Appellate Court Litigation
Alabama appellate lawyer William L. Pfeifer, Jr., focuses his law practice on handling appellate court cases. Pfeifer is rated as an AV Preeminent attorney (the highest lawyer rating available) through the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating system, Avvo gives him a 10.0 Superb Rating (their best attorney score), and the National Trial Lawyers Association named him one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Alabama. He is a widely published legal writer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications, including professional journals published by the Alabama State Bar , the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ACDLA), and the American Bar Association (ABA). He has also written for a variety of magazines, newspapers, and websites on issues such as law practice management, legal ethics, and current issues in the legal community. Pfeifer has taught numerous continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for attorneys, and has the skills that are necessary for winning an appeal in Alabama. For a free telephone consultation about your case, please call us toll free at (800) 737-3702 during business hours or fill out our Contact form now to send us an email any time day or night.
When you imagine the Alabama appellate lawyer you want handling your appeal, who do you see helping you? Who can you trust to listen to your problems and provide you with honest answers about the appeals process? Bill Pfeifer operates a statewide appellate law practice handling civil appeals, criminal appeals, and divorce court appeals. He has the knowledge and experience to provide you with direct answers to your questions. If your case is accepted by our office, Mr. Pfeifer will personally handle your appeal and will communicate with you directly. Unlike many law firms that pass their appellate cases down to new inexperienced associates, at our firm the attorney you hire is the one who actually handles the case. To speak to an appellate lawyer you can trust, call toll free at (800) 737-3702 during business hours or fill out our Contact form now to send an email to Mr. Pfeifer 24 hours a day.
Your case is important. The outcome impacts you and your family for many years, and in some situations for the rest of your life. To win your case in the appellate courts, you should choose the attorney who is dedicated to achieving your goals. Bill Pfeifer has practiced law since 1993, representing individuals and businesses in trials or on appeal in cases all over Alabama. He spent part of his career as a staff attorney to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, where he gained an inside perspective on how appellate court judges decide cases. In the many years since that time, he has continued to develop his legal writing skills and his knowledge of appellate court procedure. To learn more about Pfeifer’s appellate law practice and the process of appealing a case in Alabama, see the Appeals page of this site as well as numerous articles in our Blog where we have discussed some of the common issues arising in Alabama appeals. While he has an office in Birmingham, the nature of his practice allows him to handle cases appealed from every county in Alabama.
While the focus of Pfeifer’s law practice is now on appellate law, he spent many years as a trial lawyer and still gets involved in some trial-level cases to assist attorneys preparing a case for the possibility of an upcoming appeal. In order to be a good trial lawyer, an attorney must understand the best ways to properly argue and preserve legal issues on the record in case there is an appeal. In order to be a good appellate lawyer, an attorney must have a firm grasp of the practical realities of courtroom litigation. Pfeifer applies the knowledge, skill, and experience he has gained in both of these areas of law to every case accepted by our office.
The most important part of an appellate lawyer’s work is legal writing. Appellate law practice revolves around researching and writing complex legal briefs that argue a client’s case to the appellate courts. It is not enough for an appellate lawyer to be a legal scholar. In addition to understanding the law and legal procedures, an appellate lawyer must have a devotion to the craft of writing. Attorney William L. Pfeifer, Jr., is not only an appellate attorney and a trial lawyer, but also a successful freelance writer as well. He has written for a variety of legal publications and websites, has published two books (with a third on the way), and provides editing and consulting services to other writers and lawyers. To be notified about new articles published by Bill Pfeifer, click here to follow him on Twitter or follow us on our Facebook page, Alabama Appellate Lawyer.
Pfeifer’s appellate law office accepts clients who need to appeal cases from every circuit court in every county in Alabama, including: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, Dekalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, and Winston. No matter what Alabama county handled the trial of your case, your appeal will go to the appellate courts in Montgomery.
To discuss your case, please call us toll free at (800) 737-3702 or fill out our Contact form to submit an online inquiry. While we only take calls during business hours, when possible we also respond to online questions at night or on the weekends.
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