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Relationships mean everything to John Civils. His office is covered with pictures of his family and the sports teams he has coached. He is thankful for the relationships he has had the opportunity to develop throughout his life and career, including those with his clients, judges and other attorneys. He works diligently to recognize opportunities and solutions for his clients or parties involved in mediation or litigation.
When John joined the firm in 1979, he handled general defense litigation and always practiced workers’ compensation. Over the last several years, he has concentrated his practice in workers’ compensation, mediation and coverage matters. John is a registered mediator with the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster. In addition to his legal practice, John taught workers’ compensation courses at Cumberland School of Law from 1998 to 2000 as an adjunct professor. He enjoys teaching and speaking at seminars and continuing legal education programs regarding mediation and workers’ compensation matters.
John is very active in his church, Asbury United Methodist, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Debbie, and their four children and grandchildren. He also enjoys biking, hiking and other outdoor activities. He recalls one of the most enriching experiences of his life to be a two month mini-sabbatical with his family in Bozeman, Montana.
John earned his BA from Vanderbilt University in 1974 and his JD from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1977. Prior to joining the firm in 1979, John worked for two years at Birmingham Area Legal Services.
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Resources & News
...Relationships mean everything to John Civils. His office is covered with pictures of his family and the sports teams he has coached. He is thankful for the relationships he...02
...We are pleased to announce that John Civils and Jimmy Brady have been recognized by Birmingham Magazine in its Top Attorneys 2016 listing. John was recognized as a top...03
...John Civils Consumer: Lanier Brown and Gordon Sproule Personal Injury: Alan Thomas Construction: Joe Duncan and Paul Malek Probate: Cannon Lawley Employment: Martha Thompson Energy and Natural Resources: Cannon Lawley...04
14 Huie attorneys named in The Best Lawyers in America 2015; 2 recognized as Best Lawyers “Lawyers of the Year”
...practice area within a designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The recognized attorneys are John Civils, 2015 Birmingham Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of...05
...Natural Resources – Cannon Lawley Healthcare – Stan Cash Insurance Defense – Keith Gann Residential Real Estate – Kelly May Workers’ Compensation – John Civils and Clay Clark ...06
...Chris Rodgers and Alan Thomas Personal Injury Defense: Medical: Stan Cash Workers’ Compensation: John Civils Civil Litigation Defense: Kelly May Rising Star in Personal Injury Defense: Products: Patrick Strubel...07
...Law – Employers: John Civils and Clay Clark Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants: Robert Girardeau, De Martenson, and Jim Shaw Real Estate Litigation: Kelly May Insurance Law: Walter Price...08
...Stan Cash, De Martenson, and Alan Thomas Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants: Bob Girardeau, De Martenson and Jim Shaw Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers: John Civils and Clay Clark...09
...Law – Defendants Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Product Liability Litigation – Defendants John Civils Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers Clay Clark Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers Bob Girardeau Litigation...10
...Defendants Stan Cash Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Product Liability Litigation – Defendants John Civils, Jr. Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers Clay Clark, Jr. Workers’...
Distinctions & Contributions
Presenter, Birmingham Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section April 2016 meeting02
Top Attorneys in Birmingham Magazine for Mediation in 2012 and 2016030405
Best Lawyers 2015 Workers' Compensation Law - Employers "Lawyer of the Year" in Birmingham06
Listed by The Best Lawyers in America for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers since 201107
Awarded the Robert W. Lee Award by the Birmingham Bar Workers’ Compensation Section for Excellence in the field of Workers’ Compensation in 2014