Gerard J. Durward

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Durward & Durward
 | 2015 Second Avenue North, Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-791-7260
Fax: 205-324-6656
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1966
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

G. John Durward Jr. is an attorney at Durward & Durward, Attorneys at Law, in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Durward handles all aspects of family law, such as divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, property division and more. He represents clients throughout the Birmingham metropolitan area including the counties of Greystone, Homewood, Hoover, Irondale, Jefferson, Liberty Park, Mountain Brook, Pelham, Shelby, Trussville and Vestavia.

Mr. Durward is a graduate of Tulane University, A. B. Freeman School of Business, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He then earned his law degree from The University of Alabama School of Law. He has been admitted to practice in all Alabama state courts since 1997 and became licensed to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in 1998.

Actively involved in local and state professional organizations, Mr. Durward is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association (in which he has served many positions), Alabama State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He also belongs to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and has also served in numerous roles in both organizations throughout his career.

Mr. Durward has been recognized for his accomplishments within the legal profession as a family attorney. He is rated AV Preeminent*, the highest possible rating, by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to his legal work, he is active within his local community, serving on the board of directors for Catholic Family Services and previously on the board of trustees for the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham.

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Marital Property

Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Marital Property

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013

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About Gerard Durward

Admitted: 1966, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.durwardlaw.com/About/

Honors/Awards:

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2011-2012
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
  • Selected as Alabama Super Lawyer, 2009-2013
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, 1983 to present
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Birmingham Bar Association, Member of Family, Domestic Relations & Juvenile Courts Procedures Committee, Chair, 2006
  • United States Supreme Court, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 1998
  • Alabama State Bar, 1997
  • The American College of Family Trial Lawyers, Diplomate, 1994
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow, 1989
  • American Bar Association, 1997-2007, 2016
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), U.S. Chapter Board of Managers, 2012-present
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), 2009-present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary, Alabama Chapter, 2008-2010
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President-Elect Alabama chapter, 2010-2011
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, Alabama chapter, 2011-2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), 2004-present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Grievance Committee, 2012-2014
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Future Leaders Task Force, 2009-2010
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1997- 2010
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Member of Family, Domestic Relations & Juvenile Courts Procedures Committee, 2000-2002
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section, 1997-Present
  • Alabama Law Foundation
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1976 - 1978
  • Birmingham Bar Association, President-Elect, 1986 - 1987
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Secretary Treasurer, 1981
  • Birmingham Bar Association, President, 1987 - 1988
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Board of Managers, U.S.A. Chapter, 2007 - 2012
  • AAML Foundation, AAML Foundation Board of Directors, 1998 - 2003
  • AAML Foundation, Charter Lifetime Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, Alabama chapter, 2004 - 2005
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Governor, 1990 - 1996
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President-Elect Alabama chapter, 2003 - 2004
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Budget and Finance Chair, 1990 - 1991
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1979

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal Aid Society of Birmingham Board of Trustees, President, 2004
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Office Location for Gerard J. Durward

2015 Second Avenue North
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: 205-791-7260

Fax: 205-324-6656

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