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Raynor Wesley Clifton

Criminal defense Attorney at Dothan, AL

4.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Raynor

Learn Raynor’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    80%
    All felonies and misdemeanors, DUIs, expungement, recovery of property seized by law enforcement.

  2. Family
    10%
    Divorce (contested and uncontested), legal separation, child custody.

  3. Personal injury
    10%

Raynor W. Clifton completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Mississippi, earning bachelor of arts degrees in History and Psychology. After college, Raynor attended Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, where he obtained his law degree.

Upon his admittance to the Alabama State Bar, Raynor began his career with the District Attorney’s Office for Alabama’s Twentieth Judicial Circuit. As an Assistant District Attorney, he prosecuted all types of cases, ranging from DUIs to Class A felonies, in the District and Circuit Courts of Henry and Houston counties. In addition to his prosecutorial duties, Raynor was also responsible for handling the office’s civil litigation work, including asset forfeitures and ad valorem tax appeals.

Since his entry into private practice, Raynor's main areas of concentration are criminal law (defense of all felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic offenses; expungement; recovery of property seized by law enforcement), family law (divorce, child custody, child support, dependency), and general civil litigation (personal injury, contract disputes, and fraud, among other areas).

Raynor is a member of the Houston County Bar Association, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College for DUI Defense.

 

Location

Dothan Law Group, LLC
Maxwelle Building
344 N. Oates Street
Dothan, AL, 36303

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Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by John | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy, and great attorney.
Me. Clifton has represented me on several issues over the last several years, both criminal, and civil. He is great! Court was always a very terrifying thing for me, as I would literally shake every time I had to go. However, that got better after my first hearing with Mr. Clifton because it was obvious he was going to stand up and fight for me, and that is something you always want in an attorney, but rarely get. He spent time as a prosecutor, so he has experience from both perspectives. He he knowledgable, caring, and courteous. I would recommend Mr. Clifton to anyone, and I can assure them they are getting the best.
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Posted by Marty | November 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
I had never been through this before. The thought was scary and stressful and I had no idea what to do. I called Mr. Clifton and from the first minute I spoke with him on the phone I knew he was the attorney I needed to represent me. He is a very professional attorney. He really knows what he is doing. I was never left out or didn't know what was going on. He always made sure I was informed and well aware of what was happening. Wish I could give him more than 5 stars
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Posted by Greg | August 13, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
A member of my family was charged with a couple of misdemeanor offenses and needed legal counsel. Raynor was recommended by a friend of mine, also an attorney. Having worked around and with attorneys all of my working career of 40 years, I could instantly see this guy was about the sharpest knife in the drawer. It took only about five minutes to know I was going to hire him to help us out. He did a great job, and we would use him again if needed. And we certainly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Don | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good attorney
I was falsely accused of felony theft of a large amount of money. Mr. Clifton took my case to trial and I was found not guilty. I was very satisfied with his services.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer
I was arrested for DUI and hired Mr. Clifton to defend me. Mr. Clifton was prepared, thorough, and very professional. Due to his hard work on my case, I was found not guilty. I would highly recommend his services as a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by David | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
He was always on top of everything and was very organized and professional.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very unprofessional
He was always available until I paid him a substantial amount for retainer! He did absolutely nothing on my case ! I relived him of his duties almost a month ago have yet to receive a refund ! I’ve called his office numerous times and suddenly he’s never available ! He doesn’t return phone calls
Posted by Johnathon | March 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No Effort in defending me
I had an 8 year old DUI case come up. I had originally hired another lawyer, who has now passed, which left me with having to hire another. I paid Raynor $2000.00 plus $900 for a copy of the transcript. I was only able to meet with him one time before court and I was not counseled by him so that I would be ready for court. He had his mind made up that I was to be found guilty before we even went to court. He put forth absolutely no effort in defending me. Did not submit all of the solid evidence I had provided him with. Did not attempt to make the jury nor judge aware if the important and unique circumstances in this case.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dothan Law Group, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • M. Adam Jones & Associates, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • 20th Judicial Circuit of Alabama District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Clerk
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Of Alabama District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Clerk
  • Administrative Office of Courts of Alabama
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Intern
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Of Alabama District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Mississippi
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2017 - Present
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Dothan Area Young Professionals
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • 2016 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 2014 - Present
  • Houston County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (19)
Endorse Raynor
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very well prepared"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Raynor for years and he is a bright and knowledgeable attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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