Alan J. Pfeuffer

Alan J. Pfeuffer

Of Counsel

Admitted in: Tennessee, Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Southern District of Ohio, District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Counties Served: Meigs, Roane, Knox, and Hamilton
Practice: Federal Criminal Defense, FIRST STEP Act Litigation, State Criminal Defense, Federal Appellate Law, State Appellate Law, General Civil Litigation, Construction Fraud, and Personal Injury

Alan is a native of New York who has lived all over the United States, and traveled to over seventy countries worldwide. He holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the Colorado Northwestern Community College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado, and a Juris Doctor Degree from the Capital University Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2000. Alan also holds a secondary education teaching certificate in Colorado, and is a certified Colorado Police Officer and Standards Training instructor.

Alan has frequently lectured at Capital University Law School on the Guantanamo Litigation. He also pioneered a program designed to assist Capital law students pass the Ohio Bar Exam. He has lectured on Death Penalty Defense, using United States v. John Mayhew, a triple homicide case he investigated while an Assistant Federal Public Defender, as a model for death penalty investigations.

Prior to law school, Alan was a sheriff’s deputy in the Florida Keys and the Chief of Police for both the Rangely and Edgewater Police Departments in Colorado. During his twenty-year career, he has investigated thousands of criminal cases, written wiretap and seizure affidavits, and worked undercover narcotics in both Florida and Colorado—where he did so for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s Organized Crime and Narcotics Strike Force in Denver, Colorado.

Following his law school graduation, Alan spent over a decade as an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio, where he handled hundreds of federal criminal cases. In 2013, Alan went into private practice as a solo practitioner, where he continued to practice exclusively in United States District Courts and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Alan has extensive experience in all aspects of federal criminal law, including narcotics trafficking cases, firearm cases, money laundering cases, bank robbery cases, tax evasion cases, wire, bank, and mail fraud cases, FIRST STEP Act sentence-reduction cases, death penalty cases, mitigation cases, civil forfeiture actions, and all forms of federal appellate law.

Alan recently moved to Meigs County, Tennessee where he brings his wealth of knowledge to Griffin & Davis, PLLC. In his spare time, he enjoys playing chess, fishing, and traveling. Alan is currently a Meigs County Election Judge and a member of the Roane County Fraternal Order of Police. He is also a former co-chair of a national ABA committee and former member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  When he is not traveling the country for cases, Alan works out of our Kingston office.

Alan’s relevant cases include:

United States v. Terrence Magrey, 2:03-CR-00147 – a complicated money laundering prosecution involving over 100,000 documents, which, after a four-week trial, resulted in an acquittal of Alan’s client.

United States v. Sealed, 2:08-CR-XXXXX – a federal possession of a machine gun prosecution, resulting in a term of probation.

United States v. Michael D. Jackson, 2:09-CR-00021 – a FIRST STEP Act sentence reduction, which is currently before the Judge for approval and will result in Mr. Jackson’s immediate release from federal prison.

United States v. Clifford Robinson, 2:14-CR-00127 – a federal organized crime, death penalty prosecution resulting in a life sentence.

United States v. John Mayhew, 2:03-CR-00165 – a triple homicide, federal death penalty prosecution resulting in a life sentence.

Abdul Ahmad v. George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, et. al, 1:05-CV-01492 – a federal habeas corpus case, that Alan filed in the District of Columbia, involving an Afghani who was arrested in Afghanistan, detained in Guantanamo Bay, and ultimately released.

Ahsanullah Pirzai v. George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, et. al, 1:05-CV-01242 – a federal habeas corpus case, that Alan filed in the District of Columbia, involving an Afghani who was arrested in Afghanistan, detained in Guantanamo Bay, and ultimately released.

If you need an attorney in Ten Mile, Decatur, Kingston, Rockwood, Harriman, Oliver Springs, Knoxville, Chattanooga, or anywhere in the state of Tennessee or around the country for federal criminal defense, give Alan a call today!