Sonya Pfeiffer selected as Chair of Criminal Section, NCAJ

July 01, 2017

The Criminal Law Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice is the largest section of the NCAJ, with over 600 members.  As Vice-Chair, Pfeiffer will focus on establishing enhanced communications between the members of the Section and the NCAJ leadership.


Sonya Pfeiffer Appointed to NCAJ Mass Incarceration Task Force

January 29, 2016

NCAJ President Chris Nichols has appointed Sonya Pfeiffer to serve on the Mass Incarceration Task Force created by NCAJ’s Board of Governors.  The issue of mass incarceration has received a great deal of publicity both nationally and locally, and is a priority for NCAJ.


Sonya Pfeiffer chairs Mountain Magic, NCAJ’s preeminent fall conference

October 15, 2015

As Chair of this Continuing Legal Education Seminar and NCAJ Fall Conference, Pfeiffer secured the attendance of several prominent national legal speakers, including Roger Dodd and David Ball.



Rudolf & Pfeiffer Speak to Inn of Court in Asheville

September 30, 2015

David Rudolf & Sonya Pfeiffer were invited to give the opening presentation for the 2015-2016 Harry C. Martin Inn of Court in Asheville, North Carolina. Their presentation on September 30, 2015, Seeing is Believing: Proving Your Case With Demonstrative Evidence, was attended by more than 60 members of the Asheville Bar, including two federal judges.


Pfeiffer named to Board of Governors of NC Advocates for Justice

June 02, 2015

NCAJ provides continuing legal education for lawyers aimed at enhancing the quality of the legal profession, offers public education programs aimed at enhancing public access and understanding of the legal system, supports the writing of amicus briefs for the appellate courts, and advocacy work at the legislature in the areas of criminal and civil justice. The association has served its members for over 50 years.  See announcement:


Pfeiffer selected as a member of Women in the Profession Committee and reappointed as member of the Communications Committee, NCBA

June 01, 2015

The Women in the Profession Committee serves as a resource for the North Carolina Bar Association by, among other things, identifying ways to encourage and maintain the active participation and advancement of women in the Association and the legal profession.

The Communications Committee educates and informs the public of NCBA programs and projects, helps the public understand the rule of law and the role of lawyers in society and instills confidence and respect of the legal system by using whatever media are most effective and appropriate.


Sonya Pfeiffer Quoted in NC Lawyer’s Weekly

February 01, 2015

In February 2015, Pfeiffer was quoted in a NC Lawyer’s Weekly article on changes in forfeiture and seizure rules, voicing concerns among criminal defense lawyers.

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Top Verdicts of 2012

January 08, 2013

In securing a not guilty verdict in federal court for a client charged with structuring, Sonya Pfeiffer and David Rudolf hand a federal prosecutor his first courtroom loss in nearly two decades.  The verdict is named by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as one of North Carolina’s top verdicts of 2012.