Spring 2024 Alumni Spotlight – Truman Fitzgerald

Truman Fitzgerald was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. In July 2011, he joined the Birmingham Police Department. In December 2011, he graduated from the police academy and then was assigned to the East Precinct as a patrol officer. In July 2020, he joined the Public Information Division where he currently serves as a spokesperson […]

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Alumni Spotlight – Amy Dowdey

BSL alum Amy Dowdey graduated from Auburn University with a psychology degree. She then worked for Jessie’s Place, the women and children’s division of Jimmy Hale Mission. There she discovered her desire to help underserved populations. She enrolled in Birmingham School of Law in 2008 and graduated in 2011. While in law school, Dowdey worked […]

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Chris Hamer and Alan Duke to join Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC.

Chris Hamer and Alan Duke, BSL alumnus and current Birmingham School of Law faculty, announce their transition to joining Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC! Hamer, who regularly represents probate and estate matters, litigations, estate administration, guardianships, taxation and more, will join the firm as a Member. Duke, an experienced litigator and appellate attorney, joins the […]

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Birmingham School of Law – Class of 2020-2021

May 2021 Graduates Sandor V. AugustusCandace Celeste AveryJulie M. BorrelliChristine Ivie BusseyThomas Matthew ButtsHoward Lea Cockerham IVTiffany Ann ColburnMary McDonald CowgillLauren Kathryn CrossRita Moore DavisSamantha Jean DawsonYesennia EsparzaJames Lloyd Golden, IIIShelia West GoodwinCortney Renee HawkinsRobert Mitchell HooksCarol Ann JohnsonReginald DeAndre JonesRyan Ashley KoskiMarcus Fredric LeeJoy Elizabeth MorrisPatrick Skyler MurphyWilliam Jacob NelsonAmanda M. RamirezChristy Dawn ReidThomas […]

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Alumni Spotlight – Kirby Farris

Kirby Farris always wanted to be a lawyer. Growing up in rural Winston County, Alabama, he never thought his dream could come true. After graduating from the University of North Alabama, he realized he couldn’t afford to attend a traditional law school. “Fortunately, the clerk of the courts in Winston County told me about Birmingham […]

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Alumni Feature – Deborah Grimes

Birmingham School of Law alumna Deborah Grimes has been named one of the most influential women in corporate America for 2019 by Savoy Magazine. Grimes currently serves as UAB Health System’s chief diversity officer and received a Juris Doctor degree from BSL. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UAB and a master’s […]

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Alumni Spotlight – Rick Clementz

After graduating from college, Rick Clementz was working as an engineer. Eventually, he decided he wanted to advance his career but knew he couldn’t quit his job to go back to school. He was considering his options when he discovered that Birmingham School of Law (BSL) offered an opportunity for a Juris Doctorate degree during evenings and […]

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Alumni Spotlight – November 2018

Pooja Chawla practices Family Law in Birmingham. A native of India, she graduated from the University of Delhi with a major in English in 1998 and also has a post-graduate diploma in the French language. She came to the United States in 2001 and began law school in 2005. “I decided to go to law […]

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