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Russell Wilson Crumbley

DUI and DWI Attorney at Huntsville, AL

4.9   192 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    I have defended well over 2000 DUI cases.

    26 years, 7,000 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%

  4. Divorce and separation
    10%
    I have gotten custody for many fathers in custody disputes.

  5. Personal injury
    10%

HUNTSVILLE CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DUI ATTORNEY - SERVING HUNTSVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREAS IN ALABAMA.

My life has been about making things happen ... without regard to the odds or the difficulty. Experience. Knowledge. Relentlessness. This is my commitment to you!
Relentlessness
:
I worked full time and put myself through x-ray school which took 2 years. When finished, I worked full time and put myself through a degree in chemistry and bio-chemistry. When finished, I worked full time - in Huntsville, AL - and put myself through law school - in Birmingham, AL. I drove over 200 miles, round trip, every day for 3 years to complete this last effort.
Knowledgeable:
I worked in the medical field for 13 years doing trauma and surgical x-rays. Additionally, I used my chemistry degree by working in the nuclear consulting industry prior to going to law school.  I have now (May 2013) worked as an attorney for 15 years.
Experience
18 years. Thousands of cases. Approximately 3000 DUI cases alone. I have tried numerous jury trials including, but not limited to assault charges, burglary, rape, DUI, drugs (including drug trafficking and possession) and murder cases.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2020 + 7 ...

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Arrested for DUI? Contact us, our DUI Lawyers have been helping local residents for nearly 50 years. We have earned many awards for our outstanding DUI representation and offer free consultations for all DUI related cases in North Alabama.
Arrested? Contact an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney from Crumbley, Blackwell, Wisda & Associates, P.C. We have thousands of satisfied clients and offer free consultations for all criminal defense related cases in the North Alabama area.
If you are in North Alabama and need an attorney, contact our office today about your case. We can help you develop a plan. Our experienced attorneys have been serving the legal needs of local communities for nearly 50 years.
Arrested for DUI? Contact an experienced DUI Lawyer from our team. We have nearly 50 years of combined experience and offer free consultations for all DUI related cases in Huntsville, Athens, Decatur, or surrounding areas in North Alabama. Call today.
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Location

Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  192 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
Mr. Russell Crumbley took good care of my DUI case and was an expert in all things considered. He took the stress out of my hands and life and handled everything in a professional manner. On a Sunday, he was the only office that took my phone call, I had to be at court the next day after my arrest at 8 AM. Every office was closed, including Crumbley's. However, on his website there was a chat option in which he took my request and talked to me personally. On that very Sunday he met with me within an hour. He was on his way back from Tuscaloosa and still met with me! I've never been so stressed, but after meeting with Mr. Crumbley, he assured me I would be taken care of. The results: My case was nolle prossed: thrown out. All I had to do was sit back, and relax while Russ took care of the rest. If you want positive results, do yourself and stress level a favor and call his office and have him represent you. You will not regret it.
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Posted by Roger | April 26, 2019
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A Happy Truck Driver
Attorney Russell Crumbley was very easy to work with, I liked his knowledge, and since of humor. I had a lot at risk, he explained what he could do at our first meeting and it went like clock work. I would certainly use and recommend him again. I must also mention his office staff, first class.
Posted by Thomas | May 29, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Russell Crumbley is an excellent attorney!
Russell did an excellent job handling my DUI case. During the initial consultation he was able to explain the whole process and during subsequent meetings he completely prepared my for the next stages of the process. On appeal he was able to get the charges dismissed completely, with no fines or jail time and I will be able to get the arrest expunged completely in the future. He and his staff are knowledgeable and have been attentive to every aspect of the case during the whole process. I only had to actually appear in court one time, with other appearances being handled completely by his associates before I could be called up.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2024
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Smooth Sailing
Mr. Crumbley’s approach was both professional and uplifting. For this being my first and last time experiencing this, Mr. Crumbley was able to help me get through this process with ease once everything was broken down to me. I had no worries about what the outcome would be. I’m thankful and appreciative for his willingness to help me out every step out of the way.
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Posted by Levi | May 3, 2024
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Hands down the BEST Lawyer in Alabama
Mr.Crumbley and I met and had discussed some things I had going on that I needed clarification and guidance on. I was very well pleased and I felt very confident when I walked out of his office. Mr.Crumbley goes above and beyond for each and every one of his clients and cases. He cares, He is Compassionate, He is very professional, Very knowledgeable, and very personable. I am thankful for him and his team at his law firm.
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Posted by John McClelland | March 21, 2024
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Excellent Representation
Excellent results! I highly recommend the Crumbley-Blackwell-Price Law Firm. Both Mr. Russell Crumbley (Attorney) and Miss. Emily Cotner (Attorney) came to my rescue when I encountered a legal issue which could have impacted my top-secret government clearance. Both were a listening ear (even after hours), counseled me, evaluated my case, and explained my options, and helped me secure a great resolution. Both were emphatic, succinct in negotiating my case and overall consummate professionals who legitimately care.
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Posted by Kim | November 4, 2023
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Mr. Crumbled led us through the confusing judicial system to a successful ending.
Mr. Crumbley and his team represented us in a case for our family. With us having zero experience in the judicial system, he represented us with expert knowledge and skill. He is outstanding in hearings and has an amazing ability to question witnesses and quickly gather key information in support of the case. He was very patient with us because we had ALOT of questions being new to any of the law jargon. His confidence and years of experience gave us a peace of mind that we were in good hands. He is a man that looks you in the eye and you know that he is fighting hard for your innocence. I pray that we never need another attorney; however, if we do, Mr. Crumbley will be the first one that we call. We highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jordan | November 3, 2023
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Best in Huntsville
Mr. Crumbley and his staff are extremely professional and did an amazing job with my custody case. He has helped me on a couple occasions during the hardest times of my life. They treat you with respect and loyalty which is hard to find nowadays. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you again.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Unequivocally Recommend
The staff at Mr. Crumbley's office was very responsive and very professional. Mr. Crumbley verbalized the whole process in manner that was easy to understand and left me feeling as if I was in good hands. I was. Case got dismissed and record expunged. Thanks Russell!! I highly recommend Mr. Crumbley for your legal needs.
Posted by Jeremy | August 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing service
Mr. Crumble knocked my DUI charge out of the park. He stood up for me in court and did everything he said he would, plus a lot more. I highly recommend Mr. Crumbley .
Posted by Jonathan | July 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Crumbley and his staff were very professional and courteous. They helped me during a very difficult time in my life. They did exactly what I hired them to do. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Umeka | April 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
Mr. Crumbley and his staff was amazing during my entire process of my case! So professional and understanding! Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and understanding
My fiancé and I hired Mr. Crumbley’s associate Crystal Phillips for our charges for possession of alcohol in a dry county. She was extremely professional and helpful throughout the entire process and was able to get our charges dropped. I would highly recommend this law firm for any court handlings.
Posted by Lisa | August 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The very best of the best!
When our son was falsely accused of domestic violence- assault by his scorned ex girlfriend, after more than a year having been ripped from his life, Russ proved beyond any shadow of doubt that every word she said about our son was a lie. Rightly so, the jury of her peers, all 12, saw right through every lie she told - under oath! The not guilty verdict not only gave him justice but it gave our son his life back. I can think of no-one better to defend you when you need a strong and capable attorney who never backs down and will fight to the end to prove your innocence and give you too your life back. Thank you Russ and to your very supportive staff. We are eternally grateful!
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Posted by Richard | June 30, 2022
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Teamwork
Russell Crumbley and his team of lawyers have help me in two cases that were very important to me. Russell is always easy to talk to. He was able to explain things in a way that help me feel less anxious about what could happen. I met with him and other lawyers on his team. Everyone that I worked with was always very professional and their preparation and thoroughness towards my case was evident. Now that I have I have been found not guilty, I plan to work with him towards getting both arrests expunged. If you want a great lawyer with a great team, then I highly recommend Russell Crumbley!
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2022
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Domestic Violence Defense Expert
Russ worked with me through every detail of the case. There were many aspects that dragged out over 6 months that required constant contact. Despite having a prosecutor who was determined to convict, he was able to get the case dismissed during the cross examination of the witness. Without getting into specific details, this was directly a result of months of careful planning and preparation.
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Posted by John | December 17, 2021
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Saved my career
Mr crumbley went above and beyond, he not only got my charges dropped, he did so with prejudice to get the record expunged
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2021
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Russell for the Win!
Russell was immediately available when I had an issue late on a weekend. He was able to solve the issue in a matter of hours. After we went over my case and to my amazement was resolved the first time we went to court. He is the quarterback you want for your game in court.
Posted by Tim | October 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Tim
I had felony charge and a civil case against me I hired Mr. Crumbley and he had both cases dismissed. I'll never call anyone else but his firm. Great lawyers and staff who will keep you informed. They really care about you and what's going on. Thank you Mr. Crumbley for the great job you did.
Posted by Clay | October 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Well worth the $$$
Russell did a phenomenal job representing me on multiple legal matters this year…What I most liked about him was his years of experience/confidence, his legal wisdom and knowledge, and he shot straight with me. And, when it came time for court he handled business…I would HIGHLY recommend him
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Crumbley Law Firm, PC
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Birmingham School of Law (Birmingham, AL)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Alabama
  • Undergraduate
  • 1991
  • Huntsville Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
  • America Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City vs A.D.
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. M.D.
  • Case dismissed
  • State v. JDF
  • Case Dismissed after Jury Trial
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Associations

