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Abbey Herrin Clarkson


Abbey is a graduate of Jacksonville State University and the University of Alabama School of Law. In law school, she was a member of the Campbell Moot Court Board and National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the Legal Profession, the country’s oldest legal ethics publication.

Abbey is a certified representative for the Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration, having handled more than 400 disability benefits cases all over the United States. She also represents students with education law issues and individuals who have been the victim of cemetery neglect/mismanagement.

Abbey started her own practice in 2010 with the goal of providing personalized attention to every client. With practices in Rainsville and Birmingham, she is able to serve clients all over Alabama. She is a member of The Birmingham Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section, DeKalb County Bar Association, Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama Roundtable, Rainsville Chamber of Commerce, and the Volunteer Lawyer Programs in Jefferson and Madison County. In 2014, she was chosen by Birmingham Magazine as a Top Attorney. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and going to concerts.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Social Security/Veterans Disability
  • 30% Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Veterans Disability, Veterans Administration, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals, 2011


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama – 2007
    • Law Journal: Journal of the Legal Profession, Editor in Chief, 2006 – 2007
  • Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
    • Master’s of Public Administration summa cum laude – 2004
    • Major: Political Science/Public Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney, Birmingham Magazine, 2014 – Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum, 2012 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DeKalb County Bar Association, Member, 2010 – Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Member, 2010 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2011 – Present
  • Turning Point Homeless Defense Counsel, 2014 – Present