Attorney Profiles

Meet the Attorneys at Boyd, Fernambucq & Dunn, P.C.

J. Ronald Boyd

Partner, Trial Practice

Ron Boyd, a founding member of the law firm of Boyd, Fernambucq & Dunn, P.C., has practiced in all areas of civil, business, and personal injury litigation. However, for the past 30 years he has focused on complex matrimonial and divorce cases, including child custody and support cases, real and personal property matters, alimony, and retirement.

A 1975 Cumberland School of Law graduate and Alabama state bar admittee, Ron practices in all central Alabama Counties. Ron has been a leader among his fellow matrimonial and family lawyers. He was a founding member and later State President of the Alabama Family Law Section. He has served in local and national positions with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and recently served on the national AAML Board of Governors.

Ron has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America in his field of practice for over twenty years, and in 2009 was Best Lawyers Family Lawyer of the year in Birmingham. In 2008 he was selected as the Alabama State Bar Family Law Section Lawyer of the Year. Ron has been awarded the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, the recognized authority for competence and ethics. He also has been regularly listed in Alabama Super Lawyers. Ron is a frequent lecturer on continuing legal education issues.

Ron received his B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant through Air Force ROTC at the University of Alabama in 1968, and served on active duty in the Strategic Air Command for four years in missile duty. From 1972 to 1996, he served in various functions in the Alabama Air National Guard, 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing and successor units and retired as Squadron Commander of the 117th Mission Support Squadron.

G.R. Fernambucq

Partner, Trial Practice

Rick Fernambucq, a Birmingham native and founding partner of Boyd, Fernambucq & Dunn, P.C., has been practicing matrimonial and family law in Alabama since 1981. He is the author of Family Law in Alabama: Practice and Procedure, with the first edition being printed in 1990. The book is updated annually and is released in December of each year by the publisher LexisNexis. Since 1990, Family Law in Alabama: Practice and Procedure has become recognized as the primary authority and reference on divorce law that both divorce practitioners and trial judges throughout our state utilize.

Rick was a founding member of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar and has served as Chairman of both that Section and the State Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He also serves as Treasurer for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Rick has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America in his field of practice and received the Lawyer of the Year Award for 2010 from the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar. He is also regularly nominated for SuperLawyers, which is an honor bestowed upon only 5% of Alabama attorneys each year after a state-wide peer evaluation process.

Rick graduated from the University of Alabama in 1977 and from Birmingham School of Law in 1981. He served on the Executive Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association from 1993-1996, and he frequently wrote articles appearing in the Birmingham Bar Bulletin, a quarterly publication produced by the Association. He practices primarily in Jefferson and Shelby County in all areas of family law.

Charles H. Dunn

Partner, Trial and Appellate Practices

Charles H. Dunn grew up in North Carolina and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 from a small, liberal arts college named Guilford College located in Greensboro, North Carolina. He attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 1998. Since his admittance to the Alabama State Bar that same year, Charles has been a practicing attorney concentrating in complex family and matrimonial law matters. His practice regularly includes the implementation of both federal and state law in the practice of a marital estate, which may include issues pertaining to alimony, retirement benefits, business and asset valuations, custody disputes, child support matters, and the tax issues implicated in such cases. 

Charles has a trial and litigation practice, and he often represents clients in divorce or post-divorce modification/enforcement actions throughout the Central and North Central counties of Alabama, including Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa and Walker Counties. In addition to his litigation practice, Charles also is the managing partner of the firm’s state-wide appellate practice. He also represents clients who either desire to challenge or defend the judgment of the trial court entered in divorce or post-divorce actions. 

Charles is currently a member of the Birmingham Bar Association and serves on its Entertainment Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar. For several years, he taught family law for the paralegal certificate program at the Orlean Ballard Beeson School of Education at Samford University. Charles is a frequent lecturer on family law issues, and often teaches and speaks to other lawyers at continuing education seminars. For the last several years, he has been honored to have been asked to present the “Case Law Update” at Divorce on the Beach, an annual seminar sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar held at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. At this annual seminar, Charles presents a four-hour presentation that is spread over two days, speaking to the state-wide attendees of judges and attorneys about the past year’s appellate cases that have been decided and about the implication those case have on the practice of family law. He has written and published numerous articles on a vast array of subjects pertaining to his field of practice. 

Charles Dunn is married to his wife, Kristen, and they have one child together. His family includes two children of a previous marriage and a nephew they enjoy raising as if he were their own.

Caleb A. Faulkner

Associate, Trial Practice

Caleb A. Faulkner is the newest lawyer at our firm, becoming an associate in September 2019. A 2019 cum laude graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, Caleb served as the Editor in Chief of Volume 42 of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy during his third year of law school. As a lawyer, Caleb continues to pursue his love for writing by authoring articles focused on family and matrimonial law appearing in the Birmingham Bar Bulletin, published by the Birmingham Bar Association, and The Alabama Lawyer, published by the Alabama State Bar. He also edits many of the firm’s appellate briefs. Caleb also assists partner Rick Fernambucq in writing and editing Family Law in Alabama: Practice and Procedure. 

Prior to law school, Caleb graduated from Hartselle High School in Morgan County, Alabama and then graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama with a degree in finance and a specialization in real estate. 

Caleb’s practice consists of litigation throughout Central and North Alabama. He represents clients in divorce actions, as well as in post-divorce modification and/or enforcement proceedings. Caleb’s practice also includes representing clients who need assistance with other family law matters, such as in paternity actions or in dependency cases. 

Caleb is a member of the Entertainment and Family Law Committees of the Birmingham Bar Association. Caleb is also involved in the Birmingham community, serving as a junior board member of Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, Mitchell’s Place, and aTeam Ministries. He also volunteers as an advisor to Cumberland School of Law’s Family Law Practice Group, assisting and advising law students who are interested in practicing family law. 

Caleb and his wife, Sarah, attend Covenant Presbyterian Church in Homewood, and in his free time Caleb enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, watching Alabama football, and spending time with his family.

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