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Jay Ephriam Tidwell

Criminal defense Attorney at Birmingham, AL

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2004
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

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First and Foremost, I am an aggressive skilled negotiator and trial attorney who will fight for you. I have handled hundreds of cases with great success, and I would be glad to talk with you about your case.



I am compassionate and caring.  I will listen to your needs and coordinate a plan to help you.  No two cases are the same and they can't be treated the same.  I will formulate a plan specific to the facts of your case so that we may obtain the best result.





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Tidwell Law Group, LLC
2001 Park Place North
Suite 253
Birmingham, AL, 35203


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Posted by Mark | January 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Tidwell represented me and handled everything perfectly and with professionalism. He went above and beyond and truly cares about his clients. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Laura | January 22, 2015
I was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana 1, a felony! I was so scared, and thought I was going to prison. I was told I could go to prison for 10 years! I contacted Mr. Tidwell, and after talking with him, I knew he was the best attorney for me. He and his staff were incredible. They guided me through the legal process explaining everything to me. Anytime I have a question, he was there to answer it. We ended up going to trial and the jury found me not guilty. I highly recommend Mr. Tidwell.
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Posted by Rachel | May 13, 2014
Jay Tidwell got me outstanding results!. I had never been in trouble before, and Mr. Tidwell helped me through my case. He got everything dropped! Wonderful attorney and very friendly.
Posted by Laura | April 16, 2014
Great result!
I was nervous about my case until I talked to Mr. Tidwell. He explained everything to me and did an outstanding job. I could not have asked for a better lawyer
Posted by Tonya | February 7, 2014
Wonderful result
Mr. Tidwell is a wonderful lawyer and got great results for me. He is very professional. I would use him again and would recommend him to my family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Failed at everything !!!
After meeting with Jay he developed a game plan along with a reasonable timeline for these events to occur and 4k of his asking fee,s of 7500 were paid in cash at that meeting.After five months I was contacted by Jay only to be billed for the balance of his fee,s although Jay hadnt even signed up as my legal representative at that time to start working for me [ the first order of business].As a result of Jays [FAILURE TO PERFORM] I was incarsarated for eight months and now have a felony on my record along with losing my investment that I intrusted into Jays care !!! I an now in the legal process of dealing with Jay through the Alabama Bar Association !!!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Tidwell Law Group, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • member Attorney
  • Cloud and Tidwell, LLc
  • 2007 - 2013


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • Auburn University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Theft of Property
  • dismissed
  • Trafficking Marijuana
  • reduced charge no prison
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Dismissed
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  • Alabama State Bar, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • Editor in Chief
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 10 DUI Attorney
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2016
  • One of the Top Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Named Top Criminal Defense Attorney
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • top attorney
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyers under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Dean's list
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 2004
  • Scholar of Merit for Superior Performance
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 2004
  • best mediator
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 2003
  • Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 2003
  • Dean's List
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Alabama Law Talk
  • DUI Law
  • 2016
  • Alabama Lawyers Association
  • Update in Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Drug Laws
  • 2015
  • Alabama Law Foundation
  • Update in Criminal Law
  • 2014
  • Real Estate Group
  • Real Estate
  • 2013
  • Instructor
  • Legal Research and writing
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Jay
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay Tidwell is a preeminent criminal lawyer in Birmingham. I have consulted Jay when I had questions about DUI cases and expungements. Jay is dedicated to his clients and well-respected among judges and members of the bar. I would not hesitate to recommend Jay."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay Tidwell is known in the greater Birmingham-area for aggressive representation in criminal defense matters. He would be my first phone call if I needed a criminal defense lawyer (which is saying something because I am an attorney with a number of criminal defense contacts). Jay's attention to detail, relentless preparation of his cases for trial, charisma with jurors, his relationships with district attorneys, and his credibility with judges make him an excellent choice for legal representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Jay over the years and I have been very impressed with his skills as a DUI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I routinely refer clients to Jay when I cannot represent them. I trust his experience and work ethic to represent them as I would."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known him for over 10 years. He is a dedicated and tireless advocate for his clients. He has a vast knowledge of the law in his practice areas and provides his clients with effective and efficient legal assistance."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Jay on several matters and always found him to be professional and well prepared."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jay for over ten years. He is an excellent litigator and is widely respected in the legal community as someone who is a tireless advocate for his clients."
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Birmingham Criminal defense Lawyer Jay Ephriam Tidwell
Jay Ephriam Tidwell
Criminal defense Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 19 years
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