Lawyer Profile

Law School - Birmingham School of Law

Bar Admission - 9/25/2009

Law Office Locations: Birmingham

Geographic Areas Served: All counties in Alabama

Pooja Chawla

Pooja Chawla P.C.

2107 5th Avenue North, Suite 400

Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: 205-287-8361

Overview

Pooja Chawla practices at Pooja Chawla P.C. located in Birmingham, AL. She focuses her practice on a variety of areas in order to offer the most effective legal services possible.

Areas of Practice:
Adoption
Alimony & Spousal Support
Child Support, Custody & Visitation
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Criminal Law

Admissions:
Alabama

Memberships:
Alabama State Bar

Health and Wellness Task Force – 2017-present

Membership Benefits Task Force – 2017-present

Leadership Forum Alumni Section, Executive Council – 2018

Pro Bono Committee - 2019

 

Birmingham Bar Association

Public Service Committee – 2011

Future Leaders Forum Committee – 2011

Volunteer Lawyers Program – 2014-present 

New Lawyers Mentoring Program – Assistant Program Director 2014-2015 

New Lawyers Mentoring Program – Committee Chair 2015 – present

Pro Hops Vino Committee - 2018 

 

Bessemer Bar Association

Bessemer Bar Association Law Library committee member – 2013–present

Bessemer Bar Association Juvenile Section committee member – 2016-present

 

Leadership Programs

Future Leaders Forum – Class of 2015

Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class 13 – 2016-2017

Alabama Leadership Initiative, Class 1 – 2017-2018

Leadership Birmingham – Class of 2020

 

Board Member

Legal Scout, LLC, Advisory Board – 2018

Legal Aid Society of Birmingham - Board of Trustees – 2016-present; Vice-President – 2018; President - 2019

Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association, Birmingham Chapter – Executive Vice-President Board of Directors (2019), Secretary (2013-2016) – Graduate Class of 2011

 

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association – 2018-present

National Legal Mentoring Consortium, member – 2016-present

Shore Vance Inns of Court, member – 2013 – 2018

Jefferson County New Lawyers Mentoring Program – Assistant Program Director 2011-2013

Biography

Recognized to the Rising Star List in 2017 and 2018, Pooja Chawla is a solo practitioner with a passion for Family, Criminal, Civil and Probate matters.  She serves as chair of the New Lawyer Mentoring Program with the Birmingham Bar Association and is a member of the National Legal Mentoring Consortium committed to developing better strategies for mentoring young attorneys.  A graduate of many state and local leadership programs, Ms. Chawla also serves as President of the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham Board of Trustees.  She received her J.D. from Birmingham School of Law in 2009.  Ms. Chawla is a native of India and has resided in Birmingham, Alabama for 17 years.  Ms. Chawla was recognized by B-Metro Magazine as one of Birmingham’s Top Women Attorneys for 2018.  She was also recognized by B-Metro as Top Flight Attorneys for 2019.  She can speak Hindi, Punjabi, English and French.  

Education:

J. D., Birmingham School of Law, 2009

Public Relations, R. P. Institute of Communication and Management, New Delhi, India,

1999

B. A., English Literature, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, 1998

Diploma French language, J. N. Academy of Languages, New Delhi, India, 1997

Experience

Active in her legal community, Ms. Chawla is a member of several local, state and national bar associations, and she currently chairs the Birmingham Bar Association's New Lawyer Mentoring Program. She also serves as vice-president for board member of the FBI Birmingham Citizens Academy Alumni Association and provides pro bono services for the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham, where she also serves as President for the board of trustees.

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