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Chris is a life-long resident of Birmingham. He attended Birmingham-Southern College where he received his degree in English. During his time at Birmingham-Southern he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, and he received the Robert Hewlin Jackson Award for Scholastic Achievement. Having graduated from college 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. During law school Chris was fortunate to be honored as a member of the Dean’s List, win numerous Dispute Resolution competitions, and received multiple Scholar of Merit Awards for Scholastic Achievement.


Chris originally clerked for Sheffield and Lentine, P.C. during his time in law school and joined the firm upon graduation. His practice focuses primarily on Criminal Defense litigation and Appellate work. Chris also practices Domestic Relations Law and Family Law.


Chris lives in Birmingham with his wife Lucy and their two dogs Nanette and Saban. They enjoy spending time with their friends and traveling.


Chris is licensed to practice in all state courts as well as all Federal courts in Alabama. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    5 years
  2. Divorce: 10%
    5 years
  3. Family: 5%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Byron Woodrow Ketcham III

    Chris is an extremely knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. I highly recommend him.

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  • Jonathan Stephen Mann

    I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a fantastic criminal defense attorney and achieves great results for his clients.

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Contact info

Sheffield & Lentine, PC

205 20th St N
Suite 915
Birmingham, AL, 35203-4705

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law201107/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top AttorneysBirmingham Magazine2015
Top 10 AttorneysAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial AttorneysThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
MemberNational College for DUI Defense2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneySheffield and Lentine, P.C.2011 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama State BarMemberN/A
Birmingham Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
• Ex Parte Rashad Stoves, Alabama Supreme Court 1120202, Petition for Writ of MandamusN/A
• State v. John Hershell Ford, Jr., Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals CR-12-0529, Brief for the AppellantN/A
Ex Parte Emily Walker, Alabama Supreme Court, CR-12-1433, Petition for Writ of CertiorariN/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Sheffield and Lentine, P.C.Expungement in Alabama2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama - BirminghamBusinessMasters in Business Administration2014
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Birmingham-Southern CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
May CLE"Legislative Update and Practice Pointers"2014