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Donald Windle Lambert

Divorce and separation Attorney at Huntsville, AL

4.6   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Donald

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I have practiced law since 1991 when I graduated from the University of Alabama. I have mostly represented individuals with all varieties of legal issues. I served as an attorney for the Department of Human Resources for a number of years on a part-time basis. I also had the privilege to serve as a District Court Judge. As a judge, I handled domestic relations, divorce, custody, juvenile, criminal and other matters.

 

 

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Location

Donald W. Lambert, Esq., Attorney at Law P.C.
605 Madison Street
Huntsville, AL, 35801

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Susan | April 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family matter
Helped me with a legal family matter. Excellent follow through with positive results. Will use his services again.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always my number one got o for legal advice and representation
I have always respected and relied on Mr Lambert's advice and representation whenever I needed any type of guidance in legal matters. I have found him very very knowledgeable and Mr Lambert always seems to confidently have the answer I need for my situation. I can't imagine using anyone else unless he suggested that I do so. I consider Mr Lambert my attorney for sure.
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Posted by Brandy | April 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Amazing Attorney Ever!!!
I have used Donal twice now for 2 different custody battles and he was absolutely wonderful. He was very honest and upfront about everything from the very beginning. We had great outcomes on both cases.
Response from Donald Lambert April 23, 2020
Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure representing your family.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child support/custody
Mr.Lambert represented me in order to establish child support/custody and obtain a PFA order. He was very informative and thorough during our case. He never once turned a blind eye to my concerns but made positive change for our case. During trial, he was able to help me score a huge win! I can’t thank him enough for the time and energy he put into my case! Highly recommend!
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Response from Donald Lambert April 23, 2020
Thank you very much for the review. It was a pleasure representing you.
Posted by Ted | July 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer and person
Mr Lambert has been my attorney for the last four years. He is a good attorney and a caring person. I've used other attorneys before and been very dissatisfied with how little they actually cared about you or your case, but not with Mr Lambert. He truly cares and will fight for you. We've been in court numerous times over a divorce and custody issues with favorable results. I've always been able to get in contact with him when I needed him, even on weekend days. Hes always returned my calls or emails and hes always been very personable. I've recommended him to several people and will continue to do so.
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Response from Donald Lambert April 23, 2020
Thank you for the kind review. It was an honor to represent you.
Posted by Joel | May 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and knowledgeable Attorney
Don has ha died several cases for me and has gotten positive results on all matters. Don has been able to explain each case and the plan to get desired results. I would gladly recommend him to all my contacts.
Response from Donald Lambert June 1, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you calling on me.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent consultation
Mr. Donald Lambert provided excellent consultation and representation for a complex probate matter. He eased my family’s concerns and provided thorough explanations to ensure that we understood the process. He demonstrated genuine concern for the intricacies of this matter relative to family dynamics. We recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Response from Donald Lambert June 1, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you calling on me.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I’ve used Mr. Lambert for over a year and a half now and as of today he has won all four of my cases ranging from civil to circuit court, with the most recent being a custody case. He’s a silent bull dog who takes the time to understand your situation and focuses on the desired outcome. Since I first walked into his office he worked with me on providing the retainer fee, while I was unable to provide the full amount at first. Mr. Lambert always showed up to court on time, in which we all know it can be nerve racking to look around and not see your legal rep. He’s very professional in the court room, and gets to the point. I would highly recommend Mr. Lambert as for he was recommended to me.
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Response from Donald Lambert June 1, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you calling on me.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I consulted then hired Mr. Lambert to represent me. He made me feel very Comfortable and I felt that all of my questions were answered sincerely. I would absolutely use him again and recommend him to others actually I already have
Response from Donald Lambert June 1, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you calling on me.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer!
I hired Mr. Lambert to handle my divorce case. He met with me in a timely manner and always returned my phone calls and emails very quickly. He was very knowledgeable about divorce cases and the law. He helped to guide me through the process and give me peace of mind in a very stressful situation. I was glad that I picked him as my lawyer. I would use him again and recommend him to my friends.
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Response from Donald Lambert June 1, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you calling on me.
Posted by Kathy | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very thorough, flexible, knowledgeable, and professional attorney
I chose Donald Lambert to create a will and trust for me and my family based on his credentials, a recommendation from a friend, and his pleasant demeanor. Mr. Lambert exceeded my expectations. He was thorough, flexible, knowledgeable, and very professional. He answered all of my questions and clearly explained a complicated subject while providing me with smart advice. Mr. Lambert made the experience for me fast, easy and affordable. I highly recommend attorney Donald Lambert to anyone needing legal advice - no matter what your legal situation might be.
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Response from Donald Lambert June 1, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you calling on me.
Posted by Trip | October 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diverse, Effective, & very Personable
