for you. After just five days the papers were signed and I couldn't have been any happier with the results. My divorce was handled in an extremely timely manner and I am forever grateful for Mark and his staff. Mark was very up front with me about his pricing and I knew going in what I was expected to pay. Mark cares about his client and makes sure the children get what they need. As a female getting a divorce was extremely scary, but Mark made it a very smooth process for me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2015
Best divorce lawyer in Tuscaloosa
I have used Mark Gober in a bitter divorce/custody case which involved a large amount of assets. He has also represented me in two post divorce cases filed by my former wife. He knows what he is doing and he saved my life. Gober is NOT the least expensive lawyer in town. You get what you pay for. He has been around for a long time and he has the connections and relationships to get things done. Highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2014
Mark Gober is an excellent and experienced lawyer.
The divorce process is very painful, especially where the future of your children hangs in the balance. Mark Gober represented me in a very difficult child custody battle and secured for me the custody of my two children after a bitterly fought trial. I would recommend him highly.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Mark Sterling Gober, LLC Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • 2004 - Present
  • Member/Shareholder
  • Whitfield, McAlpine & Gober, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Partner
  • Shepherd & Gober, Attorneys at Law
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Lawyer
  • Lexis/Nexis
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Sintz, Campbell, Duke, Taylor & Cunningham
  • 1989 - 1992
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  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • J.D. - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Alabama, Culverhouse School of Commerce and Business Administration
  • B.S., Magna Cum Laude
  • 1986


  • Tuscaloosa County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, Domestic Relations Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Wills for Heroes
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1990 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Exchequer
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Anderson Society
  • 1985 - 1986
  • University of Alabama Million Dollar Band
  • 1982 - 1986
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 10
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best of the Best
  • The Tuscaloosa News
  • 2019
  • Top 10
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
  • UA Law
  • 1989
  • John A. Campbell Moot Court Board
  • UA Law
  • 1988
  • Law and Psychology Review, Lead Articles Editor
  • UA Law
  • 1988
  • John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition, Finalist
  • UA Law
  • 1988
  • Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
  • Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
  • 1986
  • Mortar Board
  • UA
  • 1986
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Mu Kappa Tau, Alpha Mu Alpha
  • UA
  • 1985
  • Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key
  • UA
  • 1983
  • Hohenberg Trust Scholarship
  • Hohenberg Trust
  • 1982
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  • Law and Psychology Review
  • Lead Articles Editor
  • 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • WVUA Law Call (televised call-in program)
  • Mothers and the Law
  • 2014
  • WVUA Law Call (televised call-in program)
  • Divorce and Family Law Topics
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Mark
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mark! Mark works hard for his clients. He has a lot of experience and knowledge of the law. Mark is great to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is a knowledgeable and and honest attorney. He takes great care of his clients and always works hard for them."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a thorough, thoughtful, and honest attorney. He works hard on behalf of his clients and always has their best interest in mind."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Mark while I was in undergraduate school at The University of Alabama. Mark is known in Tuscaloosa for being the most knowledgeable divorce attorney. He treats all his clients with the respect and dignity they deserve. I absolutely recommend folks to hire Mark if they are going through a divorce in Tuscaloosa."
Adoption Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Gober is an outstanding attorney. He has both the knowledge and experience to handle cases from the simplest to the most complex. I referred a close family member to him a few years ago because I knew he was the best in this area. He is also an impeccably honest and compassionate person who truly cares about his clients."
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Divorce and separation
Tuscaloosa Divorce and separation Lawyer Mark Sterling Gober
Mark Sterling Gober
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tuscaloosa, AL
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation