Donna Wesson Smalley, PC
1820 3rd Avenue South
Jasper, AL, 35501
Phone | 205-295-9111
Law School - Alabama, University of
Bar Admission - 9/28/1979
Law Office Locations:
Geographic Areas Served:
All Alabama Counties
Donna Wesson Smalley dedicates her practice to family law, personal injury claims and litigation. She practices at Donna Wesson Smalley, PC.
Areas of Practice:
Tuscaloosa County (Committee Member, Domestic Relations and Access to Legal Services Committees) and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Chair, Citizens Education Committee, 1995-1996); Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (Chair, Minority Affairs Committee, 1994-1995); Tuscaloosa Trial Lawyers Association (Secretary, 1994-1995; Treasurer, 1995-1996; Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education (Instructor, 1990-).
Alabama State Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award -1997
- Committee on Law and Citizen Education-I 993-present; Chairperson 1995-97
- Outstanding Continuing Legal Ed. Achievement, 1993-94-95-96.
- Mediator. Civil and Domestic Relations & Appellate Mediator-since 1997
- Family Law Section, Alabama State Bar, Board of Directors. 1999-2000.
- Tuscaloosa Trial Lawyers Association 1987 to2005; Treasurer, 1995.
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Association 1986 to 2002; Board of Governor’s 1991-2000; (Executive Committee 1994-1998; Chair, Minority Affairs Committee. 1994-96).
The University of Alabama, School of Law
Donna Wesson Smalley's previous experience in working for an Insurance
company gives her an advantage in negotiating and settling personal
injury claims from auto accidents. Donna is recognized throughout the
state for her Family Law knowledge and expertise. Perhaps her
strongest skill is mediation. "Most people want their problems solved
as quickly and inexpensively as possible," she says, "and Mediation is
usually the way to accomplish that."
June 2010- present- Private Practice, Donna Wesson Smalley, P.C.
Sept. 2005 – June 2010- Senior Associate Attorney, Ivey & Ragsdale- Emphasis in Personal Injury and Plaintiff’s rights, senior litigator.
1987 – Sept. 2005-Attorney, Solo practice, Donna Wesson Smalley, P.C.- Tuscaloosa, AL- General practice, with emphasis in Personal Injury and Domestic Relations.
1995- Circuit Judge Pro Tem-Criminal Jury Trials. Appointed by Alabama Supreme Court July 27, 1995.
1984 -86- Associate and Partner with Dan Gibson. Private. General Law Practice Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
1983-1984 - Judicial Clerkship. Administrative Assistant. Tuscaloosa County District Court Judge Gay Lake and Judge Steve Wilson. Charged with implementation of mandatory DUT legislation. Developed and implemented DUI and alcohol related assessment teams. Liaison between the Judicial Offices and AOC
1982 - Williams and Pradat Attorneys At Law Temporary Associate - General Practice of law-Represented clients to State Board of Adjustment before Hon. Redding Pitt
1978-1982- State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Senior Field Claims Adjustor. Prepared litigation, handled, Pro Ami settlements-Liaison to Rives-Peterson, Insurance Defense Finn.
1977-1978- Clerk Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office. Chief Research Clerk.