Hornsby & Hornsby, Attorneys at Law            (205) 856-1000

Experienced Counsel, a Personal Touch

Q:  Where are you located?

A:  Our office is located at:

                              2010 Old Springville Road

                              Suite 100

                              Birmingham, AL 35215

Q:  How can I get directions to your office?

A:   You may access a map and directions by clicking here.

Q:  What is the best way to contact Matthew Hornsby?

A:   You may contact Matthew by phone at (205) 856-1000, email at matthornsby@att.net, or by messaging him using the contact form on his website at www.matthornsbylaw.com.  Matthew will personally respond to any communication, usually on the same day.

Q:  What areas of law do you practice in?

A:   Check out the "Areas of Practice" page by clicking here.  If you don't see what you are looking for, please call or send an email about your particular issue.

Q:  I think I may have a legal case.  How long do I have to pursue it in court?

A:   It depends.  Different types of cases (breach of contract, personal injury, criminal matters) have different statutes of limitations, which control how long a person has to file an action in court.  These time limitations usually range from 2-10 years, but it is best to consult with an attorney to ensure that your case will not be barred by the statute of limitations.  Even the best case is no case if not handled timely.

Q:  Do you offer free legal consultations?

A:   On many types of cases, it is possible to arrange for a free brief legal consultation to discuss the nature of your particular case.  You may set up an appointment by contacting Matthew at (205) 856-1000 or emailing him at matthornsby@att.net  

Q:  How much is the attorney fee for my particular case?

A:   Generally, you may refer to the following schedule of attorney fees in order to determine what a particular type of legal representation will cost.  Please note that the actual attorney fee may be more or less, depending on the particular facts of your case, and do not include filing fees and process server fees, which are usually required by the court. 

    • Criminal Cases
    • Felonies - $1000-$3000 retainer
    • Misdemeanors - $750-$1500 retainer
    • DUIs - $1000-$2000 retainer


      • Family Court Cases
      • Dependency & Delinquency - $1500 retainer
      • Custody - $1000 retainer
      • Paternity/Child Support - $750 retainer


        • Motor Vehicle Accidents - typically this is handled on a contingency fee arrangement, meaning you will not be required to pay an attorney fee upfront.  An agreed-upon portion of the recovered amount will be retained as the attorney fee at the end of representation.


          • Evictions (Unlawful Detainers) - starting at $300, plus filing fees and process server fees


            • Divorce
            • Uncontested (both parties agree on the terms) - $400-$750
            • Contested - $1500-$3000


              • Estate Documents
              • Wills - $200/each or $300 for husband and wife together
              • Living Wills - $50/each or $75 for husband and wife together
              • Power of Attorney - $50/each or $75 for husband and wife together


                • Deed Preparation for Transfer of Property - $100, plus recording fee


                  • Probating an Estate of Deceased
                  • With a Will (testate) - $1500
                  • Without a Will (intestate) - $2000


                    • Conservatorship - $1500


                      • Adoptions - starting at $700, plus filing fees


                        • Collections of Unpaid Accounts - usually this is handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not pay a fee upfront.  Instead, an agreed-upon portion of each payment received from debtor is retained as attorney fee.