About The Firm
The Burleson Firm is proud to serve the citizens of the entire state of Alabama in all areas of family law from its central location in the Birmingham metropolitan area. In our complex society, it is difficult and impractical for any Alabama attorney to remain current on every legal topic. The Burleson Firm strives to provide the highest level of skill and the latest available legal information. The Burleson law firm narrows its primary focus to the area of Alabama family law. Your attorney’s concentration will not be divided among multiple types of legal matters. In all but the most unusual cases, your attorney will be dealing with familiar issues that are addressed routinely every day. The primary goal of The Burleson Firm is to provide clients with the best possible representation in the field of Alabama family law. Our law firm provides this representation through continuing training, research, dedication and experience in this field. The firm handles all types of Alabama divorce issues, including contested and uncontested divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and property division. We regularly represent clients concerning post-divorce issues such as modification and contempt. Our law firm can advise you about prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, common law marriages, and legal separations. The Burleson Firm also handles other Alabama family law issues including, but not limited to, paternity, dependency and adoption.
The Founder – Tonya Frazier Burleson
From a central location in Birmingham, Alabama, Ms. Burleson has helped families in Alabama with divorce and family law issues for over 25 years. She has successfully helped clients to achieve their goals, not only in Birmingham, but also in numerous counties throughout the state of Alabama. Our founder understands that facing a family law issue can be a frightening and emotional time. Divorce and child custody issues can be even more stressful because the outcome is often one of the most pivotal events in your life. Ms. Burleson has had personal experience with the Alabama family law system. She, herself, is the divorced parent of two children. She has faced many common family law issues and understands their importance to you and your family. Ms. Burleson appreciates what you are going through and seeks to relieve as much of your emotional burden as possible. She shows her clients understanding and compassion. However, she also provides strong, aggressive representation against their opponents. She has triumphed over divorce in Alabama and you can too. She believes that it is an honor to receive your trust. Ms. Burleson knows that your family law case is not just another legal case. It is YOUR family’s future.
The firm’s founder was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1990 after graduating from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Burleson’s background is evidence of the uncommon level of intelligence that she brings to the practice of law. Not only did Ms. Burleson graduate from high school in 1984 as valedictorian of her class, but she did so at the unusually young age of 15. She then attained a Bachelor of Science degree from top-ranked Birmingham-Southern College. Ms. Burleson’s had a double major in accounting and mathematics. In 1987, at the age of 19, Ms. Burleson graduated summa cum laude from BSC and was honored to be chosen for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. In May 1990, she then earned her Juris Doctor degree from Cumberland School of Law where she was a member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. Cumberland’s motto is “Seek wisdom to temper justice with compassion.” Ms. Burleson was then admitted to the Alabama State Bar in October of 1990 at the age of 22. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar and the Litigation Section of the Alabama State Bar. Early in her career, Ms. Burleson was also admitted to the United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama and the United States Supreme Court. She has received negotiation training from the Latz Negotiation Institute and is a skilled and experienced negotiator. She has also attended arbitration training at the Alabama State Bar headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Burleson Firm engages additional support staff to assist in document preparation, electronic document management and database management. A receptionist provides professional phone answering services to our clients and is available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday to answer calls and receive documents.
Contact The Burleson Firm
If you are thinking of filing for divorce or believe that your spouse is, we can help you determine the best course of action. Let The Burleson Firm schedule a no-obligation conference with a serious Alabama family law attorney to answer your divorce and family law questions.
For a free phone consultation, call us at 1 (205) 795-2033.