T. Jefferson Deen, III

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Mobile, Alabama

DeenLaw, PC
T. Jefferson Deen, III
DeenLaw, PC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes, DUI-DWI

Licensed in Alabama since: 1977

Education: Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

DeenLaw, PC

207 Church Street
PO Box 2705
Mobile, AL 36652-2705


As a founder of DeenLaw, P.C., T. Jefferson Deen III (Jeff) is committed to representing clients in Mobile, Alabama, and the surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on handling criminal defense cases that involve the following matters: white collar crimes, DUI/DWI, homicide, sex crimes and drug crimes.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Stetson University, Mr. Deen went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Samford University Cumberland School of Law in 1977.

For more than 35 years, Mr. Deen has been focused on preserving the rights of those accused of criminal activity. He takes a tactical approach to every case, calling in expert witnesses and poking holes through the prosecution's argument. He aggressively represents clients and has built a track record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reduced charges.

Mr. Deen's successes include several not guilty verdicts in cases involving murder, rape and manslaughter, and in a 2001 capital murder appeal, he secured a judgment of acquittal for his client. For his achievements, Mr. Deen has been named in The Best Lawyers in America*; he holds an Avvo "Superb" rating; and the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association presented him with the Roderick Beddow Lifetime Achievement Award.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Deen holds memberships with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the Dixey Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Mobile Criminal Lawyer Association which he co-founded. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

* The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 1977, Alabama

Professional Webpage: http://www.legaldirectories.com/Deen-Thomas-Jefferson-III-33...

  • Super Lawyers in Alabama, 2008 - 2020
  • Annual Award chosen by readers of the Lagniappe Newspaper in South Alabama, 2008-2020, Best Criminal Lawyer (Nappie Award), Lagniappe Newspaper, 2020
  • One of the Top Lawyers in Alabama by Business Alabama Magazine's Super Lawyer Section, 2010
  • One of The Best Lawyers in Alabama by the Birmingham Magazine, 2007
  • Best Lawyers of America, 1995 - present
  • Award presented "for many years of distinguished service in the field of criminal law", Roderick Beddow Award, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2008
  • For outstanding representation and performance in a criminal case, Merit Award, Ala. Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2010
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Frequent speaker on criminal law topics at CLE seminars
  • speaker at annual meeting, Speaker, Art od Cross Examination, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2016
Educational Background:
  • Stetson University, Deland, Florida, Bachelor's degree, Economics, 1974
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • participated in providing pro bono legal advice at the Mobile Fairgrounds with the Project Homeless program sponsored by the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers., 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • member of Mobile Business Group, 2020
  • Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • One of the founders of the Mobile Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Past President of the Fort Conde Kiwanis Club
  • Past president of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Current president of the Dixey Bar Association on Dauphin Island Alabama
  • Former board member of the Port City Pacers
  • Member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers since 1989
  • Former chairman of the Criminal law section of the Alabama State Bar
  • Past President of the Mobile Theatre Guils
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Murder-YO granted--defendant placed on probation, 2020
  • State v. Woods (murder--not guilty jury verdict), 2019
  • USA v Hamrick ( Racketeering, RICO and honest services conspiracy--Not Guilty), 2006
  • (manslaughter--vehicular homicide--alcohol-Youthful offender granted--probation), 2019
  • State v Winchester (Murder-convicted of manslaughter), 2012
  • USA v Halston (mortgage fraud – judgment of acquittal), 2013
  • State v Hirtreiter (Manslaughter--Not Guilty), 2014
  • State v Lucas (capital murder—judgment of acquittal granted on appeal), 2001
  • Rodney Hamilton charged with murder in Mobile County, Al. Circuit Court acquitted by jury., 2007
  • State v Hamilton (Murder--Not Guilty), 2007
  • Alfred Lee indicted in Conecuh County, Al. for Manslaughter acquiited by jury., 2008
  • State v Fox (Resisting arrest and failure to obey --Not Guilty), 2012
  • Katie Mae Holston indicted for conspiracy to committ mortgage fraud--motion for judgement of acquittal granted, 2013
  • State v Day (Sex Abuse of a Child – Acquitted), 2013
  • State v Perkins ( conspiracy to commit murder--Not Guilty), 1998
  • State v Guy (charged with murder -convicted of criminal negligent homicide), 2014
  • State v White (Murder – convicted of manslaughter), 2000
  • Paul Hamrick, former Governor's Chief of Staff, charged in USDC for Middle District of Alabama in multi-count indictment with Honest Services Fraud and Rico Conspiracy.  Acquitted on all counts, 2006
  • USA v Osborne (conspiracy to distribute controlled substances-- Not Guilty), 2006
  • Joseph Seaman indicted in Mobile County, Al. for Rape 1st, Sodomy 1st and Kidnapping 1st acquiited by jury on all counts., 2010
  • State v Lowe (Rape and Sodomy of minors--Not Guilty), 2012
  • State v Lee (Manslaughter—Not Guilty), 2008
  • State v Dickens (Murder—convicted of Criminal Negligent Homicide), 2012
  • State v Campbell (Robbery 1st --Not Guilty), 1990
  • State v Green (Manslaughter --Not Guilty), 2013
  • State v Dickerson (Capital Murder—convicted of Criminal Negligent Homicide), 1999
  • State v Jackson (home invasion—Not Guilty), 2014
  • Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Herman Thomas indicted on 104 counts of Ethics Violations, Kidnapping, Assault, Extortion, Sexual Abuse and Sodomy--Directed Verdicts of Acquital or Not Guilty Jury verdicts on all counts, 2009
  • State v Casher Murder (case dismissed after two hung juries), 2004
  • Toby Priest indicted for Robbery 1st Degree in Mobile County, Al. Motion to dismiss granted after trial began., 2011
  • State v Cunningham (Murder—Not Guilty), 2009

Office location for T. Jefferson Deen, III

207 Church Street
PO Box 2705
Mobile, AL 36652-2705

Phone: 251-433-5860


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

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