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Brian Joseph Lockwood

Criminal defense Attorney at Mobile, AL

5.0   13 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 13 years
    Nebraska - NE 27 years
    California - CA 28 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2010
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1996
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    We represent citizens accused by the State or Municipality of criminal conduct. All criminal cases handled.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Although technically a traffic offense, DUI is serious criminal law. Experience and training are a must to properly represent a motorist accused of DUI. We offer just that.

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence

  4. Expungement
    Learn how to seal your record of arrest (not conviction) permanently and legally. YOU CANNOT EXPUNGE A CONVICTION.

    10 years


With over 20 years experience, I offer clients full service criminal defense and juvenile defense representation..  My licensure includes Alabama, Nebraska and California.


Top Contributor 2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2014 2013 2012

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Law Offices of Brian J. Lockwood, LLC


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Dave | February 11, 2012
Get's the job done now!
worked with Brian for many years and he was always prepared and ready to go to court if he hadn't already resolved the issues way before hand. Excellent trial and appellate lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2012
Very Thorough
Brian has helped me on several occasions throughout the past 5 years. His vast knowledge of both criminal and civil law is the reason I chose to first hire him. I have used Brian's services on several business deals, as well as a DUI. On each occasion Brian went above and beyond what I thought was capable.
Posted by Paul | September 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
Mr. Lockwood is without a doubt the best lawyer in the mobile area! I was wrongfully charged with assault first and assault 2nd and it was a very rough process. Mr. Lockwood kept me updated and handled this entire thing VERY WELL! We ended up getting a NOT GUILTY verdict by all 12 jurors! This man has truthfully saved my life! Calling him was the best decision I could have made!
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Posted by Jonathon | March 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fast and professional representation
Brian, IMO is an outstanding lawyer. Picking a lawyer your first time is like playing roulette. I happened to win when I found him. I used him for a possession charge, while the case didn't get dropped our dismissed because it was virtually impossible he to have me in a program to have them dismissed within two weeks. He personally delivered my paperwork and did what it normally takes 6 months to do. I'm so pleased that I'm now using him for the expungement process.
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Posted by James | January 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence in professionalism
Made the legal process very, very easy. Results of my case were better than I could have expected. Mr. Lockwood was very affordable and easy to communicate with and reach. I'm an out of state resident and he was able to represent me on my behalf. I couldn't be happier with his performance.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Lockwood took the time to listen to the circumstances in my case, and clearly explained how he would handle it. He made himself available for questions, and was compassionate and patient. He worked hard to get the best possible outcome. I can only recommend him if you are in need of legal help.
Posted by John | July 3, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
Brian is currently working on a case with me. He is extremely helpful and always very quick to respond to calls and emails. He is on top of the case and spent hours with me explaining the options and how to deal with the current problem. I would highly recommend him. I hope the case gets resolved in a positive manner, but with Brian representing me I feel hopeful that he will be able to get positive results.
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Posted by Rob | May 22, 2015
Outstanding Experience
My daughter had an unfortunate experience while on Spring Break in Gulf Shores, so had to select an attorney from over 2,000 miles away and couldn't be more happy with our decision in selecting Brian. He was extremely helpful in explaining all aspects of the case, clearly and concisely laying out all options and providing professional guidance on those best to take. His response times to any and all questions, via e-mail or voice mail were extremely quick, even when it was regarding something that obviously wasn't urgent. As more proof of Brian's commitment to his clients, although we were more than happy with Brian's initial deal with the prosecutor, he continued to work the case the day of our court appearance and eventually got both charges dropped. We were happy with the initial deal and had already paid Brian in full, so he had absolutely no other motivation to further push for a better outcome, other than trying to do the absolute best for his clients. That is not something you expect these days, especially from someone whose practice is over 2,000 miles away and has nothing to gain, since I hopefully will not need his services in the future or be able to provide referrals. All that said, I could not give him a higher recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2015
Doesn't Beat Around The Bush, & case DISMISSED!
Highly Recommend Brian Lockwood as a Defense Lawyer! Brian is Professional, Straight to the point (without any BS), and directly tells you like it is. When you call him, he speaks to you immediately and never have to wait for a call back. Brian got my case Dismissed and I'm extremely pleased with his services! 5+ STARS All Across!
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2015
Brian helped me out a lot. He knew what he was doing and how do get things done and fixed for me. I'm glad I used him to represent me because he cared enough to help me in the situation I was in and did his best to help me anyway he could. I'm very thankful for his help and hope other people give him the opportunity to show how wonderful he is. Because of him I can now look forward with my life again, and not worry or stress about anything anymore.
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Posted by Brandon | July 13, 2013
Best attorney available
Quickly resolved my issues and saved me thousands of dollars. Is now my personal for any issue I may have. He would personally call me with any questions I had and would always keep me updates with my case.
Posted by Dana | October 1, 2012
Trustworthy, professional and gave great advice without discussing any money!
I was in need of a Lawyer, I looked in the yellow pages and contacted Mr. Lockwood I explained to him what was going on over the phone, he met with me the next day, sat with me for over 2 hours while i explained more in detail was going on than he offered me advice and printed me out some material all without ask or discussing any money. Mr. Lockwood was avaible to me during and after business hrs and even on the weekends. He gave me the confidience to know that he was on my side and was here for me 24 hrs a day. I would recommend Mr. Lockwood to everyone I know because I know he would do the same for my family and freinds, Now thats a GREAT LAWYER! I
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Posted by Jaime | July 10, 2012
Excellent Attorney
I contacted Mr. Lockwood regarding an extradition matter. He helped me with information when no one else would. He was very thorough, knowledgeable, & helpful. I definitely recommend him. Thank you!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer & Attorney at Law
  • Law Offices Of Brian J. Lockwood
  • 2012 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Scotts Bluff County Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Brian J. Lockwood
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Scotts Bluff County Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Kinkle, Rodiger & Spriggs, Pa
  • 1997 - 2000
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  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • California State University, Chico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • State v. Raymond Mata, 280 Neb. 849, 790 N.W.2d 716 (2010)
  • Victory for the Defense
  • State v. Andrew Tompkins, 272 Neb. 865, 727 N.W.2d 432 (2007)
  • Victory for the Defense
  • In re: Interest of Christopher R., 13 Neb.App. 748, 700 N.W.2d 688 (2005)
  • Victory for the Defense


