Jenny Behel, Randy Thigpen, Amy Scott, James Engelthaler

James R. Engelthaler
(256) 764-9997

    Jim Engelthaler was admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama in 1993, having received his B.S. Degree in Accounting from the University of North Alabama and his Juris Doctorate Degree (J.D.) from Birmingham School of Law in 1993.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Engelthaler served as a law clerk to the Honorable E. B. Haltom, Jr., Senior, United States District Court Judge (1993 - 1994).  Mr. Engelthaler is admitted to practice before the Alabama Supreme Court, all Alabama State Courts as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, sitting in Atlanta, Georgia and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Engelthaler is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Lauderdale Bar Association and past member of the American Bar Association and Federal Bar Association.

    Mr. Engelthaler is an experienced trial lawyer with an active wide-ranging civil and criminal litigation practice in both Federal and State Courts.  Mr. Engelthaler’s practice focuses in the areas of personal injury, real estate law, Wills and Estates, contract disputes, business law and corporations, criminal law including white collar crimes and family law.

    Mr. Engelthaler devotes substantial time to his church and community. In addition to having been a past member of the board of directors for the Shoals Habitat For Humanity, he has been a member of the Downtown Florence Kiwanis club for over nineteen years.  He served as President, Vice-President and has been a member of the board of directors for several years.  Jim served as the chairman of the Kiwanis/Key Club Scholarship Committee, the Kiwanis Gumball program and has twice been chairman of the Kiwanis Pancake Day.  He has volunteered as a boys youth league baseball coach for many years and girls softball coach for Underwood Dixie Youth.   Jim served as President, Vice-President and long time member of the Board of Directors of Florence Little League Baseball.  He is also a past member of the Fraternal Order of Police; and holds the rank of Major, USAF Auxiliary/Civil Air Patrol.  He volunteers in the kitchen for the Underwood-Petersville Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry, Salvation Army and many other charities.  Jim is an adjunct professor at Northwest Shoals Community College, teaching courses in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure and Criminal Evidence.