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Jacquelyn Diane Tomlinson

Alimony Attorney at Montgomery, AL

4.6   18 reviews

About Jacquelyn

Learn Jacquelyn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%

  2. Child custody
    20%

    14 years

  3. Child support
    20%

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Divorce Military Divorce Legal Separation Alimony Parenting Plans Child Custody & Visitation Child Support Child Support Modifications

    14 years

  5. Family
    20%
    Adoptions Paternity Domestic Violence & Protection Orders Pre-Nuptials Wills & Estates

    14 years

Jacquelyn D. Tomlinson is a graduate of Florida State University with a triple major in Philosophy, Psychology, and Political Science. After graduating in 2006, Jacquelyn attended Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law where she obtained a Juris Doctorate decree in the spring of 2009. Jacquelyn was admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama in September of 2009. She has worked in the field of Domestic Relations in Montgomery, Alabama since the fall of 2006 being a Court Advocate for the Family Sunshine Center as well as Legal Services Alabama.

 

 Jacquelyn is admitted in all state courts within Alabama and concentrates her practice in the areas of family law, domestic violence, protection from abuse orders, divorce, interstate and intrastate child custody, adoptions and spousal support issues. Jacquelyn is very passionate about the work she does relating to family law issues and represents her clients with a sense of passion, dedication, and respect.

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Licensed for 13 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/11/2022

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

Contact Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn D. Tomlinson
614 S. Hull Street
Montgomery, AL, 36014

