President and Managing Partner
Wendell was born and raised in Birmingham Alabama and comes from a tradition of accomplished legal professionals. He graduated from Samford University in 1983 where he served on the Student Government Body and was a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha social fraternity.
He earned his J.D. Degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1986 where he excelled in its trial program. Upon graduation he joined the firm of Sheffield & Sheffield, P.C.. He became a full partner in 1991 and today serves as President and managing partner of Sheffield & Lentine, P.C.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Treasurer 2010 to Present), and the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Wendell has also taught Continuing Legal Education classes in Criminal Defense and Juvenile Justice.
If asked what his greatest accomplishment has been during his lifetime Wendell would readily admit it was his marriage to his wife Elizabeth and their two children Ryan and Rachael. Wendell has a strong Christian faith. He has served as Deacon in his church and taught adult Sunday school for over 20 years. Wendell has handled hundreds of cases during his practice in the areas of criminal defense, juvenile justice, family law and personal injury. He is a zealous advocate for the clients of Sheffield & Lentine, P.C. and is passionate about the concept of equal and fair justice for everyone.
2. Northern District of Alabama
3. 11th Circuit
Professional Associations, Memberships, and Awards
1. National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
2. Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Executive Committee
3. Professor at Birmingham School of Law teaching Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law
4. Recognized by Top Lawyers in America
5. Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America