Abbey Herrin Clarkson
Attorney At Law
Abbey is a graduate of Jacksonville State University (B.A. and M.P.A) and the University of Alabama School of Law (Roll Tide!). In law school, she was a member of the Campbell Moot Court Board and National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the Legal Profession, the country’s oldest legal ethics publication.
Abbey has been in private practice since 2010. She is passionate about fighting for the rights of the disabled and has successfully handled hundreds of Social Security Disability benefits cases all over the Southeast. Having represented so many different clients who are struggling to navigate a complicated system while staying afloat financially, she has encountered a wide variety of people and circumstances. Abbey does not judge her clients (there are actual judges for that!), but instead strives to empathize with each client’s situation and works with them to formulate a plan that is best for them. She is very lucky to have two of her extremely smart, capable, and caring younger sisters (Amber and Allison) on her team and helping her provide the best possible service to clients.
While the bulk of Abbey’s practice focuses on Social Security Disability law, Abbey also represents individuals who have been victimized by the funeral industry, with experience handling cases involving funeral home negligence, 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.
Abbey is a member of The Birmingham Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section and DeKalb County Bar Association. She is a graduate of the Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum. On the rare occasions that she isn’t working or thinking about work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, eating good food, hanging out by a pool or other body of water, and going to concerts. Concert highlights include Aerosmith, Prince, James Brown, and Paul McCartney. She and her husband, Matt, happily live in the Crestwood neighborhood of Birmingham with their adorable Australian shepherd, Wilson.