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Neena Speer

Criminal defense Attorney at Birmingham, AL

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  • Licensed for 6 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2018
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Neena

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    • Expungements

    6 years, 15 cases

  2. Trademark application
    o Trademark analysis, registration, and maintenance o Trademark cease and desist o Copyright registration o Copyright cease and desist o Product/service licensing

    6 years, 20 cases

  3. Business
    • Business and Brand Coaching

    6 years, 10 cases

Neena R. Speer is an attorney, author, speaker, and truth dealer. She has a solo law firm called the Neena R. Speer Law Firm LLC. She is a Founder and Executive Director of her mentoring nonprofit focused on continuous mentorship for all students at all levels K-12 & college, Step 1-2-3 Mentor for Life Initiative that she started her 3L year of law school. Lastly, she is a four-time published author with her most recent book is Dear Future Lawyer: An Intimate Survival Guide for the Female Minority Law Student. Her passion since she was in eighth grade was to be a criminal defense attorney in her hometown where she grew up: Birmingham, AL. She is living out that dream and speaking for countless organizations including the University of Alabama School of Law, the YMCA, the Black Girl Project, the National HBCU Pre-Law Summit, and her upcoming TedxYouth Davenport Talk entitled "Diversity Redefined" March 2021 about her experiences as a law student, a black minority in the law field, and her journey past failing her first bar exam.


​​Neena R. Speer Law Firm LLC is a boutique firm focused on the individual and their needs from areas ranging from LLC/Business Formation to Copyrights, Trademarks, Contract Drafting/Review to Criminal Defense and Family Law. We aim to work hard so you don't have to.

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Neena Speer
P.O. Box 55131
Birmingham, AL, 35255

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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer In Every Classroom Task Force
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 2020 - Present
  • Appointed Counsel & Indigent Defense Committee Member
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner
  • Neena R. Speer Law Firm, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Step 1-2-3 Mentor for Life Initiative
  • 2016 - Present
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  • University of Alabama
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • Howard University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2014
  • Howard University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2014

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Office Action for Confusingly Similar in Food Industry Overcome
  • Trademark Registered for Client
  • Theft of Property in the First Degree
  • Dismissed without Prejudice
  • Theft of Property in the First Degree
  • Dismissed without Prejudice


  • Alabama Lawyers Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Magic City Bar Association
  • Community Relations Director
  • 2016 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • The Black Upstart 3-Day Accelerator BootCamp 2017 Alumni
  • The Black Upstart
  • 2017
  • Order of the Samaritan
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
  • 2017
  • Public Interest Certificate
  • UA Law Public Interest Institute
  • 2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Howard University, DC Gamma Chapter
  • 2014
  • NCUR Abstract Research 2014 Presenter
  • NCUR Abstract Undergraduate Reasearch Program 2014- University of Kentucky
  • 2014
  • Who's Who Among Students 2014
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
  • 2014
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  • Southern Journal of Policy and Justice, Vol. XII
  • The Gay Rights Movement Rhetoric Has Adopted Legal Rhetoric from the Civil Rights Movement: "Immutable Characteristic" and Controversy between Equating "Gay" and "Black"
  • 2018
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Criminal defense
Birmingham Criminal defense Lawyer Neena Speer
Neena Speer
Criminal defense Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 6 years