In addition to his experience in the products and insurance fields, John has numerous jury trials to his credit in employment cases in state and federal courts. He was involved during the early 1990s in what was at the time the largest employment discrimination class action in the nation.
He successfully defended the State of Alabama in Knight v. Alabama, 476 F. 3d 1219 (11th Cir. 2007), cert. denied, 127 S. Ct. 3014 (2007), a class action challenging certain tax policies contained in the Constitution of Alabama as part of the litigation known as the Alabama Higher Education Desegregation case.
John has been a lecturer over many years on topics including trial technique, insurance, negotiation, and bad faith litigation. In the summer of 2008, he served on the faculty of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California. He has an AV Martindale rating and is listed in Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation and Insurance).
•Selected as an Alabama Super Lawyer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation - Banking & Finance; and Litigation - Labor & Employment, 2008, 2010-2015, 2017, 2018
•Twenty One Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018
•Nineteen RKC Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2017
•Twenty Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys Named To Best Lawyers in America 2016
•Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Receives Tier 1 Ranking From Best Lawyers In America
•RKC Birmingham Attorneys Win Summary Judgment in Aircraft Crash Case
•Fourteen Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys Named To Best Lawyers In America
•RKC Plays Major Role in Defending Alabama Against Lawsuit Contesting the State’s Property Tax System
•Six Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys Named Best Lawyers
•John B. Tally, Jr. Joins RKC Birmingham Office
Beyond My Bio
•At the Summit with John Tally: Whether in the Courtroom or on a Mountain, John Tally Reaches for the To
Professional & Civic Activities
•Birmingham Bar Association