I have dealt with many lawyers over the years with my son. Sherri Smelley is the first lawyers who took a personal interest in doing what was best. Sherri Smelley was also interested in my son’s problems and concerns. Sherri Smelley is very dependable, compassionate, but very effective in their work. –Mother of a Criminal Client

Sherri Smelley "embodies all the essential character traits necessary for success in life such as honesty, diligence, devotion to duty" /Research Librarian

My wife and I recently needed legal counsel for a difficult case. After a long and arduous search, we found Sherri Smelley. Sherri Smelley is not only professional and knowledgeable, but compassionate and caring. Sherri Smelley made us feel like representing us was not a job, but a calling. We were treated like family and not like a faceless client. Sherri Smelley took our case and in spite of the case difficulties, represented us well and obtained a favorable outcome. If we ever needed legal representation again, we will not hesitate to call Sherri Smelley. We highly recommend Sherri Smelley for any legal needs.

Sherri Smelley "genuinely cares about others" /Adjunct Professor of Law

Estate Planning & Probate

The goal of any estate plan is to develop a roadmap for your loved ones to use in order to accomplish your wishes after you exit this life. Often, individuals discuss their end-of-life plans with those closest to them without reducing those plans to a legally valid form. We will take the time to review your individual circumstances, listen to your personal desires, and recommend a course of action to accomplish your wishes. We recognize that everyone has unique needs. We will work with you to develop the estate plan that accomplishes your goals.
Your estate plan may include:

  • Last Will & Testament
  • Trust
  • Power of Attorney
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney

The loss of a family member creates a significant burden on those left behind. Survivors must settle the final affairs of their deceased loved one at a time of great loss and grief. Prior to becoming an attorney, we served as a legal assistant to one of Mobile and Baldwin Counties’ most respected probate attorneys. It was there that we developed an appreciation for touching the lives of grieving families in their time of loss. It is only natural that we incorporated this area of law into our practice. We truly care for you in your time of loss and grief. If you are faced with the loss of a loved one, we will work to make the probate process as simple and smooth as possible. We will advise you throughout the process with concern for your grief and respect for your valuable time.

Estate Planning Asset Questionnaire
Family Questionnaire
General Information Probate Estate
Probate Estate Asset Questionnaire

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References: These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.