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Jacquelyn D. Tomlinson is a great lawyer for Men.
Attorney Tomlinson is the best lawyer for men. Period. My case was a curious one. The case lasted 5 years. It should have been over in 1.5 years at the most. The judge was found to be unfit for her job and was remove from the bench, part of the reason was letting my case drag on for so long. Attorney Tomlinson gave very high & excellent lawyering for the entire duration of my case and billed me exactly how she said she would bill me which was at a price that I could afford. I got exactly what I wanted out of my situation, and now I am as happy as I can be with the division of assets and terms of alimony payments. I was not left broke, and I got to keep all of my pension. I extremely recommend Attorney Jacquelyn D. Tomlinson to any man that finds himself with the unfortunate reality that he needs to move on from an irreconcilable legally binding relationship.
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Posted by Teri | December 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
Jacquelyn is very informative and excellent in her field. Always very professional yet compassionate and understanding when need be. I knew she had my back and was always there when I needed her. Divorce can be devastating, especially the unknown part of it. She was always assuring and honest which helped build my confidence in knowing no matter what. I was going to be okay! She did everything she said she would and never failed me! I am eternally grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce/Custody
Amazing attorney, provided insight, advise and support througha difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very caring yet professional
I hired Jacquelyn Tomlinson knowing she had years of experience in divorce and child custody. I had a very difficult spouse and she was very caring and reassuring through the process.
Posted by Charlie | April 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Lawyer You Want Every Time!!!
In 2014, I utilized the services of Jacquelyn Diane Tomlinson for my divorce. She drew up papers that were fair and equitable for me and my ex-wife. Fast forward to April of 2016 and we are going back to court for a modification in child custody with my ex-wife, where she is wanting sole custody and complete decision making ability for our child. During the months up to the court proceedings, I would get emails, texts or phone calls from Ms. Tomlinson or her office in reference to paperwork that I needed for the discovery process. During this whole process, I would occasionally call the office to see where we stood as far as the process and the possible outcome from family court. On all of the times that I contacted Ms. Tomlinson or her office, I was always reassured to not worry about anything. In fact, I never had a hard time contacting Ms. Tomlinson or her office. There was NO broken lines of communication. I was given possible scenarios as to possible outcomes and all of them were within reason of the desired outcome. Through all of the court proceedings, I was constantly reassured by Ms. Tomlinson that everything would turn out well. In the end, I was more than satisfied with the results that were achieved. Our custody arrangement stayed the same, with very minor modifications for each concerned party. In most cases people talk about the horror stories of having to hire an attorney for their legal needs. There is no horror story here. My experience is happy and more than satisfied at what she accomplished for me for family court. I can honestly say that Jacquelyn Tomlinson is an attorney who will fight for your legal needs and go above and beyond the norm of what is expected for an attorney. I would recommend Jacquelyn Tomlinson for your legal needs. She and her staff make you feel special as their client. You're not just a number to her.
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Posted by D.Byers | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer.
You will not find a more determined, hard-working, compassionate attorney in Alabama than Ms. Jacquelyn Tomlinson. Based on my experiences with her I believe that she sets a very high standard for her client-focused practice. Ms. Tomlinson has a way of putting her clients at ease during their difficult legal situations while providing competent and clever legal counsel. Ms. Tomlinson skillfully handled my legal issue and I was thrilled with the results she was able to achieve. Ms. Tomlinson made herself available to me whenever possible to discuss my case, even working nights, weekends and holidays to ensure my case was handled properly. I would recommend Ms. Tomlinson to anyone who finds himself or herself needing a domestic-relations attorney.
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Posted by Ran | November 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional in every respect. Confident, conscientious, (no kidding, a conscientious lawyer), totally engaged in every aspect.
J was my second lawyer after firing an incompetent one. The difference was from false unachievable promises and constant billing to a level of personal integrity and knowledge of what had happenen that wouldn't allow her to bill me for any additional hours! Tell me about any lawyer you have ever heard of taking that kind of action. She knew my sons name, was genuinely concerned about him, and even wanted to attend his football games. Communicating on weekends, late evenings, and basically anytime needed; I had her contact numbers so she made herself available 24/7. In the end, after a grueling eight plus hours of mediation, i walked away with a fair settlement for the ex as well as myself. But heres the kicker: something almost unheard of, especially in Alabama, I was given seventy-five percent custody of my son, only subject to change after a professional psychologist determined my son had recovered enough from his mothers adultery and multiple abandonments. She argued for my sons case, not mine which was a brillant and very successful strategy. He still struggles but we are starting to see his old happy go lucky personality return. His grades are coming back, my son is coming back. Jacquelyn made that happen! So would I recommend her?! Only if you want the best; if you want the best outcome for you and yours; only if you want to win!
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Posted by William | November 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond my wildest expectations!!!!!!
Attorney Jacquelyn Tomlinson was simply amazing. She really proved to me that not only my case was important but so were my children. She was also willing to listen and provide me with solid advice to help me handle any situation that might have arose. Attorney Tomlinson helped me get through a very difficult time in my life and I could not have asked for a more professional, dedicated and hard working attorney. I would recommend her over and over again. Thank you Attorney Tomlinson for everything that you did for me. A real life saver.
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Posted by Chris | July 27, 2015
Simply the best
First, let me note that Jacquelyn has now opened her own practice, DELK & TOMLINSON, on Carmichael Road in Montgomery. Her new offices are beautifully decorated and make her clients feel comfortable and at ease (I speak from experience). Jacquelyn has been my personal attorney for several years and I simply would not use anyone else. Her commitment to her clients is second to none. Her work ethic is second to none. And, her care and concern for the needs of her clients motivates her to work extremely hard on a daily basis. Jacquelyn has helped me with several matters and I obtained very favorable results each time. Her intelligence and calm nature in dealing with these stressful legal matters is just what we men (and women) need in our times of distress. I am an attorney myself (and I think a pretty good one) but I would not want to see her name as counsel for the opposing party in any case. Jacquelyn is a wonderful person but she will fight like a bulldog for her clients. She returns messages quickly, is easy to reach, and truly wants to help her clients obtain justice. It is obvious from the moment that you begin to consult with Jacquelyn that helping her clients obtain the most favorable result possible is her goal; it is not in her character to simply go through the motions so she can make a few dollars. Her new law partner, Dana Delk, is much like Jacquelyn in the way she practices law and I wouldn't hesitate to use her services if Jacquelyn was for some reason unavailable. Do yourself a favor. If you have any domestic relations issues and you need a lawyer, call DELK & TOMLINSON. I can promise you that you won't be sorry you did. You will not find a better and more caring and committed advocate anywhere.
