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John has worked on a broad variety of litigation matters, including professional liability, complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, intellectual property and collegiate sports. His practice has a particular emphasis on healthcare and professional medical liability, where John has successfully defended numerous hospitals, physicians, and nursing homes within the state.
Obtained a defense verdict, in Mobile, Alabama, for an OB/GYN in a case alleging misrepresentation of colposcopy findings as cancer resulting in an unnecessary hysterectomy.
Secured a defense verdict for a reproductive endocrinologist in a wrongful death claim filed by a mother in connection with the loss of her unborn child.
Obtained dismissal without settlement of clients at the close of all evidence in a wrongful death case involving medication error that resulted in a verdict of $140 Million against co-defendants.
Obtained judgment as a matter of law for surgeon after five days of trial in wrongful death claim involving allegations of failure to diagnose and treat a perforated duodenal ulcer.
After nineteen days of trial, obtained judgment as a matter of law on behalf of an internist in a wrongful death case involving allegations of failure to diagnose a liver hematoma in an ICU patient.
Obtained a jury verdict in favor of a defendant colon and rectal surgeon in a seven-day trial involving the alleged improper cessation of steroid therapy.
Obtained a jury verdict in favor of an orthopedist in litigation stemming from the transection of the popliteal artery during an arthroscopic procedure.
Obtained jury verdict in favor of cardiologist in litigation stemming from sudden cardiac death.
Represented the University of Alabama in Huntsville in an intellectual property dispute over PEGylation technology, resulting in a $25 million dollar settlement for the client.
Obtained dismissal and appellate affirmance for an OB/GYN in a wrongful death action by arguing that the Plaintiff's retained medical experts had established that fetal demise was earlier than demonstrated within the medical records, thereby making the claim untimely filed.
Obtained a complete dismissal for distributor who marketed air purifiers in Brookstone stores in a potential class action dispute.
Obtained jury verdict for emergency medicine physician in litigation stemming from the alleged failure to diagnose acute diverticulitis.
Honors And Awards
John has been named a top attorney for the state of Alabama by the 2013 - 2017 editions of Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by the 2011 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers magazine, and is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingsTM.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Millsaps College, John was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for academic study in Yucatan, Mexico.
11/7/2017 Twenty-Eight SDF Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
11/9/2016 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
6/22/2016 Global Law Experts Names Starnes Davis Florie LLP Professional Medical Liability Law Firm of the Year in Alabama 2016
5/1/2015 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers
3/20/2015 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Secure Defense Verdict for OB/GYN After Eight Days of Trial
2/5/2015 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Wright and McCall Secure Defense Verdict for Reproductive Endocrinologist
10/18/2014 Starnes Davis Florie Granted Favorable Ruling by The Alabama Supreme Court
4/29/2014 Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
5/2/2013 Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013
4/22/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Lawyers Secure Appellate Reversal & Rendering of Adverse Malpractice Verdict
12/20/2012 Florie & McCall Secured Dismissal in Two-Week Wrongful Death Trial in Baldwin County
10/24/2012 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Secure Judgment in Favor of Surgeon in Selma Wrongful Death Case
4/29/2011 Twenty Starnes Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers
John is a member of the Paul W. Brock Chapter of the American Inns of Court and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors. He also serves on the Board of the Mobile Museum of Art and the Board of the Friends of the Museum of Mobile. John and his family attend Christ Church, in Mobile, Alabama.