Emily McClendonAttorney

Biography

Ms. McClendon is an advocate in matrimonial and family law matters, adapting her skills to understand and engage with the needs of each client. Her experience working in the judicial system prior to practicing law provides a unique perspective for clients in family transition. Ms. McClendon also serves as a certified Guardian ad Litem to ensure the rights and best interests of those without voices in court are protected.

After earning her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her law degree from Birmingham School of Law, in March 2022 Ms. McClendon received a Certificate in Financial Accounting from Harvard Business School Online. A lifelong Birmingham resident, she is involved in both the state and local bar associations, as well as various organizations throughout her community.

Affiliations

  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Birmingham Connection Committee (2021-present); Get to Know Birmingham Subcommittee Co-chair (2021-present)
    • ADR Section (2021- present); Secretary (2021-present)
    • Women Lawyers Section (2021-present)
    • Family Law Committee (2019-present)
    • Solo/Small Firm Practitioner Section (2020-2021)
    • Mentor Program (2018-2019 program year)
  • Alabama State Bar
    • Family Law Section (2018-present)
    • "Divorce on the Beach" CLE Committee (2019-2021)
  • American Bar Association
    • Family Law Section (2022-present)
    • Litigation Section (2022-present)
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Alabama Chapter
    • Junior Board (2017-2020)
    • Trained to present "Talk Saves Lives" (2019-present)
  • Alaquest Collaborative for Education, Board of Directors (2022-present)

Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar