Jon Lewis

Personal Story

My father was a lawyer. He practiced personal injury law in Birmingham for over 50 years. He had a good practice, a solid reputation and many friends both inside and outside of the profession. In short, he was great at what he did. When I was younger, I wasn’t sure I wanted to follow in his footsteps.

I remember late night calls coming into the house from clients. I remember long hours that he’d spend at the office, at court, or at a client’s house. I remember thinking that maybe I should be doing something else with my life – maybe I wasn’t cut out for the law.

Personal Story

My father was a lawyer. He practiced personal injury law in Birmingham for over 50 years. He had a good practice, a solid reputation and many friends both inside and outside of the profession. In short, he was great at what he did. When I was younger, I wasn’t sure I wanted to follow in his footsteps.

I remember late night calls coming into the house from clients. I remember long hours that he’d spend at the office, at court, or at a client’s house. I remember thinking that maybe I should be doing something else with my life – maybe I wasn’t cut out for the law.

I did end up going to law school, though. I ended up coming back home to Birmingham, and for a few years, I practiced corporate law at a larger firm in town.

One day my dad called and said that he had a big case and he’d like me to be a part of it. At first, I thought I would be helping him out. As it turns out, he was helping me. Working with him on that case and as his partner for the next 10 years, I learned about clients, myself and more about the law.

Why do I practice personal injury law? In one recent case, I fought an unlawful foreclosure and helped keep a client in their family home. In another case, I settled a medical malpractice case for a child. Making sure that young person will now be able to go to college, debt-free.

Doing good for people. Fighting for the right thing. Relationships that last long after the case is closed. Those are the lessons I learned from my father. Those are the principles I try to practice, every day.

Education

  • Tulane University; BSM with concentration in Finance
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1992, JD
  • Graduated cum laude from Tulane University
  • Professional Memberships
  • State Bar of Alabama
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Former Member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member of Alabama Association For Justice
  • Member of the American Association For Justice
  • Member InjuryBoard
  • Admitted to practice in: State of Alabama
  • Supreme Court of Alabama and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Southern District of Alabama
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State of Georgia

Noteworthy Verdicts/Settlements*

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$2,500,000 recovery in a motor vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler

$1,650,000 recovery in a wreck involving 18-wheeler tractor and trailer

$1,000,000 recovery in a case involving a motor vehicle accident with a commercial vehicle

$620,000 recovery against a drunk driver and bar for serving alcohol illegally

$525,000 recovery against a company for an industrial incident

$450,000 recovery for a motorcycle accident

$450,000 recovery for a nursing home wrongful death

$400,000 recovery in a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle

$388,000 Workers Compensation VERDICT in Tuscaloosa County

$300,000 Wrongful Death JURY VERDICT in Lawrence County

$200,000 recovery for worker’s compensation case

$135,000 recovery in a slip and fall case

$115,000 recovery in Medical Malpractice case

$115,000 Car Accident JURY VERDICT in Jefferson County

$75,000 recovery in an ERISA case for denial on a long-term disability policy

$50,000 Slip and Fall JURY VERDICT in Jefferson County

$41,717.30 Workers Compensation VERDICT in Jefferson County

Over 100 lemon law settlements or repurchases

JURY VERDICTS AND REPORTED DECISIONS HERE – CLICK HERE

Seminars/Classes Taught

  • Legal Collection Workshop for Dun and Bradstreet
  • Collections
  • Legal Aspects of Collections
  • Social Media and the Business of Law (Cumberland Law School at Samford University)
  • The business of law at Birmingham School of Law

Community Involvement & Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Named by Alabama Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Alabama for 2008-2018
  • Named in “Top Lawyers” by Birmingham Magazine multiple times
  • Named in “Top Flight Lawyers” by B-Metro Magazine 2018
  • MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Jail Bail campaign 4 years
  • Member of the Legal Leaders Campaign for MDA
  • Best of the Bar for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death – Birmingham Bar Association – 2005
  • American Heart Association Team Captain; Jail Bail For Heart Fundraising Campaign, 2 years
  • Big Gift campaign Solicitors for Strong Kid Campaign; YMCA
  • Past Board of Directors Member, Downtown YMCA
  • Past Co-President of Birmingham Chapter of Tulane Alumni Club
  • IB Day of Action 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 ( VA Bingo, Ronald McDonald House Lunch, Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama, and Community Food Bank of Central Alabama)
  • How Jon Lewis entered the personal injury law field – and why he loves it – Birmingham Business Journal

Family

Jon has a wife, Ashley, and three awesome children: Alec, Leigh and Zachary.

*These recoveries are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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