John E. TomlinsonShareholder | Environmental
John graduated from The University of Alabama in 1995, where he received his B.S. Degree in Commerce and Business Administration, with emphasis in Health Care Management. John was a member of the 1990 and 1991 University of Alabama football teams under Coach Gene Stallings. He was also a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and participated in collegiate and charity organizations.
Prior to graduating from Jones School of Law in 2001, John was employed in the health care field in the Tuscaloosa area, where he received 5 years of managerial and health insurance experience. John joined the firm as an attorney in May of 2002.
After joining the firm John worked in the Consumer Fraud Section, where he was involved in the litigation of several fraud and bad faith cases, including those involving annuities and health, life and property insurance. He has also worked on cases involving business disputes and the False Claims Act. While working in Consumer Fraud, John was able to obtain substantial settlements for his clients.
John now focuses in his practice on environmental litigation, where he is currently involved in the pursuit of claims for several individuals and businesses against BP and other responsible parties as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He was one of several featured presenters for the August 24, 2010 "BP Oil Spill Reimbursement Webcast," presented by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). There were more than 1,000 accountants from states along the Gulf Coast participating, including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. His presentation was on "Rights of Impacted Parties." He is also actively pursuing and investigating other claims related to nuisance, trespass to property, and personal injury due to exposure to toxic chemicals.
John spoke on the topic "Causation Issues under the Oil Protection Act" at the 2011 ABA Section of Litigation and Criminal Justice Joint Annual Conference held April 15, 2011, in Miami Beach, Fla.
John was a featured speaker at the State Bar of Georgia, Toxic Torts Seminar. At the event held in Atlanta, Ga., on September 30, 2011, John participated in a panel discussion regarding "Settling Mass Tort Claims - Legal and Ethical Challenges."
John spoke at the CLE Alabama Damages and Remedies Seminar at the University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on September 21, 2012. His topic was "BP Oil Spill Update."
In December 2010, John was selected as Beasley Allen's Lawyer of the Year for the Toxic Torts Section.
John currently serves as President for the Montgomery County Association for Justice, where he has also served as Secretary and Treasurer, and as a member of the Board of Directors. John is a member of the Alabama State Bar, American Bar Association and Alabama Association for Justice. He also serves on the Selection Committee of the Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award, which recognizes Christian Leadership in Athletics for Montgomery County student athletes.
John has a 7-year-old son, Jet. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Montgomery and is involved in many local charity and fund raising events.
- Southern District of Alabama (2004)
- Alabama (2002)
- U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama (2002)
- President, Montgomery County Association for Justice
- Alabama State Bar
- American Bar Association
- Alabama Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Selection Committee of the Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award
- American Association for Justice
- Jones School of Law (J.D., 2001)
- The University of Alabama (B.S., 1995)
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