Chief University Counsel

The University of Alabama System

Office of Counsel


Physical Address:

701 20th Street South, Suite 820

Birmingham, AL  35233


Mailing Address:

1720 2nd Avenue South,  AB 820

Birmingham, AL  35294-0108


Tel:  205-934-3474




BA – The University of Alabama

JD – The University of Alabama School of Law

LLM (Taxation) – New York University School of Law


Professional Memberships:

Alabama State Bar

National Association of College and University Attorneys


After many years in private practice, John joined the Office of Counsel as University Counsel in 2004 and was promoted to Chief University Counsel in 2006. As Chief University Counsel, he provides legal assistance and guidance to UAB Administration and other System entities. John also holds leadership roles in the community by serving on various boards with local organizations.