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Mariam Alison Irwin

Family Attorney at Huntsville, AL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Mari A. Irwin

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Mariam

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Mariam A. Irwin was born in Bethesda, Maryland and moved to Huntsville in 2003. Mari is a direct descendant of Benjamin Franklin on her father’s side of the family and a third-generation attorney on her mother’s side of the family.  She is named after her maternal great grandmother, whose husband ran a fruit cart in New York City in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

 

Mari attended undergraduate school in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She graduated in 2001 with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from Newcomb College at Tulane University.  While at Tulane, Mari wrote music reviews for the Tulane Hullabaloo and was a member of the school band.

 

After graduating from college, Mari worked as a legal assistant in a variety of law firms in Washington, DC and Huntsville, Alabama.

 

Mari graduated from Cumberland School of Law in 2008.  She was an active member of Cumberland’s Women in Law student organization, Trial Advocacy Board, and Cordell Hull Speaker’s Forum.  Mari was selected to be a Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow, to assist first year students in their legal writing class.  While at law school, Mari focused on practical legal skills in her classes and through competing in and judging student competitions in the areas of mediation, client counseling, negotiation, and trials.

 

Immediately after passing the Alabama Bar Exam, Mari began working with the law firm of William P. Burgess, Jr., P.C., which specializes in all areas of family law.  In October of 2012, she opened her own family law practice.

 

Since she was first admitted to practice law, Mari has been an active member of her local Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, as well as in statewide professional organizations.  She was a founding member of the Madison County Women’s Section in 2008 and chaired the section from 2010 through 2012. 

 

From 2012 to 2013, Mari was a member of the Alabama Law Institute’s Collaborative Law Committee, which created state guidelines and statutes regarding the uniform use of collaborative law in this state. Since 2013, she has been a member of the Alabama Supreme Court Committee on Collaborative Law Rules of Procedure. 

 

From 2014 through 2016, Mari was the North Alabama Regional Chair of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar.

 

Outside of work, Mari enjoys spending time with her husband and her rescue dogs, following politics, researching her family genealogy, cooking, and reading.

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Location

Mari A. Irwin, PC
504 Cleveland Ave NW
Huntsville, AL, 35801-5805

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Reviews

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Posted by Rich | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mari was excellent. She was very clear in explaining the process and costs up front. She was able to work out an acceptable settlement, as promised, from our first meeting.
Posted by Joe | March 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Lawyer
I couldn't have been happier with the services provided by Mari. She was professional, understanding, and very efficient. I couldn't believe how smoothly everything went. Very highly recommended! Thanks so much!
Posted by Willie | February 28, 2014
A Highly Professional Divorce Lawyer
Mari came highly recommended by a law firm that I have used for years,and I was not disappointed.The warmth and friendliness that Mari exhibited when I first met her,showed a trait of professionallism.I am more than proud to recommend her to anyone that need the services that her firm offers.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Attorney
  • Mari A. Irwin, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • William P. Burgess, Jr., P.C.
  • 2008 - 2012

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Alabama Supreme Court Committee on Collaborative Law Rules of Procedure
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section
  • North Alabama Regional Chair
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Alabama Law Institute – Collaborative Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Women's Section
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Women's Section
  • Founding Committee Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Alabama
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Endorse Mariam
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mariam is a dedicated, diligent and professional attorney, bound to solve even the most complex and challenging cases. She is a top notch attorney in her areas of practice and a well respected lawyer in the legal community. I recommend her quality services without hesitation to anyone seeking legal representation."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mari and I have worked together on a couple of matters. She has always been honest, ethical and diligent in representing her client's best interest to the fullest extent. She is an asset to Huntsville's legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mari is one of the most intelligent, compassionate, and dedicated attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She truly cares about her clients and their well being."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mari Irwin is a knowledgeable attorney who possesses the skills necessary to provide excellent representation to her clients. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Friend
"Mari is one of the premier family and divorce attorneys in Alabama. I have referred many clients to her in the last few years. She works hard to help her clients through difficult family issues. She is excellent at finding good solutions for her clients. In those cases where trial is needed, she is an advocate with proven courtroom results. I endorse her completely."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I practice criminal defense work, and I no longer practice in the area of domestic relations law, but I often need to refer clients to a domestic relations practitioner for help with divorce, child custody or child support. I have referred many such clients to Mari Irwin and have received uniformly positive feedback from them. She has an excellent reputation as an experienced family law practitioner, and I recommend her without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mari is a tremendous asset to our legal community. She is always professional and prepared. Mari knows the law and is a fierce advocate for her clients. She is a force to be reckoned with. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mari cares very much for her clients and their cases. She is also a forceful advocate for their rights. I have known Mari since law school. In school we worked on many projects together, were teammates in competitions, and served on governing boards together. I knew then that Mari would be a top-notch advocate for her clients. She is very passionate about fairness, about the rights of folks, and about what is right and what is wrong. I also know how hard she works, because I have worked alongside her. I know the drive she has, and the care she has, for the cases and causes she takes on. Since law school I have sought counsel from Mari and would not hesitate to refer people to her or her firm. In a heartbeat, if people ask if I know a good family law attorney in Huntsville—or even all of Alabama—I say Mari Irwin."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Irwin is an outstanding attorney with a great track record of handling case to her clients' benefit without needless delay. Highly recommended."
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Huntsville Family Lawyer Mariam Alison Irwin
Mariam Alison Irwin
Family Attorney
Huntsville, AL
Licensed for 15 years