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Amy Davis Adams

Partner
  • (205) 226-8794
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Education
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 2000, magna cum laude
  • Louisiana State University
    B.S., Accounting, 1997, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2000
About Amy
Q&A
  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

    I most often assist clients in the arenas of drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance directives, as well as supporting personal representatives with the probating of estates. I represent individuals and corporate fiduciaries in trust and estate litigation matters, including will contests. I also advise high net worth individuals and business owners on techniques to reduce taxes and business succession strategies.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

Select Matters

  • Favorable estate settlement/preservation of family business: Decedent incurred substantial debt that was due upon his death. I represented the family through the probate process which resulted in saving the family business.
  • Tax planning: I represented a family with substantial wealth. I helped them plan their estate through a series of transactions that resulted in the next generation saving millions of dollars in tax.

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        Credentials

        Education
        • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2000, magna cum laude
        • Louisiana State University, B.S., Accounting, 1997, summa cum laude
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 2000
        Professional Affiliations
        • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
        • Birmingham Bar, Probate Section, President
        Awards & Accolades
        • Chambers USA, Private Wealth Law, Alabama, 2019 
        • Martindale-Hubbell, AV-rated
        • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2016-present
        • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, Trust/Estate, 2020 
        • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, Probate 2017 & 2018
        • B-Metro Magazine, Top Attorney, Estate Planning & Trusts, 2018
        • B-Metro Magazine, Top Attorney, Probate, 2017
        • B-Metro Magazine, Top Women Attorneys, 2017