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About Us

Having been in practice since 2009, Wakisha E. Hazzard has established the Hazzard Law Firm as one of Birmingham’s most respected and trusted law firms.

Wakisha Hazzard, Founding Attorney & Owner

Wakisha E. Hazzard graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a double minor in English and Fashion Merchandising. Soon after graduating, Wakisha decided to pursue her legal career. She graduated from Miles Law School in 2009, magna cum laude, and then became certified as an attorney in 2011. Soon after certification, she went on to lay the foundation for her own law firm, The Hazzard Law Firm, LLC, specializing in matters related to personal injury cases, family law and divorce matters, and criminal litigation. Crediting her accomplishments to God and her strong family structure, Wakisha has not only established a legal legacy but, through her leadership, her humanitarianism, and her philanthropy, is navigating a vessel designed to assist and serve others. She is extremely active in the community and is passionate about giving back to that community through acts of service. Wakisha is a dedicated, faithful, and active member at New Hope Baptist Church, where Pastor Gregory L. Clarke is officiating.

Bar Admissions

  •  Alabama State Bar, 2011
  •  U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2012


  •  Certified as an Attorney – 2011
  •  Miles Law School, Birmingham, Alabama
  •  J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) – 2009
  •  Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, B.S. – 2004
  •  Major: Political Science
  •  Double Minor: English/Fashion Merchandising

Professional Associations and Memberships

  •  Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  •  Birmingham Bar Association, Solo Small Firm Section
  •  Magic City Bar Association
  •  Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity


  •  English
  •  Spanish

In the Community

  •  New Hope Baptist Church, Economic Development Ministry 2013-Present
  •  VSA Junior Patron 2011-Present
  •  YWEC Board of Directors 2009-Present
  •  YP Birmingham Events Chair 2012-2013
  •  Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer Worker 2010-2011
  •  The American Red Cross, Volunteer Worker 2010-2011

Blake Tate, Attorney

J. Blake Tate graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. When he graduated, Mr. Tate immediately pursued his passion for assisting people as an attorney. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2019 and became a licensed Alabama attorney shortly after graduating. He has worked on criminal defense cases in Scottsboro, Alabama, after acquiring his license. He has represented clients as an Assistant Public Defense Attorney at the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office in 2021. Shortly after, Mr. Tate would join the Hazzard Law Firm team to continue his passion of assisting people. When Mr. Tate is not in court or representing clients, he enjoys running 5k races and listening to vinyl records on his record player at home.

Bar Admission

  •  Alabama State Bar, 2019


  •  Certified as an Attorney – 2019
  •  University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
  •  J.D – 2019
  •  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  •  Bachelor of Science – 2016
  •  Major: Political Science
  •  Minor: Philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  •  Alabama State Bar Member
  •  Birmingham Bar Association Member

In the Community

  •  University of Tennessee Promise Mentor 2021 – Present

Our Staff

  •  Christy Alexander, Senior Paralegal
  •  Bailey Gardner, Legal Assistant