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John R. Spade

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Phone: (205) 324-3600
Toll Free: (844) 529-8255
Fax: (205) 324-3636

2201 Morris Ave
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

The National Trial LawyersJohn has dedicated his practice to helping victims who have been injured through no fault of their own. John has a varied personal injury practice that ranges from commercial and motor vehicle collisions, dram shop liability, construction and premises liability, insurance bad faith, Rising Stars Badgeprescription errors, and products liability, to catastrophic injury and wrongful death. John practices primarily in Alabama, but has handled cases across the southeast. He enjoys the fact that every one of his cases is unique and presents new challenges and issues to overcome. John also enjoys holding insurance companies accountable to their insureds. He prides himself on his attention to detail and diligence. Super Lawyers 2023 John R. SpadeJohn looks forward to fighting for his clients to get them just and fair compensation that they deserve. He knows that every case starts with his clients and that is why he makes it a point to proactively communicate with his clients on a regular basis. Over John’s career, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients through trial, mediation, and settlement.

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

National Trial Lawyers

Top 40 under 40

Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Best Lawyers

Ones to Watch in America

Alabama Bar Association
Member Since: 2015

American Association for Justice


Alabama Association for Justice



J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 2015

  • Advocate, Cumberland’s National Trial Team
  • Articles Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • Scholar of Merit, Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure
  • Best Appellate Brief, Lawyering and Legal Reasoning
  • Nat Bryan American Board of Trial Advocates Award
  • Dean’s List

B.A., Auburn University, 2011

  • Phi Eta Sigma Academic Honor Society
  • Carlson Leadership Academy
  • Dean’s List

Publications and Presentations
  • Fully Evaluating Industrial Accident Cases Could Be Worth the Effort—a look at Alabama Co-Employee (c)(2) Litigation, presented to the Solo and Small Firm Section Monthly CLE for the Alabama Trial Lawyers, January 10, 2024.
  • The New Alabama Dram Shop Act & How to Protect Drunk Driving Victims, presented to the South Alabama Trial Lawyers, Mobile Alabama, October 18, 2023.
  • Protecting Drunk Driving Victims Under the New Alabama Dram Shop Act, presented to the Alabama Trial Lawyers Emerging Leaders Section, Birmingham, Alabama, September 27, 2023.
  • Are Landowners of Outdoor Recreational Property Protected if Someone Gets Injured on Their Land?, presented via blog as a practice-specific topic, September 28, 2021.
  • Alabama Move Over Act: What Does it Mean to You?, presented via blog as a practice-specific topic, February 5, 2020.
  • John R. Spade, Jacob v. Duane Reade, Inc. – Certifying a Class as to Liability Only?, 38 Am. J. Trial Advoc. (2013) (Forthcoming Issue).
  • John Spade, Feld v. Feld: The Federal Circuit Split Over Post-Trial Appeals from Pre-Trial Summary Judgment Denials Asserting Purely Legal Issues, 37 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 447 (2013).
Client Reviews
"I, along with dad and family, want to thank your law firm for all that you did for us in representing my dad in his case. We were very satisfied with the settlement and the overall efforts by your firm. We also think that you and your staff made the process seem calm and smooth, yet professional. We could not have asked for a better attorney -- we would recommend you and your firm to anyone needing your expertise. Thanks so much for everything!!!" D. Hayes and C. Griffin, Clay County, AL
"Mr. Clay, I want to express my gratitude to you for agreeing to take my case. I know that I contacted your law firm with a fast approaching statute of limitations and some really significant challenges in proving my case. