J. Derek Drennan

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Birmingham, Alabama

Kirk Drennan Law
J. Derek Drennan
Kirk Drennan Law

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in Alabama since: 1996

Education: Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Kirk Drennan Law

500 Office Park Drive
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35223 Visit website

Details

An attorney with Kirk Drennan Law, J. Derek Drennan represents clients in Birmingham, Alabama, and the surrounding areas. His focus is on criminal defense, and he takes the responsibility of protecting those who have been accused of committing a crime very seriously. Along with basic criminal defense cases, he also manages white collar complex litigation cases such as public corruption, honest services fraud and allegations of embezzlement.

During his career, he has received acquittals for capital murder, arson and assault. Mr. Drennan is admitted to practice in the state of Alabama, and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Mr. Drennan graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts and a major in political science. At Cumberland School of Law, he graduated in 1996 with his Juris Doctor and has spent his career fighting for the basic rights and best interests of anyone accused of committing a crime.

Birmingham Magazine named him a Top Attorney in 2012, and Mr. Drennan was also named a B-Metro Rising Start Attorney in 2008. He is a member of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, where he has given several presentations, and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Overdrawn Bank Account, Probation, Prosecution, Tax Evasion, Theft, White Collar Crime

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 1996, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://kirkdrennanlaw.com/attorneys/derek-drennan/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • United States v. Matthews, 410 Fed.Appx 257 (11th. Cir. 2011)
  • Ex parte Brown, 812 So. 2d 305 (Ala, 2001)
  •  Ex parte King, 23 So. 3d 77 (Ala. 2009)
  • United States v. McIntosh, 580 F.3d 1222 (11th Cir. 2009)
  • United States v. Mormon, 602 Fed. Appx. 506 (11th Cir. 2015)
Educational Background:
  • The University of Georgia, BA, Political Science, 1992
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, JD, 1996
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presented at the Loosening the Death Belt Seminar in 2009. Presentation was titled “Beyond Diminished Capacity”, Presenter, 2009
  • Loosening the Death Belt Seminar 2004, “Preserving your Client’s Life by Preserving the Record”
  • Loosening the Death Belt Seminar 2005, the American Bar Association’s Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases
Honors/Awards:
  • , AV Rated, Martindale Hubble, 2021
  • B·Metro Rising Star Attorney, 2008, Rising Star Attorney, B-Metro Magazine, 2008
  • Top Attorneys, Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorneys, Birmingham Magazine, 2012

Office location for J. Derek Drennan

500 Office Park Drive
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35223

Phone: 205-803-3500

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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