University Counsel

The University of Alabama System

Office of Counsel


Physical Address:

701 20th Street South, Suite 820

Birmingham, AL   35233


Mailing Address:

1720 2nd Avenue South, AB 820

Birmingham, AL  35294-0108


Tel:  205-934-3474





BA/MA Jurisprudence – Oxford University, UK

Final Examination – Solicitor – College of Law, UK


Professional Memberships:

Alabama State Bar

National Association of College and University Attorneys


After many years in private practice in London, England, and Birmingham, Alabama, Helena joined the Office of Counsel in October 2006. As University Counsel, she provides legal support for UAB’s research, technology transfer and business development activities advising primarily on contractual and corporate transactional issues.