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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2007||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||The American Society For Legal Advocates||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Virginia Super Lawyers||2016|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Virginia Super Lawyers||2015|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2015|
|Top Lawyer||Coastal Virginia Magazine||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers for Virginia||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2014|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2013|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2012|
|Virginia's Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2011|
|National Champion Legal Negotiations||American Bar Association||2007|
|Adjunct Professor||Regent University School Of Law||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Wolcott Rivers Gates||2007 - Present|
|Summer Attorney for Gang's Bureau||Maricopa County -Attorney's Office||2006 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2013 - Present|
|Virginia Beach Bar Association||Chair of Young Lawyers Division||2013 - Present|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|CBDX||Co-Founder and President||2009 - Present|
|Central Business District Association (Virginia Beach CBDA)||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia Beach Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Community Association Institute ("CAI")||N/A||N/A|
|James Kent American Inn of Court||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia Trucking Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference||Board of Governors||2008 - 2009|
|David M. Morris, II v. City of Virginia Beach||See: http://www.courts.state.va.us/opinions/opncavwp/0580101.pdf|
|See all legal cases|
|Wolcott Rivers Gates Legal Notes||YOU CAN REFUSE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS||2014|
|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 Matter||2009|
|Regent University School of Law||Law||JD||2007|
|Carroll College Waukesha, WI||History and Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|WVEC Channel 13 News||Interview On DUI||2014|
|Landlord Tenant Law "Surviving in a Difficult Economy"||Landlord's Rights and Options When the Deal Goes Bad||2012|
|CA Day 2012||Advanced Collections||2012|
|SEVCAI's Board Member Boot CAMP||Legal Foundations||2011|
|Landlord Tenant Law||Ethical Consideration in Landlord/Tenant Law||2010|
|Debt Collections||Navigating the Service Members Relief Act||2009|
Posted by Billy
After fighting my DUI case for over a year now and having 2 different attorneys before Pfeiffer, it was taking a long term toll on me and my family mentally and financially. This very last time I had to go to court I read plenty of reviews on Stephen Pfeiffer before I decided to hire him. The way he tackles his DUI cases is compelling and his stern ways in the court room are amazing. This mans fight in the court room put in an end to the hardships I was going through and his reference use and pure knowledge of the judicial system left even the judge with nothing left to say except "dismissed". I wouldn't ever want anybody else representing me, not to mention he is extremely fare on his prices, loves his military and doesn't stop fighting till he gets the results that are deserved.
Posted by Barry
I am extremely blessed that Stephen Pfeiffer represented my son on very serious felony charges in late April 2016. I approached him based on the highest recommendation from a top highly respected local domestic lawyer friend who could not handle this criminal case. Mr. Pfeiffer immediately jumped on the problem and his superb actions, thoroughness and competence resulted in all charges being dropped within 24 hours. He is extremely professional, honest, knowledgeable, and genuinely cares about his clients. In my opinion, he is not one of the best attorneys in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area-- he is the best.
Posted by anonymous
I have been charged with a felony recently and hired Atty. Steve as my criminal defense lawyer. Atty. Steve is very honest and upfront. He never gave me false hopes but he worked hard on getting me the best results. He has always put me back on focus every time I get distracted with my emotions. He is very responsive and I have always felt that I have somebody on my side to protect me. With his knowledge and superior negotiation skills, my case was downgraded to a misdemeanor and sentenced with no jail time and very short probation. I will be forever grateful to Atty. Steve.
Posted by anonymous
Mr Pfeiffer is an extremely intelligent and smart attorney. He guided me
throught the whole process of my legal case. He was very well prepared and handled this case in the most professional manner.
Posted by Sonny
When I was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Va Bch outside a bar for an improper u-turn, I went from 0 to 60 as far as DUI research for over 2 months and gained 20lbs due to stress and fear. I contacted 19 different lawyers, met with 7, re met with 4. Stephen was the first I actually met and I have to say I was soo impressed by not only his professionalism but his empathic ability to think ahead of your questions (not just standard questions either) and answer them before you got to ask him. Unfortunately, the interview was sooo good it was tooo good and I was concerned that I was being "sold" a hill of beans. I didn't trust him and that was a bad move. So as I progressed through my research I ended up hiring a different law team, which was a terrible choice as it turns out. I continued to contact Stephen on the side b/c he was the lawyer I liked the best. As it turns out, the legal team I hired was not performing up to expectations (effort wise) and I ultimately fired them, continued my case twice, and went back and hired Stephen. As it turns out, it was THE BEST CHOICE. 1st, because the outcome could not have been better for me under my serious circumstances. 2nd, his performance through the process and "behind the scenes" is what made the difference in my case. His preparation was so significant that I could tell it enabled him to move outside the box of the conventional preparation (which is to say conventional argument and debate) considering all the variables and create arguments, and find solutions that enabled him create a successful outcome for me. THAT WAS THE KEY. He takes the time to thoroughly understand each and every chess piece in play, AND find avenues and angles that create opportunities for successful outcomes. He absolutely does all the homework and preparation he says he's going to do. He will fight the good fight until the bitter end if necessary....and that my friends is all you can ask of your attorney, who is your knight / Gladiator, whose going to battle for you're livelihood, you're future, and you're peace of mind. I'm going to say it again, he never guaranteed me he would win the case, but he did guarantee me his superior effort, and I got everything I paid for. The ratings are real. The score is real and deservedly so.
Posted by anonymous
I recently hired Mr. Pfeiffer for a family member who lives in Virginia charged with felony DUI. As a criminal defense attorney myself (but living out of state), I did an exhaustive search and vetted several attorneys. I decided on Mr. Pfeiffer for several reasons and could not have been more pleased with that decision. Mr. Pfeiffer is extremely knowledgeable, well versed in the law, has years of experience and excellent relationships with the court, the prosecutors as well as the police. He was extremely responsive, professional, and patient. He gave excellent advice and provided the highest quality legal service possible. If you or someone you love is charged with a crime, I urge you to call Mr. Pfeiffer.
Josiah Corrigan, Personal injury Attorney
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.
Mark Andrews, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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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