Austin Burdick is an experienced attorney with an excellent academic and professional background. Austin Burdick graduated summa cum laude from the University of Montevallo, where he studied History. He then attended the Birmingham School of Law at night and worked full time during the day to support his young family. Austin graduated in the top third of his class in law school. While attending law school Austin worked for Merrill Legal Solutions were he gained valuable courtroom and deposition experience as a trial consultant. As a trial consultant, Austin consulted on high profile cases including Richard Scrushy v. HealthSouth. After four years with Merrill Austin entered private practice with a local law firm.
After gaining valuable law firm experience Austin struck out on his own and formed the Burdick Law Firm. Austin has an impressive trial and appellate record. Austin is a member of the Alabama Bar Association. Austin is licensed to practice in Federal District Courts in Alabama, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Austin is also a member of the Alabama Law Institute Standing Committee on Family Law, which helps the legislature prepare new proposed laws in the area of family law. Austin is also committed to parents rights to the care and custody of their children and is a member of the National Parents Organization's Alabama Executive Committee. Austin frequently lectures and instructs on Alabama Family Law Issues at continuing legal education seminars and other organized events.
Austin is recognized by his peers as an outstanding Constitutional law, and Alabama family law attorney, having represented family law clients at the trial court, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals and the Alabama Supreme Court. Demand for Austin's Constitutional arguments has allowed him to practice throughout the state of Alabama as a trial and appellate advocate. He is also an experienced Bessemer criminal defense lawyer having represented clients facing everything from a life sentence to traffic fines. He is also a trained civil and domestic relations mediator. Austin is an experienced issues involving: Alabama Uncontested Divorce, Alabama Contested Divorce, Alabama Prenuptial Agreements, Alabama Child Custody, Alabama Child Support, Alabama Business Formation, Alabama Collections and Alabama Criminal Defense. If you need competent representation from a Appellate Attorney, Bessemer Lawyer, Birmingham Attorney, Jefferson County Lawyer or an Alabama Attorney, call Austin at 205.565.8909.
Lectures and Presentations by Austin:
Tort Law Guest Instructor at Birmingham School of Law
Arbitration and ADR Guest Instructor at Cumberland School of Law
Family Law Instructor for NALS
Cumberland School of Law Negotiation Competition Judge
Alabama Family Rights Association lecture on "Preserving the Record for Appeal."
Alabama Family Rights Association lecture on "The Constitution and the McLendon Standard."
Alabama Family Rights Association lecture on "Paternity Actions and Your Rights."
Alabama Family Rights Association lecture on "Custody Bills Before the Alabama State Senate."
Alabama Family Rights Association CLE Presentation on "Developments and Trends Affecting Family Law Practice and Procedures" 2015
Alabama Family Rights Association CLE Presentation on "Procedural Fairness, Equity, and Due Process in Family Law Cases" 2016
ALFRA Research and Trends Affecting Family Law 2016 Panel Discussion Presenter
Alabama Law Weekly Family Law Conference 2014 Panel Discussion Presenter
Alabama Law Weekly Family Law Conference 2014 on Legislative update and Constitutional Considerations in Family Law.
Reported decisions include:
Paul Lowe v. Robert Rogers, 72 So. 3d 1234 (Ala. Civ. App. 2011);
M.A.J. v. S.B., 73 So. 3d 1287 (Ala. Civ. App. June 24, 2011);
T.C. v. Mac. M. and Mar. M., [Ms. 2100037, November 18, 2011] ___ So. 3d ___ (Ala. Civ. App. 2011);
T.C. v. Mac. M. and Mar. M., [Ms. 1110250, May 25, 2012] ___ So. 3d ___ (Ala. 2012);
M.A.J. v. S.B. [Ms. 2101224, June 29, 2012] ___ So. 3d ___ (Ala. Civ. App. 2012);
William B. Cashion Nevada Spendthrift Trust, et al., v. Robert S. Vance, Jr. [Case No.: 2:13-CV-0286] ___ F. Supp. 2d ___ (N.D. Ala. 2013)(unpublished);
Ex parte T.M., [Ms. 1130811, July 3, 2014] ___ So. 3d ___ (Ala. 2014)(dissent, C.J. Moore);
B.B. v. L.W., [Ms. 2130444, September 26, 2014] ___ So. 3d ___ (Ala. Civ. App. 2014);
Gallant v. Gallant, [Ms. 2150949, October 21, 2016] ___ So. 3d ___ (Ala. Civ. App. 2016);
Gallant v. Gallant, [Ms. 2151010, February 17, 2017] ___ So. 3d ___ (Ala. Civ. App. 2016).
Alabama Law Institute Standing Committee Family Law, Member
Equal Custody Advisory Committee, Chair (ALFRA)