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     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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French

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Practice areas


  1. Oil & Gas: 50%
    12 years
  2. Real Estate: 15%
    29 years
  3. Wills: 10%
  4. Contracts: 10%
    10 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Hourly ($150-300/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Mark V. Clay

    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.


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  • Jorge Leon Chalela

    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.


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Contact info

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



DCActive 200907/06/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200806/20/2016
MSAuthorized to practice law200708/15/2016
ALAuthorized to practice law200608/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Oil and Gas Top ContributorAvvo2015
Oil and Gas Top ContributorAvvo2014
Who' s Who InternationalWorldwide Branding2014
George Lamb Geology AwardUniversity of South Alabama2013
Community Service AwardBig Brothers/Big Sisters2003
Alumni RecognitionSparta Academy2001
Very Good RatingAvvoN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberRalls Law Firm, LLC2006 - Present
PresidentAndala Enterprises, Inc. - Energy Division2001 - Present
Principal-State Certified General ContractorRalls Construction1993 - Present
PresidentReal Estate Brokerage and Commercial Development Firm1987 - Present
PresidentAdvanced Podiatric Medical Services1987 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sigma Gamma EpsilonN/A2012 - Present
American Association of Petroleum GeologistsN/A2012 - Present
Geological Society of AmericaN/A2012 - Present
Alabama State Bar, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law SectionN/A2011 - Present
Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit MediatorN/A2010 - Present
United States District Court - Middle District of TennesseeN/A2010 - Present
United States District Court - Northern District of FloridaN/A2009 - Present
Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A2007 - Present
Mississippi State BarN/A2007 - Present
Florida BarN/A2007 - Present
Conecuh County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
United States District Court - Middle District of AlabamaN/A2006 - Present
United States District Court - Southern District of AlabamaN/A2006 - Present
Alabama State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Northwest FloridaN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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 alSettled
Suggs v. PICASettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesWhat is a Living Will?2014
AVVO Legal GuidesDying Intestate2014
AVVO Legal GuidesJudgment Liens on Property in South Alabama2014
AVVO Legal GuidesSecrecy in Oil and Gas Leases2014
self-publishedJurassic Stratigraphy of Northern Mobile County2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of HoustonPetroleum GeologyMA - Masters2016
University of South AlabamaGeologyBS - Bachelor of Science2013
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Hofstra University School of LawInternational BusinessN/A2004
Auburn University, AuburnHistory, Pre-MedBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
academic presentationThe Basics of the Petroleum Industry2013
academic presentationLouann Salt Formations2013
Weekly radio show-WNWFLegal topics and current events2011
Private ForumMineral Rights and Oil Leases2010
Community MeetingUnfavorable Terms in Oil and Gas Leases2007
Commencement AddressSuccess in Life2004