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Although born in Boston, Massachusetts, Mrs. Aquila has made Huntsville, Alabama her home since she was 7 months old. She earned her undergraduate degree from Birmingham-Southern College in 1992 and her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1997. During her time at law school, she was a member of the Law Review and also became a member of the Order of the Coif. After earning her law degree, Julia practiced in the areas of employment and media law. She also was a Human Resources Director and teacher. She joined the firm of Siniard, Timberlake & League, P.C. in October 2012.
Her practice is devoted to helping Alabama’s workers who are injured on the job and the people in our community who need assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Mrs. Aquila is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama Association for Justice and the Madison County Bar Association. Mrs. Aquila is currently licensed to practice in Alabama and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She is married and has two children
Shelley comes to Northern Alabama from middle Tennessee where she spent most of her childhood and adolescence. After receiving a Bachelor’s of Psychology from Belmont University, Shelley began working as a social worker for six years at a non-profit organization, Davidson County Juvenile Court and lastly the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. During that time, Shelley also received a Master’s in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University. In 2000, Shelley began a new aspect of her career when she began attending the University of Alabama School of Law. Shelley graduated in 2003 and began a clerkship with Madison County Circuit Judge Loyd H. Little that fall. Spring 2004 was the beginning of Shelley’s private law practice when she became an associate attorney at Grace, Evans & Matthews working in insurance defense law. Shelley was fortunate enough to soon have the opportunity to move into domestic relations law at the beginning of 2005. From January 2005 to February 2008, Shelley worked at William P. Burgess, Jr., P.C. where she learned the practice of domestic relations law from her mentors Bill Burgess, Esquire and Judge George Craig. Shelley opened her practice in February 2008, offering clients a variety of ways to resolve domestic cases, including uncontested actions, contested litigation, and collaborative resolutions.
Shelley has a variety of interests outside of the practice of law, such as reading, playing guitar and singing, photography, and building furniture with very basic woodworking skills. She loves the mountains and appreciates the arts and crafts of glass, wood, and metals.
Areas of Practice
Custody & Visitation
Alimony & Spousal Support
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Collaborative Law & Mediation
The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama – 2003
Trevecca Nazarene University
Master’s in Counseling – 2000
Bachelor’s of Psychology
Heath Brooks is originally from the Pine Chapel Community in Northwest Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology. Heath received his law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he graduated Cum Laude, and received his Masters of Science in Environmental Management contemporaneously with his law degree in 2008. While at Cumberland, Mr. Brooks received the Albert B. Brewer Scholarship in Law, served on Cumberland’s National Trial Team, served as Student Materials Editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, and has been admitted to The Order of Barristers for exhibiting excellence in the art of courtroom advocacy. Heath is currently licensed to practice in the States of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama. Mr. Brooks has co-authored several articles for legal publications and is an active part of the firm’s appellate practice. He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and the Alabama Association for Justice. He currently serves on the Young Lawyers’ Board of the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program. Mr. Brooks is married to Kelly Brooks who teaches young children at the Montessori School of Huntsville.
Licensed in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee
Abbey is a graduate of Jacksonville State University and the University of Alabama School of Law. In law school, she was a member of the Campbell Moot Court Board and National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the Legal Profession, the country’s oldest legal ethics publication. She has experience representing individuals and businesses, plaintiffs and defendants, in both criminal and civil matters. She is admitted to practice in all Alabama state courts, the Northern District of Alabama Civil and Bankruptcy Divisions, and is a certified representative for the Veteran’s Administration and Social Security Administration.
Abbey started her own practice in 2010 with the goal of providing personalized attention and sound, innovative legal advice to every client. With practices in Rainsville and Birmingham, she is able to serve clients all over Alabama. She is a member of The Alabama State Bar, Birmingham Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section, DeKalb County Bar Association, Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama Roundtable, Rainsville Chamber of Commerce, and the Volunteer Lawyer Programs in Jefferson and Madison County. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and going to concerts.