  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers of Alabama
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Nation's Top DUI Attorneys
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Tha National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch & Learn
  • DUI Nuts & Bolts
  • 2015
  • Last Chance Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Ignition Interlock/Restricted Driver's License Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (11)
Endorse Russell
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've actually seen him have jury trials on 3 different DUI cases. Mr. Crumbley did an excellent job in all aspects--everything from striking the jury to his closing arguments were smooth, clear and personable. It is clear that he is well-familiar with the law and how it applies in the cases he handles!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor the best endorsement I can give Mr. Crumbley is that I hated to see him walking into Court. I knew that whatever case he was on I would have to be ready on. He was always prepared and fought to achieve the best outcome for his client. I highly recommend him to anyone needing representation on a DUI or any criminal case for that matter. In addition he is a man of integrity and Christian values."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Russell Crumbley. He is an experienced and professional attorney that is well respected in the local legal community and has provided high quality legal representation to thousands."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt 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 | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Russ for more than 30 years. He works hard for his clients and is the guy to call for DUI defense in the North Alabama area. Give him a call, you won't be sorry."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Russell is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I have had many battles in court with Russell, and he does an excellent job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Russell. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ is one of the go-to guys in the area for DUI cases, and represents his clients extremely well. I wouldn't hesitate to send a friend or family member his way who was ever in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a very good attorney and highly respected by peers in Huntsville. I am happy to endorse him!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has been practicing law in this county for many years and is well known among the judges and his peers, specifically in the area of DUI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ is an intelligent, driven, very capable defense attorney who is dedicated to obtaining successful outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ is a really good attorney with the right temperament and legal ability to do well in the many jury trials he's had over the years."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Russell's firm as the opposing counsel in a few cases and have always found him and his associate to be easy to work with and knowledgeable in their areas of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Crumbley and I have a mutual client in which he represented the client's criminal-defense interests and I simultaneously represented the client's immigration interests. Mr. Crumbley came prepared for the criminal trial. Mr. Crumbley considered my input on the immigration consequences of any criminal plea bargain though he did not have to do so. He rejected thr plea-bargain offer after discussing it with the client. He tried the case to an acquittal. The client is happy and I am happy. I will work with Mr. Crumbley in the future any time."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has been practicing law in the community for many years and is well known among the judges and his peers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked against Russ on several cases and he is a knowledgeable advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Russ is a highly competent and personable attorney who is able to connect with judges and juries. He believes that adequate preparation is the key to successful representation of each and every client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Russ and I have worked together for several years. Russ is an incredible lawyer. He is extremely comfortable and confident in the courtroom. His extensive knowledge of the law and the legal system makes him a powerful advocate for our clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer clients to Russell for representation on criminal matters. He provides excellent service to every client."
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