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James A Johnson

James A Johnson

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Bankruptcy & Debt

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About Me

Meeting new people, coming up with innovative ideas, and offering reasonable solutions to problems are my passions.  A good friend of mine and fellow lawyer, Jim Dailey, calls me a "Reniassance Man" because I have unique interests and hobbies which include raising pastured beef cattle, flying airplanes, learning and speaking about legal technology, working with my hands, and operating heavy equipment.  I don't consider myself anything but lucky to be able to meet new and interesting people and engage in activities that challenge my mind and dexterity. 


 


Part of what I like about practicing law is learning what drives people, what they do, and what they have been through that has brought them to an attorney.  I cautioned an associate who used to work for me to not get too wrapped up in the legal affairs of clients that you lose sight of who the clients really are and challenged him to learn something personal about every client.  I believe the more life experiences you have to draw upon the more solutions to problems you can come up with.  

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 50%
    20 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    20 years, 1.5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (33-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen Charles Moore

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim has an excellent reputation as a ethical hard working attorney. He is seasoned well respected advocate for his clients.

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    Stephen Moore Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law199508/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Excellent RatingAVVO2010
Mock Trail Competition WinnerCumberland School of Law1995
Deans ListCumberland School of Law1995
Trial Board JudgeCumberland School of Law1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJames A. Johnson, P.C.2001 - Present
Associate AttorneyL Daniel Mims, P.C.1996 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisMember2005 - Present
Pilot's Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Mobile Bar Association, Membership CommitteeChairman, Law and Technology Committee2005 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2001 - Present
Mobile Bar Association Lawyer Referral CommitteeChairman2001 - 2003
Alabama Cattleman's AssociationMember2001 - Present
Mobile Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service CommitteePast Chairman2000 - 2005
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of AlabamaMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of AlabamaMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of AlabamaMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of AlabamaMember1995 - Present
Alabama State BarMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Sparks v. Cash America$1,150,000 jury verdict

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Managing E-Mail OverloadManaging E-Mail Overload2009
How to Make the Most of Technology You Already HaveHow to Make the Most of Technology You Already Have2009
PDFing Your PleadingsPDFing Your Pleadings- A Guide for Using Adobe Acrobat in Your Law Practice2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Auburn University, AuburnEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Birmingham-Southern CollegeEnglishN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting60 Technology Tips in 60 Minutes2010
2010 Mobile Bar Association Law and Technology SeminarLaw and Technology2010
American Bar Association Audio ConferenceTechnology for Lawyers2009