(Formerly "Carolyn Ann Geary".   New Name, but same legal service!)
An Attorney with Eighteen (18) years of court room experience.                            (228) 265-5190
Licensed in the States of Mississippi and Alabama.                                                   
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Carolyn McAlister's Attorney Profile
At the McAlister Law Firm, Carolyn McAlister is your Hometown Gulf Coast Attorney
Where Every Client Matters
At the McAlister Law Firm, I take the time to understand each distinctive matter presented to me by a client in need of assistance.  I make certain that my clients understand their options and can make informed decisions regarding the progress of their case.  I represent clients both legally and in a personal manner - whether it is a high stakes divorce, or a family estate plan.

I have eighteen (18) years experience in litigation. I have worked for two (2) years behind the scenes as a Staff Attorney for Judges, so I know and appreciate how the process works.  With several years experience as an insurance defense attorney, I can better represent those clients who have a personal injury claim, because I know how insurance companies work and think.   Since leaving the big law firms, I have worked  as a General Litigation Attoney, which consists of the areas of Family Law (Divorce, Custody, and Adoptions), Criminal Defense, Wills and Estate Planning, and Appellate Law.  During this time, I had my own law firm, "McAlister Law Firm", for several years in Florence, Alabama.  After leaving Florence, Alabama, I moved to South Mississippi, where I was the Regional Manager for Mississippi Center for Legal Services, Corporation for several years, where the focus of my practice was Family Law.

On a personal note, I live in Gulfport, Mississippi with my son, James.  We attend Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi, Mississippi.   I also teach First Grade Catechism at CCD at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church every Sunday.  
In 2019, I was selected by the National Family Family Law Attorneys, Inc. to receive the prestigious Top 10 Attorney Award for the state of Mississippi.

J.D.     University of Mississippi   2000
M.A.    Mississippi State University  1997
B.A.     University of North Alabama 1995
Memberships and Affiliations
Mississippi State Bar      Admitted in 2000
Alabama State Bar         Admitted in 2001
Legal Publications
"The Tort Reform Statute Senate Bill 3," Presented by the Hon. M. Gino Brogdon, Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, to the Institute of Continuing Legal Edcuation, Atlanta Georgia, November 18, 2005.

"Ethics in Landlord-Tenant Law" and "Problems Tenants and Effects of the New Law," The Effects of the New Uniform Residential & Landlord-Tenant Act Seminar, Mobile, Alabama, January 23, 2007.

Reported Cases
Clausell v. Clausell, 116 So.3d 189 (Miss. Ct. App. 2013).

Gordon v. Gordon, 126 So.3d 922 (Miss. Ct. App. 2013).
Other Services Offered
  1. Private Investigator
    There are certain cases which require the services of a private investigator for investigations, and research. We have a great relationship with local investigators who we can refer you to in order to build your case.
  2. Interpreters
    In some cases, such as Immigration Cases, an interpreter is needed. If the client cannot provide an interpreter, we can provide one at an additional cost in order to better serve you.
  3. Process Server
    There are times that when you are filing a case against an individual or business that it may be difficult to find them. We can connect you with the best process server available in order that we can get your case moving forward.