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Kira Fonteneau

Kira Fonteneau

Five Points Law Group LLC
  • Civil Rights, Employment Law
  • Alabama, Georgia, Virginia
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Summary

Kira Fonteneau was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. Prior to law school, Kira spent several years working in operations management roles with Wachovia Bank. In 2005, Kira began her legal career in Birmingham at a regional employment defense law firm. She later started her own firm that focused on both criminal and civil litigation. During her career, Kira has tried several cases to juries, receiving favorable rulings for her clients in both state and federal court. She has also argued at both the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

From 2013 until 2016, Kira served as Jefferson County’s first Public Defender. In that capacity, she opened the office and managed a team of 57 employees who served clients who could not afford counsel. Prior to joining the Public Defender’s Office, Ms. Fonteneau maintained an active practice focusing in criminal defense, employment law, and other civil litigation. She has been a regular guest on Fox 6 Legal Lines and frequently gives speeches on leadership, employment law, and law office management.

She currently serves on the Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners and the American Diabetes Association’s National Legal Advocacy Subcommittee.

Education
The University of Georgia School of Law
J.D.
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University of Virginia
B.A. (1998) | Government
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Honors: Dean's List
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Professional Experience
Partner
Five Points Law Group LLC
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Attorney
The Fonteneau Firm LLC
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Public Defender
Community Law Office
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Awards
Top 40 under 40
University of Georgia
Professional Associations
Alabama Association for Justice
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Birmingham Bar Association
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Activities: Executive Committee, Grievance Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
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Georgia
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Virginia
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11th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Fonteneau Firm LLC
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Five Points Law Group
Contact & Map
The Fonteneau Firm, LLC
2151 Highland Avenue S, Suite 205
Birmingham, AL 35205
USA
Telephone: (205) 564-9005