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Abbey Clarkson

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Top Rated Social Security Disability Attorney in Fort Payne, AL

The Clarkson Firm
202 Alabama Ave SW
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: 205-210-4981
Fax: 205-210-4981
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed in Alabama Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Social Security Disability (80%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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As an attorney with The Clarkson Firm, Abbey Clarkson represents clients throughout Alabama. Her practice is primarily focused on Social Security Disability but she also represents individuals who have been victimized by the funeral industry, including negligent embalming, funeral home fraud, cemetery mismanagement, improper burials, and other outrageous conduct. She also handles select civil rights cases involving police misconduct and education discrimination. With over a decade of experience, she has been a champion for the disabled as they fight for their rights and navigate through a complicated legal system.

Ms. Clarkson attended Jacksonville University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s in public administration before attending law school. At the University of Alabama School of Law, she earned her Juris Doctor and graduated as a member of the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team and the Campbell Moot Court Board. While in law school, she was editor-in-chief of The Journal of the Legal Profession.

A member of the Dekalb Bar Association and the Solo & Small Firm Practitioner Section of the Birmingham Bar Association, Ms. Clarkson is also a graduate of the Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum.

During her career, Ms. Clarkson has worked with individuals from all walks of life who face unique, complex situations that require a compassionate approach and a customized solution to a problem. Her experience also extends to those who have been victims of education discrimination and police misconduct. As she represents those throughout the southeast in these situations, she provides the best possible representation to her clients with the help of her two sisters at the firm making The Clarkson Firm a real family atmosphere.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Social Security Disability
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

About Abbey Clarkson

First Admitted: 2007, Alabama

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Journal of the Legal Profession, Editor-in-Chief


  • University of Alabama School of Law, Campbell Moot Court Board
  • University of Alabama School of Law, National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team
  • Lead Counsel Rated by LawInfo, a Thompson Reuters Business, Lead Counsel Rated, LawInfo, 2015
  • Selected as a Rising Star, Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017

Educational Background

  • Jacksonville State University, B.A. and M.P.H, 2004
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, JD, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • DeKalb County Bar Association, Member, 2010
  • Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum, Graduate, 2015
  • Birmingham Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section, Member, 2012
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Office Location for Abbey Clarkson

202 Alabama Ave SW
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Phone: 205-210-4981

Fax: 205-210-4981

Last Updated: 1/19/2021

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