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William Lee Pfeifer Jr

William Lee Pfeifer Jr

  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Divorce ...
  • Alabama
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Summary

William L. Pfeifer, Jr., (Bill Pfeifer) is an Alabama appellate lawyer representing clients all over the State of Alabama. He is a former staff attorney to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, and has been practicing law since 1993. To learn more about his law practice, visit www.WilliamPfeifer.com.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    There is no charge to discuss retaining us for your case. Fees may be charged if you are seeking legal advice so that you can handle a matter on your own.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fee agreements may be used in cases such as car accidents, products liability claims, and wrongful death.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Some cases are handled on an hourly fee basis, while others are charged as a flat fee. Contact our office to obtain an estimate on the fees required for handling your case. Contingent fees apply only in cases involving personal injury. Our primary area of law practice is Alabama appellate law.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
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Education
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
J.D. (1993) | law
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Honors: Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society; John A. Campbell Moot Court Board; Farrah Law Society Scholarship; Board of Editors of the Law & Psychology Review
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Samford University
B.A. | religion/philosophy
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Honors: First recipient of the William M. Lunceford Award for Excellence in Philosophy; Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences; Dean's List
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Awards
Dr. Donald K. Springen Award
Baldwin County Democratic Party
Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society
University of Alabama School of Law
Professional Associations
Legal Writing Institute
Member
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Scribes - The American Society of Legal Writers
Member
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National Writers Union
Member
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Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Alabama State Bar
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Privacy and Legal Outsourcing
American Bar Association, GP Solo Magazine
Technology in Appellate Law Practice
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
About.com Law Practice Management
About.com, a New York Times Company
The Greatest Lawyer Jokes of All Time
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How to Start a Successful Law Practice
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Legal Answers
14 Questions Answered

Q. In Alabma husband living with another woman since Nov 08 & got newspaper obituary showing them having same last name &
A: Possibly. Alabama Code Section 13A-13-1 says "A person commits bigamy when he intentionally contracts or purports to contract a marriage with another person when he has a living spouse. A person who contracts a marriage outside this state, which would be bigamous if contracted in this state, commits bigamy by cohabiting in the state with the other party to such a marriage." Bigamy is a Class C felony, carrying a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. You would need to talk to a sheriff's investigator in your county to determine whether this is a case they would be willing to investigate. Regardless of whether law enforcement determined there was enough evidence for an indictment, his public relationship with this woman would work to your benefit in divorce court proceedings. If we can be of any assistance, please let us know.
Q. How do I draw up a parental rights petition?
A: Rather than try to do this yourself, I would encourage you to hire an attorney to draft all of the paperwork for you. A petition to terminate parental rights will need to be filed in juvenile court, which has to be served on the father so that he has an opportunity to contest it. If he has agreed to the parental rights termination, then he can sign a consent to the termination. The case will be scheduled for a hearing, at which the judge will determine whether there are sufficient grounds for a parental rights termination. If you try to do this yourself, it would be easy to make a mistake that could create problems later. However, if this is really going to be uncontested by the father, an attorney should be able to handle it for you at a reasonable price. If we can be of assistance, please let us know.
Q. If an adult is living with their parents for free can they legally "Ground" them to the home?
A: No. From a legal standpoint, you are basically the same as any other adult renting a room from them. They can, however, evict you from their home and let you go find your own place to live.
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Contact & Map
Jefferson County Office
One Perimeter Park South
Suite 100N
Birmingham, AL 35243
Toll-Free: (800) 737-3702 Ext. 1
Fax: (800) 737-5418