Tommy Nail is one of the most respected and successful criminal defense attorneys in the State of Alabama. After serving as a Jefferson County Criminal Circuit Court Judge from 1999 until 2017, Tommy is presently taking criminal defense cases in private practice.
Tommy is a career criminal defense attorney, prosecutor, and former presiding criminal circuit court judge with more than forty years of targeted experience.
Tommy has tried thousands of cases, and he understands criminal defense from all angles: defense, prosecution, and judicial. Whether you have a first-time criminal charge or have repeat offenses, Tommy can help you with your case based on his knowledge of criminal procedure, criminal law, sentencing guidelines, and deferrral programs. He also a vast network of attorneys and judges that benefit Tommy's client's because of his excellent working relationships with members of the bar associations accross Alabama.
Tommy received the ultimate recognition from his peers when he received the Roderick Beddow Lifetime Award in 1999 for excellence in criminal defense. This award is the highest award granted by the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also a founding member and the first president of the Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Tommy Nail's current cases include capital murder and all classes of felonies and misdemeaors. He represents clients in federal court, circuit court, district court, and municipal court. Contact Tommy today for a free consultation about your case.
44 years, 10,000 cases
44 years, 1,000 cases
44 years, 500 cases
44 years, 500 cases
|AL||Occupational License - Authorized to Practice||1976||11/10/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Roderick Beddow Award||Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||1999|
|Shareholder||Tommy Nail Law||2017 - Present|
|Presiding Criminal Circuit Court Judge||Tenth Judicial Circuit, Alabama||1999 - 2017|
|Shareholder||Tommy Nail Law||1994 - 1999|
|Partner||McAbee, Nail, and Ragsdale||1992 - 1994|
|Partner||Parker, Dawson, and Nail||1986 - 1992|
|Chief Trial Lawyer||District Attorney's Office, Birmingham, AL||1984 - 1986|
|Partner||Parker and Nail||1983 - 1984|
|Assistant District Attorney||District Attorney's Office, Birmingham, AL||1977 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||First President/Founding Member||1988 - Present|
|Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|Birmingham Bar Association||Executive Committee Member||1977 - Present|
|Birmingham School of Law (Birmingham, AL)||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Jacksonville State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1968|