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Sammye (Sam) Oden Kok

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Dominick Feld Hyde,PC

Contact Information

Office
1130 22nd Street South

Birmingham AL 35205-4001
Work (205) 536-8888
Fax (205) 933-6133


Practice State

Alabama

Introduction

Sam graduated in 1983 from Cumberland School of Law, after obtaining her B.A. degree in 1974 from Auburn University. Sam is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1994. She is the 2001 past chair of the Alabama Chapter and is currently on the board. She is currently on committees within the American Academy. She is a member of the Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations. She is also registered as an Alabama State Court Mediator with the Alabama Center for Domestic Dispute for civil, domestic, domestic abuse and appellate mediation. She is one of the founding members of the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediator. She is a 2010 recipient of "Super Lawyers" in the area of Family Law and has been listed in the The Best Lawyers in America© since 2014 in the areas of Family Law and Family Law Mediation. Sam is Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®. PERSONAL: Sammye is married to Corstiaan (Tony) Kok and they have a blended family with 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren

Emphasis

Sam practices in all areas of matrimonial and family law litigation and mediation including adoptions, divorces, custody disputes, mediation, pre and post nuptials and the like.

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Counties

  • Jefferson, Alabama
  • Shelby, Alabama
  • St. Clair, Alabama

Education

Cumberland Law School 1983

Legal Organizations

Member: Alabama State Bar Assn., A.O.C. Advisory Committee on Access and Visitation, Family Law Section: Executive Committee of Family Law Section 2003 - 2009, Past Chair: 2007 - 2008, 2015 Ala Family Law Section standing committee of past chairs Member: Women Lawyers Section; Member: Birmingham Bar Assn., Past Chair and Member of the CLE Committee, Member of the Grievance Committee; Member of the Family Law Committee, etc; Past Executive Board and Current Member of the Women Lawyers Section; Past Executive Board of Young Lawyers Section; Fellow and Founding Member of Alabama Academy of Mediators; Founding Member: FAMLAA, Executive Board; State Roster of Civil and Appellate Mediators (training by AAA, AAML, and Advance Training and Domestic Violence in Mediation by Alabama State Bar Mediation).

Awards

CLE Presentations

Frequent Lecturer for the Family Law Section, Birmingham Bar, National Business Institute, Probate Judges, Community, schools and churches related to Family Law Areas including, but not limited to, Adoption, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Family Law in general, Mediation, Custody, QDRO, QMCSO, After Divorce Issues. Alabama Family Law Standing Committee Member participating in assisting in the writing of various code sections including but not limited to the Adoption Code, the Joint Custody Sections, UCCJEA and numerous other current Family Law Standing Family Law Committee

AAML National

Past Member: Mediation Section. 2015 Domestic Abuse Committee

AAML Chapter

Past Chair 2001 and 2015 Current board member of the Alabama Chapter of AAML; Member: September 1994-present.

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