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Carthenia W.  Jefferson, RN, Esq. is an attorney, legal nurse consultant, medical chart reviewer and a speaker.


Her educational background includes: a BSN from UAB School of Nursing, RN since 1985, JD from Birmingham School of Law and License to practice Law in the State of Alabama since 2004.


She has spoken nationally and locally on topics such as: “Nursing and the Law”, “End of Life Issues”, “Breast Cancer Awareness”, “Domestic Violence”, and “The Affordable Care Act”. She received the 2010 Nurse Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the National Black Nurses Association and Outstanding New Member Award from the Alabama State Nurses Association. Carthenia received the 2013 Alabama State Nurses Association Leadership Award at the 100th Annual Alabama State Nurses Association Convention. In 2015, Carthenia was inducted as a Fellow into the American Bar Foundation. In 2016, Carthenia received the Lillian Holland Harvey Award from the Alabama State Nurses Association which is awarded to a member who has made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas: fostering transcultural relations, promoting the advancement of minority groups, and upgrading health care services to those who are culturally and economically under-served.


Carthenia serves on several Boards which includes Alabama Lawyers Association, Birmingham Black Nurses Association, Inc., and Brenda’s Brown Bosom Buddies.

Attorney Jefferson is a member of the following organizations:


  • Alabama State Nurses Association-Former Vice-President, Former Chair Membership Committee (
  • American Nurses Association (
  • National Black Nurses Association-Bylaws Committee Member, Violence Reduction Committee Member (
  • Birmingham Black Nurses Association-Past President, Attorney and Board Adviser, Parliamentarian, Chair Domestic Violence Initiative; Chair Breast Cancer Initiative (
  • American Nephrology Nurses Association (
  • Hazel Taylor Chapter Nephrology Nurses Association-Past Health Policy Chair (
  • Brenda’s Brown Bosom Buddies-Board Member (
  • Alabama Lawyers Association-Past President  (
  • National Bar Association-Past Member Board of Governors and Member Women’s Law Section (
  • American Bar Foundation-Fellow (
  • American Bar Association-Health Care Law Section Member (
  • Alabama State Bar-Family Law Section Member (
  • Birmingham Bar Association-Criminal Law and Probate Section Member (
  • Magic City Bar Association (

Carthenia is a solo practitioner at her own law firm, Jefferson Law Firm, LLC where her areas of concentration are: Wrongful Deaths, Medical, Dental and Nursing Malpractice, Personal Injury and Accidents, Defective Products, Family Law

(Uncontested and Contested Divorce, Child Support, Juvenile Matters), Criminal Law (Felonies, Misdemeanors and DUIs), Probate Law (Estate Planning, Living Wills, Last Wills and Testaments, Power of Attorney, Adoptions, Guardianships, Pre-Nuptials), Employment Law (Wrongful Termination/Discharge, Retaliation, Unpaid Overtime Compensation), Legal Nurse Consultant.


Carthenia is dedicated to working with the youth, families, disadvantage, underserved, promoting breast cancer awareness, and reducing violence in our communities. Carthenia is the proud mother of one son, Lawrence Mond Jefferson, Jr. (deceased) and a member at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church

Her motto is: “If I can help somebody as I travel along then my living will not be in vain


Contact info:

Voice: (205) 324-1505



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Carthenia Jefferson - America's Top 50 Lawyers - Health Care Law - Alabama

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