Christie Lyman Dowling holds a degree in Human Development and Family Studies in addition to practicing law for over a decade. She offers a range of options for divorce representation and family mediation to assist families in transition.
Lyman Dowling Law, LLC
300 Office Park Drive
Christie is a trained divorce mediator and collaborative divorce attorney in addition to her litigation practice. Her approach offers a personal "coaching" element to assist her clients in making difficult decisions and defining their priorities.
This firm offers a full array of legal services for handling all aspects of your divorce. From custody and parenting plans, to complex business and financial analysis. Christie draws on her education in Human Development and Family Studies as well as her decade as a commercial litigation attorney to evaluate your issues from a broad and creative perspective.
My approach offers a personal "coaching" element to assist her clients in making difficult decisions and defining their priorities. She draws on a network of financial and counseling professionals to make sure that her clients receive the broad information they need to make legal decisions and plan for this new state in life.
A negotiation first approach (where possible) is almost always the most cost effective and constructive process. 90% of cases settle before trial, the question is how much money, energy and good will you spend before that point. However, when its time to go to Court, Christie has substantial courtroom experience to advocate for her clients.
Christie Lyman Dowlingis an attorney and mediator with nearly two decades experience, including as a partner in one of the largest law firms in Alabama before going out on her own.
She earned a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and earned her law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. As a thoughtful Birmingham divorce attorney, she is caring and compassionate with her clients with the experience to handle even the most complex family and financial issues inside and outside of the Courtroom. Ms. Lyman Dowling is a volunteer mediator in the Domestic Relations Court and has substantial training in divorce mediation and the dynamics of family conflict. She is also a member of the Alabama State Bar Family Law section and is active in the Birmingham Bar Association. Ms. Lyman Dowling is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Alabama, Georgia and Virginia
Georgetown University Law Center