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John Allen Brinkley Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Huntsville, AL

4.5   10 reviews

also known as John Brinkley, John A. Brinkley, Jr.


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About John

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John Brinkley handles accident, injury and criminal cases. You will appreciate his experience in the courtroom, rapport with judges and skill against your opponent. Call him -.

John graduated from a local high school, attended in-state universities and law schools. He is married to the former Kristen Davis and they are blessed with nine children - Wini ('05), John ('07), Lyn ('09), Andy ('11), George ('14), Charles ('16), James ('18), Elizabeth ('20) and Vivian ('22). John is A/V Rated by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and actively engaged in a general trial practice of law in Alabama – handling and litigating civil/personal injury cases, and defending criminal allegations.

Upon passing the bar examination, John was admitted to practice across Alabama and in the United States District Court - Northern District of Alabama. He joined the Alabama State Bar (ASB).  And, the local bar association where he serves on its Executive Committee, as President. John was chair of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee facilitating free monthly CLEs for local bar members and the twelve (12) hour Last Chance Seminar.  John was also on the Executive Board for the Madison County Young Lawyers Section (MCYL) for several years before becoming its president. During his time as a MCYL board member and, eventually, its president, the Judicial Appreciation Party began and flourished into yearly event thanking the judges in Madison County, including its municipalities and towns, for their hard work. Attendees bring their significant others to meet the judges and other families in the legal community.

Additionally, John served as Chair to the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program (MCVLP) from 2014 to 2016 and was an active board member when new life was breathed into the MCVLP which grew from a handful of lawyers in 2005 to 85 lawyers in 2017 -- closing over 800 cases per year.  MCVLP assists those who need it most and who have the fewest personal resources to allocate to reach justice or have their day in court. John is very proud of the growth and hopes to continue assisting people in need.

The Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit appointed John as one of three attorneys to be on the Local Indigent Defense Advisory Board. This board determined the most efficient and effective method of handling indigent criminal cases in Madison County for those facing incarceration without sufficient means to afford effective counsel. Additionally, he was one of five local attorneys placed on the Indigent Representation Administration Committee to administer the court-appointed indigent defense plan adopted in the circuit.  He served from 2010 to 2014 in these capacities.

The ASB appointed John as a member to several statewide committees and task forces. It also chose him as an alternate on Character and Fitness panels and Disciplinary Panels. John was elected to ASB's Board of Bar Commissioners (BBC) for three consecutive terms from 2012 to 2021 and was chosen for The Commissioner's Award amongst the BBC in 2021. In 2022, he was inducted as a Fellow by Alabama Law Foundation and the recipient of Pro Bono Fairness Award through Legal Services Alabama. 

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Licensed for 17 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/11/2022

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

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John Allen Brinkley Jr.
102 Clinton Ave., West
Suite 202
Huntsville, AL, 35801-4938

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
Posted by Nathan | April 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute best
In need of a keen lawyer-ninja when you're in that situation? Found myself in one of those recently. They tried pinning a DUI on me in addition to other traffic "charges". All charges dismissed. Standup man, professional, smooth operator, and honest. My future law needs has his business. A+!
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2018
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Expungement
Mr. Brinkley made my first experience with a lawyer very simple and guided me through the whole process. He and his staff our very friendly and provided immediate assistance and answers whenever I called or came by the office . Re: misdeameano/minor expungement
Posted by Lategra C Love | October 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!!
Each time I call staff is so friendly I have big faith in god and this awesome man. Helping my kick start my case. Wouldn't want to any other way.
Posted by Hans | September 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Huge Blessing in my Life
John has been a huge blessing in my life. I've hired him to represent me in two cases, and both times I've been extremely satisfied with his services. His rates were very reasonable. On one case, he spend a lot more time and effort than he originally anticipated would be necessary, and he didn't charge me a cent extra than our initially agreed upon deal. But more important than money, John has a big heart. He is a very solid respectable lawyer, and I'll definitely be going to John again if I ever legal advice or representation.
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Posted by Kathleen | August 11, 2017
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Great Attorney!!
I have retained John Brinkley, Jr. For multiple cases over the past 10 years, including DUI, child custody, and other misdeamenors. I was very satisfied with the service and results. He is very personable and knowledegeable. I appreciated the respect and confidence he had with me. I felt has though he "had my back" which decreased my fears related to the cases. As, he entered the court room I knew my help had arrived. Thank God for John Brinkley Jr.!!
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Posted by James | June 30, 2016
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Victory
Mr Brinkley handled my ssdi case with utmost professionalism. I met Mr. Brinkley in February and my case was settled in April of this year, I couldn't have asked for better results. If you need a lawyer that will get things done, contact Brinkley and Brinkley.
Posted by James S | June 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
By far the BEST Attorney!!!!
I hired Mr. John Brinkley after I was arrested for a felony for possession of marijuana. I was currently already on State probation for possession of controlled substance. I was denied bond and held on a probation hold. He fought for me to get released on a probation bond which he accomplished for me. I could of been revoked on my probation and sent to prison for 8 yrs for just being arrested. Instead of going to court for probation violation he got it postponed until my new case was resolved. Unfortunately I failed a drug test for marijuana a month before I went to trial. So when it came time to go to trial my probation officer wanted me to do time and not receive more probation. Of course I was blessed to have a GREAT attorney that did everything to keep me outta prison and jail. I received 2 yrs on probation and 3 yrs suspended in prison. I'm blessed to have another chance and not go to prison for a crime that I did commit but what it all boiled down to was having a very smart and dedicated attorney that did everything he could to get me the best case scenario I possibly could receive. I think GOD for the help John Brinkley has done for me. I hope this review will help someone else that is looking for an attorney that actually will do the best they possidly can for you.
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Posted by Nina | June 14, 2016
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Grateful
My husband and I retained John to represent our son on criminal drug charges. It was our first experience dealing with anything like this. He was kind, sympathetic and gracious. We felt he went the extra mile.
Posted by Kelly | July 17, 2016
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Happy with the results -- Great negotiator!
John handled my recent personal injury claim. He was always very quick to respond to my inquiries and questions. Very knowledgeable! Also has a great sense of humor, which comes in handy when dealing with a lawsuit :) I'm very happy with the final number he was able to negotiate.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Petty and selfish
As a court appointed attorney he is petty, selfish and tries to solicits money on the side which is illegal.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • lawyer
  • Brinkley Law Firm
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • Athens State University
  • N/A
  • Miles College of Law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Mommy v. Campground
  • $48,000 settlement