Mr. Lambert or Don as I call him now has been a truly outstanding advocate for me & my family. We've employed him in three very different matters and been more than satisfied in each case. The first was his advising my now wife regarding our prenuptial contract. My attorney from where I grew up recommended him but Don gave advice that was in her best interest not mine. The second was an incredibly complicated real estate dispute involving many parties one being a major international bank. Though it took nearly three years due it's nature & some obstinance by the other parties it was settled to our benefit. Don & his partner in this matter were as diligent, appropriately aggressive & effective with the opposition while being patient & reassuring to us in what was a protracted and stressful time in our life. Finally, though it in fact occurred in the middle of the aforementioned, was a criminal matter involving a younger member of our family. Though unpleasant by its nature as well as frustrating. Don's performance was exemplary. He could not have been more caring or effective & for that I am truly grateful. In summation on every occasion we've had need Don Lambert has been more than up to the task. He is in addition a most agreeable and interesting gentleman. With Best Regards, T
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The most comfortable I've ever felt with an attorney !!
The nicest man, and he had the answers I was looking for but, conditionally said if he had any questions re one aspect, he wouldn't hesitate to ask or consult with one of his attorney friends who dealt in this matter often. That's being truthful, sincere and looking after my interests I feel !!
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2015
great attorney.
Mr lambert is quite knowledgeable when it comes to the law and he will make sure you know your rights, will give you a worst case and best case scenario. He will sit with you personally and help you win your case. I was very impressed by how he presented himself in court and how he reviewed everything I provided to him to make sure I remained the legal parent of my child. I highly recommend Mr lambert.
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Response from Donald Lambert June 1, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you calling on me.
Posted by Tylor | May 29, 2014
Honest and Knowledgeable Man, grand experience, supremely efficient and helpful. *not just another crook
Was extremely helpful, and a pleasure to be able to have hired, if going to have to spend x-amount of dollars for legal help anyway. I would much rather my money be going to someone who is trustworthy and can rightfully and legally help me out with what I needed to do within my rights as a citizen. Helped get on deferral program for my first offense DUI, recommended a treatment center, and I am now on the right path to doing something with my life. I owe this man a lot, more than can be simply expressed in monetary standards..
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2014
Mr. Donald W. Lambert/ Client Review
Mr. Lambert was familiar with every nuance of the law as it pertained to my case. He went the extra mile to see that we got the absolute best outcome in court that we could have possibly hoped for. He operates strictly by the book and with the highest level of integrity. I would highly recommend Mr. Lambert to any of my friends, family or business associates.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would not recommend Donald for a custody case, especially if you're a father.
I used Donald for over a year for the first part of my custody/contempt battle. He was nice and less intimidating that most lawyers I’ve seen but that may not be what you want in a lawyer. I had a lot of problems getting Donald to file stuff in a timely manner and to keep me informed of what was being done. He would often not respond to my attempts to contact him. Most importantly he would not pursue a change in custody for me because he didn’t feel we could overcome the McLendon Standard. He refused to even try. I felt we were not prepared for the case. We were not filing stuff in a timely manner and I wasn’t even being made aware of what the status of filings were. My confidence level dropped significantly with Donald because he became less confident based on rulings he had observed. They even mischarged me on my bill that I had to point out. I never could get him to respond to me or another lawyer with a breakdown of my bill, which should be a given. I ultimately ended up firing Donald mid-case and changed lawyers due to these concerns and newly founded confidence from consulting a different lawyer. The file I received from Donald was a complete mess, and required countless hours from my new lawyer to clean up, and even then my new lawyer still didn’t have all the info. My new lawyer, which was excellent, did pursue overcoming the McLendon Standard to get me custody and she won. I now have 50/50 custody of my son, court ordered counseling for my son that I was pursuing, and several other changes I was pursuing. The lawyer truly made the difference in the case. Choose wisely because I almost didn’t and my son ultimately would have suffered for it.
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Response from Donald Lambert May 9, 2018
I have always dealt face to face with a person if there is concern or problem rather than making anonymous allegations. If you are willing to discuss these issues in person, I will be more than happy to meet anytime.
Posted by Veteran | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Incompetent
This truly is the most incompetent lawyer I have ever had the displeasure of working with on my case for over a year. He kept telling me that he was a judge and he made so many promises and claims to me in writing and verbally that he never acted on. He billed erroneously and inconsistently. He failed to submit exhibits needed in the case. He showed up unprepared and did not address the items you were in court to discuss. He abandoned me and quit right after court and would not even get on the elevator with me and my family after I questioned him as to why he came unprepared and he didn't ask the judge any of the items we were in court to discuss and his great response was that I should look for a new attorney. My advice to you is to STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS ONE!! He says one thing to you and does something completely different in court.
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Response from Donald Lambert April 14, 2018
Unfortunately, I can't respond to this type thing publicly due to concerns about confidentiality. I would be more than ready to meet personally to discuss.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Attorney At Law
  • 1991 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Donald W. Lambert, Esq., Attorney at Law PC
  • 2008 - 2016
  • District Court Judge
  • State Of Alabama
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Department of Human Resources
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Commissioner
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Donald W. Lambert, Esq., Attorney at Law PC
  • 1996 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Young and Brown, PC
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Student Editor
  • American Journal of Tax Policy
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Research Assistant
  • University of Alabama
  • 1989 - 1990
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Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1996
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Dennis Pendall
  • Not guilty verdict from Jury.
  • Rodney Keith Rippey v. Heidi Mae Rippey
  • Court reversed adverse decision in favor of client.
  • State v. Wheeler Richards
  • Probations revocation reversed by Court of Criminal Appeals
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Associations

