Professional Details

Christie Dowling
Associate Mediator


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300 Office Park Drive
Birmingham, AL 35223
205 803-3339


Description of Practice

ISSUES MEDIATED: Family including Divorce, Custody, Paternity, Child Support, Alimony, Custody Modification, Elder Issues, Probate.

Professional Background

Christie Lyman Dowling is an attorney, mediator and parenting coordinator with two decades of experience. As a thoughtful Birmingham divorce attorney, she is caring and compassionate with the experience to handle even the most complex family and financial issues. Ms. Lyman Dowling is a volunteer mediator in the Domestic Relations Court. She is also specifically trained as a divorce mediator. As a founder of the Birmingham Collaborative Alliance, she has interdisciplinary training in collaborative divorce. Ms. Lyman Dowling is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Alabama, Georgia and Virginia


B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY JD, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
    Atlanta Divorce Mediators    Divorce Mediation Training 40 Hours
    Mediation Media Troy Smith JD    The Mediation Process and the skills of Conflict Resolution 20 Hours
    Rita Pollack and Cathy Heenen from Boston Sponsors: Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII)     Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training 16 Hours
    Pauline Tesler    The Neuroscience of Conflict 6 Hours
    Morrison    Practicing Zealous Advocacy by Using Non-Adversarial Negotiations Skills
    Tesler, Thompson, Schneider    Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Team Training
    Manousso Mediation    Parenting Coordinator and Facilitator Certification Training


Ms. Lyman Dowling uses a facilitative approach to help the parties define the issues and brainstorm solutions that meet their interests and needs. The parties are in control and choose the outcome.


Free initial consultation to see if mediation is right for clients. Hourly fee for mediation and administrative services.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • General
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • School/Education
  • Special Education

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Online Mediator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Conflict Coach

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.