Experienced Birmingham Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers


The Birmingham attorneys at Parkman White, LLP are a diverse group of lawyers with a wide range of experience in numerous fields of Alabama law. The firm’s partners, Jim Parkman and William White, have both received Martindale Hubbell’s highest “AV Pre-eminent” rating by their fellow lawyers, signifying the amount of respect they receive by other members of the bar association. In addition, the firm’s lawyers have been recognized by “SuperLawyers”, “Birmingham’s Best Attorneys”, and “Top 100 Trial Attorneys.”


While the firm gained an international reputation from the high profile representations of Richard Scrushy, the former mayors of Detroit and Dallas, the “Ferrari Guy”, and their success in the well publicized “BINGO trials”, they also provide local Birmingham area clients legal service in the areas of Bankruptcy, Civil Lawsuits, Criminal Defense, Divorce, DUI, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Wills and Probate. Jim Parkman, William White and their Birmingham legal team have over 100 years of combined experience and have tried several hundred jury trials in varying areas of the law in both State and Federal Court.


Financial problems can be devastating, even having an effect on one’s health. If you are under the financial strain of bills you can’t continue to pay, bankruptcy may be an option for you. Our knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys will answer any questions you may have regarding the bankruptcy process, and advise you on whether you qualify for bankruptcy. Through the process of bankruptcy, our attorneys can help you get a fresh start and stop bill collectors today.


If you have been sued, or are considering filing a lawsuit, you should have an experienced civil suit attorney by your side. The Birmingham attorneys of Parkman White, LLP can provide you a free evaluation of your civil lawsuit whether it is a case involving a business dispute, or physical injury. We have represented individuals and businesses in various civil matters throughout Alabama and the Birmingham area.


Nothing is more serious than being charged with a crime. Our Birmingham criminal attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in the most serious of criminal cases including murder, drug trafficking, conspiracy, theft, sex crimes, computer offenses, and more in both State and Federal courts. While we will try to negotiate a reasonable settlement for those criminal clients interested in working out a deal, we are not “plea attorneys” scared of a jury trial and our record proves it. We have collectively tried hundreds of criminal jury trials to a verdict and regularly hear the jury proclaim “NOT GUILTY.”


The Birmingham legal team of Parkman White, LLP has several experienced divorce attorneys who have tried hundreds of domestic cases. We regularly counsel family law clients on matters related to divorce, child custody, child visitation, child support, alimony, and property settlements. We recognize that divorce cases are emotionally draining on those involved, but our extensive experience with these cases allow us to effectively negotiate and litigate on behalf of our family law clients.


The Alabama legislature routinely toughens Alabama’s DUI laws, making it difficult to plead guilty without fear of losing your driver’s license and maybe even your job. Costly ignition interlock devises are now required in some circumstances, and Federal officials are pushing to reduce the legal blood alcohol driving limit to .05 from .08. Often the best alternative is to fight the case, even if you believe you may be guilty. Our DUI team consists of former prosecutors and law enforcement officers to provide a complete defense for our DUI clients, and we have had success in defeating DUI cases, even those involving incriminating breath tests and field sobriety tests.


Our Birmingham legal team also has experience in counseling clients in estate planning. We can draft wills, powers of attorney and living wills. Our Birmingham probate attorneys can also administer estates and probate estates with or without a Last Will and Testament. We also have lawyers experienced in drafting corporate documents to create LLC’s, LLPs, PC’s and corporations or dissolve defunct entities to avoid yearly taxes.


Our firm’s success in high profile white collar criminal cases is well documented. Our own Jim Parkman was the lead attorney for the legal team that obtained a full acquittal in the $3 Billion securities fraud trial of the former CEO of HealthSouth Corporation. Parkman and William White also successfully defended an Alabama state legislator charged with Bribery, Conspiracy and Wire Fraud in the federal “BINGO trials” of 2011 and 2012. For more information on our White Collar Criminal practice, please visit our White Collar website at www.parkmanlawfirm.com.


Contact the Birmingham legal team of Parkman White, LLP at 205-502-2000 to schedule a consultation with an attorney ready to help you with your legal needs. All consultations are confidential and free. In addition to our office in Birmingham, we also meet with clients from our office in Dothan, which can be reached at 334-792-1900.

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