John Finley Porter III

John Finley Porter III

Full Service, AV Rated, Preeminent Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Probate ...
  • Alabama, Tennessee
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The successful argument of J.E. B. v. Alabama before the U.S. Supreme Court marked an exciting milestone for John F. Porter, III. The Porter Law Group offers offers a broad range of professional and personal legal services. John and Claire Porter represent local, national and international corporate clients as well as local governments and agencies. Additionally, we strive to provide the personal, "home town" service needed by individuals. John F. Porter, III or C. Claire Porter will personally meet with you to discuss your case and they will communicate with you through email and written correspondence regarding your case as it progresses. Both attorneys regularly handle civil and appellate matters appearing before the Court on a weekly basis. We practice in the Alabama counties of Jackson, Madison, DeKalb and Marshall as well as in the southern central counties of Tennessee. For more information on our practice and our precedent setting argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, please visit our website.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Education Law
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Health Care Law
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Insurance Defense
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Maritime Law
Municipal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Accidents and Injuries
  • Auto Accidents
  • Elder Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • General Civil
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our fee structure includes flat fees for simple documents, hourly rates for litigation and continuing legal counsel and contingency fees for accident/injury and other recovery based cases. Your low cost initial consultation will include a discussion of the fee structure for your matter.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. Court of Appeals- 11th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Circuits
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President/Senior Partner
The Porter Law Group, P.C.
- Current
Alabama Association of School Board Attorneys
John F. Porter, III, P.C.
Livingston, Porter & Paulk, P.C.
Law Clerk
23rd Judicial Circuit, Presiding Judge John David Snodgrass
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
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University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
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Paul Harris Fellow
Rotary International
Given in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar  # 000310
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U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association
Activities: Successful Oral Argument, 1993: J.E.B. v T.B. determined jurors can not be removed on the basis of gender
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Alabama State Bar
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American Bar Association
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Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
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Defense Research Institute
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Registered Court Mediator
State of Alabama
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Northside Courthouse Square
123 East Laurel Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Telephone: (256) 574-5156
Fax: (256) 574-6552
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