Kathryn Gentle

Elite Family Lawyer

Selected as an Elite Lawyer of 2020, Kathryn has also been recognized by Birmingham Magazine

and B-Metro Magazine as a “Top Attorney” for the past 6 years.

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Overview And Experience

For 20 years, Kathryn has been devoted to helping clients navigate emotional and stressful situations perpetuated by tax liability, divorce, and family law issues. Kathryn has customized her practice not only to resolving debts with the I.R.S. and state taxing authorities, but also to assisting individuals with issues pertaining to divorce, separation, custody, visitation, relocation, support, asset protection and division, domestic violence, modifications, enforcement, grandparents rights, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and appeals. Her tax experience and knowledge has become a key skill in resolving complex cases regarding division of assets with high martial estates and locating hidden assets.

In May of 2019, Kathryn became of Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an elite group of highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. Kathryn has had intensive training in the art of Family Law Advocacy Skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in Boulder, Colorado, has been recognized by Birmingham Magazine and B-Metro Magazine as a “Top Attorney” for the past 6 years, is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia, and is also licensed to practice before the United States Tax Court. Kathryn was also recently selected as an Elite Lawyer of 2020 in Family Law which is an organization that recognizes exceptional attorneys that have demonstrated a high degree of skill and success in his/her career, has been peer recognized, has extraordinary experience and is active in the community.

In her free time, Kathryn enjoys being outdoors, Alabama football, and spending time with her son Smith, her stepson Nathan, and her husband Scot.

Kathryn Crawford Gentle

Kathryn Gentle was born and raised in Mountain Brook, Alabama. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama, Kathryn went on to complete her legal studies at the University of Alabama School of Law.

After law school, Kathryn became licensed to practice law in Georgia, where she resided for several years. Thereafter, Kathryn lived in Detroit, Michigan and Bend, Oregon. After going through her own divorce, Kathryn moved back to her hometown in Alabama. She dedicated her practice to tax resolution and was determined to gain the understanding and experience necessary to become a skilled family law attorney. Having gone through her own divorce, Kathryn understands the emotional and financial issues families experience when dealing with these types of issues. That experience was paramount in establishing the way that she handles divorce and family law cases by understanding that each client and family is different, and their needs should always be considered when determining the best course of action for their case.

 

Phone Number:

(205) 208-1800

Email:

kgentle@cglaw-pc.com

Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  •  U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama J.D. – 2001
  • University of Alabama, B.A. magna cum laude – 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as an “Elite Lawyer of 2020” in Family Law
  • Recognized as “Top Women” Attorneys of Birmingham, B-Metro Magazine 2015
  • Recognized as “Top Flight” Attorney of Birmingham, B-Metro Magazine 2016
  • Recognized as “Top Women” Attorneys of Birmingham, B-Metro Magazine 2016
  • Recognized as “Top Women” Attorneys of Birmingham, B-Metro Magazine 2018
  • Recognized as “Top Women” Attorneys of Birmingham, B-Metro Magazine 2020
  • Recognized as “Top Attorneys”, B-Metro Magazine 2020
  • Recognized as “Top Flight” Attorney of Birmingham, B-Metro Magazine 2017
  • Recognized as “Top Flight” Attorney of Birmingham, B-Metro Magazine 2018
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as 2016 Ten Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction
  • Recognized as “Top Tax Attorney”, Birmingham Magazine 2017
  • Recognized as “Top Tax Attorney”, Birmingham Magazine 2018
  • Recognized as “Top Attorney of Birmingham”, Birmingham Magazine 2018
  • Recognized at “Top Women” Attorneys of Birmingham, B-Metro Magazine 2020
  • Selected Member of the Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum, Class of 2013

Professional
Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2019 to present
  • Membership RRR Committee, National AAML 2020 – 2021
  • Secretary of Alabama Chapter, 2021
  • Board of Examiners, Alabama Chapter, 2020
  • Birmingham Bar Association, 2007 – Present
  • Family, Domestic Relations, and Juvenile Courts Procedure Committee, 2011-2012
  • Public Service Committee, 2009 – 2010
  • Family Law Committee, 2016
  • Birmingham Bar Volunteers Lawyers Program, 2010 – Present
  • Family Law Section Alabama State Bar Association, 2009 – Present
  • Women’s Section Alabama State Bar Association, 2014 – Present – Mentor Program, 2016 – 2019
  • Selected for American Inns of Court, Birmingham Chapter, 2017 – Present
  • Cumberland School of Law Mentoring Program, 2010
  • American Bar Association, 2015 – 2018
  • Birmingham Inns of Court – Member, 2017 to Present
  • Completed intensive training in the art of Family Law Advocacy Skills – National Institute of Trial Advocacy, July 2016
  • Seminar Speaker: “Tax 101 for Non-Tax Attorneys”, National Business Institute, Birmingham, Alabama – August 2016
  • Seminar Speaker: “Divorce Cases from Start to Finish”, National Business Institute, Birmingham, Alabama – December 2016
  • Invited as guest speaker on Divorce and Child Custody on the television program, “Law Call” on Fox6 WBRC, July 2015
  • Invited as guest speaker on tax resolution with the I.R.S. on television program, “Legal Speak”, August 2016
  • Featured in Birmingham Business Journal, “5 Questions with Birmingham tax attorney Kathryn Gentle”, April 14, 2017
  • Birmingham, Alabama – July 2020 -Webinar Speaker: “Legal Issues during Divorce”, Birmingham Second Saturday, Virtual Divorce Workshop
  • Invited as guest Expert on Tax Tips during Covid-19 on television program,“Law Call” on Fox6 WBRC, April 2020
  • “New Tax Considerations in Divorce: The Latest Laws and Representation Strategies for Alabama”; Alabama Law Weekly Webinar guest speaker, Birmingham, Alabama; July 2018
  • “Standard Business Practices and Taxation Considerations”; Alabama Private Investigator Association Summer Meeting; Pelham, Alabama; July 2018