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Summey & Hennecy, LLC Joins White Arnold & Dowd

The law firm of Summey & Hennecy, which includes partners Sidney C. Summey and Karen M. Hennecy and their staff members, has joined the Birmingham law firm of White Arnold & Dowd P.C. The move strengthens the firm’s growing probate and elder law practice.

Mr. Summey, with over 30 years experience practicing in the probate and civil courts in Alabama, will continue his primary practice of wills, trusts and estates, assistance to litigators handling lawsuits for minors and incompetents, special needs trusts and planning, guardianships and conservatorships, elder law, and litigation related to probate issues.

Ms. Hennecy, a past president of the Alabama State Bar’s Elder Law Section, will concentrate her practice on elder law issues, assisting clients and their families with matters including advance directives, “Miller” trusts, durable powers of attorney, wills, trusts, asset preservation and Medicaid planning, and administration of the estates of decedents and protected persons.

Upon making the announcement, Augusta S. Dowd, managing partner of White Arnold & Dowd P.C. said, “This is a great opportunity to enhance our client service capabilities while at the same time expanding our presence in the probate and elder law practice areas.” Founding partner, Mark White said, “It’s truly a win-win situation for us and our clients.” The merger brings the number of lawyers at White Arnold & Dowd P.C. to 17.

White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is known not only for excellence in high profile civil, criminal and matrimonial litigation, but also for finding creative solutions to complex legal problems confronting companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals.