Real Estate • Probate • Personal Injury
REAL ESTATE - A closing attorney’s role is not only vital to the real estate transaction but required in the state of Alabama. By selecting JLD as your closing attorney, you will be working with a team that is organized, attentive to details and mindful of the importance of a smooth transaction.
PROBATE - Planning for your estate is not something most people want to think about and without advance planning, the process can be complex and confusing for your family. Let us handle this process for you so you can stay focused on the things that matter most.
PERSONAL INJURY - Mishaps are common, accidents do happen. This does not detract from pain and confusion when negligent or intentional acts cause harm to you or a loved one. If an accident has impacted your life -- and someone else is legally responsible for that injury -- we may be able to help you gain compensation.
Jim DeBardelaben has over 44 years of experience in the field of law. A graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, Jim has served as an Assistant Attorney General, a Special Advisor Counsel to the State of Alabama Department of Labor and as Special Counsel to the State of Alabama Finance Director. He has also been General Counsel to the State of Alabama Military Department and the Alcohol Beverage Control Board.
Prior to relocating his office to his hometown of Wetumpka to focus on Probate Law, Real Estate, Estate Law and Personal Injury Law, Jim was in private practice in Montgomery, Alabama. He founded his first law practice, McPhillips & DeBardelaben, in 1982 and worked there until 1990.
A lifelong Elmore County resident, Jim considers it an honor to work for and with the people of his community.
Dana has worked with Jim DeBardelaben since 2002. As our legal assistant, she focuses on case preparation and professional support ensuring that all your proceedings are handled efficiently and with care.
Born and raised in Wetumpka, Dana spends her free time with her fur baby Beckett.
In 2018, Crystal joined our team. She brings over 18 years of banking and real estate experience. With Crystal handling your relocation needs, rest assured that you have an extra pair of eyes to protect you and your assets at the time of closing—and long after the deal is done.
Crystal was raised and resides in Tallassee with her husband and two sons.