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John S. Johnson is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Section. He practices in the field of general civil litigation but spends most of his time working on labor and employment law and life, health and disability insurance matters. He has pre-trial, trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts throughout the State of Alabama and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He enjoys assisting business clients with all types of employment matters, including crafting personnel policies, drafting and enforcing non-compete agreements, making personnel decisions, defending discrimination and harassment claims, and other employment-related issues. John also has extensive experience assisting life and disability insurers in ERISA and bad faith litigation.

John was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1997. He received his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1997 and his Bachelor’s degree from Samford University, magna cum laude, in 1994. He was also admitted to the Mississippi State Bar in 2005. He remains admitted to practice in all state and federal district courts in Alabama and Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. He is also active at Antioch Community Church and in the City of Vestavia Hills, where he enjoys spending time with his family, reading and being outside.


  • Alabama State Bar, 1997
  • Mississippi State Bar, 2005


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1997
  • B.S., Samford University, magna cum laude, 1994

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