John Tomlinson graduated from The University of Alabama in 1995, with a B.S. Degree in Commerce and Business Administration. John was a member of the 1990 and 1991 University of Alabama football teams coached by one of the best ever, Gene Stallings. Prior to graduating from Jones School of Law in 2001, John was employed in the health care field in the Tuscaloosa area, where he received five years of managerial and health insurance experience. When John joined the firm as an associate in May 2002, he first worked in the Consumer Fraud Section.
John’s work is now focused on environmental litigation. He is currently involved in the pursuit of claims for a good number of individuals and businesses against BP and other responsible parties as a result of the Gulf oil spill. John was one of several featured presenters for the August 24, 2010 “BP Oil Spill Reimbursement Webcast,” presented by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). There were more than 1,000 accountants from states along the Gulf Coast participating, including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. His presentation was on “Rights of Impacted Parties.” He is also actively pursuing and investigating other claims related to nuisance, trespass to property, and personal injury due to exposure to toxic chemicals. In December 2010, John was selected as the firm’s Lawyer of the Year for the Toxic Torts Section.
John currently serves as Vice-President for the Montgomery County Association for Justice, where he has also served as Secretary, Treasurer, and as a member of the Board of Directors. John is a member of the Alabama State Bar, American Bar Association and Alabama Association for Justice. He also serves on the Selection Committee of the Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award, which recognizes Christian Leadership in Athletics for Montgomery County student athletes.
John is the youngest of six children. He grew up in Waynesboro, Miss., and later moved to Monroeville, Ala., where he graduated from high school and lettered in four sports. John’s mother, Mary B. Tomlinson, still lives in Monroeville where she is a feature writer for the Monroe Journal. In the summer of 2000, John was a part of a climbing team that summited 14,411-foot Mount Rainier in Washington State. John has a six-year-old son, Jet. He and Jet enjoy watching movies and playing video games together. John is a member of First Baptist Church in Montgomery and is involved in many local charity and fund-raising events. We are extremely fortunate to have John on our team. He is doing some excellent work for his clients’ cases arising out of the Gulf oil spill.
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