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Jessica Kirk Drennan - Birmingham, AL

500 Office Park DriveSuite 100 Birmingham, AL 35223

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Updated: 09/12/2016

Birmingham Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Jessica Kirk Drennan, family and matrimonial attorney since 1996 and founder of Kirk Drennan, P.C., attributes her great success to diligent preparation, creative solutions and passionate advocacy. Her firm began with only a Family Law Practice Group; however, recently expanded client services by adding a Probate Practice Group and a Criminal Defense Practice Group. Jessica leads the Family Law Practice Group which focuses on matrimonial and family law at the trial and appellate levels, and on the preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. With considerable experience in complex litigation, the Kirk Drennan Family Law Practice Group handles cases involving high asset marital estates, alimony and custody in controversy. The firm employs five (5) lawyers and seven (7) staff members all of whom are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the firm's clients. Jessica Kirk Drennan is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Board Certified Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and was recently inducted to The Birmingham Bar Foundation Society of Fellows.

Jessica is as dedicated to her community as she is to family and matrimonial law. In 2015 Jessica won the AG Gaston Award issued by the Birmingham Business Alliance. She also serves as the Immediate Past President of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary of the Family Law Section of the Alabama Bar Association, Secretary of the Board for Children's Village, President of the Women's Network and as board member of Birmingham Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer's Program and AROVA Birmingham Contemporary Ballet.

Jessica has twenty (20) years of litigation experience and her practice is state-wide including, but not limited, to Birmingham, Shelby County, Huntsville, Montgomery, Decatur, Florence, Tuscaloosa and Alexander City. Jessica and the members of Kirk Drennan P.C. are dedicated to their work and share a passion for helping people, children and families. With that passion Jessica has recently published a book to help people better understand the divorce process. Her goal in writing Divorce in Alabama was to identify the questions many of her client's had and provide answers according to Alabama law. Jessica and her firm know and respect that every family and every situation is unique.

About Jessica Kirk Drennan

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder

Qualifications

Other Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015 (Immediate Past President of the Alabama Chapter)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2013 - 2014 (President of the Alabama Chapter)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2012 (President Elect)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2010 - 2013 (Chair Seminar Committee)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2010 - 2011 (Secretary)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2009 - Present (Fellow)
  • Birmingham Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, 1996 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Women’s Section, 2004 - Present
  • Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2010 - Present
  • Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2016 (Board of Directors)
  • American Bar Association, 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1996 - Present (Family Law Section)
  • American Bar Association, 2010 (Trial Techniques and Strategies Committee, Member)
  • Montgomery Bar Association, 1998 - 2001
  • Tallapoosa County Bar Association, 1996 - 1998
  • The Women’s Network, 2009 - Present
  • Alabama Women in Business, 2012 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Children’s Village, Board Member
  • Founding Member Legal Leaders for Muscular Dystrophy Association, Board Chairman, 2013
  • AROVA Birmingham Contemporary Ballet, Board Member
  • Birmingham Multiple Sclerosis Advisory Counsel for the 2011 Leadership Class
  • Birmingham MS Leadership, Class of 2010
  • Volunteer and organizer of events at Jefferson County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2007 -2011
  • Volunteer and organizer of events for Children’s Village, 2007 to 2012
  • Volunteer and sponsor Service Juris Day, 2007 to 2012

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Jessica Kirk Drennan

Included on the 2024 Mid-South Super Lawyers list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jessica Kirk Drennan on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Awarded the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyer’s Program Volunteer Firm of the Year, 2011
  • Recognized as Top Flight Attorney of Birmingham, B•Metro Magazine, 2015
  • Recipient of the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyer’s Program Meritorious Service Certificate – 1996
  • Recognized as Top Family Law Lawyers in Birmingham, Birmingham Magazine 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015
  • Invited as guest Expert on Domestic Relations on the television program, “Law Call,” February 2010
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • AG Gaston Award, Birmingham Business Alliance, 2015

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Office Information

Address

500 Office Park DriveSuite 100 Birmingham, AL 35223

Fax

  • 205-803-1101

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Mon-Thurs 8:00am-5:00pm and Fri 8:00am-4:00pm

Publication

Articles

  • Author, Divorce in Alabama: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect. Addicus Books, Inc. Omaha, Nebraska. 2013
  • Author, June 12, 2012. Memorandum: Facebook can be High-tech Lipstick on a Collar. The Birmingham News
  • Author, June 30, 2011. Memorandum: Take Asset Precautions Before Saying ‘I Do’. The Birmingham News
  • “Domestic Torts: Going Beyond the Divorce Complaint,” The Georgia Family Law Review, Fall 2008, Pages 12-17

Representative Cases

  • Forbus v. Forbus; No. 2980333; Court of Civil Appeals
  • R.K.D.; Alias v. State; Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals; 712 So.2d 754 (Ala.Crim.App. 1997)
  • Vest v. Vest; NO: 2040332; Alabama Court of Civil Appeals; 978 So.2d 759 (Ala.Civ.App. 2006)
  • Neny v. Neny; NO: 2060175; Alabama Court of Civil Appeals; —So.2d—2008 WL 400358 (Ala.Civ.App. February 15, 2008)
  • Winford v. Winford; NO: 2120097; Alabama Court of Civil Appeals; (August 2013)
  • Lang v. Lang; NO: 2121085; Alabama Court of Civil Appeals; (October 2014)

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