  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Member of Vestry
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 2011 - Present
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Church of Nativity
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Society of King Charles TM
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Admitted
  • 1995 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • St. Michaels Episcopal Church
  • Former Senior Warden
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Chinese Adoption Group Misssisippi
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Alabama Board of Bar Commissioners
  • Commissioner
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Vernon Kiwanis Club
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1995
  • 24th Circuit Bar Association
  • Commisssioner
  • 1992 - 2007
  • Lamar County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 2008
  • Circle K
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1988
  • Theta Chi Fraternity
  • 1984 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Commissioner's Coin
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 1998
  • Best Paper Future Interests
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • 1989
  • Dean's List
  • Birmingham-Southern
  • 1986
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Publications

  • American Journal of Tax Policy
  • Editor
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • Federalist Society chapter
  • Devotional
  • 2022
  • Lamar County Republican Party
  • Campaign
  • 2008
  • Veterans Day Ceremony
  • Veterans Day
  • 2007
  • Lamar County Career Day
  • Legal Careers
  • 2006
  • Career Day
  • Career Day
  • 2003
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church
  • Law in Old Testament
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
Endorse Donald
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Don. He is a great advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Donald is a dedicated, diligent and professional attorney bound to solve even the most complex and challenging cases. He is a top notch attorney in his areas of practice and a well respected lawyer in the legal community. I recommend his quality services without hesitation to anyone seeking legal representation."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and well-regarded."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Donald is a well-respected member of the bar in Huntsville. He has been opposing counsel on several matters. Donald is a fantastic lawyer who works tirelessly for his clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is a terrific attorney and a well respected member of the legal community. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is well-thought-of in the legal community. He handles complex domestic relations matters with great skill. Clients appreciate his ability to be respectful and conscientious throughout the entire cause. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Don Lambert for any domestic or criminal matter. Don is highly intelligent and works very hard for his clients. Moreover, as a former domestic relations judge, Don has a unique understanding of what can make or break a case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am proud to endorse this lawyer due to the fact that I have both worked with Mr. Lambert on mutual matters and referred my closest friends to him; all of which met with outstanding results. Mr. Lambert is a competent professional, diligent attorney, and persuasive advocate."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Don Lambert. This lawyer is knowledgeable, helpful, and promptly returns phone calls. He is a good fellow to have on your side."
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Huntsville Divorce and separation Lawyer Donald Windle Lambert
Donald Windle Lambert
Divorce and separation Attorney
Huntsville, AL
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation