Pettway joins legal services

Published 5:20 pm Saturday, April 8, 2017

Felecia Zigler Pettway, an attorney from Wilcox County, has been hired as managing attorney of Legal Services Alabama’s Selma office.

The nonprofit offers legal assistance to those who can’t afford an attorney and has regional offices across the state.

Pettway will oversee the Selma office, which includes several Black Belt counties.

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Pettway’s practice includes criminal, civil, property, trust and estate, family, juvenile and personal injury cases.

She earned her J.D. from Miles School of Law, her master’s degree from Faulkner University and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Alabama. She is admitted to the Alabama State Bar and U.S. District Courts. She is married to Joseph Pettway and is the mother to Antoine (Kim) Pettway and Naadira Pettway and grandmother to Kingston Joseph.

Pettway said she hopes to educate people about the services her office offers, especially with personal bankruptcy, wills, probates and estates and wills.

“We want people to know that we are here and that we are available,” Pettway said. “I think oftentimes we see individuals after the fact when in fact they needed an attorney to go to court.