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John T. Crowder Jr.

  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist
  • Certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

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Listed in the Best Lawyers in America® since 1992, John is highly-respected by peers and clients alike for his unwavering commitment to justice. Throughout his distinguished career he has held numerous notable positions. He is a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Member of the American Association of Justice. He has also served as President of the Alabama Association for Justice (1990 - 1991) and has been a member of its Executive Committee. He is a Charter Member of the "Pioneers for Justice" of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation and has been a Member of the International Society of Barristers since 1985. He also sat on the Society’s Board of Governors between 1995 and 1997.

John graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1972. He joined Cunningham Bounds after moving to Mobile in 1974 and in 1975, John became a partner of the firm. In 1986, John was certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist. He is certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and has served as an examiner for the Alabama Board of Bar Examiners in the area of Civil Procedure.

Throughout his legal career, John has focused on actions involving personal injury, general negligence, products liability, insurance fraud, bad faith, medical malpractice, admiralty and maritime law, and complex litigation, including class actions. 

Significant Verdicts

$11.9 Billion Verdict for the State of Alabama Against Exxon for Royalty Fraud

State of Alabama vs. ExxonMobil | Montgomery County, Alabama | Case No. CV-99-2368

Cunningham Bounds was retained by the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to assert claims of royalty fraud against E...

Over $1 Billion paid to homeowners affected by defective Masonite siding & shingles.

Naef v. Masonite Corp, International Paper Co., Cosby v. Masonite Corp., Smith v. Masonite Corp, International Paper Co. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-94-4033, Case No. CV-98-2446, Case No. CV-98-2447

Defective hardboard siding and shingles litigations resulting in settlement (after phase 1 of Naef trial) on behalf of four million consumers of pr...

$34 Million Settlement Negotiated for the State of Alabama Against Shell Oil Co. for Royalty Fraud

State of Alabama v. Shell Oil Co. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-99-1949

Cunningham Bounds was retained by the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to assert claims of royalty fraud against&n...

$29 Million Settlement Negotiated for the State of Alabama Against Amoco Production Co. for Royalty Fraud

State of Alabama v. Amoco Production Co. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-99-2528

Cunningham Bounds was retained by the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to assert claims of royalty fraud against&n...

$12.5 Million Settlement Negotiated for the State of Alabama Against Mobil Oil Co. for Royalty Fraud

State of Alabama v. Mobil Oil Corporation | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-99-2527

Cunningham Bounds was retained by the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to assert claims of royalty fraud against M...

$5 million verdict against Ford Motor Co.

Alan Whatley v. Ford Motor Company | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1981-001563

$5 million verdict against Ford Motor Co. for accident caused by dangerous multipiece wheels.

$4.6 Million Settlement Negotiated for the State of Alabama Against Hunt Petroleum for Royalty Fraud

State of Alabama v. Hunt Petroleum Corp. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-99-2526

Our firm was retained by the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to assert claims of royalty fraud against Hunt ...

Settlement Negotiated in 'Wrongful Birth' Case

Long v. LaFleur | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-98-1728

Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys reached a confidential settlement for a family under Alabama's "wrongful birth" cause of action (see Keel v. Ban...

Settlement Negotiated in Construction Site Accident

Martin v. Bender Shipbuilding | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-92-519

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement in this construction site accident case which resulted in paraplegia.

News

Feb 07, 2007

Exxon Mobil fights judgment

By Phillip Rawls  The Associated Press  The largest verdict in Alabama history went before the Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday with Ex...

Jul 18, 2004

Your Word

By JIM CLARK  Special to the Register  The editorial pages of the Mobile Register frequently contain the opinions of Skip Tucker, execu...

Apr 25, 2004

Unjustifiable Business

Mobile Register  By David S. Casey  ExxonMobil verdict sends a clear message that scheming corporate America can't hide behind its loft...

Mar 29, 2004

Judge cuts Alabama verdict against Exxon Mobil to $3.6 billion

By PHILLIP RAWLS  The Associated Press  3/29/2004, 5:21 p.m. CT  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The record $11.9 billion verdict that A...

Mar 27, 2004

Natural gas litigation means millions to state, lawyers

By PHILLIP RAWLS  The Associated Press  3/27/2004, 12:27 p.m. CT  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The state government's royalty dispute...

Apr 24, 2002

State Eyes Filing Suit Over Drug Pricing

Mobile Register  Montgomery - Gov. Don Siegelman's administration could file a lawsuit over drug pricing and follow the lead of two other st...

Aug 07, 2001

Inside The Firm

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2001 July 29, 2001  By GARY McELROY - Staff Reporter  Mobile Register  Three Mobile lawyers, with five paralegals ...

Jul 29, 2001

Lawyer Who Battles Firm Calls It One of Nation's Best

By GARY McELROY  Staff Reporter - Mobile Register  Many attorneys in the Mobile Bar Association freely admit that going up against the...

Mar 27, 2001

Local Attorneys Make National List - Twice

From the Mobile Register  By EDDIE CURRAN  Staff Reporter  Two jury verdicts won last year by the Mobile plaintiffs firm Cunning...

Dec 21, 2000

Hefty Punitive Award Brings Mixed Feelings

Birmingham Post Herald  State Rep. Perry Hooper Jr. is of two minds about Tuesday's verdict that resulted in a record $3.5 billion award for ...

Jun 14, 1999

Cyanamid Settlement Rattles Class-Action Cases in Two States

Cyanamid Settlement Rattles Class-Action Cases in Two States  By Jonathan Ringel  Fulton County Daily Report  Farmers who won a ...

Nov 28, 1986

Ford Motor Co. appealing landmark $5 million award

Mobile Press Register  On July 31, 1980, 29-year-old Alan Whatley was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Escambia County, Ala., which left...

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1972

Affiliations

  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member of the American Association of Justice
  • Served as President of the Alabama Association for Justice (1990 - 1991) and has been a member of its Executive Committee
  • Charter Member of the "Pioneers for Justice" of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
  • Member of the International Society of Barristers (1985 - Present)
  • International Society of Barristers Board of Governors (1995 - 1997)
  • Served as an examiner for the Alabama Board of Bar Examiners in the area of Civil Procedure

Reported Decisions

Better Business Bureau Accredited Business

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