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Michael Ralph Holberg

Probate Attorney at Mobile, AL

4.9   55 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    60%
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests, Guardianship/Conservatorship, Suits to set aside beneficiary designations at or about the time of the incapacity of the ward or decedent, contested creditors' claims and all areas of Probate

    30 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Car wrecks, slip and falls, wrongful death.

    30 years

  3. Trusts
    10%
    Trust litigation.

    30 years

  4. Wills and living wills
    10%
    Preparing Estate Plans, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives and other instruments for clients

    30 years

COVID FRIENDLY: TAKING VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS. I HAVE OVER 28 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING PROBATE MATTERS, TRUSTS, WILLS AND PERSONAL INJURY CASES! I’M HERE TO HELP.

I have been practicing law for 29 years, primarily in the areas of Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Trust Litigation and Civil Litigation.  I take pride in efficiently handling my cases and providing personalized care to my clients.  I am a 3rd generation lawyer, practicing with my father, Ralph G. Holberg, III, (currently in his 58th year) and for a few years with my late grandfather, Ralph G. Holberg, Jr.  I am a native Mobilian having graduated from UMS in 1986, receiving a B.A. in Political Science in 1990 from the University of Alabama and my J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1993.  I practice primarily in Mobile and Baldwin Counties but can practice throughout the State in Probate, Circuit and the Federal Courts.  I am married and have 3 children.  I enjoy and take pride in helping people and if you think I can be of assistance, please let me hear from you.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2020 2019 + 3 ...

