Sonya Pfeiffer is a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer at the boutique law firm Rudolf Widenhouse.  She handles both state and federal criminal cases, and focuses her civil work on wrongful convictions and the violation of rights to a fair trial. She is also a devoted advocate who fights for individual rights through her leadership roles within the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, where she serves as Vice President of Membership and is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

In addition to her legal experience, Pfeiffer is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. Her years of writing and focus on visual mediums are also put to work in her role as owner of Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art.