John, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, is an experienced trial lawyer, having represented businesses and their insurers in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial losses arising out of motor vehicle accidents, engineering and construction defects, work site accidents, product defects, dram shop & social host liability, negligent security, environmental and public nuisance, and general premises liability.
Having handled cases through jury trial and appeal, John is also asked to advise businesses on their risk management and insurance needs. In serving the profession, John is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Tort Trial & Insurance Practice (TIPS) division, where he has been a vice-chair for various general committees, to include Self-Insurers and Risk Managers, Business Litigation, Litigation and Trial Practice, Toxic and Environmental Torts, and Products Liability. He currently serves as an editor for The Brief magazine and Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Journal, both publications of ABA-TIPS. John is also a proud member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and past young-lawyer President for the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA).
John lives in Mobile, is married (Margaret Sue), and has two daughters (Margaret & Katherine). Their family is active in their church and contribute their time to area non-profits. Additionally, John also serves as the Mobile office’s student hiring partner.