Stephen Pfeiffer

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  • Virginia
    2007

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    2007

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
    2008

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
    2010

  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    J.D. (Cum Laude) – 2007

  • Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin
    B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) – 2004

Stephen Pfeiffer's Photo

Stephen Pfeiffer

  • Virginia
    2007

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    2007

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
    2008

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
    2010

  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    J.D. (Cum Laude) – 2007

  • Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin
    B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) – 2004

Stephen P. Pfeiffer is known locally as the “Go-To-DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney.” Stephen has been published as a coauthor in the in the nationally recognized “Inside the Minds” series by Aspatore Books on The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases “A Practitioner’s Everyday Insight Into DWI/DUI Defense in Virginia”.

Stephen has an AV® Preeminent Rating – the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. An AV® Rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. Stephen is consistently selected as “Clients’ Choice” on Avvo.com. Stephen has been consistently recognized by his clients and peers and has obtained the highest rating available in the areas of DUI Defense, Criminal Defense and Federal Criminal Defense work.

Stephen was selected as a member of the National College of DUI Defense Attorneys and has been recognized as one of the top 100 DUI attorneys in Virginia by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense. Stephen is consistently recognized as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine as well as being selected as a “Rising Star” by Virginia Super Lawyers. Recently Stephen was selected as Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers for Virginia by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Additionally, Stephen is a founding member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. Stephen was recently selected as a “Top 10 Under 40” in the area of Criminal Law by the NACDA. Stephen was the American Bar Association’s 2007 National Champion in Legal Negotiations and serves as an adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law.

  • After fighting my DUI case for over a year now and having 2 different attorneys before Pfeiffer, it was taking a long term toll on me and my family mentally and financially. This very last time I had to go to court I read plenty of reviews on Stephen Pfeiffer before I decided to hire him. The way he tackles his DUI cases is compelling and his stern ways in the court room are amazing. This mans fight in the court room put in an end to the hardships I was going through and his reference use and pure knowledge of the judicial system left even the judge with nothing left to say except "dismissed". I wouldn't ever want anybody else representing me, not to mention he is extremely fare on his prices, loves his military and doesn't stop fighting till he gets the results that are deserved.
    ~ Billy, February 29 2016

  • I am extremely blessed that Stephen Pfeiffer represented my son on very serious felony charges in late April 2016. I approached him based on the highest recommendation from a top highly respected local domestic lawyer friend who could not handle this criminal case. Mr. Pfeiffer immediately jumped on the problem and his superb actions, thoroughness and competence resulted in all charges being dropped within 24 hours. He is extremely professional, honest, knowledgeable, and genuinely cares about his clients. In my opinion, he is not one of the best attorneys in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area-- he is the best.
    ~ Barry, May 1, 2016

  • I have been charged with a felony recently and hired Atty. Steve as my criminal defense lawyer. Atty. Steve is very honest and upfront. He never gave me false hopes but he worked hard on getting me the best results. He has always put me back on focus every time I get distracted with my emotions. He is very responsive and I have always felt that I have somebody on my side to protect me. With his knowledge and superior negotiation skills, my case was downgraded to a misdemeanor and sentenced with no jail time and very short probation. I will be forever grateful to Atty. Steve.
    ~ Anonymous, January 13, 2014

  • Mr. Stephen Pfeiffer was highly recommended to me for a Reckless Driving citation in Virginia. Being from out of state, the penalties for reckless driving (a felony) can be a disaster personally and professionally. After speaking with Mr. Pfeiffer and his excellent legal assistant Raven, I knew I had the best criminal defense legal representation in the Virginia Beach area. Mr. Pfeiffer was honest , upfront and to the point of what was to be expected. This is the exact legal representation you desire. I gave him all the facts, he gave me direction and put my mind at ease. Court day arrived, Mr. Pfeiffer was able to reduce my citation from Reckless Driving to Improper Driving. he guaranteed me 89% and I received 100%...Thank you Mr. Pfeiffer!!! I am most appreciative.
    ~ Denise, November 17, 2016

  • A Practitioner’s Everyday Insight into DWI/DUI Defense in Virginia, Aspatore, Inside The Minds – The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2013

  • Wiretapping: Risks for Clients and Private Practitioners, Docket Call: Newsletter of the Young Lawyers Conference, Virginia State Bar, Vol. 24 No. 4, Spring, 2008

  • Construction Fraud: Not Just a Civil Matter. Docket Call: Newsletter of the Young Lawyers Conference, Virginia State Bar, Vol. 25 No. 3, Winter, 2008

  • Southeastern Virginia Chapter, Community Associations Institute Publication

  • Morris v. City of Virginia Beach, 58 Va. App. 173 707 S.E.2d 479, 2011

  • Starling Education Services, “Ethical Consideration in Landlord/Tenant Law”, 2010

  • Seminars Unlimited, “Navigating the Service Members Relief Act”, 2009

  • “Tips on Legal Negotiations”, Regent University School of Law, 2008

  • “Legal Negotiations”, Regent University School of Law – Adjunct Professor

  • Advance Collections, 2010 CA Day

  • “Advanced Collections”, 2011 CA Day

  • “Legal Foundations”, SEV CAI’s Board Members Boot Camp

  • “Landlord’s Rights and Options When the Deal Goes Bad”, Starling Education Services

  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent Rating

  • Top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers for Virginia by the American Society of Legal Advocates

  • Top 10 under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers Nationally by the NACDA

  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Virginia by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense

  • Founding Member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys.

  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Criminal Law), Virginia Business Magazine, 2017 - 2020

  • Selected as one of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s, “Top Lawyers”

  • Listed by Super Lawyers as one of Virginia’s “Rising Stars” (Criminal/DUI Defense), 2012 - 2021

  • ABA National Negotiation Champion, 2007

  • Former 2nd District Representative, Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer’s Conference

  • Former, All Conference Middle Linebacker for Carroll University Varsity Football Team

  • CBDX, Co-Founder and Past-President

  • CBDA, Board Member, 2010 – 2014

  • Community Association Institute

  • James Kent Inn of Court

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association, Circuit Court Liaison

  • Virginia State Bar

  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • National College of DUI Attorneys

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense

  • American Society of Legal Advocates