Abbey is a graduate of Jacksonville State University (B.A. and M.P.A) 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.
Before joining Lloyd & Hogan in 2015, Abbey was a solo practitioner for five years. Abbey is passionate about fighting for the rights of the disabled and has successfully handled hundreds of Social Security disability benefits cases all over the Southeast. In 2016, she was chosen by Super Lawers for the Mid-South Rising Stars list in the area of Social Security disability law. She is accredited by the Veterans Administration to represent Veterans in VA Benefits matters.
Abbey also represents individuals who have been victimized by the funeral industry, with experience handling cases involving funeral home negligence, negligent embalming, funeral home fraud, cemetery mismanagement, improper burials, and other outrageous conduct.
Abbey is a member of The Birmingham Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section and DeKalb County Bar Association. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and going to concerts.
Areas of Practice
- 70% Social Security/Veterans Disability
- 30% Litigation
- 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
- Veterans Disability, Veterans Administration, 2011
- 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
- Jakeman v. Lawrence Group Mgmt. Co. LLC , 82 So.3d 655 (Supreme Court of Alabama 2011)
- Wooten v. Morton, 138 So.3d 990 (Ala. Court of Civ. Appeals 2013)
Glasscox v. Argo, 903 F.3d 1207 (11th Cir. 2018)
Etherton v. Commissioner of Social Security, 2018 WL 4568625 (N.D.Ala. 2018)
Lewis v. Mitchell, 188 So.3d 698 (Ala. Ct. of Civ. App. 2015)
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