DeKalb County, Alabama Estate Planning Lawyers

Angela Cochran Morgan
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DeKalb County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(256) 845-3386 108 Forest Avenue SW
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Criminal
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Gregory S. Cusimano
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Etowah County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 51 years experience
(877) 221-9867 153 S 9th St
Gadsden, AL 35901
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Products Liability
University of Alabama School of Law
Gregory S. Cusimano was born in Gadsden, Alabama and attended local schools. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1965 receiving a B.S. from the School of Commerce and Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1968. After returning to Gadsden, he actively served his community through various civic organizations. He has served as Executive Board member, Treasurer, Vice President, President, and Past President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. In 1988, he was appointed by the Alabama Supreme Court to serve on the...
Sara J. Doty
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Madison County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(256) 519-9970 4725 Whitesburg Drive South
Suite 202
Huntsville, AL 35802
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Birmingham School of Law
Sara is passionate about helping families plan for the future and protect what is most important to them. This includes implementing estate plans, as well as assisting clients to address more complex planning situations such as planning for loved ones with special needs, estate tax planning, income tax planning, asset protection, adoptions and step-parent adoptions. Always willing and able to explain complicated legal concepts clearly and concisely, Sara is skilled at working with her clients to ensure their plan will work now and in the future. Sara is a member of the Alabama State Bar as well as the United...
Emily Hawk Mills
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Etowah County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(256) 543-0400 153 S 9th St
Gadsden, AL 35901
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Products Liability
University of Alabama School of Law
Emily received her JD from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1989. Upon graduation, she clerked with the Honorable Sue Bell Cobb, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals for one year before joining this practice in Gadsden. She has been extremely involved in community service and with the American Association for Justice and Alabama Association for Justice.
John Finley Porter III
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Jackson County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(256) 574-5156 123 East Laurel Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Estate Planning, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
The successful argument of J.E. B. v. Alabama before the U.S. Supreme Court marked an exciting milestone for John F. Porter, III. The Porter Law Group offers offers a broad range of professional and personal legal services. John and Claire Porter represent local, national and international corporate clients as well as local governments and agencies. Additionally, we strive to provide the personal, "home town" service needed by individuals. John F. Porter, III or C. Claire Porter will personally meet with you to discuss your case and they will communicate with you through email and written correspondence regarding your case as...
Steven Aleck Harris
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Madison County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(256) 945-0502 600 Boulevard South S.W.
Suite 104
Huntsville, AL 35802
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
We are a bankruptcy, divorce, and injury law firm helping individuals throughout Alabama. Call us today for a consultation in one of our offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, or Anniston.
Gary Wayne Lackey
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Jackson County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(256) 259-3929 126 E Peachtree St
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Gary graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1981 and received his B.A. in Political Science with Honors from UA Huntsville in 1978. He has been practicing law in Alabama since 1981 and began his private practice in Scottsboro in 1982. Before entering private practice, Gary spent a year as general counsel for an insurance company in Alabama. The Lackey Law Firm has grown under his leadership and with his focus on Auto Accidents, Truck Wrecks, Wrongful Death, Injury Law, Divorce, Custody, DUI, Criminal Defense, Health Care Law and Civil Litigation. Gary graduated...
Norma McCord Wells
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Marshall County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(256) 593-4009 116 N. Broad St.
Boaz, AL 35957
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Chad Allen Morgan
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Madison County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer
(256) 519-8782 120 Holmes Avenue
Suite 302
Huntsville, AL 35801
Estate Planning, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Birmingham School of Law
Joshua M. Pendergrass
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Marshall County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(256) 894-0062 101 North Carlisle Street, Suite 101
P.O. Box 2145
Albertville, AL 35950
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than services performed by other lawyers. No attorney client relationship is established by the use of any information contained on this site. The varied experiences of Joshua M. Pendergrass, make him ideally suited to serve clients with various needs and case types. Growing up in Fairview, Tennessee, a small town in a rural area outside Nashville, Josh learned from his grandparents, an appreciation for hard work, and for sticking to one's word. Upon graduation from high school, Josh attended Lambuth University, in Jackson, Tennessee, on scholarship. By...
Paul Seckel
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Marshall County, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(256) 571-1529 1320 Gunter Ave Suite A
Guntersville, AL 35976
Estate Planning, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Robert W. Walker
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Marshall County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(256) 202-2711 1300 Bettinger Mountain Rd
Union Grove, AL 35175
Estate Planning, Appeals, Divorce and Elder
Attorney Walker graduated in 1983 from the prestigious Suffolk University Law School located in Boston, Massachusetts. Following his graduation, Attorney Walker was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and was employed in the private sector by a former Massachusetts Superior Court Judge and former Massachusetts Assistant District Attorney until he formed his current firm, Walker & Associates. Attorney Walker remained domiciled and engaged in the practice of law in Massachusetts until he relocated back to his family’s ranch located in Union Grove, Alabama for the purpose of caring for his ailing mother. Upon his return to Alabama, Attorney Walker...
Todd Frederick
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Etowah County, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(256) 543-3664 200 Chestnut Street
Suite A
Gadsden, AL 35901
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Samford University
Jack Whitfield Torbert
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Etowah County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(256) 547-7551 1024 Forrest Ave
Gadsden, AL 35901
Estate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Alabama School of Law
Etowah County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer
(256) 547-8678 820 Chestnut St
Gadsden, AL 35901
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Birmingham School of Law(AL)
Cherokee County, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(256) 927-5764 440 W Main St
