About the Firm

We serve clients statewide and are fully prepared to help you with your legal concerns.

Cornelius & Talley, PC practices in the legal field of Elder Law and Special Needs throughout Alabama. Our office has a combined 50 plus years of experience in the areas surrounding issues facing senior citizens and families of special needs children and adults. We offer consultations for families dealing with issues such as protection of personal and business assets, paying for long term care and/or nursing homes, guardianships and conservatorships, elder abuse, wills and trusts, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, and Health Care Directives. We also handle involuntary commitments and the probate of estates, including litigation if necessary.

 

Services we provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Estate Planning
  • Medicaid Applications
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Any and All forms of Probate and Elder Law
  • Adoptions
  • Crisis Medicaid Planning
  • Advanced Asset Protection Planning

Robert D. Cornelius and R. Matthew Talley have the combined knowledge, experience, and dedication to give your case the attention it deserves. Your case will be personally addressed by one of these experienced attorneys. We will not take your case unless we believe we can help. We serve clients statewide and are fully prepared to help you with your legal concerns. Please contact us to ask questions or schedule an initial consultation about your individual concerns and goals.

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Robert D. Cornelius “Bob”

 

Bob graduated from Auburn University School of Business in 1976. He worked in the field of trust investments until 2000 when he graduated from Auburn University with his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He decided to make a career change and enrolled at the Birmingham School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. Bob graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 2005.

 

Bob started his law practice as The Law Office of Robert D. Cornelius, PC in 2006 specializing in Elder Law and Special Needs Planning. In July 2017, Bob and Matt Talley joined together to form Cornelius & Talley, PC.

 

Bob has experience throughout the State of Alabama and focuses on the unique legal issues involving senior citizens and citizens with all kinds of special needs. Bob is often asked to speak at various venues throughout Alabama on issues facing families who have special needs children and adults. He is a member in good standing with the Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations.

 

Bob has been married to Lana Hopkins Cornelius for 30 years. They have four adult children one of which is a special needs adult. Lana is a graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham. She is a retired teacher of 43 years.

R. Matthew Talley “Matt”

 

Matt graduated from the University of Alabama with a Psychology Degree in 1994. He immediately entered graduate school and earned a Master’s Degree of Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health. Matt began working in a hospital setting and in 1998 met requirements to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Matt worked in direct practice with mentally ill adult and geriatric clients and ultimately became Program Coordinator of Mental Health Services.

 

While still working in the mental health field, Matt enrolled in law school at Birmingham School of Law in 2002 and graduated in 2005. He left the hospital setting and began practicing law primarily in the areas of probate and family law. He joined the firm of Nolan Stewart in 2011 and became a partner in 2013. He left the firm in March, 2016, to serve as Provisional Chief Clerk of Probate Court in Jefferson County. Matt returned to private practice in October of 2016 and became a member of Dempsey, Steed, Stewart, Ritchy & Gache’.  Matt is a founding partner of Cornelius & Talley, PC.

 

Matt has practice experience in many counties throughout Alabama and focuses on Probate Law and Estate Planning. He is asked to speak at many different venues on various legal topics. He is a member in good standing with the Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations.

 

Matt has been married to Michele Holland Talley for 20 plus years and they have three daughters. Michele has a Doctorate degree in Nursing and teaches in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Shannon Daniel

 

Shannon is the Legal Assistant and Office Manager for Cornelius & Talley, PC. Ms. Daniel is the initial contact in the law office. Ms. Daniel manages all aspects of the day to day operations for the office. She helps prospects and clients with setting appointments, changing contact information, and billing. Ms. Daniel, while not an attorney, is knowledgeable about the paperwork and filings for most legal issues concerning Probate, Estate Planning (Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives), Elder Law, Social Security Disability, Guardianships/Conservatorships, Personal Injury, Contracts, Adoptions, and Commitments.

 

As a dedicated professional, Ms. Daniel, is also a licensed real estate agent with The Real Estate Group, Inc. where she provides our office with invaluable knowledge about issues surrounding real property.

 

Ms. Daniel is from Birmingham, Alabama, and is a 1993 graduate of Cathedral Christian High School.

 

She is a single mother of three, which keeps her very busy when not providing excellent services to our legal clients.

Please contact us to ask questions or schedule an initial consultation about your individual concerns and goals.