Lawyer Profile

Law School - University of Alabama School of Law

Bar Admission - 9/28/1979

Law Office Locations: Jasper

Geographic Areas Served: All Alabama Counties

Donna Smalley

Donna Wesson Smalley, PC

1820 3rd Avenue South

Jasper, AL 35501

Phone: 205-799-6078

Overview

Donna Wesson Smalley dedicates her practice to family law, personal injury claims and litigation. She practices at Donna Wesson Smalley, PC.

Areas of Practice:
Family Law
Personal Injury
General Practice
Litigation

Admissions:
Alabama, 1979

Memberships:
Tuscaloosa County (Committee Member, Domestic Relations and Access to Legal Services Committees) and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Chair, Citizens Education Committee, 1995-1996); Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (Chair, Minority Affairs Committee, 1994-1995); Tuscaloosa Trial Lawyers Association (Secretary, 1994-1995; Treasurer, 1995-1996; Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education (Instructor, 1990-).

Alabama State Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award -1997
- Committee on Law and Citizen Education-I 993-present; Chairperson 1995-97
- Outstanding Continuing Legal Ed. Achievement, 1993-94-95-96.
- Mediator. Civil and Domestic Relations & Appellate Mediator-since 1997
- Family Law Section, Alabama State Bar, Board of Directors. 1999-2000.
- Tuscaloosa Trial Lawyers Association 1987 to2005; Treasurer, 1995.
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Association 1986 to 2002; Board of Governor’s 1991-2000; (Executive Committee 1994-1998; Chair, Minority Affairs Committee. 1994-96).

Biography

Education:
The University of Alabama, School of Law

Experience

Donna Wesson Smalley's previous experience in working for an Insurance company gives her an advantage in negotiating and settling personal injury claims from auto accidents.  Donna is recognized throughout the state for her Family Law knowledge and expertise. Perhaps her strongest skill is mediation. "Most people want their problems solved as quickly and inexpensively as possible," she says, "and Mediation is usually the way to accomplish that."

June 2010- present- Private Practice, Donna Wesson Smalley, P.C.
Sept. 2005 – June 2010- Senior Associate Attorney, Ivey & Ragsdale- Emphasis in Personal Injury and Plaintiff’s rights, senior litigator.
1987 – Sept. 2005-Attorney, Solo practice, Donna Wesson Smalley, P.C.- Tuscaloosa, AL- General practice, with emphasis in Personal Injury and Domestic Relations.
1995- Circuit Judge Pro Tem-Criminal Jury Trials. Appointed by Alabama Supreme Court July 27, 1995.
1984 -86- Associate and Partner with Dan Gibson. Private. General Law Practice Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
1983-1984 - Judicial Clerkship. Administrative Assistant. Tuscaloosa County District Court Judge Gay Lake and Judge Steve Wilson. Charged with implementation of mandatory DUT legislation. Developed and implemented DUI and alcohol related assessment teams. Liaison between the Judicial Offices and AOC
1982 - Williams and Pradat Attorneys At Law Temporary Associate - General Practice of law-Represented clients to State Board of Adjustment before Hon. Redding Pitt
1978-1982- State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Senior Field Claims Adjustor. Prepared litigation, handled, Pro Ami settlements-Liaison to Rives-Peterson, Insurance Defense Finn.
1977-1978- Clerk Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office. Chief Research Clerk.

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