Associations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • 2005 - Present
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Commissioner’s Award
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 2021
  • Fairness Award
  • Legal Services Alabama
  • 2021
  • Best of Huntsville - Attorney
  • WAHR
  • 2020
  • Jeanne Marie Leslie Award
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2014
  • Salutatorian
  • Miles College of Law
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts and Bolts
  • Voir Dire
  • 2020
  • District Court Practice
  • Misdemeanor Trials
  • 2019
  • Topics of Interest in Municipal Courts
  • HOW LAWYERS GET IN TROUBLE and what happens next...
  • 2016
  • Oakwood University
  • What do lawyers do?
  • 2016
  • ATHENS STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Lawyering
  • 2016
  • Iron Bowl CLE
  • Criminal Law 101
  • 2015
  • Four Corners CLE
  • Youthful Offender and Preliminary Hearings
  • 2015
  • Oakwood University
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2014
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Ethical Billing Practices
  • 2013
  • Criminal Law
  • People's Law School
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (21)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He's a terrific attorney and is well respected in the legal community. You will not regret hiring him for your case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a wonderful advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Mr. Brinkley in action in court, and know him personally. He is a strong advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brinkley is a fearless and well-respected attorney, who doesn't shy away from a challenge. He successfully fights for the rights of his clients with his no-nonsense approach. I gladly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced and respected lawyer. I am happy to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John always seeks justice. He is a principled, intelligent attorney who treats everyone with respect. Highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an excellent attorney who works diligently for his clients. He is a great advocate and cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Brinkley is an excellent attorney who is well-respected among the bar. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is absolutely one of the hardest working lawyers in Madison County. He is well respected by judges and lawyers. I would heartily recommend him to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has always taken very good care of clients I have referred to him. He is an able attorney with an excellent reputation. I fully endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a hard working and very intelligent lawyer. I have seen him in Court relentlessly promoting his client's position and fighting hard for his client. I am proud to call John Brinkley a friend and a colleague."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a compassionate lawyer who will go beyond the ordinary call of service to a client. His level of representation borders on friendship yet maintains appropriate professional dimensions required in all legal proceedings. I highly recommend John Allen Brinkley Jr."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has years of experience practicing criminal law, and vigorously defends his clients. He is highly skilled, and a great guy to boot. I recommend him without hesitation."
General practice Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is the type of lawyer that people love to have on their side. He has represented countless clients in criminal and civil settings. His compassion and determination are second to none when it comes to his work, and he is a fearless advocate when seeking damages owed to his client’s. If you are in trouble with the law or if you have been injured at the hands of another, I recommend you contact John to discuss your case. He has my full endorsement as a lawyer and a leader in our community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brinkley is an outstanding attorney with a great track record of representing individuals throughout North Alabama."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a great lawyer. He is knowledgeable and works well with judges and prosecutors to get the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a strong advocate for his clients. He is also very well thought of among our local bar. John has an extensive knowledge of the legal system, both written and unwritten, and makes that work for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for several years. People may not realize it but lawyers frequently ask their colleagues for their opinion on issues, and/or, whether they know the answer to a particular question. I have often called on John for his thoughts and he has delivered 100% of the time. He is top notch in the courtroom and has people skills that I wish I had."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He works hard to get the best results for his client. He is also a great asset to the bar at large and stays up to date on the ever changing legal lanscape."
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