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Joseph Ashley Ingram

Criminal defense Attorney at Vestavia, AL

4.8   22 reviews

also known as Joe Ingram

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2003
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal Defense including: Drug Charges, Federal Crimes, Sexual Assault, Child Molestation, Child Pornography, Internet Crimes, Identity Theft, DUI

    21 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    Family Law: Divorce, Separation, Child Support, Child Custody, Adoption, Modifications.

    21 years


Birmingham Divorce & Criminal Defense Lawyer Defending Your Rights


INGRAM LAW LLC is a full-service litigation firm based in Birmingham, A. Ingram of INGRAM LAW LLC has significant trial experience and will use his experience and knowledge for your needs.


INGRAM LAW LLC in Jefferson County Alabama is available to handle cases throughout the state of Alabama and federal cases in any federal jurisdiction. Over the last 12 years Mr. Ingram has practiced law in nearly every county courthouse in Alabama in federal, state and municipal court.


INGRAM LAW LLC in Jefferson County, Alabama has won legal victories in every type of case from a DUI in municipal court, to state court felonies being dismissed, to divorce cases that involve substantial assets and custody, to more than 10 federal jury trials to a conclusion. In fact, Mr. Ingram has tried three civil rights cases to date. Joe has tried two 42 U.S.C. 1983 Civil Rights Actions and one Eight Amendment, Cruel and Unusual Punishment case in Federal Court. He believes that Federal Court is the best court in the country and the world to receive justice.


Mr. Ingram has built his practice on the belief that everyone needs representation in court. The court is designed to give all citizens a fair playing field to resolve issues.

Our goal is to get you relief and get you results. We understand that every case is important because it is your case!

 Mr. Ingram handles all types of litigation including:


  • Federal and State Criminal Litigation
  • Divorce, Family Law, Modifications of Divorce
  • Violent Crimes and Drug Crimes
  • INGRAM LAW LLC looks forward to representing you and providing high quality legal services at an affordable price. Joe believes that every case is important whether it is a criminal case, workers’ compensation claim, or a business dispute. Any type of legal issue can cause you undue stress, anxiety, fear, loss of sleep, loss of a career, or your family. It is my goal to help relieve your stress and resolve your issues.


If you have questions about a legal issue, call INGRAM LAW LLC. We will work to help you understand the legal process, your rights and options, and how a case may move through the civil and criminal system.

 To learn more about what we can do for you, please contact INGRAM LAW LLC at and speak with Joe Ingram. 

 All calls are returned within 24 hours.

