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Amber Y. James

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Huntsville, AL

New Beginnings Family Law, P.C.
415 E Church Street NW, #10
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-733-4928
Fax: 877-767-9722
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed in Alabama Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Amber Yerkey James is an attorney and managing member at New Beginnings Family Law located in Huntsville, Alabama. Dedicating her practice to family law, she represents clients in Huntsville and throughout northern Alabama with issues related to adoption, surrogacy, child custody, child support and paternity, as well as divorce and all of its aspects, including alimony, pre- and postnuptial agreements, property division and more.

After earning a bachelor's degree in music and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ms. James later obtained her law degree from Birmingham School of Law, where she graduated with honors. Ms. James is admitted to practice in all of the Alabama state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. James participates in a variety of professional organizations. She is a member of the Morgan County Bar Association, the Huntsville Madison County Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Ms. James is devoted to staying current with legal topics, and New Beginnings Family Law has earned a reputation as one of Alabama's few firms helping families with legal needs related to alternative reproductive technology.

Ms. James is also passionate about sharing her knowledge and skills with those in need. She is a member of the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program and takes on at least two pro bono cases each year. She also served as an adjunct professor at Birmingham School of Law and participates on many committees for the American Bar Association, including committees devoted to child custody and assisted reproductive technology.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Wills


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

About Amber Y. James

First Admitted: 2006, Alabama

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor at the Birmingham School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association, Congressional Relations Committee
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2009
  • American Bar Association, Child Custody Committee
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Federal Court of the Northern District of Alabama, 2006
  • Morgan County Bar Association
  • Alabama, 2006
  • American Bar Association, Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Alabama Volunteer Lawyer Program, Pro Bono Attorney

Educational Background

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Blazer Band, Choir, Golden Key Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, Most Outstanding Music Student, 1998
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Masters of Business Administration, 2000, 2000
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Office Location for Amber Y. James

415 E Church Street NW
Huntsville, AL 35801

Phone: 256-733-4928

Fax: 877-767-9722

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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