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Abigail Herrin Clarkson

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Fort Payne, AL

5.0   1 review

also known as Abbey Herrin Clarkson, Rachel Abigail Herrin

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2007
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Abigail

Learn Abigail’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    I am honored to represent claimants in Social Security Disability cases all over the Southeast.

    14 years

  2. Administrative law
    I represent Veterans in their pursuit of VA disability benefits.

    14 years

  3. Litigation
    I enjoy handling a wide range of litigation in both state and federal courts, plaintiff and defense work.

    17 years

Mrs. Clarkson has been in private practice since 2010. She is passionate about fighting for the rights of the disabled and has successfully handled hundreds of Social Security Disability benefits cases all over the Southeast. Representing so many different clients who are struggling to navigate a complicated system while staying afloat financially has allowed her to encounter a wide variety of people and circumstances. This has allowed Abbey to deeply empathize with each client’s situation and helps her to work with them to formulate a plan that is best for them. She is incredibly fortunate to have two of her extremely smart, capable, and caring younger sisters (Amber and Allison) on her team as they help her provide the best possible service to clients.

While the bulk of Abbey’s practice focuses on Social Security Disability law, Abbey also represents individuals who have been victimized by the funeral industry. These types of cases include funeral home negligence, negligent embalming, funeral home fraud, cemetery mismanagement, improper burials, and other outrageous conduct. She also handles select civil rights cases involving police misconduct and education discrimination.

On the rare occasions that Abbey isn’t working or thinking about work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, eating good food, hanging out by a pool or other body of water, and going to concerts. Concert highlights include Aerosmith, Prince, James Brown, and Paul McCartney. She and her husband, Matt, happily live in the Crestwood neighborhood of Birmingham with their adorable Australian shepherd, Wilson.


The Clarkson Firm
202 Alabama Ave., SW
Fort Payne, AL, 35968


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Posted by Renae | December 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, caring attorney and staff
Abby and her staff are very caring. They kept me informed on my case and handled everything professionally and quickly. Simply put, they are amazing.


  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Attorney
  • The Clarkson Firm
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Abbey Herrin
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lloyd & Hogan
  • 2015 - 2019


  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Jacksonville State University
  • BA and Masters in Public Administration
  • 2004


  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers®
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers®
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers®
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel
  • LawInfo Lead Counsel Program
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Abigail
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I often send disability referrals to Abbey. The clients are always contacted immediately and told exactly what to expect. She does a wonderful job of leading them through the process. More importantly, she wins!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Abby is a fantastic lawyer who really cares about her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Abbey is a fantastic lawyer that works extremely hard for her clients. I would highly recommend her for your litigation needs."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fort Payne Social Security & Disability Lawyer Abigail Herrin Clarkson
Abigail Herrin Clarkson
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Fort Payne, AL
Licensed for 16 years