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”.
Anyone who has been through a divorce where visitation is contested (and where slanderous comments have been made or inferred) knows how stressed and helpless you can feel. Not only has Mark protected my parental rights but he has always made the time to communicate with me and keep me informed. I will always feel indebted to him for what he has done for me so far and hope that I will someday be able to return his kindness.
Mark Gober has the relationships, the knowledge and the expertise to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Rates are competitive and he has always gone over and beyond what other attorneys have preformed for me in the past. Bottom line is that he is straight forward and will tell you like it is regarding your case and situation. Can't say that for all hourly attorneys. In addition to being a terrific attorney, he is a good-hearted friendly person and always a joy to be around. Thanks for all your help Mark!
Our company, Tuscaloosa Office Products & Supply, (TOPS) has been using Mark Sterling Gober, LLC for legal business services for over 5 years. The services have included drafting our 'Statement of Service Polices,' non-compete agreements, collections and legal consulting on a wide range of business issues. We've found Mark's work to be very through and reasonable. We value Mark's legal experience and advice and seek both as our company grows.
Mark Gober is an outstanding attorney. He has both the knowledge and experience to handle cases from the simplest to the most complex. I referred a close family member to him a few years ago because I knew he was the best in this area. He is also an impeccably honest and compassionate person who truly cares about his clients.
Mark has always handled, overseen and fulfilled our needs personally. This certainly is the advantage of dealing with a smaller law firm. Mark makes you feel as important as his largest clients.
As my attorney, Mark Gober has been compassionate, dedicated and thorough. He is always quick to respond to my emails and phone calls. He knows the legal aspects of my case and has been so helpful in guiding me though the steps that need to be taken. He has listened to me when I’ve been discouraged and has taken the time to calm my fears. He has gone above and beyond what I ever expected and has been the best possible attorney that I could have chosen for my case. I highly recommend Mark Sterling Gober.
Mark has been my attorney for a couple of years now handling custodial issues. I must say that I ahve been very grateful to have had Mark Sterling Gober represent me. He is an incredibly knowledgeable, dedicated, thoughtful and thorough attorney. He always gave me his direct and honest opinion with respect to my case and I really value his opinion and advice. He was very punctual and always returned calls and/or emails promptly. When a friend or colleague needs legal advice or representation, I always steer them in Mark’s direction. I am very happy to not only know Mark on a professional level, but I also consider him a great friend of mine and my family.
Mr. Gober and his staff were absolute professionals who showed great compassion. They were always patient in explaining the entire process and were prompt to answer all my questions. Mr. Gober handled my case as though I were family and that gave me great peace of mind. He fought nonstop to secure for me an exceptional settlement and make sure I understood the implications of what I was agreeing to both financially and legally. I could not have asked for better representation.
He’s a wonderful and experienced attorney who helped me through a difficult divorce. I was very pleased with how I was represented.
Mark Gober and his entire staff do an excellent job. They are very prompt in returning calls and emails. Mark really does a good job of keeping you informed about your case. Mark is fair and honest. He will not tell you outcomes about your case just to sound good. If you want an attorney who will give you sound advice and personal attention, I recommend Mark Gober.