Candace B. Peeples

Top rated Family Law attorney in Birmingham, Alabama

Peeples Law
Candace B. Peeples
Peeples Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Alabama since: 2000

Education: Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2014

Peeples Law

2956 Rhodes Circle South
Birmingham, AL 35205 Visit website

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A partner at Peeples Law in Birmingham, Alabama, Candace B. Peeples is widely recognized within the realm of family law attorneys in both Alabama and across the United States. Possessing a wealth of experience, an unwavering focus and an unbridled passion for upholding excellence, she brings these attributes to bear with every client she represents. Concentrating on limited areas of matrimonial and family law, such as divorce, child custody and support, alimony, property division, adoption, assisted reproductive technology, and other post-divorce modification and enforcement issues, clients can rest assured they are in safe hands with her.

Having completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia in 1997, Ms. Peeples achieved her J.D. cum laude from the Samford University Cumberland School of Law in 2000. During her time there, she was an invaluable member of the law school’s acclaimed competitive trial teams for two years, earning national recognition for her outstanding contributions.

Post-law school, Ms. Peeples has an extensive background in handling high-asset and high-conflict divorces, honed during her seven years at a Birmingham, Alabama-based law firm. In 2007, she founded Peeples Law, her boutique law firm that exclusively focuses on family law, particularly matrimonial and assisted reproductive technology (ART) law. Moreover, her proficiency in the field is further complemented by her certification as a domestic and appellate mediator. Furthermore, her inclusion in the Alabama State Mediation Roster acknowledges her professional prowess.

A highly regarded figure in the Birmingham community, Ms. Peeples has earned numerous accolades throughout her legal career. Notably, she was selected as one of Birmingham Business Journal's top 40 under 40 in 2005 and was consistently recognized as one of the city's top family law attorneys by Birmingham Magazine from 2009 to 2014, among others. B-Metro Magazine also acknowledged her as the "Face of Matrimonial and Family Law" from 2015 to 2020.

Accredited by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a family trial advocate, Ms. Peeples is also a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys and the International Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys. Likewise, she has served as the former chair of the  American Bar Association Section of Family Law, as well as the Alabama State Bar Family Law Section. In addition to her legal practice, she has contributed to numerous other community organizations, including the Junior League of Birmingham, the Ballet Guild Women's Committee, the Delta Gamma Sorority Birmingham Alumni presidency and more.

Ms. Peeples has held an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell for several years. Also, she receives a 10.0 (Superb) rating on Avvo, accompanied by many favorable testimonials from her satisfied clients and numerous peer endorsements.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2000, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.peepleslaw.com/about-our-firm/candace-b-peeples/

