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Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
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Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Federal Crime

About Me

Stephen P. Pfeiffer is known locally as the “Go-To-DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney.” Stephen is a partner at Wolcott Rivers Gates, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Virginia Beach. Stephen has been published as a coauthor in the in the nationally recognized “Inside the Minds” series by Aspatore Books on ­The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases “A Practitioner’s Everyday Insight Into DWI/DUI Defense in Virginia”. Stephen has an AV® Preeminent Rating – the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. An AV® Rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. Stephen was selected as a member of the National College of DUI Defense Attorneys and has been recognized as one of the top 100 DUI attorneys in Virginia by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense. Additionally, Stephen is consistently recognized as one of Virginia's Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine as well as being selected as a "Rising Star" by Virginia Super Lawyers.  Recently Stephen was selected as Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers for Virginia by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Additionally, Stephen is a founding member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys.  Stephen was the American Bar Association's 2007 National Champion in Legal Negotiations and serves as an adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law. 


 


Areas of Practice



  • State and Federal Criminal Litigation

  • DUI/DWI Defense

  • Traffic Defense

  • Commercial Hauling and Overweight Citation Defense


 


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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    8 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    8 years
  3. Federal Crime: 5%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

30 total 

  • Josiah J Corrigan

    Stephen is a lawyer who not only endeavors to zealously represent the best interests of his clients, but he follows that desire up with the right research, preparation and attention. Stephen is experienced in the Virginia court system in a plethora of criminal defense situations. Stephen has a great repoire with Judges. I would recommend Stephen to anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney in Virginia.

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    Josiah Corrigan Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Mark Allen Andrews

    Mr. Pfeiffer has a strong understanding of the law and is an excellent litigator. He has a good rapport with Judges, prosecutors, and law-enforcement officers, which helps him to achieve excellent results for his clients.

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    Mark Andrews DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

200 Bendix Road
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law200703/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers for VirginiaThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2014
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2014
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2013
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2012
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2012
Virginia's Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2011
National Champion Legal NegotiationsAmerican Bar Association2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorRegent University School Of Law2011 - Present
PartnerWolcott Rivers Gates2007 - Present
Summer Attorney for Gang's BureauMaricopa County -Attorney's Office2006 - 2006

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationChair of Young Lawyers Division2013 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2013 - Present
CBDXCo-Founder and President2009 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers ConferenceBoard of Governors2008 - 2009
Central Business District Association (Virginia Beach CBDA)Board of DirectorsN/A
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Community Association Institute ("CAI")N/AN/A
James Kent American Inn of CourtN/AN/A
Virginia Trucking AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
David M. Morris, II v. City of Virginia BeachSee: http://www.courts.state.va.us/opinions/opncavwp/0580101.pdf

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Wolcott Rivers Gates Legal NotesYOU CAN REFUSE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS2014
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases "A Practitioner's Everyday Insight into DWI/DUI Defense in Virginia"2013
Currents"Lights, Cameras, Action: How to Deal with Disruptive Videoing"2011
Docket Call (VSB YLC Newsletter)Construction Fraud: Not Just a Civil Matter2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD2007
Carroll College Waukesha, WIHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WVEC Channel 13 NewsInterview On DUI2014
Landlord Tenant Law "Surviving in a Difficult Economy"Landlord's Rights and Options When the Deal Goes Bad2012
CA Day 2012Advanced Collections2012
SEVCAI's Board Member Boot CAMPLegal Foundations2011
CA DayCollections2011
Landlord Tenant LawEthical Consideration in Landlord/Tenant Law2010
Debt CollectionsNavigating the Service Members Relief Act2009