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Sara Jones Doty

Estate planning Attorney at Huntsville, AL

4.3   6 reviews

About Sara

Learn Sara’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    An estate plan can be put into place to help with everything from distributing property to specifying how you would like minor children to be taken care of. It is a process that goes far beyond a will, and is particularly useful in situations where children are involved, the estate is large or contains assets that are split between different locations, a business is involved, and special circumstances like blended families or families dealing with disabilities are involved.

    14 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%

    14 years

  3. Insurance
    20%
    Life insurance disputes typically arise when a life insurance company receives a claim, but is unsure if the claimant or someone else may be entitled to the life insurance benefits. To avoid having to pay twice if they mistakenly pay the wrong person

    14 years

  4. Adoption
    10%
    Adoption is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child, and that holds true whether you are adopting a stepchild or are interested in adopting a child unrelated to you or your spouse (should you be married). There are certain things that you should be aware of when it comes to adoption in Alabama, however, and an attorney experienced in this area can help ensure that your adoption goes through and that the terms are as good as possible to ensure the safety and health of your family.

    14 years

  5. Wills and living wills
    10%
    When it comes to taking care of your family and your belongings, few options are as effective nor as well known as a will. Also known as a “last will and testament”, a will is a legal document that helps to protect your property and your family in the event of your death.

    14 years

  6. Guardianship
    5%

    14 years

Sara is passionate about helping families plan for the future and protect what is most important to them. This includes implementing estate plans, as well as assisting clients to address more complex planning situations such as planning for loved ones with special needs, estate tax planning, income tax planning, asset protection, adoptions and step-parent adoptions. Always willing and able to explain complicated legal concepts clearly and concisely, Sara is skilled at working with her clients to ensure their plan will work now and in the future.

Sara is a member of the State Bar of Alabama, the American Bar Association, volunteers with the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program, and serves on committees at her church.  Prior to joining opening her own law firm, Sara worked fulltime as a paralegal and law clerk while she was attending law school at night.  

 

Sara enjoys being outdoors, travelling, and spending time with her husband and son.  

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Licensed for 14 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/11/2022

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

Contact Sara

Sara Doty Attorney at Law, LLC
4725 Whitesburg Drive, Suite 202
Huntsville, AL, 35802

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Clark | January 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great law firm!
Sara and her staff made things so easy for me. She made it easy to open my mother's estate. She broke everything down perfectly throughout the whole process. I was very impressed and would definitely recommend to anyone who needs representation.
Posted by Todd McArthur | July 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Sara and her staff are very polite and very professional. She took the time to explain to me a page by page about the documents from the court. She answered all of questions and concerns.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
served for increase in standard of living
Sara reviewed my case and defended me in court against my ex wife. The standard of living increase was denied. My cost from her were minimal and fair. My ex had to pay $25,000.00 to her atty. Because Sara is a knowledgeable and efficient attorney that keeps her clients interest first, I will use her when I need an atty that I can trust to defend me. She was also recommended to me through the JAG office on Redstine Arsenal.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
She's the best!
Has helped me with several problems. Always goes above and beyond to get a great result.
Posted by Cindy | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
We contacted Mrs. Doty concerning bankruptcy. She was well informed and gave us excellent advice. She did file bankruptcy on our behalf. She was always easy to reach and she responded with any phone calls or emails we sent her way. She is an excellent lawyer, one that if needed, we would definitely use again.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor Attorney
She started out as helpful and I'm not sure what happened to her. I think the case got too difficult for her. She was only interested in charging more money and not interested in handling issues at hand. I paid money for specific things and to this day never got. My advice...Do not hire this attorney.
Response from Sara Doty December 19, 2017
I am sorry you were not happy with our firm. We take great pride in reviewing cases and files If you will contact me directly I'd be happy to address your concerns in person.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sara Doty Attorney at Law, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Knight and Griffith, LLP
  • 2002 - 2009

Education

  • Birmingham School of Law (Birmingham, AL)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Athens State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • State of Alabama v. Amanda Legg
  • Hung Jury
  • GAROUTE v. GAROUTE
  • CUSTODY TO MOTHER

Associations

  • Solo and Small Firm Section of Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Alabama Lawyers for Unborn Children, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Memeber
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Highest in Ethical Standard & Professional Excellence
  • Top Lawyers in Alabama
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Sara Doty Attorney at Law, L.L.C. Blog
  • Doty Law Firm Blogspot
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE - Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Estate Administration From Start to Finish
  • Marshaling Assets
  • 2017
  • Community Outreach
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • BNI Gateway Group
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (14)
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had several cases against Sara, and she is always a pleasure to work with and a zealous advocate for her clients. When I have a conflict on a case, Sara is one of the attorneys I refer people to."
Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this attorney. I have known Sara Doty for a long time and she is an extremely skillful, professional, and respected attorney in our community. Whether it be a simple issue or a complex matter, Sara's dedication to her clients is evident. She works hard for her clients and her dedication to them and our justice system is evident."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Doty and her team are very compassionate and professional, always working hard on anything you need, and always keep you up to date. If you ever need to hire a lawyer for estate planning, adoption, probate, Attorney Doty is the right choice to make."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sara is a wonderful advocate for her client. Even in very contentious family law matters, she is always is a very positive person and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sara does a great job for her clients, without adding drama or stress for the parties and their children."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sara is a compassionate and hard working attorney who fights for her clients rights and displays professionalism and character always in her representation of her clients."
General practice Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sara is an excellent attorney and goes above and beyond for her clients. I highly recommend."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sara is very knowledgeable and understanding. She is well prepared for court appearances and advocates effectively for her client's best interests."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sara is professional, tenacious and hard working. She works hard for her clients and always protects their best interests."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sara is consistently professional, easy to work with, and a truly zealous advocate for her clients."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Sara to be a thoughtful, hard working, and dedicated attorney for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sara is highly professional and experienced!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Sara Jones Doty as an outstanding lawyer. I have been privileged to be able to recommend Sara for a number of clients and friends, knowing that all of her clients will be well represented by her. Sara is an extremely gifted and hard-working attorney who provides the very best for her clients. I only wish she were in the same city as me so that I could have the opportunity for more mutual clients to be represented by her. She is excellent, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to all."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sara is a bright and practical lawyer that has genuine concern for her clients and their troubles. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sara is a terrific advocate and a better person. She is honest and thorough. I endorse her without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a true professional, and is committed to her cases."
General practice Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sara for seven years. She has consistently impressed me with her compassion for clients and her dedication to their cause. Whether she is handling a bankruptcy or a domestic matter, Sara cares for those she serves. In addition she is a strong advocate and well liked by her peers."
General practice Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a friend and colleague. She is an honest and trustworthy attorney who advocates for her clients well."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sara is an excellent lawyer."
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