Logo, Maxwell H. Pulliam, LLC - Criminal Law Attorney 

(205) 314-0620
The Historical Kress Building
301 N 19th Street, Suite 519, Birmingham, AL 35203

About Maxwell H. Pulliam

For more than 30 years, I've guided and defended individuals and companies that are under investigation or charged with crimes. I have also defended businesses and their principals in civil cases. Prior to my law practice, I was a tax manager at "The Big-Eight" public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche™.




• Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., Economics (1982) • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. (1985) • University of Alabama, LL.M., Taxation (1990)

Client Consultation

I advise clients who are under government investigation in criminal or regulatory matters, as well as those in civil cases that involve commercial or business disputes. Because of my special skills, training, and experience, I concentrate on cases dealing with taxes, banking, fraud, securities, and other financial matters.


I've successfully worked in every forum available to an Alabama lawyer, including trials in the federal courts of the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama, representing clients in both civil and criminal matters.
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Professional Honors

2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Corporate Compliance in Birmingham by the Best Lawyers in America®
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for White Collar Criminal Defense since 2009.
Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers for White Collar Criminal Defense
Listed as a "Top Attorney" in Birmingham Magazine for White Collar Defense/Antitrust


Administrative Appearances

• Federal Regulatory Bodies (IRS, EPA, & SEC)
• State Regulatory Bodies (Alabama Securities Commission, Pardons & Paroles, Department of Public Safety,
  ABC Board, Department of Revenue, Alabama State Bar, State Board of Education, State Personnel Board,
  Boards of Medical Examiners, Dental Examiners & Nursing)
• Local Governing Bodies (City Councils, Zoning Commissions, County Commissions, BZA)

Court Admissions

• Supreme Court of the United States
• United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

• United States District Court (Northern,
  Southern, & Middle Districts of Alabama)

• Alabama State Bar



Articles & Presentations

Over the years, I've written articles for various publications and presented continuing legal education programs. The following list is a sample of what I've  published or presented.

"Pre-Indictment Advocacy" (January 2014)
"Patients and Practitioners Beware: Mandatory Electronic (Medical) Records & What You Need to Know" (October 2009)
"When Medical Error Becomes a Crime", R3 Academy Continuing Education for Health Care Professionals (January 12, 2008)
"Federal Sentencing Advocacy", Birmingham Bar Association (December 2004)
"Criminal Considerations for Corporate Lawyers", 41st Annual Southeastern Corporate Law Institute (April 16, 2004)
"Tax Preparers Facing Much Scrutiny", Birmingham Business Journal (March 22, 2004)


In the News

"Two Are Acquitted in Another HealthSouth Case", The New York Times (May 21, 2005)



National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers™
American Bar Association™
Birmingham Bar Association™ (Executive Committee 2014 to present), (Chairman, 1998, Criminal Courts Committee), (Co-Chairman, 2007-08; Chairman, 2009 Birmingham Bar Association Task Force on Diversity)
American Inns of Court

Civic Involvement

Board of Trustees, Emmet O’Neal Library (2008 to 2011; Chairman 2012 to present)
Advisory Board, Birmingham Assistance League (2009 to present)

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**No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.**