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The Law offices of J.D. Lloyd, Alabama Appeals Attorney

We help the wrongfully convicted continue their fight for justice after the trial. 

We are Alabama appellate attorneys committed to presenting your case in the appeals courts through written briefs and oral arguments.  Were you wrongly convicted of a crime?  Contact us to learn more about your options in the Alabama criminal appeal process.  

Experienced Alabama Appeals Attorney

Hope is not lost after you have been convicted of a crime. There are many ways for you to continue your fight for justice after the trial, whether its through filing a criminal appeal or filing a post-conviction petition for relief once your appeals have run out. There are many options still left for your criminal and civil appeals in the Alabama and Federal courts.  

The Law Office of J.D. Lloyd is experienced in Alabama criminal and civil appeals.  Whether you are facing theft or property crime, sex crime, DWI, OWI, or DUI, assault, drug crime, domestic violence, murder or a capital  murder appeal in Alabama, our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights at the highest level of appellate advocacy.  We have presented cases in various appellate courts in Alabama (Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Alabama Supreme Court, United States Supreme Court, and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals). 

We also represent wrongful convictions in Alabama with post-conviction petitions including Rule 32 petitions, Federal 2254 petitions, habeas corpus petitions, writs of habeas corpus, and ineffective assistance of trial counsel (IATC). 

Time is of the essence. Please set up an appointment with our Alabama appeal attorneys to begin your criminal or civil appeal to get justice for you or your loved one. 


  • Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Appeals to the Court of Civil Appeals
  • Appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court


  • United States Supreme Court Appeals
  • Appeals to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Rule 32 petitions


  • Petitions for a Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petitions
  • 28 U.S.C. § 2255 petitions
  • 28 U.S.C. § 2241 petitions
  • Sentence Reconsideration Petitions


“I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer as one of the best appeals and Rule 32 lawyers in the entire State of Alabama.”

Matthew Bailey
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“JD is as good as it gets in the world of appellate work. He is my go to source of information.”

Michael Patrick Hanle


Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals—May 3, 2024

| Alabama Court of Criminal Appeal, Criminal Law Round-Up | No Comments
On Friday May 3, 2024, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals released new published opinions in a number of cases. Unlike memorandum opinions, published opinions are precedential—meaning that they are…

United States v. Payne

| Federal Criminal Appeals, Self-Incrimination | No Comments
The age of smart phones has created a number of new issues related to the Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution. An example of this comes from…

United States v. Dubois

| Drug Charges, Federal Criminal Appeals, Firearms | No Comments
On March 5, 2024, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in United States v. Dubois. This decision was important in two key respects. First, the Court addressed…