Debra D. Spain

Shareholder

150 South Perry Street (36104)
Post Office Box 2069 (36102)
Montgomery, Alabama

p: (334) 241-8067

f: (334) 241-8267

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Education:

LL.M., with high honors, Taxation, The University of Alabama, 1996

J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 1991

B.A., with high honors, Auburn University, 1988

Bar Admissions:

Alabama, 1991

Honors and Awards

The Best Lawyers in America - Trusts & Estates Litigation; Tax Law; Trusts & Estates

Best Lawyers - Montgomery Trusts & Estates Lawyer of the Year, 2015

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating Award

Order of Barristers

Frank Sego Humanitarian Award, Volunteer of the Year Awards, 2004

Debby graduated from Auburn University with high honors in 1988. She received her J.D. and an LL.M. in taxation, with high honors, from the University of Alabama. She was an editor of the Alabama Law Review, a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team, a member of the Moot Court Board, and a finalist in the John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition. Debby has practiced with the law firm of Capell & Howard, P.C., in Montgomery since her admittance to the Bar in 1991.  She specializes in estate planning and administration, estate and trust litigation and taxation.

Debby has served as President of the Central Alabama Community Foundation and is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Alabama. She has co-chaired both the professionals section and attorney section of the United Way Campaign. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Montgomery Academy. She is a member of the Advisory Board of ClefWorks, Inc., an organization formed to promote the enjoyment of classical music in a relaxed and social setting. She is a member of First United Methodist Church, where she has served on the Administrative Board and as a Sunday school teacher. She is a past board member of the Children’s Museum of Alabama, the YMCA Metro Board of Directors, Jackson Hospital Foundation, the Central Alabama Community Foundation, the Montgomery Education Foundation, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Alabama Editor, Alabama Law Review

Jessup International Moot Court Team

John A. Campbell Moot Court Board

Montgomery Estate Planning Council

Graduate of Leadership Alabama, 2006