Faculty Spotlight | Wendell Sheffield

Wendell Sheffield has enjoyed teaching at Birmingham School of Law for more than 12 years. During his tenure, he has taught Criminal Law, Mediation, and Criminal Procedure. He currently teaches Criminal Procedure and also serves by teaching continuing education courses across the state of Alabama.

Sheffield earned his J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1986 where he excelled in its trial program. Upon graduation, he joined the firm of Sheffield & Sheffield, P.C. and became a full partner in 1991 and currently serves as President and managing partner of Sheffield & Lentine, P.C.

“While the majority of my practice involves the area of criminal defense, I also handle cases in the areas of juvenile justice, family law, and personal injury,” Sheffield says. “I am known as a zealous advocate for the clients of Sheffield & Lentine, P.C., and am passionate about the concept of equal and fair justice for everyone.”

Sheffield is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, the Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association where he served on the Executive Committee as treasurer, and the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, where he currently serves as president.

Sheffield has enjoyed his teaching years at Birmingham School of Law. “I consider the best part of my job to be getting to know those students who are committed and passionate about the practice of law,” he says. “I appreciate the level of commitment it requires to be a student at Birmingham School of Law. I saw my older brother work full-time to support his family while attending BSL three nights a week for years. He was one of the finest lawyers I have had the privilege of knowing.”

When asked what was his greatest accomplishment during his lifetime, Sheffield readily admits that it was his marriage to his wife, Elizabeth, and his two children, Ryan and Rachael.

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