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Alison Baxter Herlihy

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mobile, AL

4.6   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Mississippi - MS 17 years
    Alabama - AL 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2005
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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Alison Baxter Herlihy, P.C.
1751 Dauphin Street.
Mobile, AL, 36604

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4.6 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by Nowoghomwenma | October 2, 2018
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Best Lawyer to go to if you need to get custody
After several court visits to be able to see my boys, even though I was paying Mortgage, utilities and full child support with no success and being told by my previous lawyer that it is not unusual to be paying so much as a physician; I saw Alison in court during my multiple court visits and I just had the feeling that I should consider her as a lawyer. After researching her more I decided to get her counsel. I would say that was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. Immediately she got on the case, I was able to see my boys as scheduled on the court order. She was trying to cut my payments down so we planned to go back to court. However, due to my ex-wife erratic behavior, she advised me to seek for custody. I initially turned it down, since I was told by my previous lawyer that my chance of winning a custody battle was very slim. As my ex-wife behavior became more erratic during a few court visits, she advised me again to consider fighting for custody and I did. Now, with her help, I have full custody of my boys, house is sold, so no need to pay mortgage or utility bills. Getting Alison as my lawyer was a blessing and she fought for me till the very end, and every penny spent for her representation was an amount well spent. I am glad this is not something to do over, but if it was, I will take Alison as my lawyer again. Thank you so much Alison and Bre. I really do appreciate all your hardwork and patience.
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Posted by Tom | June 2, 2018
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Fantastic Lawer for Custody Case
Alison managed a difficult custody case, helping my wife and me get custody of our grandchild to ensure her safety and well-being. Alison is firm yet compassionate. She was thorough in preparing for the hearings, and made sure that I was prepared to testify. She has knowledge of the system and the people at the courthouse, and was able to navigate the process easily.
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Posted by Kristy | March 29, 2018
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Represented me for my contested divorce
Alison did an amazing job with my contested divorce. I had no children and it should have been easy but the other side was difficult. She helped me get a fair judgement and helped settle my case. I’m very satisfied. She is extremely knowledgeable and is very straight forward and to the point. She gets the job done. Highly recommend her.
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Posted by Sara | January 20, 2018
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Excellent attorney!
Alison was my attorney during a divorce and custody battle. My (now) ex-husband wanted everything.. Full custody of kids, house, property, etc. From the second I walked in the door, Alison made me feel at ease. Our divorce took over a year and Alison was always right on top of it, explaining what would happen next, helping to calm my nerves. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I highly recommend Alison!
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Posted by Joycelyn | January 18, 2018
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Best Family Attorney Ever!
Alison represented me in my difficult divorce case. She managed all my affairs in a positive, proactive, & professional manner. Alison is an amazing advocate, who listens and fights to achieve your best interests. She did for me! She offers excellent personal attention, strong counsel, comprehensive services, and positive results!
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2016
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Perfect Touch
Alison was instrumental in navigating through the legal process of custody and divorce. Within a few minutes of my consultation I felt comfortable and engaged for my life event. The communication you receive from Alison and Bre is the perfect touch to keep you in a comfortable place throughout the process. I’m very grateful for everything Alison and Bre did for me throughout my divorce.
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Posted by Kayla | September 20, 2016
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Best Custody and Family Attorney in Town
Alison is definitely the best lawyer in the area for custody and family law. Her and Bre kept me very informed, were extremely affordable, and made sure I knew I was taken care of. Can't thank them enough!!
Posted by Klay | April 6, 2016
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Honest, capable, and effective
I had to return to court after a very contentious divorce. My previous attorney took another job and had to resign from my case, and I was directed by friends to call Ms. Herlihy. From start to finish, Alison handled my case well. I always felt comfortable asking questions or asking for advice. She is clearly very capable, and very easy to work with. I was completely confident with Ms. Herlihy representing me.
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Posted by Joy | January 14, 2016
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A Sincere Thank You
After a 32 year marriage and facing an imminent divorce, a friend recommended Ms. Herlihy to me for a consultation. Upon entering the front door, I was met with a warm and welcoming atmosphere created by Bre, Ms. Herlihy's paralegal. After the consultation, I retained Ms. Herlihy to represent me in the divorce proceedings. From beginning to end, Ms. Herlihy alleviated all of my fears and concerns. She answered every question with care and compassion. She was very understanding and accommodating regarding the payment for her services. She and her paralegal made a sad, stressful, heartbreaking experience much easier to bear.
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Posted by Kyla | September 17, 2015
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Fantastic Attorney
