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Carolyne J. Hess


Since I started practicing in 2014, I’ve worked on a wide variety of matters in corporate and real estate law.

Carolyne J. Hess counsels public and private clients across a spectrum of transactional matters, including commercial real estate, real estate based financing, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and other corporate matters. She has advised and represented buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and developers in a full range of real estate matters, including acquisition, development and leasing transactions throughout the United States.

While a law student, Carolyne participated in Alabama Law’s Federal Externship Program in Washington, D.C., where she served as a law clerk for the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate. Carolyne also held legal internships in various public and private sector organizations, including the Federal Trade Commission and AT&T. She served as Acquisitions Editor of the Journal of the Legal Profession. While an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, she served on the Executive Board of the Alternative Spring Break student-run service organization.


  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2010, Dean’s List

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Community Involvement

Carolyne has served on the Childcare Resources Junior Board since 2016.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Carolyne is a member of the Alabama Bar; the Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Women’s Section; and the American Bar Association, the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section.

Carolyne spoke on a panel discussing small drone law at the 2016 Southeastern Environmental Law and Regulations Seminar.