Sonya Pfeiffer is a committed criminal defense lawyer who vigorously represents her clients in both state and federal court. A skilled communicator, Pfeiffer has successfully counseled numerous clients through both jury trials and complicated plea negotiations.
Pfeiffer joined Rudolf Widenhouse after working in the business litigation division of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice, where she was involved with both civil and criminal cases in the firm’s Charlotte office. In particular, Pfeiffer focused her legal work on medical malpractice and campaign-finance related criminal litigation. She began her legal career in the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office, where she served in both the Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Unit.
In addition to her legal experience, Pfeiffer is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She spent more than a decade as a television news reporter in Raleigh, Boston, Omaha and New York. She also covered major international stories while based in Paris, France, including the Yitzhak Rabin assassination in Tel Aviv and the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in Paris. As a result of this experience, Pfeiffer has a unique ability to tell each client’s story in a compelling and persuasive manner.