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Christopher Hugh Daniel

Criminal defense Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   1 review

also known as Chris Daniel


Licensed for 11 years

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Misdemeanor and felony cases in both State and Federal Courts of Alabama.

    11 years

  2. Appeals
    20%

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%

  4. Expungement
    10%

  5. White collar crime
    10%

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.

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Licensed for 11 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/11/2022

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

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Sheffield & Lentine, PC

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2019
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Saved Me
Chris was an amazing guide and wealth of knowledge when it came to my DUI case. He helped me understand my options and what path we could take to pick the best one. He was very responsive and went above and beyond. Hire him. You won’t be sorry.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sheffield and Lentine, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • 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

Legal Cases

  • 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
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Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • 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
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • February CLE
  • Cell Phone Tracking
  • 2017
  • May CLE
  • "Legislative Update and Practice Pointers"
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (22)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Daniel gets great results for his clients. He’s detail oriented and very well respected among another criminal lawyers and judges. Chris is an excellent choice for criminal defense representation. He has my full endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Chris is a hardworking, compassionate and skilled lawyer as well as being an integral part of our law firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris has a quality reputation among lawyers in our community, and has always been willing to provide me with advice when I've needed it. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an extremely knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a fantastic criminal defense attorney and achieves great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Super sharp and a great advocate!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Friend
"Chris is a dedicated and ambitious attorney who tirelessly advocates for his clients. He is devoted to the law and is a credit to the legal profession. I would highly recommend his legal services for anyone looking for a skilled attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Daniel is a great advocate for his clients and works hard to help them in every way possible. I highly endorse Mr. Daniel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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