About Kira Fonteneau

Experienced & Dedicated


Professional Activities

Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners
Birmingham Bar Association Executive Committee
Magic City Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated

SuperLawyers Rising Stars

B-Metro Top Women Attorneys

University of Georgia Top 40 under 40

Kira Fonteneau was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. In 2005, Kira began her legal career in Birmingham. Ms. Fonteneau is Licensed to practice law in Alabama, Georgia, and Virginia, but focuses her practice in Alabama. From 2013 until 2016 Kira served as Jefferson County’s first Public Defender. 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 currently serves on the Birmingham Bar Association’s Executive Committee, The Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners and the American Diabetes Association’s National Legal Advocacy Subcommittee.