John D. Saxon

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Attorney Awards


Omicron Delta Kappa; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Phi Alpha Theta; Pi Sigma Alpha; Scabbard & Blade; Jasons; The Order of Barristers; Phi Delta Phi. Member: Bench and Bar; National Moot Court Team. Finalist, John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition; Henderson M. Somerville Award; Bench and Bar Outstanding Senior Award, 1977. White House Fellow. Farrah Law Society (Chairman, 1992-1994). Leadership Birmingham, 1994. Member, U.S. International Debate Team, 1973-1975. Listed in: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Law. Member, Board of Directors and Vice President, 1996-1998; President, 1998-2000, University of Alabama Law School Foundation. Chairman, University of Alabama Law School Capital Campaign, 2002-2005. Vice President and Member, Executive Committee, University of Alabama National Alumni Association, 1987-1988. Sam W. Pipes Distinguished Alumnus Award, The University of Alabama School of Law, 2008. The Best Lawyers in America (Labor & Employment Law), 2009-present; Alabama Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor), 2008- (Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama, 2011, 2012); Member, Advisory Board, Blackburn Institute. Member, Advisory Board, The Birmingham Pledge, 2000-. Member, Editorial Board, Journal of The Legal Profession, 1975-1977. Author: "The Scope of Legislative Ethics," in Representation and Responsibility (Plenum, 1985); Note, 2 The Journal of the Legal Profession 167-81 (1977). Congressional Testimony: "Reforming the Ethics Disciplinary Procedures of the U.S. Senate," Testimony before the U.S. Senate Ethics Study Commission, May 20, 1993; "Reforming Congressional Ethics Disciplinary Procedures," Testimony before Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, February 25, 1993. Visiting Scholar, The Hastings Center, 1983. Director, Corporate Issues, RCA Corporation, 1983-1986. Washington Representative, General Electric Co., 1986-1987. Adjunct Professor, Washington College of Law, The American University, 1988. Adjunct Instructor, Administrative Law, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1998-2000. Special Counsel, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, 1988. Associate Counsel, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and The Nicaraguan Opposition, 1987; Staff Director, 1987-1988. Counsel: U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics, 1980-1983; U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Sub-Committee on Jurisprudence and Governmental Relations, 1979-1980. Special Assistant to Vice President Walter F. Mondale, 1978-1979. Assistant to the Acting Chief Executive Officer, The University of Alabama, 1976-1977. Research Assistant, Alabama Law Institute, 1977. President and Chairman of the Board, White House Fellows Association and Foundation, 1983-1984, 2002-2003. Member: President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 1983-1984, 1993-2001, 2002-2003; National Governing Board, Common Cause, 1992-1995; Board of Directors, Common Cause Alabama, 1995-. President's Advisory Council, Birmingham-Southern College, 1993-2009; Member: Board of Directors, Center for Community & Economic Development, Miles College; Member, Board of Directors, Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, 2009-; Washington, D.C. Local Development Corporation, 1986-1988. Member, Birmingham Cable Commission, 2000-2004. Member, Alabama Law Institute. Member, Birmingham Parking Authority, 2006-2010. Chairman, Alabama Clinton-Gore Campaign, 1992, 1996. Delegate, 1996 National Democratic Convention. Treasurer, Alabama Democratic Party, 1995-1999. Chairman, Alabama Wesley Clark for President Campaign, 2003-2004. Senior Advisor, Alabama Kerry for President Campaign, 2004. Authorized Representative, State Steering Committee, Alabama Hillary Clinton for President Campaign, 2008. Member, Federal Appointments Patronage Committee, 1997-2000. Attorney Participant, 1999 11th Circuit Judicial Conference. Member, Merit Panel Re: Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate T. Michael Putnam, U.S. District Court, N. Dist. Al. 1994.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Civil Trial
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Education Law
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Business Torts
  • Mediation
  • Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-324-1039  Phone
205-567-1829  Cell Phone
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.A., with honors, 1972; University of North Carolina, M.A., 1973; Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1990, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1989, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; 1977, Alabama; 1977, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court
Birmingham (Chairman, Professional Ethics Committee, 1991; Chairman, Grievance Committee, 1997; Chairman, Budget Committee, 1999; Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee, 2001-2002; Executive Committee, 2003-2006; Board of Directors, Birmingham Bar Foundation, 2007-2009; Board of Directors, Solo Practice/Small Firms Section, 1998-2006, Chairman, Federal Practice Section, 2011), Federal and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Member: Permanent Code Commission, 1992-1995; Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1996-1999; Committee on Character and Fitness, 2000-; Editorial Board, The Alabama Lawyer, 2002-2005); Alabama Association for Justice (Member, Board of Governors, 1990-1994; Executive Committee, 1994-2000); The American Association for Justice; National Employment Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, Alabama Chapter); Member, Alabama Law Institute; Board, Legal Services Alabama Fellow: Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.
Captain, USAR
Birth Information:
Anniston, Alabama, July 21, 1950
Reported Cases:
Bruce A. Baker v. Birmingham Board of Education, 531 F.3d 1336 (11th Cir. 2008); Mack, et al. v. ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc., 195 Fed. Appx. 829 (11th Cir. 2006)(unpublished); Burks v. American Cast Iron Pipe Co., 212 F. 3d 1333 (11th Cir. 2000), cert. denied 531 U.S. 1074 (2001); Hogue v. Gibraltar Packaging, 146 F. 3d 871 (11th Cir. 1998); Anniston Lincoln Mercury Dodge v. Conner, 720 So. 2d 898 (Ala. 1998); Simmons v. Clark Equipment Credit Corp., 554 So. 2d 398 (Ala. 1989).
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  • Fixed Fees Available

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