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James Walter Bodiford Jr.

Child custody Attorney at Mobile, AL

4.7   37 reviews
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1974
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

I have successfully handled more than 5,000 custody cases.  I offer a free telephone consultation to initially discuss each client's legal situation and evaluate their case with them.  

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Location

Law Office of James W Bodiford Jr.
501 Government Street
Mobile, AL, 36602

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
Posted by A S | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly experienced, direct and solution driven
Positive experience. Ours was a driving citation received in Alabama. We are out of state so we had to pick a strong lawyer and we're glad we picked Mr Bodiford. My spouse received a reckless driving citation which was according to him, a little excessive. He is highly experienced (you can tell immediately), is direct and has a clear solution framed up after hearing the details of your case. Our result was favorable and I owe this to the diligence of his secretary, his knowledge of the system and professionalism. I absolutely recommend him for your needs.
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Posted by Benjamin | September 24, 2021
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Great attorney and a great person!
Mr. Bodiford went above and beyond in his efforts to get a favorable verdict for me. I was very impressed with his work and his generosity. I would highly recommend him as your next attorney.
Posted by Brandi | February 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
He did a wonderful job on getting me temporary and full custody of my grandbaby. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thankyou!
Posted by Alex | February 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Mr. Bodiford handled my case with complete excellent and dedication. I was completely satisfied. A job well done. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Reckless driving
Mr. Bodiford was fair priced with my case and was able to help throughout the prosecution. It was a reckless driving case (92 in a 55) and he was able to knock down the prosecution in order to help get it removed (keep in mind this is my first offense).
Posted by Sandra | November 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Mr Bodiford to defend me in my divorce case
From the first time I spoke with Mr Bodiford he made me feel like he was going to take care of me and I could let him worry about all the details. I was a nervous wreck and he listened to me and cared about what I was going through. I had a lot of questions and for this I depended on his assistant Wynette. Wynette was the epitome of kindness and competency. She was always prompt in returning my calls / emails. Between the two of them, I couldn’t have been in better hands They made a hard time much easier and I’m so thankful I found them
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Posted by Charles Carter | September 1, 2020
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Mr Carter
He was very prepared and professional in court. With a good gasp of family law.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful representation!
Mr. Bodiford was diligent with his process and was a great representative. I am very pleased with the results from James and Wynette.
Posted by Brandon | January 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer Andrew so thorough
Mr Bodiford handled my case to every details I asked for and won me full custody from my kids mother. He really puts in the effort to make sure the small details are in order to assure the best possibilities of winning your case for you! I would recommend him 10/10 times
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Client
When I made my first contact I needed a lawyer at the last minute. I spoke with Mr. Bodiford personally and he was so comfortable and confident. Throughout the process his assistants assured me that I would be ok. They were awesome compassionate, listeners and understanding. I did not speak with Mr. Bodiford but once when I made the initial call. I was worried because I did not meet him again until mediation day. Was I surprised is an understatement; Again is demeanor and confidence was so cool and calm. He told me that everything would be alright. My gosh he pulled an element of surprise in my defense the day before my mediation and the rest is history. He reminded me of a TV hit sitcom where the attorney was quite but didn’t show his hand until it was necessary.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
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Divorce
Mr.Bodiford and his staff was always on top of every question I had. And they're very professional.
Posted by Scott | August 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome support
Mr. Bodiford really went the extra mile to make sure I got all the right awarded to me that I deserve as a father. Very pleased with his performance and will be happily using him in the future. I recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Nicole | August 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend.
Mr. Bodiford and his team handled my leagal issues with nothing but professionalism and care. Mr Bodiford fought hard for my case and did not give up until we were both more than satisfied with an dismissal of the case. His office kept me well informed and answered any questions I may have had at any time. Highly recommed. Thank you Mr Bodiford.
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Posted by Jerry | May 10, 2019
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Estate Settlement
Don't know if Mr. Bodiford normally handles Estates, but it was for a H.S. classmate and I, brother and The Executor of Estate , live out of the local area. All actions with his office were top-notch updating me on proceedings and actions needed, as required. I cannot thank Mr. Bodiford and his assistant Wynette enough for their efforts in making this sorrowful proceeding as painless as possible. For any legal action that Mr. Bodiford and staff handle, I would highly recommend their office.
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Posted by LaGioia | February 13, 2019
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Very patient
To start off, he’s a great listener and understands the stress and emotional imbalance that one is experiencing during such a life changing time. To allow me to talk beyond the point of a listening ear meant a lot to me. The process of it all was timely which was my fault simply because of my rate of pay. Which took maybe longer than most to pay off. The office workers never called about my balance, they allowed me to pay as much as I could when I could. Ultimately I was able to complete the process. My divorce is FINALIZED!!!!!!! Thank you guys so much for the support and team work! I’m forever greatful ❤️
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Posted by Trent | February 12, 2019
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Used for Adoption and a second time for custody.
Mr. Bodiford has done an outstanding job of getting the results we wanted. Our first case was a successful adoption. We used him a second time for an unusual custody case that we also prevailed in. We using his services of another adoption and possible other legal services soon.
Posted by Samuel | February 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney with good heart and passion for his job
Mr. Bodiford is the best of the best of what he does I hired him from out of state. And I got way more then I paid for. He really knows his family court. From the moment I hired him I knew that he would handle my case as like I was the only case he had. If I needed anything him or his clerk would have the answer and in the rare occasion they didnt he would find it fast and return my phone call ASAP with a since of urgency like I’ve never seen in any attorney I’ve ever dealt with. I must say thank god for this man and his law firm for the effort and enthusiasm they used within my case... if you ever need a family court attorney hire him. I’m a father that went up against my kids mother and he brought everything to light and explained and knew the out come before we got there.
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Posted by Charlene | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
I met Mr. Bodiford and his staff a couple of years ago. The day we met he always asked what I wanted to do. Mr. Bodiford made sure I was updated on my case. He showed compassion about my situation. My case lasted for a couple of years and we won the case. If I ever needed a family attorney, he is the best man for the job. GREAT STAFF
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2019
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Professional, Knowledgable, and Compassionate.
I would highly recommend Mr. Bodiford. He is a professional in every way. He was there with me through a legal matter that took 15 months to resolve. He was able to help resolve the issue with more than satisfactory results. If you are looking for a professional lawyer who will truly care about you and lead you through the entire process, don't hesitate to hire Mr. Bodiford as your attorney.
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Posted by Jason | January 31, 2019
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Excellent Divorce Attorney
Having been married in the state of Alabama but relocating to South Florida after our separation, Mr. Bodiford and his staff took care of all legal matters to make my divorce final.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • James W. Bodiford, Jr.
  • 1974 - Present

