Telephone: 205-716-5235
Facsimile: 205-716-5389

2001 Park Place North
Suite 700
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-4804

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John M. Graham

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 has been listed since 2010 in the Best Lawyers in America for his work in Personal Injury Litigation and Railroad Law, including being named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2015 in the area of Railroad Law. Mr. Graham was also named to the Mid-South 2019 “Super Lawyers” list in the area of Personal Injury General:  Defense.

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, as well as Trail Life USA. He has also served on the board of Evangel Christian School.

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.

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To initiate a possible representation, call the telephone number located under the attorney’s photo. He or she will determine if any conflict exists, and, if not, put you in touch with an appropriate lawyer. When you receive an engagement letter from that lawyer, you will be our client, and we may exchange information freely.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Business/Commercial Litigation


  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1992, Junior and Senior Editor, Alabama Law Review, 1990-92 (Member, Order of the Coif., Recipient of M. Leigh Harrison Award)
  • B.S., University of Alabama, 1989. Graduated magna cum laude, majoring in mathematical statistics. (Member, Phi Beta Kappa)

Admitted to Practice:

  • Alabama State Bar (1992)
  • All Alabama U.S. District Courts
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals