Lawyer Profile

Law School - Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Bar Admission - 9/26/1978

Law Office Locations: Birmingham

Geographic Areas Served: All counties in Alabama and Federal Courts throughout the country

Thomas Spina

Fawal and Spina

1330 21st Way South, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-939-1330


Tommy Spina is a criminal defense lawyer in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama. His practice is limited to criminal defense on a Federal, State and Municipal Court level. Tommy's practice focuses on representation of criminal defendants at all stages of criminal proceedings including pre-indictment, trial and appeal. Tommy works cases throughout the United States.

Areas of Practice
Federal Crimes
Fraud Cases
Grand Jury Investigations
Healthcare Fraud
Internet Crimes
Misdemeanor Offenses
Money Laundering Offenses
Mortgage Fraud
Narcotic and Controlled Substance Offenses
Public Corruption
Sentencing Hearings
Securities Investigations
Tax Prosecutions
Witness Representation
White Collar Matters

In addition to Alabama, Tommy represents clients in Federal and State cases in Arizona,
Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, Colorado and Virginia. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits.

American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Alabama Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


Tommy taught Criminal law and Criminal Procedure at the Birmingham School of Law (2000, 2001, 2008) and has served as Special Circuit Court Judge by appointment of the State of Alabama Supreme Court on a number of occasions in Jefferson County. Tommy served on the Committee that studied and implemented the current Drug Court Program presently in operation in Jefferson County District Court. Tommy was formerly the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Vestavia Hills, Alabama (2002-2016).

Tommy Spina is dedicated to working with his clients to resolve difficult and challenging legal issues. He specializes in criminal defense in Federal and State Court all over the country.

He has over 40 years of experience and has devoted his career to representing individuals facing serious Federal and State criminal charges. Tommy handles cases ranging from complex white collar criminal matters to prosecutions for personal and property crimes.

In many of the matters that Tommy handles, his opponent is the United States of America. He
has aggressively and successfully litigated against the United States in the Pre-Indictment phase, the Pre-Trial Motions stage, in trial, after trial and in the Federal Appellate Courts as well.  Tommy Spina is a Courtroom lawyer and is not afraid of the Courtroom battlefield.

By design, his firm is small but formidable. Tommy handles serious matters with potentially
serious consequences. For this reason, when you retain Tommy Spina, your case will be handled primarily by him. It will not be passed off to an attorney without the experience and credentials that a serious matter requires and deserves.


John Carroll High School, 1969

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Bachelor of Science Degree. Business Administration, 1974

Samford University, Cumberland School of law, Birmingham. Alabama
Juris Doctorate Degree , May, 1978


Roderick Beddow, Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016

President of the Alabama Municipal Judges Association (2006)

Advisory Committee on Municipal Courts appointed by the Supreme Court of Alabama (2007-2008)

Member and former President of the Birmingham Criminal Defense lawyers Association (2001 -2002)

Criminal Procedures Committee and the Public Relations Committee (1997) with the Birmingham Bar Association

Chairman of Criminal Procedures Committee, Birmingham Bar Association, 1998

Merit Selection Committee for the reappointment of Magistrate Judge Robert R. Armstrong, Jr. (Summer 2006)

Past President of American Board of Criminal Lawyers (2009)

Martin Dale Hubbel 2021 AV
Preeminent Rating - Highest Honor Given

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