a step ahead.


trial & coverage counsel.

Phone

(205) 834-9170

JohnJohn is the founding partner of Dodson Gregory. He has over 20 years of experience handling complex defense litigation matters with an emphasis on trucking litigation, products liability, catastrophic injury, insurance coverage, and bad faith litigation. John has tried cases across the state of Alabama in both the state and federal courts. He is an AV Preeminent-rated attorney and was selected as one of AIG’s top 10 lawyers in the country.

A significant percentage of John’s time is dedicated to his insurance coverage practice. He represents insurers in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings. He provides advice and counsel on a wide range of insurance policies including general liability, business auto/trucking liability, environmental liability, directors and officers liability, and professional liability.

John is often retained to serve as appellate counsel and to handle post-trial motions. He has dozens of reported decisions to his credit and has presented oral argument at the Alabama Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

John became a member of the Alabama Bar in 1991 after graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law. He is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and regularly practices before all of the United States District Courts in Alabama. He also is an active member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, and the Defense Research Institute.

John and his wife Denise have three teenage children and are members of Canterbury United Methodist Church.

Education:

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Auburn University, B.A., 1988

Contact:

Bar Admissions:

  • Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute