Experienced, Compassionate Legal Representation in Birmingham and Pelham, Alabama


In today’s fast-paced world, litigation is on the rise. If you are faced with a legal problem, you need an attorney with experience and knowledge to help you avoid the pitfalls that can occur if you are unrepresented. You need to find an attorney that you can trust. Candice J. ShockleyJames J. Ransom, IIIAnna M. Sparks and Matthew Griffin are attorneys in Birmingham and Pelham, AL who handle criminal defense law and DUI law cases; family law matters, including divorcechild custody and child support cases; personal injury law and civil litigation. Regardless of the nature of your legal issue, your case deserves the in-depth, personal attention for which Shockley, Ransom & Sparks: Attorneys at Law are known. Let our skilled and experienced attorneys craft an individualized strategy for your legal needs.


Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances is a serious offense…

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Family Law

A divorce or child custody proceeding can be an incredibly taxing process

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Personal Injury

You have been injured by someone. What do you do next? Know your rights.

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Criminal Law

Retaining an attorney is essential in making sure that your rights are fully represented.

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Civil Law

When you sign a legal document with another party, you are bound by certain civil laws.

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Before you enter the courtroom, or sign the first legal document, it is essential that you have knowledgeable legal counsel to guide and advise you. Candice J. Shockley, James J. Ransom, III, Anna M. Sparks, and Matthew Griffin believe that investigation, preparation, and competent representation are the keys to success, and they will work diligently to find the best possible resolution for your case. It does not matter if you are dealing with a criminal charge or a DUI, a divorce or other family law issue, a personal injury or civil litigation, Birmingham and Pelham, Alabama area residents can put their trust in the experienced hands of Shockley, Ransom & Sparks: Attorneys at Law.


    When do I Need a DUI Attorney in Birmingham, Alabama?

    If you have been charged with a DUI in Birmingham, Alabama, you need a DUI lawyer to protect your rights, your reputation, your ability to drive, and your future. A DUI conviction is a serious matter, with penalties that can alter the course of your life. Shockley & Ransom: Attorneys at Law sometimes hear the question, “Do I need a DUI lawyer for a first-time offense?” The answer is a resounding yes.

    DUI conviction, even a first-time conviction, can result in the following penalties:

    • Up to one year in jail
    • Fines up to $2000
    • 90-day license suspension OR Ignition interlock device requirement
    • DUI school requirement
    • Required “Color code” or random drug screens

    These penalties don’t even begin to account for the many additional consequences individuals face when charged with a DUI. A DUI can go on your criminal record, which can make it more difficult for you to attain employment if an employer performs a background check. Drivers may be required to hold additional or more expensive insurance, resulting in long-term costs that aren’t accounted for in fees. Individuals with DUI convictions may not be permitted to travel abroad in some cases. In other instances, individuals with criminal convictions can face difficulty getting certain types of federal or state aid.  These consequences don’t begin to address the damage a DUI conviction can do to your personal and professional reputation. If you are facing a DUI charge, it is important to understand that you are innocent until proven guilty. The experienced Birmingham, AL DUI lawyers at Shockley, Ransom & Sparks: Attorneys at Law offer qualified counsel to individuals facing DUI charges. When your future, your reputation, and your right to drive are on the line, you need a strong and aggressive DUI defense. You need Shockley, Ransom & Sparks: Attorneys at Law.

    Who are the Best DUI Lawyers in Birmingham, AL?

    Shockley, Ransom & Sparks: Attorneys at Law have the drive, the commitment, and the qualifications to protect your rights if you are facing a DUI charge. Our DUI attorneys will look closely at the circumstances of your arrest, the police report, the testing methods performed, and other facts of the case. Our Birmingham, Alabama DUI lawyers understand the responsibilities of arresting officers and will hold officers accountable for any errors made. There are several strong DUI defenses that our attorneys can use to help you get the best possible outcome. For instance, officers are required to have probable cause when making a stop. We can investigate your case to protect your rights. We fight to have charges dropped, charges reduced, or can help you work out a plea deal that works given the unique circumstances of your case. When you are facing tough legal challenges, you need the DUI attorneys at Shockley, Ransom & Sparks: Attorneys at Law.


    Shockley, Ransom & Sparks: Attorneys at Law is a firm that has built its business on “word-of-mouth” referrals from their clients and recommendations from trusted colleagues. Candice J. Shockley, Esq. has been practicing law in Alabama for over 30 years; has extensive courtroom and mediation experience; a successful track record; and is highly regarded for her attention to detail, intellect, compassion, and tenacity.

    James J. Ransom, III, Esq. has over twenty-years of law enforcement and legal experience in DUI and criminal law matters. His successes in the courtroom, which have run the gamut from misdemeanors to felonies, are the result of hard work, knowledge of the law, and his unique perspective as a lawyer who has been a law enforcement officer, prosecutor, and criminal defense attorney.

    Anna M. Sparks has been practicing law since 2011. She has broad-based experience in the legal system, as a practitioner and as a professional working within the legal system. She has handled thousands of cases as a juvenile probation officer for Jefferson County, Alabama. She worked directly with the Drug Court and Gun Court Program for Jefferson County Family Court; Giving her vast experience in Family, Juvenile, and Criminal Law.

    There is no substitute for knowledge and experience. Shockley, Ransom & Sparks: Attorneys at Law offer both- together with dedication to you, the client.

    Contact us today to protect your rights and to receive quality counsel from qualified attorneys.