Educational Background:
  • Graduate of the University of Georgia, 1997
  • Graduate of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, Cum Laude, 2000
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Family Law in the Fifty States - Alabama Case Reporter, Family Law Quarterly, Author, American Bar Association, 2003
  • Discovery and Admissibility of Mental Health Records in Custody Disputes", American Bar Association - Family Law Section Fall Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fall 2004, Moderator, American Bar Association, 2004
  • "Practicing Family Law and Managing Your Office Better and Smarter", -- Speaker, American Bar Association - Family Law Section Fall Meeting, Austin, Texas, Spring 2005, Speaker, American Bar Association, 2005
  • "You Say Your Income Is How Much? - Strategies to uncover undisclosed income and underutilized earning capacity for determining Child Support and Spousal Support awards", -- Speaker, American Bar Association - Family Law Section Fall Meeting, San Diego, California, Fall 2005, Speaker, American Bar Association, 2005
  • "Emerging Issues in Estate Planning:  Planning for a Client Contemplating Divorce", -- Speaker, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama, November 2007, Cumberland School of Law, 2007
  • "What Judges Want You to Know about Family and Domestic Relations Court" - Moderator and Speaker, NBI Trial Practice Judicial Forum, Birmingham, Alabama, November 2007, National Business Institute, 2007
  • "Financial Settlement Strategies for your Divorce Clients"- Speaker, National Business Institute, Birmingham, Alabama, December 2007, Speaker, National Business Institute, 2007
  • "Hot Tips from the Experts -- Qualified Medical Support Orders" -- American Bar Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York, Summer 2008, Speaker, American Bar Association, 2008
  • Speaker, Impact of Social Media and Divorce, National CLE Conference (LEI), Vail Colorado, 2014
  • Speaker, Impact of Social Media and Divorce, Divorce on the Beach - Alabama State Bar Family Law Section, 2014
  • The focus was on using legal movie clips to demonstrate ethical pitfalls that attorneys must avoid in the practice of law., Speaker, Reel Ethics: A view of Legal Ethics through the Movies, American Academy of Matrimoneal Attorneys, Alabama Chapter, 2016
  • This program was an overview of how Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) law works in the state of Alabama., Speaker, Assisted Reproductive Technlogy Law in Alabama, Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section, 2016
Honors/Awards:
  • Leadership Vestavia Hills Alabama, Graduate, 2008
  • Candi was selected by her peers as a "Top Attorney" in the city of Birmingham in the area of Family Law.  This appeared in the April 2010 issue of the Birmingham Magazine., Top Attorney, Birmingham Magazine, 2010
  • Candi was selected for membership in the 2010-2011 Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum.  Attorneys selected for this comprise the best and brightest leaders in the state.  Members are selected through an application and reference process by members of the Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners., Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Alabama State Bar, 2010
  • Named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation., 2015
  • Candi was selected by her peers as a "Top Attorney" in the city of Birmingham in the re of Family Law.  This appeared in the April 2014 issue of Birmingham Magazine., Birmingham Magazine, 2014, Birmingham Magazine, 2014
  • University of Georgia National Alumnae Association, Member of Young Alumni Board, 2008 to present, Board Member, 2008
  • The BMetro Magazine "YP Awards" recognize young professionals in the Birmingham metropolitan area for their leadership and contributions to business, the arts, public and community matters. The award recipients must be 35 and under and actively involved in making a difference in our community.  The YP awards spotlight the achievements of young professionals and their positive influence on our region., Young Professional Award, BMetro Magazine, 2010
  • Candi was selected by her peers as a "Top Attorney" in the city of Birmingham in the re of Family Law.  This appeared in the April 2012 issue of Birmingham Magazine., Birmingham Magazine, 2012
  • Achieved board certification as a family trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certification, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2014
  • Birmingham Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40, 2005
  • Candi was selected by her peers as a "Top Attorney" in the city of Birmingham in the area of Family Law.  This appeared in the April 2009 issue of the Birmingham Magazine., Birmingham Magazine, 2009
  • Candi was selected by her peers as a "Top Attorney" in the city of Birmingham in the area of Family Law.  This appeared in the April 2011 issue of the Birmingham Magazine., Birmingham Magazine, 2011
  • Candi received her "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell this year.  AV Preeminent (4.5-5.0) - AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence., Martindale Hubbell, 2012
  • Candi was selected by her peers as a "Top Attorney" in the city of Birmingham in the re of Family Law.  This appeared in the April 2013 issue of Birmingham Magazine., Birmingham Magazine, 2013, Birmingham Magazine, 2013
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Helped organized a "Family Law" probono clinic in conjunction with the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyer's program and the Alabama State Bar Family Law Section.   We served over 90 clients that day staffed with Family Law Section Members., 2010
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Achieved board certification as a family trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Elected Secretary of the ABA Family Law Section , 2018
  • International Academy of Matrimoneal Lawyers, Fellow (IAML), 2016
  • Women's Fund, Voices Against Violence, Family Law Firm Chairperson, 2008
  • Elected to serve as a member at large of the ABA Family Law Section Counsel.  This is an elected position for a 3 year term., 2011
  • Selected as the CLE co-chair for the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association., 2014
  • Shades Valley Rotary Club Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association - Women's Section Executive Board Member
  • Serve as a member of the CLE commitee for the ABA Family Law Section, 2008
  • Executive Board Member of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar  - Currently Chair-elect and will be Chair of the state section from 2010-2011.
  • Family Law Association of Alabama (FAMLAA), Founding Member 2004-present
  • Served as Chair of the Alabama State Bar Family Law Section, 2010

Office location for Candace B. Peeples

2956 Rhodes Circle South
Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-650-1787

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2014

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