About Us

Providing Hope, Encouragement, and Confidence
When You Need It Most.

At Leigh Daniel Family Law, we are a small firm with big hearts. When you walk into our office, you can expect a warm reception and an honest conversation about whatever family law matter you are facing.

Our experienced and tight-knit family lawyers are focused on developing a smart strategy that will give you confidence in your case. We will encourage you to focus on the future you see for yourself and your family, no matter how hard the road ahead may seem.

CONTACT US NOW, and let our compassionate Huntsville family law attorneys put our skills to work for you.

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Family Law Firm Huntsville AL: Our Team

Family Law Attorney

A respected Huntsville family law attorney since 1994, 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. Her latest book, ‘This is Not Legal Advice,’ will be available for sale in August of 2023.

Family Law Attorney

Jamerson Godsey hails from the town of Brilliant, Alabama. After studying family law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, he joined the team at Leigh Daniel Family Law. Jamerson says the most satisfying aspect of being a divorce lawyer is accompanying people as they make the transition to a new life and discover opportunities they didn’t realize were possible. When not practicing law, Jamerson enjoys spending time with his wife, who is expecting their first child later this year, travelling, and following Alabama Crimson Tide football. Jamerson is a proud supporter of The United Way of Genesee County Flint Water Fund.

Family Law Attorney

Victoria Waters, an attorney at Leigh Daniel Family Law in Huntsville, Alabama, specializes in family law, focusing on divorce, child custody, and modifications of support agreements. Certified as a Guardian ad Litem, she advocates for children’s best interests in legal matters. Inspired by her family’s legal background, Victoria pursued her law degree at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. Active in her community, she is a member of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association. Passionate about helping people through tough times, Victoria offers free consultations for family law issues.

Family Law Attorney

Anne-Marie Lacy, with experience as a Prosecutor and City Attorney, has practiced in the Alabama State Bar since 1994. Now at Leigh Daniel Family Law, she focuses on divorce, paternity, custody, and support cases. A summa cum laude graduate from Samford University and Cumberland School of Law, Anne-Marie has lived in North Alabama since 1996, initially as Madison’s first full-time Prosecutor. She is active in the Family Law and Criminal Law Sections of the State Bar and prioritizes trust and transparency in her client relationships.

Huntsville Family Mediator

Attorney and mediator Christine Dodd, licensed in Idaho, California, and Alabama since 2013, specializes in mediation with a focus on efficient and stress-reducing dispute resolution. Educated with a JD from The University of Idaho College of Law and a BFA from Boise State University, she has diverse experience, including founding Dodd Mediation, Idaho Media Corporation, and Art Patron Magazine. Currently at Leigh Daniel Law, her background spans law, fine arts, architecture, and construction, equipping her to handle complex projects and lead diverse teams. Dodd also actively engages in community service and maintains professional affiliations.

Our Staff

At Leigh Daniel Family Law, our tight-knit staff has been working together for many years. As a family law firm, we pride ourselves on treating each other like family, and that attitude extends to our clients. When you call or visit our office, you can expect to talk to a warm and friendly person who is dedicated to making your day better. And when you see our team in court, you can trust that we are extremely prepared and will act as the support network you need to get you through the stressful times.

Deborah Burch

Deborah Burch supports The Foundry Recovery Program based in Bessemer, Alabama. 21 million Americans suffer from some type of substance abuse. This is a national epidemic and affects so many families in America and it hits home. Chances are, you may know someone who is either on or has been on drugs or a family that has been affected by drug addiction. This cause is very near to Deborah’s heart because she has seen the effects of a loved one being addicted. As she sat by and watched her loved one search for help, endlessly trying to get help but the cost of treatment is astronomical. It was a program similar to this one that allowed her family member to get the help they needed at a fraction of the cost of high dollar treatment centers.

Jenn Besaw
Jenn Besaw

Jenn Besaw handles our firm’s billing and accounts management. She has been with Leigh Daniel Family Law for six years and always greets clients with a bright face when they walk in the door. Jenn stays busy as a dance teacher for special-needs children, an instructor at a local dance fitness studio, and a LuLaRoe fashion consultant. Jenn supports the Special Olympics and our local chapter of Best Buddies. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Haley Howard
Haley Howard

Haley is from Gurley, Alabama. She received a volleyball scholarship and played at Snead State for two years then transferred to Auburn University. She received her Bachelor’s degree and graduated from Auburn in May of 2020. Upon graduation, she joined our team as a legal assistant. She loves bringing her dog, Champ, to work with her.

