Looking For A Big City Lawyer in Alabama?

Do I consider myself a big city lawyer? Not in the least!

I can remember when I was over in Colbert County in municipal court and the opposing counsel claimed my client had gone and hired a “Big City Lawyer”. I laughed then and still laugh because my roots are right there in Tuscumbia.

Graduate of Deshler High

I graduated from Deshler High School and spent my summers at the Helen Keller Library, burning through the reading list. I was determined to go through it not once, but twice.

I grew up in the United Methodist Church and every now and then will launch into “Victory in Jesus” or “Pass it on.”

When I first began my law practice, my mother reminded me that one of the judges was in her Sunday school class. She said she would put in a good word for me! I told her that wasn’t allowed and begged her not to mention it after class over donuts and coffee. When I tried my case, she came over to sit in the hall and admire me in my suit.

My dad worked at Reynolds Metal Company, as my grandfather did and my brother does now, under new ownership, but still the same.

My brother, Larry Daniel, is a great listener. Over the years, he has called me occasionally to ask legal advice for his co-workers at the plant. I’ve done my best to help when he has asked. Being a domestic relations lawyer, it’s been my privilege to help people make positive changes in their lives. But I’ve never been involved in any meaningful way in the Shoals area. Until now.

New Attorney, Expanded Legal Services

I recently hired a new lawyer who is from Florence and who went to church with my brother and his wife. His name is Dustin Key. He’s as smart as they come and he lives close to Florence. He and I have decided that we want to take cases in the area because, well, frankly, it’s home.

I’ve been practicing law in Madison County since 1996. I’ve handled cases in every surrounding county as well. Leigh Daniel Family Law will continue to have an office in Huntsville. But with the advent of Covid-19, so many people are turning to virtual offices and we can meet anyone virtually. My mom is getting older and I want to see her more. I know how happy it would make her for me to return home. She really wants me to come to church with her!

Contact a Caring Florence Family Law Attorney

If you are looking for a hometown lawyer or a big city lawyer to handle a family law matter, you can have them both at Leigh Daniel Family Law. We handle all types of family law matters including separation, divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, property division, mediation, contested divorce, and uncontested divorce. For our work in the area, we will align our rates to be competitive so you don’t pay big city prices.

Our attorneys and staff at Leigh Daniel Family Law are compassionate and caring when people turn to us for help. We want what is best for you and your family. We are advocates for positive change.


A respected Huntsville family law attorney with more than 20 years’ experience, Leigh Daniel is known for her positive attitude and her skills in the courtroom. She prides herself in the care and compassion that she and her team put into every case. Her goal is to instill a sense of confidence in her clients so they know success is on the horizon. As an author, inspirational speaker, coach, and founder of Project Positive Change, Leigh stays focused on the positive impact she can make on every client’s case.