News & Events

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Congratulations again to partner Jennifer Wales

Congratulations again to partner Jennifer Wales who was named one of the Top Female Attorneys in Birmingham by B-Metro magazine in the Women in the Law edition. 


After ten years with Beddow, Erben & Bowen, PA, we are proud to announce that Jennifer K. Wales has been made a Partner and Shareholder.  


At the 2016 Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting, Fred Erben was presented an award for 50 years in the practice of law.  

Alabama Young Lawyers Sandestin Seminar

As part of the Alabama Young Lawyers Sandestin Seminar, Frederick A. Erben will be leading a seminar on the ADVENTURES IN FAMILY LAW, May 15, 2010.

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals grants Summary Judgment

Today, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals affirmed the Marshall County Domestic Relations Circuit Court decision granting Summary Judgment to our client, declaring the fraudulent marriage and the property transfers to be Void ab Initio. Fred Erben, and local counsel Dee Walker, handled the trial of the case and oral arguments; while John Gray primarily drafted the Motion for Summary Judgment and the Appeal.

Beddow, Erbn & Bowen, PA., is pleased to welcome Nicole L. Judge back to the firm

Although previously Of Counsel with Beddow, Erben & Bowen, PA, we are pleased to welcome Nicole L. Judge back to the firm as an associate! Nicole
practices in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, slip and fall, wrongful death, and other areas of civil litigation. Nicole is an excellent addition to the firm and we are happy to have her back as an associate.

Ex Parte Order in the Fall of 2012

Via an original Ex Parte Order in the Fall of 2012, we obtained an emergency change of custody of a minor child from her biological mother to our client on a temporary basis; this matter was tried to its conclusion in June 2013. During the trial Fred Erben successfully proved that changing physical care, custody, and control from the former wife will materially promote the welfare and best interests of our client’s minor child. This trial resulted in a July 2013 Order issued by the Jefferson County Alabama Domestic Relations Court modifying the parties’ divorce agreement and awarding custody of the minor child to our client, along with the relevant change in child support. The change was so drastic, the biological mother can have NO CONTACT with the child, either in person, through social media, or phone, until further order of the Court.

New Alabama Gun Law

The new gun law in the state of Alabama allows, among other things, employees to transport or store firearms in their privately-owned motor vehicles under certain circumstances, for example when the employee has a valid concealed weapons permit. An employer can prohibit employees from bringing firearms inside the workplace or where the employee is engaged in the employer's work, but an employer cannot restrict employees from having a firearm that is out of sight and in the employee's locked vehicle under certain circumstances.


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New Grandparent Visitation Bill signed into law

New Grandparent Visitation Bill signed into law.  How does this change your rights?