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Aggressive & Compassionate Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer Serving the State of Alabama. Take the first step to defending your reputation, rights, and future.



At the Law Office of Jeffrey G. Hester, we recognize that a criminal charge puts a strain on every aspect of your day-to-day life, your relationships, reputation, finances, and freedom. We offer the determined, experienced defense you deserve.

What is a Defense Attorney?

A defense attorney, also known as a defense lawyer or criminal defense attorney, is a legal professional who delivers representation to individuals or organizations who have been accused of committing a crime. The primary role of a defense attorney is to protect the rights of the accused and provide them with a legal defense during criminal proceedings.
They are responsible for ensuring that their clients obtain a fair trial and that their rights are upheld throughout the legal process. They work closely with their clients to gather and review evidence, build a strong defense strategy, and guide through the complexities of the legal system, and more. At Law Office of Jeffrey G. Hester, our criminal defense team does just that. Led by a former prosecutor, our Birmingham & Jefferson County firm is ready to fight for your rights in cases including and not limited to:

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In the American criminal justice system, the burden of proof falls on the prosecution, not on the accused. This means that in order for you to be convicted, the prosecution has to supply ample evidence to show how and why you are guilty for the alleged criminal violation. At the Law Office of Jeffrey G. Hester, we use a multisided defense strategy to do all we can to protect your rights and increase your chances of a positive outcome to your case.

We will work closely with you to build a defense that uses both of the following tactics:

Reaction: By listening carefully to the opposition and fully understanding their case, we can react to it accordingly, exploit the weaknesses in their arguments, and dismantle any accusations. If their claims are not perfect, they should not be good enough to justify a conviction or sentencing of any kind.

Initiative: More than just waiting to see the missteps of the prosecution, our Birmingham criminal defense lawyer knows how to use aggression to go on the offensive, actively taking steps to have your charges dropped or sentence reduced. Mr. Hester can provide you with an in-depth analysis of the evidence and if a trial is required, Mr. Hester has persuasive cross-examination and questioning abilities.


Our highly-experienced Birmingham criminal defense attorney is well-known and his experience and litigation skills get results. He is also renowned for serving his clients with dedication, compassion, and a personable touch. We are able to represent clients across Birmingham, Jefferson County, and Shelby County from our law office in Pelham.

We do not view you as simply another case number and paycheck, we will deliver personalized service. We focus on building relationships with each of our clients. Discover what our commitment to you and our trial-tested insights can achieve for you, protecting your rights, liberty, and future.

Call (205) 861-0980 or schedule your FREE consultation online to see what our trial-tested insights can achieve for you.

The Opinions That Matter Most

Our Clients Share Their Stories
  • Attorney Jeffrey Hester is one of the BEST!

    “He is one of the best. Been my attorney for 4 years on many cases and he’s done a lot for me. Plus he’s a Christian and God really works thru him. Very good man, attorney and judge.”

    - Alana C.
  • Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

    “I can't say enough kind things about Mr. Hester. Knowledgeable, professional, empathetic, and understanding. He is also a judge himself. He helped me through a difficult situation.”

    - Cheryl B.
  • You can count on Jeff Hester!

    “Jeff has been a family friend for years! He’s always taken care of us when we needed anything. You can count on him to take the time to explain things and he’s trying concern for you and on your side! ...”

    - Happy Client
  • Jeff Hester was a blessing to us!

    “We were treated as we were his only clients (I know that was not the case).”

    - Jim
  • Attorney Jeff Hester is honest & straightforward!

    “I was very pleased with the results.”

    - B.W.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Client-Centered Services

    He genuinely cares about each client and works hard to protect their rights. He works hard to foster attorney-client relationships built on trust and respect.

  • Focused On Results

    Attorney Jeffrey G. Hester is committed to the best possible result. Whether he is pushing to get charges dropped, negotiating for a favorable plea deal, or defending you in court, he wants what is best for your future.

  • Skilled Trial Lawyer

    He has handled 100s of trials in his legal career. He is a veteran litigator who has delivered many positive for his clients, including in tough cases.

  • Former Prosecutorial Experience

    As a former prosecutor, he has handled numerous misdemeanors and felonies. He has an insider’s perspective on the criminal justice system and he knows how prosecutors operate.

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