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John R. Colvin is a practicing trial lawyer who uses his legal training and experience to help individuals and families cope with and recover from the hardships brought on by disability, injury, or the loss of a loved one. His practice concentrates primarily in the areas of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Workers’ Compensation, and Social Security Disability
John R. Colvin was born in Calhoun County, Alabama. He attended Auburn University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1991. He then attended Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, receiving his J.D. in 1994. After being admitted to practice in Alabama and Tennessee, he began the general practice of law in Winchester, Tennessee for several years and was a partner in a southern middle Tennessee law firm. In 2001, Mr. Colvin opened his present law office as a solo practitioner in order to concentrate on helping individuals who are injured or have become disabled.
Mr. Colvin is admitted to practice before the Tennessee Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee; United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; Alabama Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama; United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
Additionally, Mr. Colvin is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Colvin was named The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers for 2014
I am an avid reader and keep up to date on the latest legal trends and developments. When I am out of the office, I enjoy outdoor activities with my wife and two children.
I am also an avid college football fan.
Law Practice Focus & Philosophy
In the specific areas that I focus my law practice, I have an opportunity to help individuals, who have suffered a tragic loss or have been injured through no fault of their own, navigate the often confusing legal system in order to help my clients recoup some financial independence and quality of life. Being a solo practitioner, allows me to work directly with all of my clients. My office has a dedicated legal assistant who has specific knowledge and experience in assisting our clients with competence, sensitivity and dignity.
My goal is to aggressively pursue a positive outcome for my clients. Being accessible to all my clients allows me to give every client the personal attention their case deserves.
• High school student, avid sportsman, and hunter suffered serious skull, eye, and facial trauma when his rifle improperly fired as the result of a defectively manufactured firearm. Confidential settlement.
• Decorated World War II Veteran failed to receive proper medical treatment from his VA medical care providers. Served as co-counsel in the trial of case wherein United States Federal District Court specifically found that the United States Veterans Administration was negligent and failed to care for its own veteran according to its own motto "to care for him who shall have borne the battle." Ducker v. U.S.A., USDC Case 1:99-cv-082 Eastern District of Tennessee
• Construction worker suffered fall from roof that resulted in paraplegia. Lifetime medical benefits obtained by court order included attendant in-home nursing care to be provided by spouse and compensated by insurance carrier. Court order obtained also provided funding for the construction of handicapped modified and accessible home for injured worker.
• An individual became disabled from a progressive and debilitating illness that resulted in loss of job and health insurance. The individual was later cut from the state Medicaid rolls as a victim of one of the largest reductions in Medicaid benefits ever by a state government. My office became involved and successfully assisted the client in obtaining disability benefits that allowed the individual to regain access to healthcare and treatment for a serious life altering illness.
|AL||Occupational License - Authorized to Practice||1995||04/28/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2016|
|Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2014|
|Alumnus of the year||Alexandria Schools||2002|
|Member of Who's Who in America||National Registry of Who's Who||2001|
|Owner||John R, Colvin Attorney at Law||2001 - 2015|
|Partner||Swafford, Peters, Priest & Colvin||1998 - 2001|
|Attorney||Law offices of Floyd Davis||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Member||2003 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1999 - Present|
|Alabama Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Franklin County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar||Member||1995 - Present|
|Health Works Collective||The Good, The Bad and The Frustrating: Social Security Benefits in the Digital World||2016|
|On Top List||Identity Theft Could Jeopardize SSDI Payments||2016|
|The Trial Lawyer Magazine||Everything known and unknown, The “Rumsfeld Doctrine” and the Social Security Administration’s final rules on the submission of evidence in disability claims||2016|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Auburn University , Auburn AL||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Powell v. Blalock Plumbing & Electric, 78 S.W. 3d 893 (Tenn. 2002)||Trial Court's judgment affirmed|
|Bonner v. Henson, 693 So.2d 484 (Ala. Civ. App. 1997)||Alabama Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s dismissal.|
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