Pooja Chawla

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Pooja Chawla P.C.
 | 2107 5th Avenue North, Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-847-4804
Fax: 205-848-6948
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hindi,
  • Punjabi
Attorney Profile

Attorney Pooja Chawla is the founder and sole practitioner at the Pooja Chawla P.C. law firm in Bessemer, Alabama. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Jefferson County and the surrounding areas, Ms. Chawla provides comprehensive legal services in a variety of practice areas in order to help individuals, families and business owners with their most important and complex legal challenges.

A highly rated attorney with more than nine years of experience, Ms. Chawla has achieved notable success representing her clients' rights and best interests in a wide range of legal matters involving criminal defense, family law and civil litigation. In addition, she also provides solid estate plans for those seeking to establish their final wishes, as well as probate representation to help her clients secure their rightful inheritances.

A 1998 graduate of the Jawaharlal Nehru Academy of Languages, Ms. Chawla received her post-graduate diploma in communication and management and public relations from the R.P. Institute at the University of Delhi in 1999. After working at a major engineering and construction consultancy firm in India, Ms. Chawla immigrated to the United States and attended Birmingham School of Law in Alabama, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2009.

That same year, the Alabama State Bar Association admitted her to practice, and Ms. Chawla honed her legal skills at a prestigious area law firm and then served as judicial assistant for the Honorable Eugene R. Verin of the Jefferson County Circuit Court before establishing her own private practice.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Chawla is a member of several local, state and national bar associations, and she currently chairs the Birmingham Bar Association's New Lawyer Mentoring Program. She is also a board member of the FBI Birmingham Citizens Academy Alumni Association and provides pro bono services for the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham, where she also serves as vice president for the board of trustees.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (60%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Father's Rights

General Litigation (20%): Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims

Criminal Defense (20%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Father's Rights, Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About Pooja Chawla

Admitted: 2009, Alabama

Honors/Awards:

  • Membership among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled White-Collar and General Criminal Defense Attorneys. Only 100 attorneys in each state* will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®. Candidates for membership are initially identified through third-party research or peer nominations by other elite attorneys in the community. Once a candidate is identified, they are carefully screened through third-party research and analysis involving proprietary algorithms applying multi-criteria decision making methods to create a Pareto efficiency frontier. These algorithms assess a broad array of criteria and data for each candidate, including (but not limited to) the attorney’s lifetime legal achievements, professional experience, significant case results and/or verdicts, peer reputation, client satisfaction, other notable honors, media notoriety, and community impact, among many other proprietary factors.The Pareto efficiency frontier created by the analysis of these criteria establishes a measure for each attorney that indicates the relative effectiveness of the attorney in Criminal Defense matters in comparison to other attorneys in the community. Through Qualitative Comparative Analysis, the most efficient and effective White-Collar and General Criminal Defense Attorneys among the community are then identified for selection among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®.Every attorney selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys® must pass through this multi-phase screening process and be found among the Top 100 Criminal Defense attorneys in their community based on our screening criteria. Attorneys cannot buy or “peer nominate” their way into membership. If an attorney does not meet the standards established by our criteria to be selected among the Top 100 in their community, then there is no amount of money (or peer nominations) that will change that.The integrity of our multi-phase selection process is paramount in achieving our objectives and ensuring that all attorneys selected for this great honor reflect the highest ideals and ethical standards of the legal profession.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Alabama State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • FBI Birmingham Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Executive Vice-President, 2019
  • Birmingham Bar Association's New Lawyer Mentoring Program, Chair
  • Legal Scout, Advisory Board - 2018
  • Legal Aid Society of Birmingham, President for the Board of Trustees - 2019 Legal Aid Society of Birmingham, Vice President for the Board of Trustees - 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • B-Metro Top Women Attorneys - 2018 B-Metro Top Flight Attorneys - 2019

Educational Background:

  • R.P. Institute at the University of Delhi, Post-Graduate Diploma, Majors: Communication, Management and Public Relations , 1999
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Academy of Languages, Graduate, 1998
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Office Location for Pooja Chawla

2107 5th Avenue North
Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: 205-847-4804

Fax: 205-848-6948

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Last Updated: 4/3/2019

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