  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Grade - Trial Practice
  • Creighton University School of Law
  • 1994
  • Deans List
  • California State University
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mobile Bar Association - Criminal Defense Review
  • Expungement - Alabama
  • 2014
  • Annual Meeting - Nebraska Legal Professionals
  • Environmental Law for Legal Professionals
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (21)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an excellent attorney who does a great job for his clients. He understands the law and advocates fiercely in the courtroom. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Brian Joseph Lockwood has demonstrated a high level of talent and devotion to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked across the table from Brian for many years, and I can tell you first hand he knows what he is doing! If you need a top notch defense lawyer, you need to hire Brian!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients! I highly endorse Mr. Brian"
General practice Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lockwood is a well respected attorney in the Mobile area. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Lockwood is a skilled attorney. He is highly respected by lawyers and judges alike. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred clients to Brian in the past. He has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent DUI attorney. I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have followed Mr. Lockwood on Avvo for some time now, and I have found that his answers display a keen knowledge of the law, and show his passion for criminal defense. I endorse him."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian has helped me with appeals, done appeals for me and I have watched him research write and winnings briefs faster than anybody I've met in the profession. He has a higher percentage of reversals than any lawyer I have met in the profession and as a public defender I see a lot of trials in the courthouse. He is also an excellent trial attorney and gets his work done quickly and effectively."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Mr. Lockwood zealously represent clients on several matters. He is a more than capable attorney. Drawing on his many years in practice, he is able to provide a wealth of experience and knowledge to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Brian Lockwood. Mr. Lockwood is knowledgeable, skilled and competent. I know him to vigorously advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked as a colleague of Mr. Lockwood (we were at the same firm), while he was in California. During that time, Brian showed that he is a thorough and conscientious lawyer, a zealous advocate, and one devoted to delivering results for his clients. For these reasons, I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Friend
"Brian is a great lawyer! He does a great job & he is always out working !"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowing when to try a case and when to take a plea deal is a delicate area for a lawyer. Mr. Lockwood, having tried hundreds of jury and non-jury cases during his career has the requisite knowledge of how and when a case should be tried. Not only is his knowledge of the law at unparalleled, but his ability to read people and think on his feet is superior to most other lawyers in his local bar association."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant legal mind and a fast rising star!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've know Brian since 2008 when he was a public defender in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. Brian is one of the sharpest minds that I know and a vigorous defender of those charged with a crime."
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