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Amy Bell Nelson


   Amy Bell Nelson’s practice, currently focused on primarily commercial real estate, and primarily including the representation of developers and lenders in a variety of commercial transactions, began on September 10, 2001, in Birmingham, Alabama.  Previously, Amy routinely advised clients on a broad spectrum of business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, real property sales and acquisitions, governance, and financing.
   Amy was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and lived in Anchorage, Alaska for five years (during middle school and high school) before moving to Huntsville, Alabama for her senior year of high school.  Amy now resides in Vestavia Hills with her husband, Terry Nelson, who is originally from Jackson, Alabama, and her two children who attend Vestavia Hills City Schools.
   Prior to becoming a partner with DLB Attorneys at Law, LLC, at the time of its establishment on August 1, 2022, Amy practiced with what was then the law firm of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal LLP in its Birmingham, Alabama office, beginning as an associate in 2001 and becoming partner on January 1, 2008, before withdrawing in July 2016 to assume a local in-house position.  


   While with Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal LLP, Amy acted on behalf of the firm, for a three-year period-of-time, as outside

general counsel to a long-time, Birmingham based, large industrial client.  In the in-house position that Amy assumed in 2016, Amy worked in the mortgage loan department assisting, from a legal counsel perspective, with the making of loans by the company to a specific residential housing market.  On April 1, 2019, Amy rejoined private practice, becoming of counsel in the Birmingham office of a boutique full-service law firm based in Montgomery, Alabama.

B.S., International Business, Magna Cum Laude, Auburn University, 1998

J.D., Cum Laude, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, 2001


M.B.A., Brock School of Business at Samford University, 2001


While attending Cumberland School of Law, Amy was a member of, and an Articles Editor in her third year for, the Cumberland Law Review. She also was a Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society.


Amy Bell Nelson

(659) 200-9586 Ext. 3

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