The Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. Team We Pride Ourselves on Our Commitment to Finding Successful Resolutions to Complex Matters

Birmingham Criminal Defense

Experience, Knowledge & Results

Our team of Birmingham criminal defense attorneys are advisers who make sure all of our clients are well-informed throughout the entire criminal justice process. Our role is to counsel our clients in what we believe is likely to happen, what options we have, and how we believe we should proceed. Our team makes sure clients are well-informed because ultimately it is your case and you are the one who has the final say in deciding how to proceed.

It is your decision to accept a plea agreement, go to trial, or to take the stand, among other issues. However, we will always make sure that you understand the pros and cons of each decision to ensure you are thoroughly informed when making these truly difficult decisions.

Call (205) 900-7714 to discuss your case today.

A Unique Approach to Your Case

On the flip side, there are some decisions that our Birmingham criminal defense attorneys make, such as procedural matters with the court and the themes and theory of our case if we go to trial. This is where our role as skilled counselors and advocates comes into play. Our top priority is to always put your case in the best possible light using the full might of our experience and knowledge.

Our team approach ensures that you always get the help you need, including the resources of a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. is well known for our reputation for results as well as our focus on providing a higher standard of client care.

Client Testimonials

  • Just a note to express my heartfelt appreciation to you

    “I learned a lot.”

    - M.B.
  • In his departing column in The Champion as outgoing president of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Christopher W. Adams had this to say about Attorney Richard S. Jaffe

    “Where I perceived a threat, Richard saw opportunity.”

  • Expectations set at the initial meeting were exceeded tenfold.

    “Professional, courteous, and communicative.”

    - Charlton B.
  • We highly recommend Richard Jaffe and the firm of JHWK

    “JHWK is an awesome group to work with and go above and beyond expectations!”

    - J.S.
  • Mr. Brown made me feel relaxed and calm.

    “Mr. Brown is an amazing lawyer, I was in an unfortunate situation and he made me feel relaxed and calm. He was quick to work and always updated me as he would receive the information. Thank you so muc ...”

    - Adrian

Case Results

  • Case Dismissed State v. J.C.
  • Case Dismissed State v. G.M.
  • Case Dismissed State v. Juvenile
  • Case Dismissed State v. J.C.

Alabama’s Criminal Defense Firm

Why Choose Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C.?
  • Our board certified attorneys have 75+ years of combined experience.

  • The only firm in the country to free 3 men from death row through new trials.

  • Both senior partners are Past Presidents of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

  • We treat each client with the respect they deserve.

  • Our lawyers will give you the attention you deserve.

  • Super Lawyers has recognized our founding partner as one of the top lawyers in the State.

  • The firm’s 4 partners are all recognized by Super Lawyers.

  • Clients trust J, H, W & K. Judges trust us, the public trusts us.

  • We’ve handled thousands of cases for clients throughout Alabama and have developed many successful resolutions.

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We Treat Every Case with the Full Attention & Concern It Deserves
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