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Alabama Personal Injury, Estates and Family Law Attorney

John F. Porter IIIJohn F. Porter III

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  • Alabama, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • Tennessee, 1996


  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1978
  • University of Alabama, B.S., 1975

Military service

  • Major, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Retired

Areas of practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wills
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Probate
  • Local government law
  • Mediation
    • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Custody/Child Support
    • Real Estate Law
    • Utility law
    • School law
    • Health care law
  • Business/Corporate Law
  • Workers compensation defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil appeals
  • Fire loss
  • Civil Practice

Associations & memberships

  • American Bar Association Litigation Section
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel

Representative cases

  • J.E.B. v Alabama, 511 U.S. 127, (1994)
  • KMart v. Pendergrass, 494 So 2d 600 (1986)
  • Alabama State Tenure Com’n v. Jackson County Bd. of Education
  • Cherokee Electric Coop v. Cochran
  • Pittman v. Pittman
  • Mitchell v. Jackson County Bd. of Education
  • Foster v. Whitley
  • Primm v. Primm
  • Ford New Holland, Inc. v. Procter Russell Tractor Co, Inc.
  • Wilson v. Dukona, Corp., N.V.
  • Blankenship v. Blankenship
  • Hicks v. Jackson County Com’n
  • Eustace v. Browning


  • Registered Court Mediator
  • Law Clerk to Presiding Judge, 23rd Judicial Circuit, Alabama, 1978 1979

John F.Porter,III,P.C. has offices conveniently located in the historic Rossen Building on the Jackson County
Courthouse Square in Scottsboro, Alabama. We serve local clients in the northeastern corner of Alabama,including
Scottsboro,Fort Payne,Guntersville and Huntsville,as well as in Jackson,Madison,DeKalb and Marshall counties.
We are also licensed in Tennessee and serve Chattanooga, and Winchester, as well as Warren,Hamilton and
Marion counties.