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After law school, I clerked for the Honorable J. Antonio DelCampo in the State Court of DeKalb County. While there, Judge DelCampo was not reversed on any of his decisions. Beginning in 2004, I litigated with Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, concentrating primarily on wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases arising from construction and products liability litigation. I also worked on public sector matters, defending cities and counties for various claims.
In 2010, I had the privilege to open Albury & Hawkins, LLC with my esteemed partner and dedicated friend, Melissa Hawkins. Here, we focus on both personal injury and family law cases. I understand that, as with most legal matters, these two specific areas of law provide for some of the most troubling and difficult times of our clients’ lives. As such, while I take every opportunity to counsel our clients on both the legal and practical ramifications of their decisions, I believe that the law is a service industry and that the client is ultimately the “boss.” Indeed, I consider it an honor and a challenge to meet and exceed the expectations of my clients, my colleagues, and the court. I have a sincere reverence for the law, how it is created, and how it continues to develop. I feel blessed that I am able to exercise my passion for research and writing, while both helping people and earning a living to contribute to the well-being of my family and my community.
I enjoy spending time with my family, attending church, distance running and jigsaw puzzles.
University of Michigan, with highest honors, B.A., 1999
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2002
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Court of Appeals of Georgia, 2004
Supreme Court of Georgia, 2010
United States District Courts, Northern District, 2004
Middle District, 2004
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
HONORS AND AWARDS
Super Lawyer – Georgia Rising Star (2015)
Super Lawyer – Georgia Rising Star (2014)
Super Lawyer – Georgia Rising Star (2013)
Schear Book Award for the Student Most Likely to Make a Uniquely Positive Mark on His or Her Universe, Emory University
Best Brief Petitioner in the Southeast Regional Competition of the Fredrick Douglas Moot Court Competition
COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
President, Atlanta Lawyers’ Orchestra, 2004 to 2008
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Home Depot USA, Inc. v. U.S. Fire Ins. Co., Slip Copy, 2008 WL 4810504, 11th Circuit Ga. 2008
Georgia Supreme Court
White v. Howard, 295 Ga. 210, 758 S.E.2d 824 (2014)
Georgia Court of Appeals
Baker v. Harcon, 303 Ga. App. 749, 694 S.E.2d 673 (2010)
Hancock Fabrics v. Alterman Real Estate, 302 Ga. App. 568, 692 S.E.2d 20 (2010)
McCall v. Couture, 293 Ga. App. 305, 666 S.E.2d 637 (2008)
Gassaway v. Precon, 280 Ga. App. 351, 634 S.E.2d 153 (2006). This case involved the decision of the Court of Appeals of Georgia not to apply the “continuous employment rule” of workers’ compensation cases to tort cases. Ms. Albury wrote the briefs in this case and argued her client’s position in both the trial court and the appellate court.
Application for Discretionary Appeal Denied
Tamika Jones, Court of Appeal of Georgia
Cheryl Richardson, Supreme Court of Georgia, Case No. S14D0117