MARK STERLING GOBER
Mark is a 1986 Graduate of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama. During his undergraduate studies, Mark was the recipient of the prestigious Hohenberg Trust Scholarship and the Culverhouse Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. Mark was tapped for membership in Mortar Board (the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service) and initiated into the Golden Key National Honour Society (recognizing students who rank in the top 15% of their class within all fields of study). Mark was also chosen for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma (the highest recognition a student studying business administration can receive in a business program accredited by the AACSB), Mu Kappa Tau (academic top 10% of students in the marketing discipline), Gamma Beta Phi (academic top 10% of sophomore class in all disciplines), Phi Eta Sigma (academic top 10% of freshman class in all disciplines) and Alpha Lambda Delta (academic top 10% of freshman class in all disciplines).
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Culverhouse in 1986, Mark began his legal education at the University of Alabama School of Law. While pursuing his studies at UA Law, Mark was selected to serve as a teaching member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and received the 1988 John A. Campbell Final Round Oralist Award (an award recognizing the four law students who advanced to the final oral argument round of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition). Mark was inducted into the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society (an honor limited to 10% of the law school student body based upon academic achievement and service to the law school) and served in the office of Exchequer for the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity. Mark also acted as Lead Articles Editor for the “Alabama Law and Psychology Review”.
Mark began his practice of law in 1989 with the Mobile, Alabama law firm of Sintz, Campbell, Duke, Taylor & Cunningham. While there, Mark gained experience in the areas of domestic relations, insurance defense and civil appeals.
In 1992, Mark left Sintz, Campbell in order to pursue a new challenge as an In-House Attorney/Legal Editor with LexisNexis Group, a multinational corporation providing computer-assisted legal research services and maintaining the world’s largest electronic database for legal and public-records related information. While in that position, Mark was based in Charlottesville, Virginia and was afforded the opportunity to establish contacts and relationships with attorneys and legal professionals from all over the United States. Many of these professional relationships have remained strong and have proved invaluable over the years.
Mark returned to Alabama in 1995 and subsequently joined the Mobile law firm of Whitfield & McAlpine, P.C. as a Member/Shareholder. During more than a decade of practice in Mobile, Mark distinguished himself as a fierce advocate in matters involving complex high asset divorce and child custody litigation.
Mark established the Tuscaloosa, Alabama office of Mark Sterling Gober, LLC in 2005. Thanks to the overwhelming response of the people of Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas, Mark Sterling Gober, LLC has become well known throughout West Central Alabama for providing personal legal representation which is second to none.
Mark has represented literally thousands of clients from all walks of life. He has worked with well-known celebrities, professionals of diverse educational backgrounds, municipal governments, all types of small businesses and countless everyday people who sought his advice in matters involving divorce, child custody, family law, entertainment law, small business issues or the recovery of damages following a catastrophic personal injury event.
Mark is licensed to practice in Alabama, Louisiana and the District of Columbia. He is active in the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association and currently serves as a member of its Executive Committee and Domestic Relations Committee. Mark especially enjoys representing the legal interests of children as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem. He has been a proud participant in the “Wills for Heroes” program (providing wills and legal services free of charge to active military personnel and first responders) and is an active supporter of the “Volunteer Lawyer’s Program” of the Alabama State Bar.
Mark is a member of The University Club, North River Yacht Club and attends Canterbury Episcopal Church. In his spare time, he is an amateur photographer, a frustrated poet and an avid international traveler. He enjoys following politics, Crimson Tide football, his beloved “Million Dollar Band” and spending time with his two high maintenance cats, “Jude” and “Piper”.