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Samford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2005 - Present
  • Sertomer Club
  • Past President
  • 1990 - Present
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • 1980 - Present
  • Mobile Bar Foundation
  • 1980 - Present
  • U. S. Federal District Court for the Southern Division of Alabama
  • 1976 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 1974 - Present
  • Alabama Bar Foundation
  • 1974 - Present
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1974 - Present
  • South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1974 - Present
  • Alabama Bar Foundation
  • 1974 - Present
  • United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • 1976 - 1980
  • Judge William Bolling
  • Clerk
  • 1972 - 1974
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse James
Divorce and separation 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. James is a dedicated, diligent and professional attorney, bound to solve even the most complex and challenging cases. He is a top notch attorney in his areas of practice and a well respected lawyer in the legal community. I recommend his quality services without hesitation to anyone seeking legal representation."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known James for over 30 years; worked in same office with him for several years and have been opposing counsel on occasion. James is conscientious, always prepared, willing to discuss the case with the other attorney and attempt to settle the issues so that both parties are satisfied with the result. He is a gentleman, not one to attempt to trip the other attorney up, but to conduct the case with dignity. He treats other lawyers with respect."
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with James for over 30 years. He is recognized by the local bar as a seasoned, gifted and ethical trial attorney. I give James my highest recommendation"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bodiford has practiced in Mobile, Alabama for many years and has a good reputation in the legal community. He is very personable and trustworthy. His clients benefit from his experience and knowledge in his chosen practice areas."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known him for many years and we practiced law together in the same office."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bodiford is a preeminent practitioner in the field of domestic relations law and he has many years of experience."
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Mobile Child custody Lawyer James Walter Bodiford Jr.
James Walter Bodiford Jr.
Child custody Attorney
Mobile, AL
Licensed for 50 years
Free Consultation