Centre, AL 35960
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Etowah County, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(256) 442-3291 112 Dalehaven Pl
Gadsden, AL 35901
Estate Planning and Business
Madison County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(800) 255-6534 115 North Side Square
Huntsville, AL 35801
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Etowah County, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(256) 543-1660 1925 Rainbow Dr
Gadsden, AL 35901
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Madison County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer
(256) 534-2436 1902 Chippendale Dr SE
Huntsville, AL 35801
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Madison County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer
(256) 883-6850 6004 Macon Ct SE
Huntsville, AL 35802
Estate Planning, Immigration and Tax
Cherokee County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer
(256) 927-4149 201 1st Ave W
Centre, AL 35960
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Birmingham School of Law(AL)
Cherokee County, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(256) 927-5581 270 E Main St
Centre, AL 35960
Estate Planning, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Jackson County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(256) 259-2004 131 E Laurel St
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Madison County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer
(256) 881-3881 700 Boulevard S SW
Huntsville, AL 35802
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Marshall County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer
(256) 586-9000 725 N Brindlee Mountain Pkwy
Arab, AL 35016
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Etowah County, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(256) 547-6801 930 Forrest Ave
Gadsden, AL 35901
Estate Planning, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Jonathan A. Blackwell
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Madison County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(256) 539-4464 2304 Memorial Pkwy SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Elder
University of Alabama School of Law
Criminal defense attorney Jonathan Blackwell graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1997, and has continued in practice since. He has 20+ years' experience handling various cases - including criminal defense, DUI defense, personal injury, family law, divorce, and more - in courtrooms throughout Huntsville, Athens, Madison, Decatur, Scottsboro, and surrounding North Alabama areas. Attorney Blackwell currently works as a partner at Crumbley-Blackwell, & Associates, P.C. and offers free consultations for all criminal defense, DUI defense, and personal injury related cases in Alabama. Contact Attorney Jonathan Blackwell today to schedule your free consultation - by calling (256)...
Mitchell John Howie
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Madison County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(256) 533-8074 107 North Side
Huntsville, AL 35801
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Employment
In 2015 Huntsville Attorney Mitchell J. Howie was selected as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. One of the best family lawyers in Huntsville, Mitchell J. Howie was also recognized as one of the Top 10 under 40 of Alabama Family Lawyers by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. In 2014 Attorney Mitchell J. Howie was recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Huntsville Attorney Mitchell J. Howie was also recognized as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40...
Anne Reilly Moses
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Shelby County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(205) 967-0901 300 Cahaba Park Circle, Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35242
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
St. John's University School of Law
Anne R. Moses received her B. A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York; and Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York and Alabama. Anne is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and former Chair of the Elder Law Services Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association. She also has received her Mediation Certification from the Alabama State Bar and serves on the Board of the SOS Foundation. She has been voted as one of the Best...
Robert Vargo
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Madison County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(256) 539-7396 2317 Market Place
Suite C
Huntsville, AL 35801
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
St. Mary's University School of Law
Robert Vargo has over 35 years experience representing businesses and individuals in an extensive variety of corporate, commercial, technology and real estate law matters. During that time, he has enjoyed long standing relationships with many clients nationwide.
Amber Yerkey James
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Madison County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(256) 518-9529 2311 Market Place S.W.
Suite B
Huntsville, AL 35801
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Employment
Birmingham School of Law
I am the owner of New Beginnings Family Law, P.C., originally founded in 2006 as James Family Law Center, LLC. We are a matrimonial and family law firm serving clients in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, dependency, grandparent visitation, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, surrogacy, adoption, collaborative law, mediation, and appeals. I am licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Courts for the Northern District of Alabama, and all state courts in the State of Alabama. I have received training in many areas...
Donald E Knapp, Jr.
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Jefferson County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(205) 409-4404 2100 Southbridge Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35209
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Probate
William H. Bowen School of Law
As the managing partner and founder of Knapp Law Firm and Knapp and Associates, I manage a team of skilled lawyers, legal professionals and support staff representing clients in multiple states across the Southeastern United States. Being licensed in seven states, a host of federal jurisdictions, a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar and operating four offices allows us to provide the best legal representation possible for our clients through the use of cutting edge technology, required continuing education for our professionals and having only the best people on our team. Whether our clients...
James Blount Griffin
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Jefferson County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(205) 502-2199 6 Office Park Circle, Suite 100
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Vanderbilt University Law School
We help you find the peace of mind that comes from taking care of your family and property. You want to protect your assets and save them for those you love. We are all mortal, and planning now for bad health or even sudden death allows you live your life to the fullest. My current practice combines experience in real estate law with estate planning and elder law. I am administrator of my late mother's affairs and guardian for my disabled older brother. My father, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War,...
Christopher S Hamer
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Jefferson County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(855) 414-2637 2100 First Avenue North
Suite 230
Birmingham, AL 35203
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Alabama School of Law and Birmingham School of Law
Chris Hamer, a Birmingham native, regularly advises and represents clients on a broad range of legal issues, including: probate and estate matters, civil litigation, arbitration, business transactions, contract disputes, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, probate support for personal injury litigation, estate administration, estate and trust litigation, and taxation.

