John M. Graham

John M. Graham: Attorney with Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal LLP AV stamp icon
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John Graham’s practice includes a significant amount of personal injury litigation, much of which is involved in the regular representation of Norfolk Southern Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. He also has a general litigation practice in which he has represented a number of companies and businesses in various commercial disputes. He has extensive experience in jury trials as well as appellate practice in both state and federal courts. Mr. Graham has been assigned the highest possible Peer Review Rating for legal ability and ethical standards in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. He is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America for his work in Personal Injury Litigation and Railroad Law. Mr. Graham has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2015 by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Railroad law.

Mr. Graham was born on May 26, 1967, and has been married to his wife, Amy, since 1994. They have four children. Mr. Graham is an active member at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, where he has served as deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher, and other positions. He has previously served as an adult leader volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America and currently serves as a leader in the Trail Life USA, Troop AL-0254, an outdoor-oriented character development organization for boys and young men.

He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, the American Bar Association, and the Birmingham Bar Association.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-716-5235  Phone
205-716-5389  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 830612, Birmingham, AL 35203-4804
University Attended:
Alabama, University of, B.S., mathematical statistics, magna cum laude, 1989
Law School Attended:
Alabama, University of, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; 1992, Alabama
Birmingham and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar; Defense Research Institute; Alabama Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.
Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, May 26, 1967

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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Birmingham, Alabama

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