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Phillip Boyd Price Sr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Huntsville, AL

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          Phillip Price is the senior partner of the Price Law Firm. Mr. Price has been representing citizens in the legal arena for over 30 thirty years. He is the only attorney in North Alabama who is Board Certified as a DUI Specialist. Mr. Price has represented more people accused of the offense of DUI than any other lawyer in North Alabama. His success rate is astonishing. He was the thrid attorney in the United States to become a Fellow of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and served as Dean of NCDD in 1997-98. This organization was formed to enhance the quality of legal representation for individuals accused of DUI. 

          Mr. Price has been an invited lecturer in over 25 states, teaching other lawyers in various aspects of DUI Defense. He also instructs law enforcement officers how to perform better in their jobs for DUI enforcement. Mr. Price practiced law for many years with the late Macon L. Weaver, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. Mr. Price served as president of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers in 1992-93. He is the author of the Alabama DUI Handbook, published by West®, a Thompson Reuters business. In addition, he has authored and published many articles dealing with all aspects of DUI cases, including the subjects of breath tests, field sobriety tests, jury selection, cross-examination, etc.

          Mr. Price is well-known for his knowledge dealing with various breath testing instruments, including the Drager Alcotest MK III, Intoxilyzer Model 5000, and Alco Sensor IV. He owns each of these devices and has taught courses on the operation of evidential breath test devices. In 1994, in a landmark decision, Mr. Price persuaded the Alabama Supreme Court to throw out the Alabama breath test program. Even the definition of DUI in Alabama come from a case he handled in the Alabama Supreme Court in 1989.

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Licensed for 43 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1979
Updated 11/11/2022

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Price Law Firm, P.C.
217 Randolph Avenue
Huntsville, AL, 35801-4825

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Posted by LJ | April 8, 2011
Great Job Mr. Price
Words cannot express the gratitude we have for you, your defense team and staff. We, along with our family and friends, were amazed at your masterful presentation of the facts. You ensured justice was done with the highest level of integrity. Your closing arguments touched us deeply. We truly placed our future in your hand, and you met every challenge! Forever Grateful
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Price Law Firm
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • Birmingham School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Stone v. City of Huntsville, 656 So. 2d 404 (Ala. Crim. App. 1994)
  • Ex Parte Mayo, 652 So. 2d 201 (Ala. 1994)
  • City of Huntsville v. Shanes, 645 So. 2d 339 (Ala. Crim. App. 1994)
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Fellow and Former Dean
  • 1995 - Present
  • Alabama Bar Institute on Continuing Legal Education
  • Faculty Member
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1992 - 1993
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President's Club Member
  • 1992 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Erwin-Taylor Award
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • Moot Court Award
  • Birmingham School of Law
  • 1979
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Publications

