Welcome to the Law Firm of Alvis and Alvis, L.L.C. It is our mission to serve our clients with every means available in accordance with the Alabama State Bar Rules and Ethics.
Our firm has a unique make-up unlike any other in the surrounding area. We are proud of our history and experience which makes our ability to represent you and your case superior to many others. W. Barry Alvis and Lara McCauley Alvis are the only male / female dedicated criminal trial team in Jefferson and Shelby Counties made up of a twenty-seven year seasoned criminal defense lawyer and a former Circuit Court Assistant District Attorney. We are an AV rated law firm under Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating process. W. Barry Alvis and Associates was selected by B-Metro Magazine as one of Birmingham's Top Law Firms for 2011. This rating is the highest professional and ethical rating a law firm can be given. It is voted on by other lawyers and judges. Additionally, W. Barry Alvis and Associates, L.L.C. can be found in Martindale-Hubbell's Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Fewer than 5% of all law firms in America are included in this elite group. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories legal ability and ethical standards. Our firm has been represented in the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum and Lara Alvis is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law.
Together our diverse experience makes our legal team unlike no other in Shelby County, Jefferson County, the Greater Birmingham area and surrounding cities and counties. We pride ourselves on our trial preparation and ability to litigate any criminal or domestic matter with the in-depth preparation that each case deserves. We have our own staff that works with our office and out of office resources to utilize the expertise of psychologists, private investigators, psychiatrists, mitigation specialists, domestic violence and abuse experts, polygraph examiners, psychological testing facilities and experts, social workers, jury consultants and many other specialists depending on each individual case.
2450 Valleydale Road
Birmingham AL 35244
Our specialty is criminal defense which is 80 percent of our practice. We spend a great deal of our time handling criminal cases and consulting in other criminal matters.
We also handle domestic cases such as divorce, PFA (Protection from Abuse orders), TRO (Temporary Restraining orders), child custody, divorce modification and other domestic matters. Additionally, we handle some plaintiff cases or in our free consultation, we will be happy to help you get to the lawyer that is best to handle your case. We also regularly handle wills, advanced healthcare directives, and powers of attorney documents.
We regularly sue DHR (Department of Human Resources) in many instances associated with criminal litigation and their placement of innocent individuals on their Statewide Central Registry. In addition, we handle litigation with DHR on emergency plans in alleged sexual abuse cases and all other issues that arise when a DHR complaint and investigation is instigated.
In our combined 37 years of experience, we have handled almost every type of legal matter. However, we are certainly not experts in all areas of the law. We will be happy to sit down and meet with you whatever your legal need may be in order to help resolve and represent you with your legal matters or get you to the right attorney to handle your specific case and issues.
We welcome you to ask others that have used our services or any attorneys that you may know about our reputation in the legal community. We do not advertise with exception of this informative website and run our business strictly on a referral basis. We feel word of mouth is the best advertisement any professional can have and we stand on our principles and ethics and the exceptional representation of our clients.
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W. Barry Alvis graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Prior to earning his Bachelor of Science he held an Associate's Degree in Accounting. After graduating from UAB, he attended Birmingham School of Law and graduated in 1984 with his Juris Doctorate.
During his education, he was a member of the Varsity Rifle Team at Jacksonville State University and has been an avid shooter and collector of Firearms. He also teaches classes on the Legality of Firearms and has been asked to be an expert in this field on numerous occasions. He is a Patron life member of the National Rifle Association. He was appointed as a Special Circuit Judge in Jefferson County where he presided over municipal and county appellate bench and jury trials.
Barry began his practice in Birmingham in 1984 and shortly formed the firm of Allison, Alvis, May, Fuhrmeister and Kimbrough, P.C. Currently, he is the principal in the law firm of W. Barry Alvis and Associates, L.L.C. His reputation in the legal community has earned him an AV rating under the Martindale Hubbell rating system. His area of practice is largely concentrated in criminal defense. His experience includes defending a number of jury trials and appeals in cases ranging from Driving Under the Influence to Capital Murder Cases.
He is a member of The Shelby County Bar Association, a charter member of the Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, the National Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, and the Alabama State Bar. He was elected by his peers in the Shelby County Bar Assocation to serve on the Shelby County Judical Nominating Committee. Additionally, he speaks and teaches many classes and continuing education programs including but not limited to "Defending a Criminal Case", "Criminal Law: What you should know", "Legality of Firearms, "Defending the Sex Offender", "How to Handle Driver's License Appeals in DUI Cases", and many more.
Birmingham School of Law