Stephen P. Pfeiffer


Stephen P. Pfeiffer is an aggressive litigator who efficiently and effectively navigates his clients through the legal system.   Stephen Pfeiffer has lectured and has been published in many areas of the law.  Most recently, Stephen has been published as a coauthor in the in the nationally recognized “Inside the Minds” series by Aspatore Books on ­The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases “A Practitioner’s Everyday Insight Into DWI/DUI Defense in Virginia”.

Additionally, Stephen has been consistently recognized as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine as well as being selected as a “Rising Star” by Virginia Super Lawyers.  Stephen was the American Bar Association’s 2007 National Champion in Legal Negotiations and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law teaching Legal Negotiations.

Stephen is consistently selected as “Clients’ Choice” on  Further he has been recognized by his clients and peers and has obtained the highest rating available in the areas of DUI Defense, Criminal Defense and Federal Criminal Defense work.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2010


  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) – 2007
  • Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin
    • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) – 2004

Published Works

  • A Practitioner’s Everyday Insight into DWI/DUI Defense in Virginia, Aspatore, Inside The Minds – The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2013
  • Wiretapping: Risks for Clients and Private Practitioners, Docket Call: Newsletter of the Young Lawyers Conference, Virginia State Bar, Vol. 24 No. 4, Spring, 2008
  • Construction Fraud: Not Just a Civil Matter. Docket Call: Newsletter of the Young Lawyers Conference, Virginia State Bar, Vol. 25 No. 3, Winter, 2008
  • Southeastern Virginia Chapter, Community Associations Institute Publication
  • Morris v. City of Virginia Beach, 58 Va. App. 173 707 S.E.2d 479, 2011


  • Starling Education Services, “Ethical Consideration in Landlord/Tenant Law”, 2010
  • Seminars Unlimited, “Navigating the Service Members Relief Act”, 2009
  • “Tips on Legal Negotiations”, Regent University School of Law, 2008
  • “Legal Negotiations”, Regent University School of Law – Adjunct Professor
  • Advance Collections, 2010 CA Day
  • “Advanced Collections”, 2011 CA Day
  • “Legal Foundations”, SEV CAI’s Board Members Boot Camp
  • “Landlord’s Rights and Options When the Deal Goes Bad”, Starling Education Services

Honors and Awards

  • ABA National Negotiation Champion, 2007
  • Former, All Conference Middle Linebacker for Carroll University Varsity Football Team
  • Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Law Negotiation Competition Finalist
  • Former 2nd District Representative, Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer’s Conference
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Rising Stars in Super Lawyers Magazine” (General Lit), 2013 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • CBDX, Co-Founder and Past-President
  • CBDA, Board Member, 2010 – Present
  • Community Association Institute
  • James Kent Inn of Court
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association Young Lawyers Chair
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College of DUI Attorneys