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Gretchen Thomas

  • Part Time Associate





Gretchen Thomas graduated cum laude from Alabama A & M and Birmingham School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She was employed in the federal government, and after she was admitted to the Alabama State Bar, she became 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
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • 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