Boyd, Fernambucq, & Dunn - Divorce and Family Law Firm

Attorney Profiles

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

J. Ronald Boyd

Retired Partner, Founding Member

Ron Boyd, a founding member of the law firm of Boyd, Fernambucq & Dunn, P.C., and was recognized as one of the leading matrimonial attorneys in Alabama prior to his retirement at the end of 2021.

As impressive as all the accolades and accomplishments Ron achieved in his career, our “law partner for life” was loyal, distinguished as a gentleman in a profession that often needs more civility, and was universally respected among his peers. Boyd, Fernambucq & Dunn, P.C. will be forever indebted and grateful for the hard work and direction both Ron and his wife, Floranne, selflessly gave to establish what the firm has become today.






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 utilized by both divorce practitioners and trial judges throughout our state.

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 Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He also serves as Treasurer of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Rick has been constantly listed as 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 the 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 divorce and post-divorce matters.

If you would like a consultation with Rick, please fill out the form below. Rick or his assistant will respond promptly to confirm an appointment date.

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 with Boyd, Fernambucq, & Dunn, P.C., concentrating on complex family and matrimonial law matters. His practice regularly includes the implementation of both federal and state law in a plethora of domestic issues, 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 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 cases 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 two children together.

If you would like a consultation with Charles, please fill out the form below. Charles or his assistant will respond promptly to confirm an appointment date.

Caleb A. Faulkner

Associate, Trial and Appellate Practices

Caleb has been an attorney with the firm since September 2019, and previously worked at our firm as a law clerk while still in law school.

Caleb’s litigation practice consists of matters throughout Central and North Alabama in the areas of divorce, post-divorce, Protection from Abuse (PFA), child custody, child support, child dependency, and adoption. Caleb also represents clients in matters involving prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, wills, and other estate matters. In addition, Caleb assists partner Charles Dunn with Charles’ appellate practice and he assists partner Rick Fernambucq in writing and editing Family Law in Alabama: Practice and Procedure.

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 an attorney, Caleb continues to pursue writing and editing by writing articles focused on family and matrimonial law. He has been published by the Birmingham Bar Bulletin and The Alabama Lawyer. He is also a frequent lecturer on family and domestic law topics for Continuing Legal Education seminars.

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

Caleb is active in local bar association activities and organizations, as he is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Shelby County Bar Association, the Entertainment, and Family Law Committees of the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Executive Board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association. In addition, Caleb is a member of Class 13 of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Future Leaders Forum.

Caleb is also involved in the Birmingham community, serving as a junior board member of a Team Ministries and as the Chairman of Cumberland School of Law’s Family Law Practice Group, assisting law students interested in practicing domestic law.

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

If you would like a consultation with Caleb, please fill out the form below. Caleb or his assistant will respond promptly to confirm an appointment date.

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