 Get Relief ● Get Results


300 Vestavia Parkway
Suite 2300
Vestavia, AL, 35216


4.8 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Posted by Melissa | September 12, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer
I would highly recommend this attorney. Unfortunately, I had to hire a divorce attorney and the divorce itself was painful; however Mr. Ingram made a difficult situation easier for me by being quick and efficient.
Posted by Torteccia | August 24, 2016
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Ingram Law
Mr.Ingram assisted me with my divorce just recently and the first day I met him it felt as if I had known him for years. He was so caring and understanding. It wasn't one day that I called him and he didn't answer. He helped me understand everything that was going on with my case and got things done in a timely manner. He wasn't only my lawyer, he felt more of a friend to me. If you're looking for a great attorney, please don't look any further than Joseph Ingram . Thanks Mr.Ingram!
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Posted by Alex | November 20, 2020
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Amazing Attorney
I chose Joe to handle a very important legal issue for me and he did an excellent job. He was always responsive when I had questions about the progress of the case and he was very helpful when it came to describing the process. He won a case for me that literally changed my life and I can’t thank him enough. I highly recommend Joe. He is an amazing attorney and a super nice guy.
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Posted by HF | November 20, 2019
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Exceptional job
Joe Ingram did an exceptional job handling my case. He was prompt, knowledgeable, responsive, and down to earth. As soon as I called on a Friday night, he was on top of everything including traveling on a Sunday to meet me in another state. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use him in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2019
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Awesome awesome lawyer
Mr. Joe Ingram was very personable and professional from the very first conversation I had with him. He made me feel more comfortable about my case and gave me the assurance I needed. He is very good at explaining the whole legal process and answered any questions I had very thoroughly. He handled my case with perfect precision and I recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
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Mr. Ingram is very relatable and down to earth. He addressed my issue promptly and professionally. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kerri | April 22, 2019
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Not your average Joe!
Joe took initiative and resolved charges. He was direct and upfront through the legal process. The fee initially quoted was never changed. He was persistent and took care of our case in an expedient manner. He returned all phone calls and emails promptly, typically within an hour. I would highly recommend Joe!
Posted by Dwayne | March 1, 2019
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Great Lawyer!
Mr. Ingram helped me thru a workers comp case I had. He was always accessible, always returned my calls most of the time within minutes. Always answered my question, whether if it was or was not the answer I wanted to hear. Very knowledgeable, always explained things so you understood what was going on and what direction we were going. A very good lawyer that I will use again if needed, and highly recommend Joe Ingram Law.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2019
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Superlative Attorney
Mr. Ingram was superlative in every way. He was readily available, kept in contact, gave solid advice and was clear in his future directions for us. We highly recommend him.
Posted by J. Williams | August 2, 2018
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Outstanding Professional Legal Services Provided
The Ingram Law Firm represented me and provided exceptional family law representation. The representation Mr Ingram provided exceeded my expectations and allowed me to receive a favorable outcome. I highly recommend the Ingram Law Firm for family law legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
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Great Lawyer
If you find yourself in need of an attorney, I would recommend the Ingram Law firm. Mr. Ingram is not only an excellent lawyer, but a great counselor. I don't want to get into the particulars of my case, but lets just say it had the potential to become life changing. Mr. Ingram took the time to explain the process, as well as, counsel me on the upcoming events. Yes, Mr. Ingram resolved the case in a manner that was suitable for me to continue the life style I am accustom to. If you're in need, this is your guy, knowledgeable and professional. The Ingram Law firm is now on speed dial in my contacts, not just a lawyer, but a friend.
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Posted by Carl | September 15, 2015
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Review of Ingram Law
Mr. Ingram has helped me with multiple cases. He is a top notch lawyer and he is very knowledgeable. Whenever there is a new development in the case, Mr. Ingram is on top of it. He has always been very transparent and explains very complicated matters simply for me to understand. I appreciate all of his hard work. I highly recommend Mr. Ingram if you are looking for the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Mayra Jerez | May 28, 2015
Attorney for Divorce
Mr Ingram Helped me with my divorce, after I searched for different attorneys in Birmingham. He is the most reliable attorney in town for divorce. He is the less expensive one and my divorce was really a quick process. I would recommend him to any one that needs help with divorce.
Posted by Marty | May 26, 2015
Great Lawer
I would recommend Mr. Ingram to anyone. Mr. Ingram represented our business and on a personal level with our son.(College days) I have been very pleased with the outcome on all our cases.
Posted by Caroline | May 13, 2015
Helped me get more alimony!
I am so happy with my lawyer, Joseph Ingram! He represented me in my divorce a few years ago. Joe Ingram is a highly skilled attorney who was able to get my Alimony increased AND my child support increased. He is very friendly in person and represented me very aggressively and did not compromise. I felt like all my needs were met and my voice was finally heard. I will always use Joseph Ingram with INGRAM LAW LLC in the future for my family law needs. He is one of the few lawyers in Birmingham that specializes in family law. Thank you Mr. Ingram!
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Posted by Steve | May 13, 2015
Tough Criminal Lawyer - Birmingham, AL
Thank you Mr. Ingram! Joseph A. Ingram helped me in my criminal case involving DUI. He fought for me when no one else would take the time to really listen to what I had to say and believe me..... He was able to get youthful offender status for my case so that I do not have a record. I can’t say enough about how hard this man works for his clients and how he takes a personal interest in all of his cases. I will use INGRAM LAW again if I need help again in the future and highly recommend him to defend you in a criminal case.
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Posted by James R. | May 13, 2015
Great Divorce Attorney
Joseph Ingram with INGRAM LAW provided quality representation in my divorce case recently. He, unlike a lot of lawyers, did not try to “rob” me. His services were a value for my money. I was always able to get in touch with Joe or someone in his office. He promptly returned my phone calls, e-mails and messages. He even took my calls after hours. I was surprised when he answered the phone after 5:00! I was very pleased with his services in my divorce case and would highly recommend INGRAM LAW LLC to anyone else looking for a law firm that actually does work for, fight and care about their clients.
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Posted by Holly | May 8, 2015
Mr. Ingram represented my son
Mr. Ingram represented my son I'm a criminal case and the case was dismissed. I would recommend him for s criminal case.
Posted by Holly | May 4, 2015
Criminal case
Mr. Ingram was very courteous and knowledgable through your my case. He was always available to communicate with me and answer questions. I was facing a criminal case and he was fortunate to have the case dismissed. I would highly recommend him to you in the future.
Posted by Betty | January 9, 2015
Custody Case
Mr. Ingram represented me in a custody case for my son. My case lasted for more than a year and Ingram never gave up on prosecuting the case. He always returned my calls and emails immediately. I would highly recommend Mr. Ingram if you need a divorce lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 2003 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Jefferson County District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2002


  • Samford University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2014
  • Birmingham School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Samford University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ivan Keith Gray v Sonya C. Edwards and Edwards Law LLC
  • Writ of Mandamus Granted
  • Shirley Scroggins v. Jeff Barron, 910 So. 2d 780 (Ala. Civ. App. 2005)
  • Trial Verdict for Scroggins. Case won and affirmed on appeal.


  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Lawyer Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • CJA Federal Defender's Panel
  • Charter Member
  • 2003 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice for Divorce
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice for Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
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  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • Ex Parte Edwards, 299 So. 3d 238 (2020)
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Instructor for National Organization of Legal Secretaries (NALS) certification class at Samford University
  • The Alabama Court system
  • 2010
  • Instructor for National Organization of Legal Secretaries (NALS) certification class at Samford University
  • Criminal law and procedure, evidence
  • 2009
  • Guest Lecturer at Birmingham School of Law
  • Evidence
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is a very talented, educated, compassionate, and motivated attorney who will leave no stone unturned, in his vigorous representation of his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a fellow Attorney in the community and can attest that if you seek compassionate and professional representation that you would be well served to obtain Joe Ingram's services ."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a very thoughtful, focused advocate for his clients. It has been a pleasure to work with him on several matters and I would recommend him to any potential referring attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together in several cases and Joseph is always the consummate professional. He is always a pleasure to work with no matter the details of the case. Darold A. Mathews"
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Vestavia Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph Ashley Ingram
Joseph Ashley Ingram
Criminal defense Attorney
Vestavia, AL
Licensed for 20 years
Virtual consultation available