Gretchen Thomas

Gretchen Thomas

Part Time Associate
Hoover, Alabama

Gretchen Thomas graduated Cum Laude from Alabama A & M and Birmingham School of Law. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She has been employed in Federal Government, and has received a J.D. from the Birmingham School of Law, graduating with honors, and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar. She is a part time associate with The Merrell Law Firm, LLC.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody/Support
  • Property Division

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2015


  • Birmingham School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama
    • Juris Doctor cum laude
  • Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama
    • B.A. cum laude - 1992
    • Major: Agribusiness Management

Honors and Awards

  • Judge of the Year Award by Family Law Section of Alabama State Bar, 2015
  • Attorney of the Year Award by Family Law Section of Alabama State Bar, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Advisory Committee on Child Support as appointed by the Alabama Supreme Court, Chair, 2015 - Present
  • Domestic Relations Courts/Birmingham Division , Senior Judge, 2013 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Chair of Family Law Section, 2005 - 2006
  • Alabama State Bar, Member, 1994 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Board Member, 2007 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Tax Preparation


  • Alpha Kappa Alpha