Frances Ross Nolan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Nolan Byers, PC
 | 301 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-314-0636
Fax: 205-255-3520
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Frances Ross Nolan represents clients in the central Alabama and greater Birmingham areas in the area of family law, including divorce, complex asset valuation and division, child custody and support, spousal support, antenuptial (prenuptial) agreements, , ,dependency, paternity and other family-related legal issues.

In addition to providing experienced representation in traditional litigation, Nolan is also trained in Collaborative Divorce, and is able to provide skilled representation to those preferring an alternative, no-court process for resolving their legal disputes. After discussion and review of each client’s unique circumstances, and goals, Nolan provides an array of process options to allow clients to determine the best approach for them and their family.

Nolan currently serves on the board of Oasis Counseling for Women and Children, and as the Family Section liaison to the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution. Nolan is the past chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Family Law, and served onthe council for the Alabama State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section for several years, as well as on the Alabama Custodial Laws Revision Task Force and the Alabama Law Institute Collaborative Law Act Committee Nolan is an official observer to the Uniform Law Commission's Collaborative Law Act Committee and was an integral force in bringing Collaborative Divorce to Alabama.

Nolan was recognized by Bham Biz Magazine as one of its 205 Influential Executives in its inaugural edition, and by Positive Maturity Magazine as one of the Top 50 Over 50. Nolan has been recognized byBirmingham and B-Metro Magazines as a top Family Law attorney in Birmingham for many years.

Ms. Ross Nolan is an Alabama native and a graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. She is a member of the American, Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations. She is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners, the Alternative Dispute Resolutions sections of the Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations, and Birmingham Inns of Court.

Ms. Ross Nolan has practiced with Nolan Byers, PC, in Birmingham, Alabama since 2013 after working at The Crittenden Firm for eight years.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

Adoption, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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Rising Stars: 2011

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About Frances Nolan

Admitted: 2005, Alabama

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Collaborative Lawyer and Family Law Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Birmingham Inns of Court
  • Member, Family Law section, Women Lawyers section, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law section, Alabama State Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law section, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners
  • Observer, Uniform Law Commission’s Collaborative Law Act Committee
  • Member, Collaborative law Act Committee, Alabama Law Institute
  • Member, Alabama Custodial Laws Revision Task Force
  • Council member, Alternative Dispute Resolution section, Alabama Bar Association
  • Member and former chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Cofounder and President, Birmingham Collaborative Alliance
  • Local courts, Jefferson and Shelby counties
  • U.S. District Court of Alabama, Middle District
  • State of Alabama

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Rotary Club of Shades Valley
  • Member, ex officio, Board of Directors, Indian Springs School
  • President, Indian Springs School Alumni Council

Educational Background:

  •  Cumberland School of Law at Samford University , J.D, cum laude, 2005
  • Among the first women to graduate from the formerly male-only Indian Springs School
  • San Francisco State University

Industry Groups

  • 25% Divorce And 25% Family Law
  • 50% Mediation & Collaborative Law
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Office Location for Frances Ross Nolan

301 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: 205-314-0636

Fax: 205-255-3520

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Last Updated: 3/15/2017

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