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Posted by Tyler | July 22, 2015
AMAZING!
Divorce has been the most painful, stressful and hardest thing I've ever gone through in my life to date. Attorney Jacquelyn Tomlinson has stuck by my side and was available and prompt to respond to every question and concern I had. There is no question she take's my case seriously and through this stressful time I find peace of mind knowing I've got a great attorney who has my best interest at heart! I would strongly recommend anyone looking at divorce to contact Delk & Tomlinson, LLC!
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Posted by chris | July 15, 2015
Great Attorney
Ms. Jacquelyn Tomlinson is a great attorney. She has handled my case very professional. She is more then your everyday attorney. Ms. Tomlinson is very professional, caring and helpful. If you are looking for someone to get your fair rights that you desire give her a call. I would recommend Ms. Tomlinson before anyone else.
Posted by Nic | July 15, 2015
THE BEST!!!!
Jacquelyn is by far the best and easiest attorney to work with. She fought hard for my case, kept me informed, personally checked on me to see how I was handling the case, constantly reassured me that I would keep my daughter and guess what, I still have my daughter. Jacquelyn is very knowledgeable and a fireball in the court room. She will forever be my attorney because I trust and respect her. If anyone writes a bad review about her, please don't listen or take their advice because they haven't had her as an attorney. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!!!!!
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Posted by Susan | February 17, 2014
Professional, well informed, great to work with!
Jacquelyn is currently representing me in a child support/custody modification case. She has kept me well informed through this whole process. Jacquelyn truly cares about her clients and will fight for you. She is tough when she needs to be, but also one of the sweetest attorneys I've ever met. Custody disputes are very stressful situations and Jacquelyn has gone above and beyond to set my nerves at ease. I have complete and total trust in her, which is something I've never had in another attorney. If you are going through a divorce or custody dispute, I highly recommend Jacquelyn Tomlinson.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2014
The best!
You will not find a more hard-working, determined, capable, or compassionate attorney than Jacquelyn Tomlinson. Based on my experience with her (and other attorneys), I believe that she sets the standard for client-focused practice and is a master at putting her clients at ease no matter the difficulty of their situations. I was a wreck when I came to see her after being sued by my ex-wife but Jacquelyn quickly put my mind at ease. She skillfully and timely handled my child custody case and I was thrilled with the results. She made herself available to me whenever possible to discuss my case and, given my experience with other attorneys, I find this to be a rare and priceless characteristic for an attorney. I would recommend her to anyone who finds himself or herself needing a domestic-relations attorney.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 6, 2014
Beyond Amazing Attorney Who Really Cares And Will Fight Hard For You!!!!
Whenever you are going through a bad divorce you look for an attorney who will be tough as nails against the opposition and be kind and compassionate to your situation. Jacquelyn Tomlinson is that attorney. I could not be more pleased with the handling and outcome of my case. Jacquelyn really took time to explain every step of the process in detail and was extremely patient and understanding. She listened to my concerns and made them her priority. She was always very prompt in her responses to me and I felt that she was truly on my side. She is extremely trustworthy and I felt that she billed me fairly. She kept me well informed at every step and gave me options of how to proceed. She is very knowledgeable about the law and worked well with all involved. I was extremely pleased with her representation of my case and would highly recommend her services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2010
Honorable Jacqueline Tomlinson
In my opinion, I think that Ms. Tomlinson is one of the best attorney's in Montgomery. She is very responsive and always kept me up to date and informed. There is no doubt that Ms. Tomlinson will continue to be successful with her career and I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
I do not recommend this firm at all. They take your retainer and never return calls but bill you every time you email or call. They use the two attorneys to make your retainer go quickly. It is a money pit here with no help!!!
Response from Jacquelyn Tomlinson March 10, 2021
Pursuant to the Alabama Rules of Ethics, I am prohibited from specifically responding with any identifying details of someone's case. However, because this review appears to be anonymous, I will respond as follows: Recently, a client wanted our firm to flout HIPAA regulations, which we were not willing to do. Further, our billing systems sends invoices every two weeks, which shows when a client checks them. Our retainer balance should come as no surprise to anyone who checks their MyCase system regularly. In fact, we frequently remind clients that they are being charged on a hourly basis, which does, as with any other lawyer's fees, include emails and phone calls. If you are reading this review, please know that if you want a firm willing to violate the law on behalf of your case, we are not the firm for you.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Don’t believe the reviews written...she doesn’t care!
If you want to throw money away then she’s the right attorney for you! I’ve been around a lot of attorneys and I can say honestly say she doesn’t have the work ethics needed to help others.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Delk & Tomlinson, Attorneys at Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Isaak Firm
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Skier & Associates
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Court Advocate
  • Family Sunshine Center
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Services Alabama
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • ARC of Alabama
  • Junior Board President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Junior League of Montgomery
  • Co-chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Youth Leadership Broward Class XIV
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • 2009
  • Silver Knight Award Nominee
  • Broward County
  • 2002
  • National Honor Society Member
  • National Honor Society
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • 3rd Circuit Bar Pro Bono CLE
  • Standards for Dependency
  • 2019
  • Rotary International
  • What Exactly is a Guardian ad Litem?
  • 2019
  • Family Law & Same-Sex Marriage Seminar
  • Family Law
  • 2016
  • Alabama DHR Task Force
  • Real World GAL Experiences
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Excellent attorney! I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jacquelyn is a competent, hard-working, compassionate lawyer and I'm proud to call her my partner. I would definitely endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jacquelyn is not only a great mentor and friend, she is also a fierce advocate for each and every client she has."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She knows her family law and enjoys helping families make the best legal decisions for their situations. Jacquelyn takes her cases very seriously and knows how to best handle the situation at hand."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jacquelyn Tomlinson is a committed and energetic lawyer who always takes her clients' matters seriously and deals with them appropriately. She has a good reputation among her peers and with members of the bench. I would trust Jacquelyn Tomlinson with my own legal matters or matters of those close to me."
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