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Russell Wilson Crumbley

DUI and DWI Attorney at Huntsville, AL

4.9   182 reviews
Licensed for 25 years Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Licensed for 25 years Free consultation Virtual consultation available

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.

    25 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

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 6 ...

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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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Licensed for 25 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1998
Updated 05/10/2023

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

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Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  182 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
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 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
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
My previous attorney did nothing with my case and allowed it to go too far into the process and caused me tremendous grief and worry. I ended up firing that attorney. It only took a few days after hiring Mr. Crumbley for him to make one phone call and my case was dismissed. My only regret is that I didn’t hire him in beginning. I highly recommend Russell Crumbley for a criminal defense attorney! Thank you Mr. Crumbley for getting my life back!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2021
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Highly Recommended!
Mr. Crumbley was a beacon of hope and light for our family. He has compassion for his clients and their unique situation. We found him to be willing to meet with us many times and listen to our concerns. Ultimately, he was successful in getting us the best possible outcome. Thank you Mr. Crumbley and your staff as well! MaMa B
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2021
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Excellent Representation
Mr. Crumbley recently resolved my very first legal encounter in municipal court, resulting in my charge being dismissed. He displays great confidence and knowledge of the justice system, and has great rapport with his fellow attorneys and officials of the court. I appreciate the time and energy he took to get the case resolved in my favor.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2021
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Domestic Challenge
Mr. Russell Crumbley and associates truly lead the legal industry in law interpretation, civil representation and outstanding customer service. Personally speaking as former and returning client, Mr. Crumbley and his team not only excel at achieving the desired "best" outcome but truly overachieves with their personalized customer service and care for each of their client. Throughout my own personal challenge and consultations, I personally witnessed these fine professionals ensuring their clients were always treated with the greatest of respect and understanding. There is absolutely no judgement here, just the pursuit of fairness and client expectation. Services are extremely reasonable and well worth the investment to ensure success. Ensure your legal success by ensuring you hire Mr, Russell Crumbley and Associates.
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Posted by Denise | May 23, 2021
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Experience and Peace of Mind
I am so glad that I decided to retain Russell Crumbley. In a very difficult situation, I believed all to be lost, but it was his ability to put me at ease, and let me know all of my options in a place I never thought I would find myself. Not only did he reassure me that the case could be handled with a positive outcome, but he took the time to make me feel so much better about the entire situation. In short, he put my mind at ease. If every you find yourself in a legal situation, Russell Crumbley is definitely the one you want representing you!
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Posted by Beth | May 14, 2021
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BEST LAWYER I COULD'VE HIRED!
Russell defended me in a domestic violence case and he literally went above and beyond to take care of me! I had never been in any legal trouble before and I had no idea who to hire/what to expect at a court date. Russell is friends with my boss and my boss suggested I schedule a consultation. Russell told me if I decided to use him as my lawyer that I would have nothing to worry about. He explained to me what typically happens when people in situations like mine go to court and addressed all of my concerns. I have awful panic attacks and the one thing I wanted to be sure of is that the lawyer I chose wouldn't leave me by myself in the court room. I was worried something would happen that could've caught me off guard without my lawyer being there to answer any questions, etc. that the judge may ask. Not only did he stay with me in the court room the entire time (even before court started), but he reassured me before going in that everything was going to be fine and to just remember that he's not going to leave me in the court room alone. I did not even have to talk to the judge! Russell presented my case to the judge before they called anyone's name in the court room. He got my case dismissed and I was in and out of court within 10 minutes!
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Posted by Joe | April 22, 2021
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DUI
Mr. Crumbley & his team did a great job on my felony DUI case I was looking at alot of time my DUI was from 2019 it took the case to come up this year and im pleased
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Did a great job for me after a DUI.
I have never had the need for a criminal defense lawyer – until I did! I hired Mr. Russell Crumbley based on two recommendations from persons who work in the legal business. Now, I am the one recommending Russ and his team at Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates to anyone reading this. Just hours after my arrest, I was able to make an appointment before my first visit to the court. Having never been in this situation before, this was very important to me. Russ was with me every step of the way. In the end, my case was dismissed thanks to this fine law firm. There were many court appearances, so I was able to observe his interactions with other defense lawyers, prosecutors, and two judges. It was obvious to me that he is well liked and, more importantly, well respected in the legal community. It takes more than just navigating the legal system (which Russ did with ease), it also takes relationships. Again, I highly recommend Mr. Crumbley and will never forget what he did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2021
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Fantastic service
He was very thorough with explaining how the case process would work and was always open to all questions. The outcome was excellent and would recommend anyone to him for DUI cases.
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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

Legal Cases

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