I am thrilled with my decision to have Alison Baxter Herlihy represent me in my divorce. The process was swift, simple, and painless. I truly appreciate the work that Alison for me.
Posted by Tony | August 24, 2015
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An Exceptional Lawyer!
There are three certain professions that the older you are, consumers will feel an artificial sense of comfort and confidence in that person’s ability. Those professions are: doctor, lawyer and commercial pilot. No one would want to have delicate brain surgery from recent medical school graduate, nor would they feel comfortable having their freedom fought for in court by a young public defender. Lastly, anyone who has ever flown commercial airlines, and has witnessed the twenty-something pilot towing his bag through the terminal would just about make anyone apprehensive about flying. My point is this; I spent over a month and a half researching for the best possible attorney to represent me in the most important event in my life, and all information pointed to Alison each and every time. I then realized that the only reason I was hesitant to retain her was that she was younger than her peers, despite her having achieved much more success in her career. I had effectively gotten caught up in the above mentioned preconceived notions, despite the data that proved otherwise. I had my initial consultation and any doubts that I may have had, effectively disappeared. Alison projected confidence, competence and a strong moral ethic. She kept me grounded and on-course despite the defense attorney’s best efforts to wear me down with repeated trial delays. After a year and a half of unnecessary delays, we finally had our day in court. Alison was nothing short of amazing to watch in court as she single-handedly proved her case over an established defense team. The judge awarded me everything I was seeking, and lauded Alison for being able to effectively argue such a large, complex case in only one full day session, and that she set the bar for other attorney’s to (hopefully) emulate in her court. In closing, remember you are trusting your life in the hands of whomever attorney you choose. So, do you want to put your life in the hands of a Specialist, or a General Practitioner? Alison is a Subject Matter Expert in her specialized field of Family Law, so why would anyone select an attorney who practices in multiple different areas of law?
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2014
5 star lawyer
Alison handled my child custody case. There are not enough words to explain this amazing attorney. She worked hard, kept up to date on everything that was happening, and was quick to address concerns or questions I had. She is not a pushover attorney like I had before. She is well informed and extremely professional. During the hardest battle of my life she was the only one who truly listened to me. She won my case and provided me a sense of relief. I could finally breathe again. Thank you Alison!
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Posted by Paula | April 16, 2014
The best attorney for matters regarding children
Alison was referred by another attorney to me. I first spoke to Alison a couple years ago, regarding a situation where an absent father of seven years was seeking visitation with my daughter. He was $25,000 in arrears with CSEA and had a new wife who constantly injected herself into the situation. Alison gave me the confidence I needed @ a very difficult time. This attorney is hands down 'all work'. She tackled this situation with caution and care, updated me, fought for my daughter, examined and submitted evidence, guided me, and in all honesty, kept me calm when I was a bundle of nerves. She is thorough and knowledgeable in her profession, and her ethic is followed accordingly. She knows the law, she has integrity and is well respected. Should the need for representation ever arise again for family/children issues, Alison will be the attorney who will represent me. My overall rating for Alison is perfectly satisfied.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2013
Great Lawyer
Loved her! Kept me updated on everything, and was always quick to respond!
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2014
The assistant doesn't know attorney's hourly rate
I don't know how you can trust an attorney if she can tell you upfront her hourly rate range. I was searching for a divorce attorney, I spoke to her assistant, the assistant told me that she doesnt' know the attorney's hourly rate, not even a range. The assistant told me that I will be charged $150 for consultation, then the attorney would determine how much she would charge me. I can't trust an attorney who doesn't want to tell a potential client how much charge would be.
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Posted by yvonne | January 6, 2023
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adoption that didn't happen
charged half of the retainer to do nothing. No adoption. $22.50 per phone call to tell me nothing new. Fired me for being angry with their nonperformance. 3 months to try and adopt a child already in my home.
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  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005


  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Journal of the Legal Profession
  • Ethical Issues In Child Custody
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • VLP Annual Seminar
  • Uncontested Divorce Basics
  • 2013

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Child custody Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alison is a dedicated, diligent and professional attorney, bound to solve even the most complex and challenging cases. She is a top notch attorney in her areas of practice and a well respected lawyer in the legal community. I recommend her quality services without hesitation to anyone seeking legal representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My firm has worked with Ms. Herlihy on several matters and she is always professional and kind. I would definitely recommend this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have recommended Alison to several of my clients who have been facing divorce issues, child custody or support issues or family law matters. All have reported great satisfaction with the professional service she has provided and they appreciate and respect the care and concern she demonstrated for their well being. I highly recommend Ms. Herlihy for anyone facing a divorce, child custody/support or family law matter."
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Mobile Divorce and separation Lawyer Alison Baxter Herlihy
Alison Baxter Herlihy
Divorce and separation Attorney
Mobile, AL
Licensed for 18 years