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Location

Holberg & Holberg
118 North Royal Street
Suite 804
Mobile, AL, 36602

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  55 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kenlynne | November 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A lawyer with heart
After reaching out to more than 4 attorneys to help with a complicated , 100 year old land deed which needed a cleared title, I was wholly discouraged. Each professional from whom I sought help barely listened to the facts of my story as they quickly surmised that the work required to clear this title would outweigh what they could charge to do it. But then I found Mike! Mike returned my phone call with only a few moments before the close of the business day, on the eve of his birthday. Due to my previous experiences and the late hour, I expected to hear yet another rushed excuse for not taking up my case. But to my delight, Mike listened to the details of my heirloom property. He asked questions, paused often in thought. He was actually contemplating solutions! In this initial conversation, he went straight to work at his computer all the whole asking deeper questions and contemplating possible roadblocks. He pulled up some details about the plot. He checked the assessors database and looked for local title companies who might provide us with other details needed before any real legal work could begin. And all of this effort within a few moments of chatting with me! What a kind and sympathetic gentleman. Here was a man who was truly passionate about his profession. He seems to truly enjoy the work of untying legal knots simply for the challenge of it, the satisfaction of solving a puzzle just because it was intriguing. Where the other lawyers spoke first about payment and money, Mike spoke first about the specific legal processes required, and considerations that might make things tricky, like any good craftsman does when assessing a project. I was delighted to find this rare gem who defies all the lawyer stereotypes of being cold and greedy. I am looking forward to his help resolving my legal matter. If you are tired of fruitless legal consults, I would encourage you to reach out to Mike. Though he may not be able to solve your specific legal issue, I can promise that he will take the time to educate and empower you so you can better pursue resolution.
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Posted by Rosemary Caldwell | November 6, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Michael Holberg is truly a praiseworthy lawyer.
Attorney Holberg is truly a praiseworthy lawyer. He is knowledgeable, intelligent, confident, and passionate about his client’s cases. He is honest and direct about the bounds of his area of practice and expertise and willing to refer you to a specialized attorney to assist if needed. This team approach shows integrity and a commitment to the overall success of your case and your individualized needs. I especially appreciated him effectively explaining my options and key strategies for my case. He worked hard to gather information and research to enhance the options and strategies he proposed. Beyond being a highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable lawyer, Attorney Holberg exhibits rare vesting in his clients that puts you at ease about knowing that your case will be handled fully, professionally, and right the first time. I highly recommend Attorney Holberg and his law firm to my family and closest friends. In my experience, he was able to provide a level of service far greater than standard law firms. Attorney Holberg and his staff always responded to me in a professional and timely manner. He was thorough, strategic, empathetic, and personable. Attorney Holberg took the time to hear all of my concerns and clearly and concisely outlined all the different courses of action, including the positives and negatives of each choice. I felt empowered and encouraged. He resolved my problem quickly. I could not have asked for better representation. Working with Attorney Holberg was incredibly easy and the least stressful part of a very difficult situation. Without hesitation, I give Attorney Holberg my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Robin | September 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Without hesitation, I give Michael my highest recommendation."
Michael is very knowledgeable and professional. In a very caring way, Michael helped me navigate through a difficult, painful event in my life. He was always available and explained things very clearly. I am extremely grateful for the service he provided.
Posted by Dovey | September 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Michael Holberg handled my difficult issue regarding my deceased parent’s estate. He was thorough, persistent, professional, and kind. Challenges kept popping up, and he handled them beautifully. Thanks to Michael, I can now move on with my life!
Posted by Constance | August 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Caring
I live in another state and needed help to close out my aunt's estate in Mobile. She left minimal instructions and there were a few issues to unravel. Mr. Holberg and I emailed and spoke several times on the phone, and he directed me on the best way to proceed. In addition to being knowledgeable, he also showed great care and concern in helping me. I truly appreciate it, and strongly recommend his services.
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Posted by Sheldon | June 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Friendly Lawyer
Michael has been both punctual and professional with my legal needs. I had issues with my late father's estate, which was tricky as he had retired to the UK and Spain but left a bank account in the US. Even with these added complications, Michael found all the answers. Not many lawyers would have taken the time to work through the intricacies of this estate, but Michael did it gladly at a great rate. He was very knowledgeable and was always readily available by phone or email when I had questions or concerns. I cannot recommend his services enough.
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Posted by Patti | March 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Five Start Rating
Very Knowledgeable, Extremely Professional, Success Oriented, and Caring! My family and I were referred to Michael Holberg and his dad, we desperately needed trusted professionals to assist us in the county of residence for our 105 year old Mother. We had a very complicated legal situation that required either a guardianship or conservatorship, according to the counsel we had been given. Michael and his dad used their legal genius to identify a faster and less costly option. Thanks to Holberg and Holberg we were able to successfully sell our Mother’s property in a timely manner so that we could continue to finance her long term health care. This was the miracle we had been praying for. We would enthusiastically recommend Michael and his dad to anyone needing expert legal assistance. We would not hesitate to engage their services, if we have a need in the future.
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Posted by Jonathan | February 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mother's Estate
I hired Mr. Holberg to help with the handling of my mother's Estate after her passing. He was always extremely responsive, answered every question I had, and made a tedious and confusing process simple and understandable. Now that I have my mom's estate handled, my wife and I are also going to have him help us draw up wills so that everything is in order for our children.
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Posted by David | July 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Holberg
We hired Mr. Holberg to assist in settling an estate. He was always quick to respond to questions, took time to answer questions clearly and completely, and handled a variety of complications well. We much appreciate his good help.
Posted by Paula | August 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and ethical
Mr. Holberg assisted me with understanding my rights regarding my inheritance. He took his time to review documents, hear my situation, and to advise accordingly....all without charging me a dime. I trust him to be honest and ethical. At this junction, I chose not to retain his services but I know who to call if my situation doesn't remedy itself. Thanks much Mr. Holberg.
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Posted by Gina | July 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great communicator and persistent.
Michael Holberg handled an after probate transfer of property that involved negotiation with claimants as well as interaction with the attorney of the estate trustee. He communicated clearly and promptly regarding progress and frequently served as our advocate in working with other parties. He was persistent in assuring that action was taken to work toward resolution of the property transfer with a final result of a filed deed. We greatly appreciate his diligence in a challenging situation. We live out of state and his competence in handling the matter was very reassuring. We were extremely pleased with Mr. Holberg's service.
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Posted by Deborah | June 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My "Guardian" Angel
Michael Holberg was an answer to my prayers. He was professional, timely and "on point" in our Guardianship case. He handled the case in 2014 and when issues arose in 2019, I went straight back to his office. Again, he handled the case professionally, with care and concern of all issues. I went back to him again to have our wills rewritten in 2020. I'll keep going back should I need his services in the future.
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Posted by Bobbi Hobbs | May 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Michael was referred to us by a mutual friend & we are so thankful that happened! He guided us & represented us through the guardianship of our adult daughter with special needs. During this time of social distancing, he made this process smooth and stress free for our daughter as well as us. He is superb! We are forever grateful!
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Posted by Angela | April 29, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was referred to Mr. Holberg by an attorney I worked for in the Mobile area years ago. He was very prompt in contacting me back and was very helpful in explaining what I needed to do in my situation. Because of a conflict of interest, he was not able to take my case, but was able to refer me to someone who could. Mr. Holberg was a tremendous help to me, very friendly and went above and beyond to help me. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Charolette | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely AMAZING Attorney!
My dad passed away suddenly and I needed an experienced probate lawyer. I was referred to Mr. Holberg and he did a FANTASTIC job of guiding me through everything I had to do. Until I hired him I was overwhelmed and confused. He was a blessing and I would definitely recommend him to anyone searching for a probate attorney.
Posted by Waion | January 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You So Much!
Our daughter passed away in Mobile, we live in Biloxi. From the beginning Mr. Holberg guided us and was very sympathetic to what we were going through. He said "Whenever you are ready, call me." After all the court proceedings were over, we finally called to close this last piece of her. Mr. Holberg did an outstanding job closing her estate. We were informed every step of the way and provided copies of all documents filed with the court. Again, Thank You Mr. Holberg.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A very positive experience
We hired Michael when we were unable to get any response from the county administrator about the status of the settlement of my brother’s estate and it seemed that the case, with its ongoing monthly expenses, might drag on indefinitely. Within a short time, Michael had contacted the county administrator, had gotten things moving, and had gotten the results we were looking for. He was always available, responsive to our concerns, and persistent in looking out for our interests. I wish we had hired him six months earlier.
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Posted by Evelyn | July 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A great attorney
Mr. Holberg is a very patient person. I went in his office sad and confused, he helped me a lot. Im very thankful for his help. Thanks a million Mr Holberg.
Posted by Sam Cochran | April 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Happy Client
I have struggled with an mineral rights company for years. Michael took over for us and has been simply amazing. His understanding of the company, their demands and how to get a decade long issue resolved in just weeks has been incredible. His communication throughout the process was consistent and clear. I cannot begin to explain how pleased we are. I would recommend Michael Holberg and will continue to call him when I need assistance, advice on a legal matter.
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Posted by David | January 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The absolute best! Look no further!
Michael Holberg is absolutely fantastic! Everything you could ever want in an attorney: great communication, very responsive, highly knowledgeable, dedicated and attentive. He helped us navigate the often confusing journey of estate distribution and matters of probate. We are out of state and Mr. Holberg has been our “boots on the ground” representative in getting everything sorted out. Worth every cent! Look no further, Mr. Holberg does a wonderful job!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Holberg and Holberg, P. C.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Mobile County Circuit Court
  • 1993 - 1994

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Mobile Bar Association, Probate Section
  • Chairman
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Mobile Bar Association, Probate Section
  • Chairman
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Mobile Probate Lawyer Michael Ralph Holberg
Michael Ralph Holberg
Probate Attorney
Mobile, AL
Licensed for 30 years
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