Alabama DUI laws

As lawyers in Birmingham, Alabama, we see our fair share of DUIs and operating while intoxicated violations. The rate has been growing year-over-year, accounting for 40% to 50% of the total motor vehicle related deaths each year. The majority of DUIs aren’t as serious and luckily are caught before something … Read more

Marijuana in Alabama

Marijuana usage is becoming more common and widespread across the country, especially now that it’s legal for recreational use in eight states – and growing. However, Alabama has essentially none of these legalization or decriminalization laws. Therefore, almost all forms of marijuana possession, sale, or trafficking in Alabama is illegal. … Read more

Teen Sexting in Alabama

As technology evolves faster every day, it becomes a double edged sword for both children and adults. As parents, the scariest aspect of their hormonal teenagers having full-access to digital devices is sexting. The laws are confusing, but the risks can be detrimental to their future. So where is the … Read more

Sheffield Lawyers named Top 50 in the state of Alabama and Rising Star

Birmingham, AL: November 2017, Christopher H. Daniel was voted as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers while John A. Lentine was named one of the Top 50 lawyers in the state of Alabama. This is the fifth consecutive year both have been on the Super Lawyer’s list of the Top … Read more

Capital Murder Charges Dismissed Against John Lentine’s Client

Capital murder charges against one of the men charged in a two-year-old’s shooting death were dismissed Friday morning.

Joshua Isaiah Carpenter, 22, was charged with capital murder and two counts of attempted murder in the August shooting that left toddler Ron’Narius “Duke” Austin dead and two others injured. Jefferson County Circuit … Read more

Three Sheffield and Lentine Lawyers Named to BHM BIZ “Top Flight” Lawyers List

We would like to congratulate attorneys R. Wendell Sheffield, John Lentine, and Christopher Daniel on being named to the BHM BIZ “Top Flight Lawyers” list of 2017. This list included the best lawyers in Birmingham and the surrounding area.

BHM BIZ is the Metro-Birmingham Business Magazine and provides business advice, leadership, … Read more

John Lentine Honored as White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year

We would like to congratulate John Lentine on being honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of General Practice Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense White Collar.

Mr. Lentine was also honored as the 2018 Birmingham Criminal Defense: White Collar “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers … Read more

Wendell Sheffield and John Lentine Honored by ACDLA

Wendell Sheffield and John Lentine were recently honored for their contributions to the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association.

Mr. Sheffield received a Merit Award for his role on the Executive Board and his contributions to planning the organization’s CLE events.

Mr. Lentine received a Merit Award and a President’s Award for his … Read more

Wendell Sheffield’s Client Found Not Guilty of Murder

Attorneys Wendell Sheffield and Christopher Daniel recently received a Not Guilty verdict for a client charged with murder. The client was charged with murder after shooting a man who was repeatedly charging and attacking him at night on a dark street.

After a week long trial and testimony by the Defendant … Read more

Sheffield and Lentine Named One of 2018’s Best Law Firms




On July 27th, 2017 U.S. News and World Report informed our firm that: “We are pleased to announce your firm has received a ranking in the 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.””

Sheffield and Lentine, P.C. is rated a Metropolitan Tier 1 Firm in Birmingham, AL for … Read more