Sammye Oden "Sam" Kok

Sammye Oden "Sam" Kok

Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C.

Recognized since 2014

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Family Law

Family Law Mediation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Family Law Mediation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Family Law
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Sammye Oden Kok practices in the area of family law, including divorces, adoptions, child custody and mediation, primarily in the family law area.

Sam graduated in 1983 from Cumberland School of Law, after obtaining her B.A. degree in 1974 from Auburn University.

Sam is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is a member of the Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations. She is also registered as an Alabama State Court Mediator with the Alabama Center for Domestic Dispute for civil, domestic, domestic abuse and appellate mediation. She is one of the founding members of the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators, and is a frequent speaker on family law, mediation and adoption issues.

She was selected as the Best Lawyer’s© 2017 edition as “Lawyer of the Year” for Birmingham recognized in the area of Family Law. Only one lawyer in each specialty area in a particular legal community is honored as a Lawyer of the Year She was also recognized by Best Lawyers® for 2017 in both Family Law and Family Mediation She was also named as a "B-Metro's Top Women Lawyers 2016" in the August edition of B-Metro Magazine. The magazine partnered with, which is a leading online legal directory that rates all attorneys on a 10-point scale, factoring in peer endorsements as well as experience, education, training, speaking, publishing and awards. She was also selected as She is a 2010 recipient of "Super Lawyers" in the area of Family Law.

Sam is Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell®. PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers;

President: Alabama Chapter 2001

Fellow: 1994 to date

Member, Alabama State Bar

Disciplinary Rules & Enforcement Committee, 2009 - 2010

Chair: Family Law Section 2008

Family Law Executive Board 2004-2009

Member, Family Law & Women's Sections

Member, Birmingham Bar Association

1983 to date

Member of various committees including

Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers; Chair of CLE; Member of CLE Ethics Committee, Mediation, Family Law, Public Relations

Member, Women Lawyers Section & Birmingham Bar, Past Board Member

Member, American Bar Association

Family Law Section

Member, Alabama Law Institute Committee - working on various family practice laws, including adoption, joint custody, UCCJEA, Child Support, etc., 1988 - present

Registered, Alabama State Court Mediator Roster for Civil, Domestic, Domestic Abuse and Appellate Mediation

Founding Member, the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators

Frequent speaker on Family Law, Adoption Issues and Mediation

Contact & Links


  • Ridge Park, Suite 4000
    1130 Twenty-Second Street South
    Birmingham, AL 35205


  • Auburn University, BA, graduated 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Family Law Mediation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Family Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Family Law Mediation, Birmingham (2021)
  • Family Law, Birmingham (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation

Special Focus

  • Adoption

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