Bill Burgess and Amanda Canupp join the firm
On November 4, 2019, the firm welcomed Bill Burgess and Amanda Canupp as shareholders in the firm. Both practice family law and routinely provide clients with advice and representation in the areas of divorce, alimony, child custody, visitation (including grandparent visitation), separations, annulments, and modifications to existing agreements or court orders.
They have extensive experience in preparing prenuptial and postnuptial marital agreements, property distributions, debt distributions, and settlement agreements. They are also experienced in working out issues related to pension and retirement plans, including qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs).
Mr. Burgess has over 46 years of experience in family law, having been admitted to the practice of law in 1973 after receiving his law degree from the University of Alabama Law School. (He also received his B.A. from the University of Alabama in 1971.) In addition to practicing law, Mr. Burgess has also been very active in the local legal community. He has served as president of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, on the executive committee of the Madison County Inns of Court, and as a member of the Madison County Judicial Commission. This commission makes recommendations to the governor when the governor has to appoint judges to fill vacancies in the Madison County courts.
Ms. Canupp has over 13 years of experience in practicing family law, having been admitted to the Alabama Bar in 2006 after receiving her law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law. But Ms. Canupp’s experience in family law actually began during law school where she was the administrative chair of the Family Law Society. While serving as chair, she represented indigent family law clients through the Children’s Rights and Family Law Clinic.
Ms. Canupp has significant experience litigating major divorce and related matters and has tried divorce and family law cases before almost all of the judges in Madison, Morgan, and Limestone Counties. She has also represented her clients before Alabama’s appellate courts and argued significant family law issues on appeal.