Chris is a lifelong resident of Birmingham. He graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2008 with a degree in English. During his time at Birmingham-Southern he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity and earned the Robert Hewlin-Jackson Award for Scholastic Achievement.
Chris attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and graduated in 2011. During his time at Cumberland, Chris was a Senior Member of the Trial Advocacy Board, was honored as a member of the Dean’s List, won numerous advocacy competitions, and received multiple Scholar of Merit Awards for Scholastic Achievement.
After law school, Chris received his MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
His practice focuses primarily on Criminal Defense litigation and Appellate work.
Chris lives in Birmingham and has three children. He is a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church, serves on the Board of Red Mountain Theater, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, and as a Trustee for the Daniel Foundation of Alabama.
Chris is licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Alabama as well as the United States Supreme Court.
|AL||Occupational License - Authorized to Practice||2011||02/18/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Top Attorneys||Birmingham Magazine||2018|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2018|
|Top Lawyers||B-Metro Magazine||2018|
|Top Attorneys||Birmingham Magazine||2015|
|Top 10 Attorneys||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Attorneys||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2013|
|Member||National College for DUI Defense||2013|
|Partner||Sheffield and Lentine, P.C.||2011 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alabama State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Birmingham Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Sheffield and Lentine, P.C.||Expungement in Alabama||2014|
|University of Alabama - Birmingham||Masters in Business Administration||2014|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Birmingham-Southern College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|
|February CLE||Cell Phone Tracking||2017|
|May CLE||"Legislative Update and Practice Pointers"||2014|
|James Davis v. State of Alabama, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Direct Appeal|
|Ex Parte Jaymee Smith, Alabama Supreme Court, Petition for Writ of Mandamus||Pending|
|Ex Parte Emily Walker, Alabama Supreme Court, CR-12-1433, Petition for Writ of Certiorari|
|• Ex Parte Rashad Stoves, Alabama Supreme Court 1120202, Petition for Writ of Mandamus|
|• State v. John Hershell Ford, Jr., Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals CR-12-0529, Brief for the Appellant|
|Ex Parte Demetrius Howard, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, CR-13-0728, Petition for Writ of Mandamus|
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Mon Nov 04 2019