Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

After the trauma of a serious injury or death of a loved one, many victims and/or surviving families, overwhelmed by their loss, make the mistake of allowing an insurance adjuster to speak with them regarding their claim as opposed to seeking the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Then, after cooperating with such “claims adjustors”, most usually find that their claim is either being denied and/or that their medical expenses are not being paid. Then comes the stonewalling, delays and needless “red tape” before finally being offered a settlement which is insulting. Worse yet, the majority of injured parties who proceed without effective representation will ultimately have their claim denied entirely.

We have had the privilege of working with families from all walks of life who have sought justice as the result of a catastrophic injury and/or the wrongful death of a loved one. We are prepared to provide aggressive legal representation to our clients in cases involving traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, severed limbs and other severe bodily injury or death resulting from automobile accidents, all-terrain vehicle accidents, boating accidents, common carrier accidents, 18 wheeler tractor-trailer truck accidents, defective products, toxic chemical exposure, premises liability, medical malpractice and/or nursing home neglect.

The advantage of working with a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney is the reassurance of knowing that your claim is being handled properly. We have handled many serious injury claims and will see to it that you are represented effectively. The insurance companies have skilled lawyers working for them to minimize or defeat your claim. YOU should have skilled representation in your corner as well. Our goal is to make sure you receive full and fair compensation.  Our success depends on you being compensated for your injuries and losses. Furthermore, there is (and never will be) any out of pocket expense or cost to you related to any personal injury or wrongful death claim that we pursue on your behalf.

Domestic Relations/Family Law

The divorce rate in the United States is the highest in the world. Well over fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce. Sixty-seven percent of all second marriages end in divorce. The divorce process is often associated with an increase in anxiety, stress and/or depression resulting from the loss of one’s spouse, child(ren), stability and lifestyle. Fifty percent of all children living in the United States today are children of divorce. Twenty-eight percent of all children living in this country are born of never married parents. The issues being decided by our domestic relations courts have become increasingly more complex in recent years. This trend is expected to continue as the law continues to adapt to changing definitions of the modern family.

We handle all types of divorce and child custody matters from uncontested divorce to complex contested matters involving substantial assets and business valuation/division; contested child custody matters (including UCCJEA multi-jurisdictional custody litigation); paternity; child support arrearage/modification; visitation; and adoption. By their very nature, family law issues are among the most sensitive and potentially life-changing of all legal issues.  Attorney fees in hotly contested proceedings can be a significant expense. However, the financial reality of divorce demands that you seek the best legal representation and advice that you can afford. The failure to do so can result in much greater expense than you ever imagined.

We have handled literally thousands of divorces and child custody cases for well over two decades. Some have involved contested marital assets valued at many millions of dollars. Many have involved contested child custody and unique legal issues arising under complex statutory law such as the UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act). Others have been uncontested and completed by agreement. However, the one common thread which has run through each and every one of our many family law cases is the fact that there were people (often little children) whose lives were affected by the representation and advice that we provided to our clients. Going through the divorce process can be a stressful experience. You should feel confident that your divorce attorney possesses the experience and resources necessary to represent you personally and effectively.

Mark Sterling Gober, LLC is committed to providing legal services competitive with those services offered by much larger and more impersonal firms. At Mark Sterling Gober, LLC, we possess the expertise, resources and relationships necessary to provide our clients with personal legal representation which is second to none. We understand the importance of giving our undivided personal attention to each and every individual and/or business whose representation we undertake. It is upon this philosophy that our practice has been built.

The people of Tuscaloosa have been incredible in their overwhelming response to our local practice since it was established in early 2005. By this, we are humbled. We at Mark Sterling Gober, LLC take great pride in the fact that the majority of our new clients come to us via the recommendation of our former and existing clients and friends. This, to us, is our greatest measure of success. We take our responsibility to provide you with the best possible representation very seriously. The reputation that we have built for this law practice depends upon it.  At Mark Sterling Gober, LLC, we want to be more than just your lawyer.

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.

Roy Parker, President, Industrial Pump and Supply Company, Inc., Mobile, Alabama

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!

Coby Lake, Owner, Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham, Alabama

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.

Gwenda K. Jones, President, Tuscaloosa Office Products & Supply Company, Inc., Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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.

Silas G. (Dell) Cross, Jr. of Cross & Smith, LLC

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.

Tucker Motor Company, Inc. Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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.

Kelly Greene, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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.

Michael Jennings, Professor of Chemistry, University of Alabama

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.

Tyna Pyburn, Hamilton, Alabama

He’s a wonderful and experienced attorney who helped me through a difficult divorce. I was very pleased with how I was represented.

Vanessa Griffin, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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.

Brandon Williams, Tuscaloosa Alabama