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James Leighton Nation

Divorce and separation Attorney at Huntsville, AL

4.4   8 reviews

also known as Lee Nation

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    I will help navigate your child custody and support issues and protect your retirement accounts and assets. Let me deal with DFAS and OPM so you don't have to

    14 years

  2. Social Security & Disability
    30%
    Represent claimants in filing and appealing disability claims, appeals to the Appeals Council, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Terminally Ill Cases (TERI), Survivor Benefits, Physical injuries, mental disorders, cancer, low back pain, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, panic disorders, seizures

    14 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    Ask me about pretrial diversion. Representing clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

    14 years

  4. Uncontested divorce
    10%
    I will help navigate your child custody and support issues and protect your retirement accounts and assets.

    14 years

  5. Adoption
    5%
    I will help you through this often complicated process

    14 years

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    Prenuptial agreements help protect you and your fiancé from the unknown. Call me for a consultation.

    14 years

Lee has taught legal seminars at the People’s Law School and Divorce on the Beach. He handles both civil and criminal cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Lee is conveniently located above Below The Radar and SIP in the Times Building in downtown Huntsville.  Call us today

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Location

Nation Law Firm, LLC
228 Holmes Avenue NE
9th Floor
Huntsville, AL, 35801

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Owen | March 4, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Recommended
He seemed like a real straight shooter during consultation. I ended up hiring a lawyer who was a better fit for my case, but I would nevertheless recommend Mr. Nation above most of the alternatives.
Posted by Matt | July 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
You helped me out alot you got my case handled how it needed to be done and u helped me with probation than you and I'll recommend you to everyone
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability
I can't begin to thank Mr. Nation and his staff, my case was handled very Professional and I also felt as a family member. I had attempted filling for my disability 3 times and was denied. I made some calls and was referred to Nation Law Firm and of course appt was made and Lee felt it was a case he wanted to take. He was very upfront and honest about our options. Well today Mr. Nation and his team gave my family a wonderful Christmas present and amazing 10th anniversary because WE WON because of all their hard work!!!!!!!! Thank you for EVERYTHING Rita Wilbourn
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Posted by Michael Haltiwanger | July 13, 2015
Disability
Mr. Nations did an excellent job representing me in my case. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions that I had. He was well prepared and had all of the expert testimony lined up and ready for trial even after coming on board in the middle of my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Nations for any case you would need legal assistance with!
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Posted by Michelle | April 1, 2015
Outstanding attorney with an equally outstanding firm!
Mr. Nation went above and beyond his duties to help me. His knowledge and experience truly shined through during the entire legal process. He never backed down to the opposition and made sure I received everything I was entitled to, and protected my future interest. Hands down the most genuine attorney I have ever met.
Posted by Keith | February 4, 2015
Appreciation to Mr. Nation
I have just received an award on a medical disability claim. Mr. Nation informed me verbally before I actually received notification. The pursuit of the filing, the answering of numerous questions, the gathering of medical information to support the request were all very challenging. Mr. Nation passionately facilitated the process by leaning on experience and looking at every angle involved in the filing. Perhaps the greatest compliment anyone could give or receive in a professional relationship is that someone is trusted. I trust Mr. Nation with no reservations whatsoever. He has earned my respect and admiration for who he is and how he performs. From myself and my family, I would recommend Mr. Nation to anyone who would need legal assistance mixed with genuine care.
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Posted by Brenda | November 11, 2014
Review from client
They were helpful with the information they provided in my divorce! Would have liked the progress to of went faster than it did but due to the fact that we were dealing with another attorney they made it quite difficult to proceed the divorce in a timely manner! Overall they were very professional thank you
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not prepared, negligent, not hard working, and not strong
First i want to say Lee Nation is a nice person. But he is a NOT a good lawyer, definitely not a strong lawyer. I am writing this to protect others from choosing an incompetent lawyer to ruin their cases. He does not prepare, he does not respond calls and emails promptly and most of time even ignore them. His answers are inconsistent and misleading. And he gave wrong legal advices. He read my documents only 11 PM at the night before the trial. His mind was not present at the trial. He was passive and did not fight. It was a waste of money, but it was also the source of stresses. I do not recommend him. Take time and be patient and find a good lawyer who does the work you pay for and fight for you.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Nation Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wisda & Nation, LLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • CP Injury Lawyers
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Garve Ivey, Jr. PC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Summer Associate
  • Garve Ivey, Jr. PC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • Walker County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Social Security Disability Case
  • Fully Favorable
  • Social Security Disability Case
  • Fully Favorable
  • Social Security Disability Case
  • Fully Favorable
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Associations

  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Huntsville Young Lawyers
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Giving Legal Advice With Genuine Care
  • Matthew Dukes, Esq.
  • 2017

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Virginia College
  • Overview of Medical Malpractice Law
  • 2016
  • LawLine
  • Disability Benefits
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (17)
Endorse James
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lee is a great social security disability lawyer. He works hard to help his disabled clients. I refer all my disability cases to Lee because he sincerely cares about his clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Nation in the pass projects. He was the point of contact for Social Security matters. If I had questions, he would be my go to guy."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lee Nation is a skilled and persistent professional. He has a clear style communication and is very good at getting to the point of a matter."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nation is professional and capable."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lee is knowledgeable and professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lee is very well informed and capable."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nation is an excellent attorney, and an even better person."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee is an excellent lawyer and is well respected in the Huntsville community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lee is honest, hardworking, and a pleasure to work with."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Lee on a Social Security case and he is very knowledgeable and diligent. He also cares about his clients and tries to do the best for them."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lee is an honest and thorough professional in this business. I endorse him fully in his practice for social security."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nation is a very skilled attorney. When my clients need a lawyer in Huntsville, Mr. Nation is my first call. I highly recommend his services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lee is a very bright and capable young man. These are handy traits when dealing with disability claims. Disability status is not given in every situation and a persistent attorney is necessary to achieve benefits. Call Lee Nation for your disability claims."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"James "Lee" Nation is an excellent attorney who always puts his clients first. He cares about his clients and puts his very best effort into each and every case. He is a talented and knowledgeable attorney, and I would recommend him to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a very good attorney and highly respected by his peers in Alabama. I am happy to endorse Lee Nation without hesitation to anyone who needs his services."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lee is a talented lawyer whom I respect. I have seen Lee in action and know that he works hard to defend his client's interests. I endorse Lee Nation."
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