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Dana Delk

Family Attorney at Montgomery, AL

3.8   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Authorized to practice law No misconduct found

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

About Dana

Learn Dana’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Family
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    Divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, alimony, property, retirement, military issues.

We represent men (and women, by referral) in all family rights matters.  These include things like divorce, child custody, and child support.  We try to be straight forward with our clients, and will do everything we can to ensure you keep what you have- a solid relationship with your child and everything you've worked so hard for.  We are not the lawyers who won't shoot straight with you and won't return a phone call.  At Delk & Tomlinson, you will get personal, friendly service with a straight forward attitude.  

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Location

Delk & Tomlinson, Attorneys at Law
614 South Hull Street
Montgomery, AL, 36104

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Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by Kevin | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wish I had her during the divorce proceedings!
I had to get custody of my son. Dana was completely honest. Most people think lawyers try to get over. I never felt that way with Dana. She was always forth coming and never sugar coated anything. She was always available to answer any questions I had. She also did what she could to save money and was honest about how much it would cost. I wish I had her as my attorney when I was going through the divorce initially years ago. I highly recommend her for any family court issues!
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Posted by Josh | May 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, I highly recommend!
Dana handled my divorce and I could not be more pleased. Due to circumstances outside of our control the process lasted almost 10 months, and she was right there with me the whole way. She gained my trust immediately, and I would ask her advice on how to proceed with certain items based on her experience with previous cases. Dana tried to settle the case out of court on several occasions by helping me put together settlement offers and proposing them to the other party, and she also gave me the signal when it was time to stop spending time and money on offers when it was clear that my ex was not going to settle. She was always quick to give advice while also reminding me that she's not the parent in the case, nor is she the judge. Dana was very thorough in her work and I really enjoyed interacting with her. She has a great attitude which helps out a lot during stressful cases of divorce and child custody. She doesn't take any crap from the other party, and that's what I was looking for. We ended up winning custody of my 2 girls, which was an amazing accomplishment. If I had not won custody, I would not have been able to blame any of it on Dana because it would not have been for a lack of trying or for a lack of a thorough process. I truly enjoyed working with the Delk and Tomlinson firm and I would recommend them to my family, friends, and anyone else who needs their scope of services. Great job Dana, I thank you for your hard work and I wish you the best!
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Father gaining primary custody
Dana is a very professional lawyer and is always there to answer any questions! She will not give up! We are so glad we choose Dana to be our lawyer and will always go to her for our needs!
Posted by Kevin | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the best layer you
This is a top class layer and I stand firm behind this statement because I experienced it for myself..she was very professional and precise from the very first consultation she walked me through the whole process step by step and everything went just the way she said I got everything I wanted and she's very fare with her rates..if you're in a bad marriage and need help this is the lawyer for you!
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Posted by Mike | July 24, 2015
Great attorney- Saved
I came in to see Ms. Delk with a pretty big problem, due to the economic downturn a few years back. I was behind on my child support from 2011. I sat down with Ms. Delk and presented my problem. She looked over the Complaint my Former Wife had filed and my divorce decree. She then told me point blank I had an uphill battle. Ms. Delk accepted my case and sent me home to get all the evidence she thought we needed to get a favorable judgment. I got all the records I could, which wasn't much, and everything else she asked for that was within my power. On our second meeting, she reviewed all that I had brought. She told me straight up I was going to have to pay a good deal of money. It wasn't what I wanted to hear, but that's what the math added up to .To make a long story short, we settled out of court for $100,000 less than my ex was seeking with me paying none of my ex wife's attorney's fees. The settlement we arrived at was within $5,000 of what Dana told me on our second consultation! She will not sugarcoat your case or tell you things she doesn't truly believe can be accomplished, nor will she back down in negotiating! She was fully prepared for court, but the opposing counsel knew she was right. I would strongly recommend Dana to any men who need representation in family law matters!
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Posted by Jeffery | July 23, 2015
The answer to child support/custody for men
Dana is a very caring and profession attorney who fights for the rights of her cliants tooth and nail. She fought against the odds even though things looked grim we came out victorious. She conducts herself in a manner that demands respect. Dana and her staff was attentive, helpful and compassionate in tending to my legal needs. I would recommend her to any man searching for legal assistance dealing with juvenile courts.
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Posted by Jacob | January 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Problematic
I have a very tough problem in which my wife cheated on me for 8 years and I have two children who are not biologically mine, which I just found out in the last 6 months. After talking with Dana and laying out all of the issues with the divorce, she of course told me I need to decide what I want to do - persist (support the children, keep parental rights) or do the paternity tests. I had two weeks to decide, as she would need the rest of the time before the hearing to prepare. Fair enough. So I took the two weeks and decided that I needed enough time with the kids to justify the support. This might be harsh, but it is also common sense - why should I support someone else's children and have no opportunity to even spend time with them? My demand was 8 weeks out of the year. I was prepared to spend the money, had my wallet out. I was still talking with an office intermediary at this point, who said she would talk to Dana and get back with me. The answer was that is not how negotiations work, you just make the simple decision of yes or no, then enter negotiations. I am not interested in paying a lawyer who is not going to work for me.
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Response from Dana Delk January 3, 2017
Jacob, I appreciate you laying out all the facts in your review. As you stated, you "decided that I needed enough time with the kids to justify the support... My demand was 8 weeks out of the year." As we explained to you, demanding time in exchange for not taking a paternity test was, in essence, putting the cart before the horse. I stand by my recommendation that the position you chose to take was not in your best interest, nor in the childrens' best interest. To others reading this review: I will never recommend or pursue a course of action that I don't believe is in your or your childrens' best interests. Sometimes this loses potential clients. I understand, but this is the nature of our business. Further, this review was written by someone who was never a client of the firm.
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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 Dana Delk 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 | November 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
DO NOT USE DANA
I wouldn't recommend, Dana. She was very rude over the phone and quick to make aggressive comments before taking the time to listen to my situation. Poor service.
Response from Dana Delk November 3, 2017
It's hard to respond to this specific review without being able to know who submitted it. With that said, we take very few over the phone consultations, and I can't think of a single phone consultation I've conducted in the last six months where I didn't spend close to an hour, if not over an hour on the phone with a potential client. Our office did, however, have a recent phone call where a Mother stated that she wanted the Father to have one weekend per month with the child, with no justification. Our firm did quickly tell this individual that this firm was not the firm for her. This is the only circumstance I can think of where our office quickly shut a potential client down.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Delk & Tomlinson
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Isaak Firm
  • 2014 - 2015

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Auburn University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2011
  • Auburn University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Associations

  • Montgomery Sunset Rotary Club
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Camp Rising Sun
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Women's Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Junior League of Montgomery
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Bar Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arc of Alabama Junior Board
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Contributor- The Business of Being a Lawyer
  • The Business of Being a Lawyer
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Montgomery County District Attorney's Child Support Forum
  • Child Support
  • 2017
  • Auburn University Montgomery
  • Risk Management
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Dana
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dana is an excellent attorney and willing to fight as hard as possible for all her clients!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dana is not only a great mentor and friend, she is an amazing attorney. She is a fierce advocate for her clients and treats everyone she encounters with respect."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dana Delk in not only an amazing lawyer who zealously advocates for her clients, she is also an extremely hard worker who genuinely cares for each and every individual and their needs. I have the pleasure of working with this wonderful woman every day as her law partner and I couldn't ask for anyone better. I would trust this woman with my own legal needs and feel confident that she will always represent our clients to the best of her ability."
Montgomery Family Lawyer Dana Delk
Dana Delk
Family Attorney
Montgomery, AL
Licensed for 9 years