He has been recognized by Birmingham Magazine in its Top Attorneys list in the areas of Probate Law (2017, 2018) and Tax Law (2017), and was selected to the 2018 Mid-South’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for Estate & Trust Litigation. Chris maintains the highest Avvo Rating of 10.0 – Top Attorney, and...
David Paul Coates
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Madison County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(256) 469-1828 4040 Balmoral Drive SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Estate Planning, Business, Immigration and Probate
University of Alabama School of Law and Stetson University College of Law
A graduate of Stetson University College of Law and a veteran of the United States Army, David Coates is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable legal services. A former JAG officer, Mr. Coates has experience drafting hundreds of wills and other estate planning documents. Mr. Coates also has a wealth of experience in immigration, business law and securities litigation.
Malcolm S McLeod
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Jefferson County, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(205) 930-1774 1980 BRADDOCK DR
HOOVER, AL 35226
Estate Planning, Family, Probate and Real Estate
Birmingham School of Law
I graduated High School from Vestavia Hills, and am a long-time Birmingham native. After graduating from the University of Alabama, I formed a Mortgage Company, and attended law school at Birmingham School of law.

My practice centers around Real Estate matters, and Probate law. I have additional expertise in Family Law &
Corporation law.

In the summer of 2018, I purchased and moved my offices to my new location on Braddock Drive.

William Brooks Beckum
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Jefferson County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(205) 588-0699 3184 Cahaba Heights Road
Birmingham, AL 35243
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Construction, Employment and Insurance Claims
Washington University School of Law
Mr. Beckum has over fourteen years of legal experience representing individuals and small businesses in civil litigation and estate planning matters. Mr. Beckum's civil litigation practice focuses on employment litigation and construction litigation. He represents individuals throughout the State of Alabama that have been wrongfully terminated as a result of discrimination (race, gender, pregnancy, religion, and disability) and also represents victims of sexual harassment and retaliation.

His construction litigation practice focuses on representing individuals who have purchased a home or condominium with defective work. He has successfully represented numerous homeowners, condominium associations, and small business owners...
Jack T. Carney
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(205) 802-0696 300 Office Park Drive
Suite 160
Birmingham, AL 35243
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Tulane University School of Law
The focus of my law practice is helping people develop a thoughtful estate plan to better protect their loved ones in the event of death or disability. I want to use my knowledge and experience to help families avoid problems and disputes during normal life transitions. I also handle a variety of probate and trust matters, including estate administrations, guardianships and conservatorships.

General business planning is usually a part of estate planning for business owners. I often help clients get their business house in order during the estate planning process, ensuring that the proper documents are in place...
Daniel Houston Chambers
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Jefferson County, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(205) 913-4057 2081 COLUMBIANA ROAD, SUITE 16
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
My Divorce/Family Law and Estate Planning law firm is located on Columbiana Road just south of Greensprings Highway in Vestavia Hills near Hoover and Birmingham. I provide my clients with personalized, local legal services that they need to manage even the most complex legal challenges.

When I meet with potential clients, I sit down and work to get to know them. This type of attorney-client relationship enables me to learn about their specific issues, needs and helps me to determine the legal goals for their specific case. It also allows us to begin developing the kind of relationship where the...
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


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