Laura Montgomery Lee – Managing Partner

Laura Montgomery grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, but has deemed Birmingham her second home. Laura is a 2006 cum laude graduate of The University of Alabama where she also earned her Juris Doctorate. While a law student, Laura was a member of multiple national trial advocacy teams and the recipient of the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 George Peach Taylor Award for outstanding trial team performance. Laura also gained hands on experience and first recognized her love of being active in the court room while practicing with her third-year practice card in the school’s Civil Clinic.

Laura began working at The Crittenden Firm as a Family Law Attorney in September 2010 and in September of 2014, formed Crittenden Partners with four other attorneys. “Family law allows me to combine my skills as a litigator, my knowledge of numerous areas of law and my ability to counsel clients through an extremely emotional situation. In one day I may engage in the valuation of a business, prepare for trial, review medical records and file a complaint in Federal Court. It is never a slow day around our office and that energy keeps me at my best” Laura says
Professionally, Laura is a member of both the Alabama and Tennessee Bar and actively involved in the Birmingham Bar Association where she served three years on the Young Lawyers Section executive board and now holds a seat on the grievance committee. Laura is also a member of the Alabama Bar Association and American Bar Association.
In addition to her work, Laura has been active in the Rotaract Club of Birmingham, Birmingham’s premier young professional organization, previously serving on the Board of Directors as the Director of Membership Development and Social Director. Laura is also a member of the Junior Patrons of the Museum of Art and a founding member of the Delta Zeta Birmingham Alumni Chapter.

Laura resides in Ross Bridge where she enjoys spending time cooking and enjoying the outdoors with her husband, four children and goldendoodle.

Member of the Birmingham Bar Association

  • Young Lawyers Section
  • Family law Section

Member of the Alabama Bar Association

  • Young Lawyers Section
  • Family law Section

Member of the American Bar Association

    • Young Lawyers Section
    • Family law Section
  • 2013 – Rising Star of the Bar
  • 2011-2012 – The Rotaract Club of Birmingham Directors Award
  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (B.S., cum laude, 2006)
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (J.D., 2009)
  • State Bar of Alabama
  • State Bar of Tennessee
  • The Rotaract Club of Birmingham; 2012-2013 Social Director, 2011-2012 Membership Development Director
  • The Birmingham Zoo Junior Board (2011-2014)
  • Delta Zeta Birmingham Alumni Chapter; founding member
  • Junior Patron of the Birmingham Museum of Arts
  • Young Lawyers section Executive Board
  • Joint/Shared Custody Issues and Considerations, Family Law Hot Topics & Current Issues, SES, October 2013
  • Divorce and Family Law, Cocktail Party Law, Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association, November 2014
  • Electronic Evidence, Family Law Seminar, Alabama Law Weekly, May 2015
  • Electronic Evidence in Alabama; Friend or Enemy, Webinar Series, M. Lee Smith Publishers, September 2015
  • The Use of Electronic Evidence, Domestic Relations Judges’ Seminar, Administrative Office of Courts, October 2015
  • Keeping up with the Millenials: Understanding Electronic Evidence, Brown Bag Lunch/Seminar Series, The Birmingham Bar Association, November 2015


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