T. Jefferson Deen, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Mobile, AL

DeenLaw, PC
 | 207 Church Street, PO Box 2705
Mobile, AL 36652-2705
Phone: 251-433-5860
Fax: 251-433-0703
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

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About Jefferson Deen, III

Admitted: 1977, Alabama

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


  • One of the Top Lawyers in Alabama by Business Alabama Magazine's Super Lawyer Section, 2010
  • For outstanding representation and performance in a criminal case, Merit Award, Ala. Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Award presented "for many years of distinguished service in the field of criminal law", Roderick Beddow Award, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2008
  • One of The Best Lawyers in Alabama by the Birmingham Magazine, 2007
  • Annual Award chosen by readers of the Lagniappe Newspaper in South Alabama, 2008-2014, Best Criminal Lawyer (Nappie Award), Lagniappe Newspaper
  • Super Lawyers in Alabama, 2008 - 2014
  • Best Lawyers of America, 1995 - present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former board member of the Port City Pacers
  • Past President of the Mobile Theatre Guils
  • Past President of the Fort Conde Kiwanis Club
  • Current president of the Dixey Bar Association on Dauphin Island Alabama
  • Former chairman of the Criminal law section of the Alabama State Bar
  • One of the founders of the Mobile Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Past president of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers since 1989

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent speaker on criminal law topics at CLE seminars


  • State v Jackson (home invasion—Not Guilty), 2014
  • State v Hirtreiter (Manslaughter--Not Guilty), 2014
  • State v Guy (charged with murder -convicted of criminal negligent homicide), 2014
  • State v Green (Manslaughter --Not Guilty), 2013
  • USA v Halston (mortgage fraud – judgment of acquittal), 2013
  • State v Day (Sex Abuse of a Child – Acquitted), 2013
  • Katie Mae Holston indicted for conspiracy to committ mortgage fraud--motion for judgement of acquittal granted, 2013
  • State v Dickens (Murder—convicted of Criminal Negligent Homicide), 2012
  • State v Winchester (Murder-convicted of manslaughter), 2012
  • State v Fox (Resisting arrest and failure to obey --Not Guilty), 2012
  • State v Lowe (Rape and Sodomy of minors--Not Guilty), 2012
  • Toby Priest indicted for Robbery 1st Degree in Mobile County, Al. Motion to dismiss granted after trial began., 2011
  • Joseph Seaman indicted in Mobile County, Al. for Rape 1st, Sodomy 1st and Kidnapping 1st acquiited by jury on all counts., 2010
  • State v Cunningham (Murder—Not Guilty), 2009
  • 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 Lee (Manslaughter—Not Guilty), 2008
  • Alfred Lee indicted in Conecuh County, Al. for Manslaughter acquiited by jury., 2008
  • State v Hamilton (Murder--Not Guilty), 2007
  • Rodney Hamilton charged with murder in Mobile County, Al. Circuit Court acquitted by jury., 2007
  • USA v Hamrick ( Racketeering, RICO and honest services conspiracy--Not Guilty), 2006
  • USA v Osborne (conspiracy to distribute controlled substances-- Not Guilty), 2006
  • 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
  • State v Casher Murder (case dismissed after two hung juries), 2004
  • State v Lucas (capital murder—judgment of acquittal granted on appeal), 2001
  • State v White (Murder – convicted of manslaughter), 2000
  • State v Dickerson (Capital Murder—convicted of Criminal Negligent Homicide), 1999
  • State v Murray (Manslaughter-Not guilty), 1999
  • State v Perkins ( conspiracy to commit murder--Not Guilty), 1998
  • State v Campbell (Robbery 1st --Not Guilty), 1990
  • State v Sims (assault--Not Guilty), 1990

Educational Background:

  • Stetson University, Deland, Florida, Bachelor's degree, Economics, 1974
Office Location for T. Jefferson Deen, III

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

Phone: 251-433-5860

Fax: 251-433-0703

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Last Updated: 4/3/2019

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