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Personal Space: Jessica Kirk Drennan

A one-on-one conversation with Jessica Kirk Drennan, family law attorney.

B-Metro: What got you into the law and specifically family law?
Drennan: I grew up in a small town, Alexander City, so the big guys on the block were the lawyers and the doctors…that’s who you respected in town. That’s how it was in a small town. I wasn’t interested in medicine, but I really was attracted to the law from the time I had a mature thought about it.

B-Metro: What attracted you to the law?
Drennan: I liked the analysis of it and the verbal aspects, the debate. I have always liked that. I don’t consider confrontation, confrontation, I consider it discussion. It’s a lost art. And it is civil not uncivil. So I just always loved the idea of justice and I have always been for the little guy. That’s what attracted me to the law.

B-Metro: What was your first job like?
Drennan: After Tulane I went to work for a judge at first. Then I came home and a lawyer in town, Tom Radney, who was a big personality, called and wanted to know if I wanted a job. So I went home, interviewed and got the job. He talked the judge into releasing me from my clerkship and I went to work for him.
Six months out of school I went home and started practicing.

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Jessica Kirk Drennan to Serve as Vice Chair of the Board of Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers

As part of Kirk Drennan Law’s commitment to serving the community, Jessica Kirk Drennan will be serving as Vice Chair of the Board for the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program for 2017-2018. The Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program helps attorneys provide free legal services to low-income citizens unable to afford attorneys who need help with civil legal problems. The program provides legal help on issues such as evictions, collections/garnishments, divorce, child support, visitation, and other civil problems to those unable to afford it.

Visit the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers page here. You can read more about Jessica Kirk Drennan’s volunteer activities on her attorney profile.

Jessica Kirk Drennan speaks at Alabama State Bar Convention

Jessica Kirk Drennan was a speaker at the 2016 Alabama State Bar Convention on Thursday, June 23rd. Her presentation was titled “Hot Tips: Updates and Practice Pointers.”

You can view the convention program here.

Jessica Kirk Drennan to serve as a mentor at Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

Jessica Kirk Drennan will be serving as a mentor at Bizwomen Mentoring Monday on April 4, 2016. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most-influential women in the community for one-on-one mentoring sessions.

When: Monday, April 4, 2016 7:30am-9:30am
Where: Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/event/141172

You can view Jessica’s profile here.

Kirk Drennan Law listed as 2016 Top Flight Law firm in B·Metro

Kirk Drennan Law is pleased to be listed as 2016 Top Flight Law firm in B·Metro Magazine.

http://b-metro.com/top-lawyers-2016/26678/

Kirk Drennan Law listed as “The Face of Dedicated Attorneys” in B·Metro

Kirk Drennan Law is pleased to be listed as “The Face of Dedicated Attorneys” in the January issue of B·Metro.

http://b-metro.com/2016faces/25321/