Stephen Pfeiffer

Wolcott Rivers Gates
301 Bendix Rd
Suite 500
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 497-6633
www.wolcottriversgates.com


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.

Areas of Practice

Federal and State Criminal Litigation
DUI/Traffic
White Collar Criminal Defense
Commercial Hauling and Overweight Citation Defense

Bar Admissions

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

Education

Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
J.D. (Cum Laude) ? 2007
Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) ? 2004

Published Works

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

Classes/Seminars

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

Honors and Awards

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.
Selected as one of Coastal Virginia Magazine's, "Top Lawyers", 2015
Listed as one of Virginia's "Legal Elite" (Criminal Law), Virginia Business Magazine, 2015
Listed as one of Virginia's "Rising Stars in Super Lawyers Magazine", 2013 ? Present
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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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