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John Greel Ralls Jr.

Oil and gas Attorney at Pensacola, FL

3.7   3 reviews

also known as John Ralls, Doc Ralls


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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Oil and gas
    50%
    Arbitration and Mediation: Domestic, Oil & Gas, Energy, Complex Business, Construction, Real Estate, Probate, Environmental; Oil & Gas, and Energy Law; Litigation: Business, Oil & Gas, Energy Law, Commercial, Probate, and Real Estate; Real Estate Law: Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions

    19 years

  2. Real estate
    15%

    36 years

  3. Construction and development
    10%

    31 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    10%

    17 years

  5. Wills and living wills
    10%

  6. Mediation
    5%

    17 years

     John Ralls, a retired physician, is active in the oil and gas industry assisting land owners and mineral owners in negotiations with petroleum companies. In addition to his legal experience in natural resource law, Ralls holds a B.S. in Geology with additional training in the field of petroleum geology. Ralls works in the areas of exploration and discovery, production and secondary recovery of oil and gas.

     Ralls constantly reviews, creates and modifies mineral leases domestically and internationally.  He is most active in the Alabama and Missisippi oil and gas industry dealing with mineral rights and leasing, royalty valuations and sales, prospect acquisitions and exploration.  Ralls assists land owners and mineral owners across the country in understanding their lease terms and in achieving the best lease terms available.  

      John was born in Andalusia, Alabama and grew up in Conecuh County. He has undergraduate degrees from Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, and began his medical education at Temple University in Philadelphia before graduating from Kent State University with a doctorate in podiatric medicine. Dr. Ralls completed his surgical training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He returned to Pensacola, where he established his Florida practice, while also practicing in Alabama. After 17 years in practice, he retired after completing his juris doctorate at Mississippi College's School of Law. He is admitted to the bar in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Washington, DC.

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Licensed for 16 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/23/2022
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/11/2022
State MS
Status Inactive
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/03/2022
State TN
Status Inactive
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/17/2023

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Ralls Law Firm, LLC
5201 North Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL, 32503
Ralls Law Firm, LLC
114 Court Square
Evergreen, AL, 36401
Ralls Law Firm, LLC
215 Mountain Drive
Destin, FL, 32541
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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2014
Mineral Lease
Dr. John Ralls was extremely helpful in a reviewing a mineral lease for my family. We weren't sure where to even begin trying to lease the property. We heard of Dr. John Ralls from one of my father's acquaintances. He stayed with us and gave very insightful and knowledgeable advice. I would definitely recommend this lawyer for anyone involved in a lease, property, or contract case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2009
smartest and most trustworthy attorney out there!
Perhaps it was because he was and is a Doctor besides from being an attorney that I found his personality, sincereity and vast knowledge so impressive. He helped me resolve a couple problems I had been facing to my advantage when others really didn't listen, understand or care about anything else than their money.
Posted by billy | July 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
minerals
I had good oil case but he wanted 10,000.00 dollars to take it poor folks don't have that kind of money laying arround seam like a good fellow.I needed his help very bad the oil company is taking all of our money we have all working interest in a well.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Ralls Law Firm, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • President
  • Andala Enterprises, Inc. - Energy Division
  • 2001 - Present
  • Principal-State Certified General Contractor
  • Ralls Construction
  • 1993 - Present
  • President
  • Real Estate Brokerage and Commercial Development Firm
  • 1987 - Present
  • President
  • Advanced Podiatric Medical Services
  • 1987 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Houston
  • MA - Masters
  • 2016
  • University of South Alabama
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2013
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983
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Legal Cases

  • Avery Producing, LLC et al. vs. Gerald Brown, et al.
  • Pending
  • Columbia Petroleum, LLC vs. SW/4 of Sec. 24, T4N, R12E, Conecuh Co., AL; and Plains Marketing, LP, GCM, LLC, Heirs et al
  • Settled
  • Suggs v. PICA
  • Settled

Associations

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • 2012 - Present
  • Geological Society of America
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon
  • 2012 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court - Middle District of Tennessee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit Mediator
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court - Northern District of Florida
  • 2009 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Conecuh County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court - Middle District of Alabama
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court - Southern District of Alabama
  • 2006 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Northwest Florida
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Oil and Gas Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Oil and Gas Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Who' s Who International
  • Worldwide Branding
  • 2014
  • George Lamb Geology Award
  • University of South Alabama
  • 2013
  • Community Service Award
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • 2003
  • Alumni Recognition
  • Sparta Academy
  • 2001
  • Very Good Rating
  • Avvo
  • N/A
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Publications

  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • What is a Living Will?
  • 2014
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Dying Intestate
  • 2014
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Judgment Liens on Property in South Alabama
  • 2014
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Secrecy in Oil and Gas Leases
  • 2014
  • self-published
  • Jurassic Stratigraphy of Northern Mobile County
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • academic presentation
  • The Basics of the Petroleum Industry
  • 2013
  • academic presentation
  • Louann Salt Formations
  • 2013
  • Weekly radio show-WNWF
  • Legal topics and current events
  • 2011
  • Private Forum
  • Mineral Rights and Oil Leases
  • 2010
  • Community Meeting
  • Unfavorable Terms in Oil and Gas Leases
  • 2007
  • Commencement Address
  • Success in Life
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (47)
Given (298)
Endorse John
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Oil and gas Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Ralls. Truly exceptional attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people in the industry to contact him for help."
Oil and gas Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dr. Ralls is a very highly educated individual, having earned doctorate degrees in both medicine and law; as well as having a earned a science degree in geology. He is highly respected and liked in the legal community. I endorse this highly learned and amicable attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great Oil & Gas attorney!"
Oil and gas Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Other
"Not only do I endorse this lawyer, but I also give them five stars for their tremendous work with the community."
Oil and gas Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Oil and gas Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse John, he is a fellow Pensacola Attorney with great knowledge and insight. I wish you all the best. David A. Carroll, Pensacola"
Construction and development Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer he is a true professional"
Oil and gas Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ralls is known for his expertise in regulatory matters. Overall, I highly recommend him to any business or executive wanting clear and concise advice in any business matter."
Oil and gas Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Oil and gas Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because he is respected member of the legal community and can assist clients in numerous areas of the law, including oil & gas, construction law, real estate law, wills, and contact law."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer based upon the insightful input he has provided to many people on this website. His advice is on point and aimed directly at the matter concerning those seeking guidance."
Oil and gas Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can easily endorse John Ralls. He is the best Oil & Gas lawyer I know in Alabama."
Construction and development Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Friend
"A solid lawyer who knows his stuff. He will fight for you!"
Oil and gas Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is one smart attorney! He treats his clients well and digs deep into his subject matter."
Oil and gas Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Oil and gas Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has an impressive background of education and experience that he brings to the table. He is a true scholar and client focused advocate. I endorse him with confidence."
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