John F. Whitaker - Whitaker, Mudd, Luke & Wells, LLC
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John F. Whitaker

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 205-639-5319

                    Born Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 1949

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (J.D., 1976)

University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1971)

Licensed, Florida (1976-present)

Licensed, Alabama (1978-present)

Law Clerk, Honorable Robert S. Vance, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit (1978)

General Counsel, Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama

Best Lawyers in America (1994-present)


Alabama Super Lawyers (2007-present)


Member, Defense Research Institute (2002-present)

Past Chairman, Legal Aid Society of Birmingham (2002)

Past President, Notre Dame Club of Northern Alabama (1985-88)

Past President, Academic Counsel, Spain Park High School (2004)

Past President, St. Thomas More Society of Greater Birmingham (2005-2006)

Member, Trucking Industry Defense Association (2007-present)

Member, Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization (2002-present)

Board Member, Downtown YMCA (2001-2002)

Chairman, Birmingham Bar Association Technology Committee (1998)

Member, United States Supreme Court Bar (1989-present)

Member, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

Member, Birmingham Bar Association (1978-present)

Member, Birmingham Bar Association Grievance Committee (2005-present)

University of Notre DameB.Eng 1971
Florida Bar AssociationAlabama Bar AssociationU. S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh CircuitU. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth circuitU.S. Supreme Court Bar Association

Case History

Pacific Mutual Life Ins. v. Cleopatra Haslip — Addressed the constituionality of punitive damages.

Client Comments

"I have used members of this firm years before they formed and found them to be professional, understanding and extremely knowledgeable."

-Andy Corneil
Custard Insurance

Office Location

2011 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation of the Birmingham Metro Area
John F. Whitaker has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (Fraud, Insurance, Litigation)

Other Information

Gender: Male