  • West Legalworks
  • Alabama DUI Handbook
  • 2011
  • West Group publication
  • Alabama DUI Handbook
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Topics of Interest in Municipal Courts - for Municipal Judges and Magistrates
  • Recent Changes to Alabama's DUI Law
  • 2012
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • Draeger Breath Testing Device
  • 2012
  • Circuit and District Judges Mid-Winter Conference
  • DUI Updates - Ignition Interlock Law
  • 2012
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • Dreager Breath Testing Device
  • 2011
  • Understanding Forensic Evidence in DUI and Traffic Homicide Cases
  • DUI Manslaughter
  • 2010
  • Fundamentals in DUI Defense & Criminal Defense Law
  • DUI Defense Fundamentals
  • 2010
  • 2010 Last Chance Seminar
  • DUI Defense Strategies
  • 2010
  • 2008 Winter Session
  • Virtual Library
  • 2008
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Defense - The 12 Step Program
  • 2007
  • Huntsville Police Academy Training
  • Instruction on DUI Trials
  • 2007
  • Avoiding Malpractice 2007
  • Case Law Update 2007
  • 2007
  • 2007 Criminal Defense & DUI
  • Case Law Update 2007
  • 2007
  • Huntsville Police Academy Training
  • Instruction on DUI Trials
  • 2006
  • 2006 DUI Defense in Alabama
  • DUI Defense
  • 2006
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Breath Testing
  • 2005
  • Huntsville Police Academy Training
  • Instruction on DUI Trials
  • 2005
  • 2005 Winter Session "Duty, Honor & Success"
  • DUI Defense
  • 2005
  • The Florida Bar, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • Blood, Breath & Tears
  • 2004
  • The Florida Bar
  • Breath Test Cross Examination
  • 2004
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Basics of Evidential Breath Testing
  • 2004
  • Justice Must Be Won XII: 2004 Summer Seminar
  • DUI in Alabama
  • 2004
  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Breath Alcohol Testing
  • 2004
  • Getting Tougher on DUI: The Defense
  • DUI Defense
  • 2004
  • Fellowship
  • Breath Testing
  • 2004
  • DUI Seminar
  • DUI Defense
  • 2004
  • Driving Under the Influence: The Prosecution & Defense of DUI Cases
  • DUI Defense
  • 2004
  • Superheros of DUI Defense
  • Alcohol in the Human Body (Intoxilyzer)
  • 2003
  • Mississippi Continuing Legal Education
  • The Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence
  • 2003
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Alcohol in the Human Body (Draegar)
  • 2003
  • Getting Tough on DWI: The Defense
  • Breath Test Case & Appeal
  • 2003
  • DWI Defense According to the Code of the West
  • Evidence
  • 2003
  • DUI Defense in Alabama
  • 2003 Alabama Case Law Update and Current Issues
  • 2003
  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
  • State of the Art Gems for Chemical Testing
  • 2003
  • Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases
  • DUI Defense Strategies
  • 2002
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • 2002
  • Getting Tough on DUI
  • Getting Tough on DWI: The Defense
  • 2002
  • Georgia DUI Update
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Tests; What are they Anyway?
  • 2002
  • DUI Revolution in Boston- NCDD Summer Session 2002
  • The Law of DUI Practice- Demonstrative Evidence
  • 2002
  • DUI Defense in Alabama
  • DUI Defense
  • 2002
  • DUI Defense
  • 2002 Alabama DUI-Related Case Law Update
  • 2002
  • The Florida Bar
  • Toys Are Us: The Effective Use of Demonstrative Aids
  • 2001
  • Sixteenth National Seminar: Getting Tough on DUI
  • What Works for the Best of the Best
  • 2001
  • Handling Administrative Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations
  • Handling Driver's License Suspensions Seminar - Keynote Speaker
  • 2001
  • 2001 Summer Seminar and Annual Meeting
  • NHTSA SFST Validation vs. Invalidation
  • 2001
  • Second Annual Arkansas DWI/DUI Defense Seminar
  • Cross Examination of the Breath Test Expert
  • 2000
  • Practice and Procedure in Alabama's Municipal and District Courts
  • Recent Legislation and Court Decisions Affecting DUI Cases
  • 2000
  • Leadership 2000
  • Mock Trial
  • 2000
  • Fifth Annual Missouri DWI Defense Institute
  • DWI Defense - The 12-Step Program
  • 2000
  • American's Best - 2000 The DWI Trial Accent on Persuasion
  • The Basic DWI Trial with Intoxilyzer
  • 2000
  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • DWI Cross of Arresting Officers
  • 2000
  • 2000 Four Corners Seminar: Back to the Basics
  • DUI in Alabama
  • 2000
  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • Demonstrative Evidence in a DWI Case: Keeping the Judge and Jury Awake
  • 1999
  • Regional Seminar for Court and Police Officials
  • DUI Trial from a Defense Attorneys Perspective
  • 1999
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • New Development in Roadside Field Sobriety Test Evaluations
  • 1999
  • Lone Star Seminars
  • Ten Death Blows to the Intoxilyzer
  • 1999
  • Getting Tough on DWI: The Defense (Science on Trial)
  • Jury Selection Process Voir Dire
  • 1999
  • DWI Trial: America's Best 1999
  • Demonstrative Evidence in DUI Cases
  • 1999
  • DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity
  • Reliability/Unreliability of Breath Alcohol Test: A Closer Look Through Demonstration
  • 1999
  • DUI Defense Academy
  • Evidence in DUI Cases
  • 1999
  • Defending DUI Cases in Alabama Courts
  • Current Trends Affecting DUI Practice
  • 1999
  • Traffic/DUI: Confused About the Recent Changes in SC DUI Law?
  • Demonstrative Evidence in DUI Cases
  • 1998
  • The Ultimate in DWI Defense
  • Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officers
  • 1998
  • Texas Legal Publication & Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Voir Dire and Demo: Cross of the Technical Supervisor
  • 1998
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • How to Conduct Jury Selection to Prepare the Panel for Scientific Evidence Which They Must Consider and Intoxilyzer 5000
  • 1998
  • Georgia DUI Trial Practice
  • Georgia's Breath Testing Program and Scientific and Legal Challenges for 1998
  • 1998
  • DUI Defense
  • DUI Law
  • 1998
  • DUI Cases in Alabama
  • Defending the Accused Drunk Driver
  • 1998
  • Defending DUI's
  • DUI Defense
  • 1998
  • Cross Examination of the Breathalyzer Operator
  • Cross-Examination of the Breathalyzer Operator
  • 1998
  • 1998 Costa Rico Seminar
  • Flaws in the Intoxilyzer 5000
  • 1998
  • Texas Legal Publications & Texas Criminal Defnse Lawyers Association
  • Field Sobriety Tests
  • 1997
  • Southern Association of Forensic Sciences
  • Froensic Ethanol Analysis and Interpretation
  • 1997
  • MSCJ- DUI National Seminar, Las Vegas, NV
  • Defending the Difficult Alcohol-Related Case
  • 1997
  • Intoxilyzer 5000 Certificaiton Course
  • Legal Aspects of the Intoxilyzer 5000
  • 1997
  • Florida Bar Association, Miami, FL
  • Demonstrative Evidence in DUI Trials
  • 1997
  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
  • Evidence in DUI Trials
  • 1997
  • Defending DWI's: America's Best
  • Cross Examination of Arresting Officers
  • 1997
  • Defending DUI Cases
  • Breath Test Lecture & Demonstration
  • 1997
  • American Legal Education
  • Introduction of Scientific Evidence in Alcohol-Related Trials
  • 1997
  • American Bar Association & National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Breath Testing
  • 1997
  • Alabama League of Municipalities
  • DUI Update - Defense Prespective
  • 1997
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Blood Test Challenges
  • 1997
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense
  • 1996
  • National College for DUI Defence
  • Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Testing Device
  • 1996
  • Cumberland Law School
  • The Defense for DUI Cases
  • 1996
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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 | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil Price is one of the top DUI defense attorneys in the Country. His knowledge of the science involved in breath testing is unmatched, as is his trial experience. He is truly a Hall of Famer in DUI defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil Price is the lawyer that you must have for DUI representation. Phil has represented more Defendants in DUI cases than anyone I know in the 28 years I have been practicing law. I recommend him highly and refer clients to him for DUI representation on a regular basis."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Phil well, and I am happy to endorse hom as a DUI lawyer. He is an expert and a great advocate."