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Linda Summerville

Linda Summerville is our lead paralegal and has been working in the field of domestic relations for 40 years, spending about 20 of those years with our firm. She is detail oriented and extremely compassionate. Her dedication to clients shines through on a daily basis, and she has been known to work all night in order to meet deadlines.

Amber Franklin

Amber, a Mississippi Gulf Coast native, moved to Huntsville in 2016. In 1999, she joined a large multi-location civil litigation defense firm, advancing to Sr. Paralegal in under four years. She is known for her passion, drive, and leadership. Her experience includes Construction Law, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Commercial & Business Litigation, Bad Faith, Professional Liability, Plaintiff work, and for the last couple of years, Family Law. She specializes in all matters and phases of discovery, medical records, and case summaries. Her focus is providing the best service, solutions, and client-specific needs, at the highest level for her team. Prior to her legal background, she was Camp Director of the YMCA and taught aerobics and art. Her free time involves a deep love for food, spirits, travel, music, art, and comedy.

Our Furry Friends

Our furry friends

Because our office is a small renovated house with a welcoming front porch and a warm vibe, we think it’s only appropriate that you are sometimes greeted by our furry friends. Potcakes is the dog in residence. She was rescued from Exuma, Bahamas, and is known for gracing people with hugs and kisses. Some of our clients say she seems to be able to feel their sadness, and she always aims to cheer them up.

About Our Building

Our family law office, located at 3313 Bob Wallace SW Suite 101 & 102, provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for all those who enter. No matter what brings you by our office, we look forward to making your day.

Let Our Family Law Firm Help With Your Case

Our compassionate Huntsville family law firm will fight fiercely for your rights and make you feel more confident about your future. When you are ready to discuss your family law matter, get in touch with us.

Our Alabama Family Law Firm Practice Areas

Our skilled Huntsville family law attorneys handle a wide variety of cases, with the aim of supporting clients through any type of domestic relations matter. Our practice areas include (but are not limited to):

At LEIGH DANIEL FAMILY LAW, we build relationships with clients that last a lifetime. Particularly during some of our more trying cases, the relationships we develop with clients aren’t ones that just end in a handshake at the end of the day. It is important to us that our clients succeed in the next chapter of their lives. And we want to make sure they know they can always count on us if they ever need us again.

A Positive Approach From Our Family Law Firm

We understand how negative emotions can consume a person who is dealing with a complex family law matter. After all, your family is your life, and you may feel like your life has been thrown into chaos when you are facing a difficult divorce or child custody issues.

Our skilled Huntsville family law attorneys will work to give you a fresh perspective on your case. Our team will help you identify your best-case scenario, and we will fight hard to achieve it. During this process, you can count on our firm’s:

We will keep you updated on every development in your case. Even if we are in a holding pattern, you can trust that our doors are always open to discuss your questions or concerns. If you leave us a message, you won’t sit around long waiting for a call back. We return calls and emails promptly because we know your time is valuable and your case is important.

Every relationship is unique, and every family law case is different. We do not offer a one-size-fits-all approach to anything. Our compassionate legal team strives to build a personal relationship with clients so we can understand what you’re going through and decide how we can best help.

With decades of experience in successfully handling a variety of family law cases, our committed legal team knows what it takes to achieve a positive outcome. We are aggressive in negotiations and confident in litigation, and we will always fight for what’s in the best interest of you and your family.

Although our firm can skillfully manage your legal needs, we know that family law matters can require a range of experts. Over the years, we have built a network of financial planners, counselors, therapists, and other professionals who can provide you with the additional support you may need during this tough time.

What Our Clients Say
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"I am so thankful that I chose Leigh to represent my children and I during a very difficult time in our lives. Her knowledge, advice and support helped me understand the process and cope with the unfortunate situation I was faced with. I felt that she truly cared about me and had my best interest at heart."
— Jon Fleming
"Leigh is always in "support" mode – intending that everyone around her can find happiness, flourish, and achieve their highest outcomes. However, she is not afraid to dig deep and confront inequality, unfairness, and unkindness with a strong strategy and effective tactics."
— Melissa Del Toro Schaffner
"Leigh and her staff were very supportive as I went through the process. They were not focused on them and fees. They focused on my situation and compassionate about how I was doing throughout the process. I felt that I was the primary focus through the process. Highly recommend them."
— Anthony S.
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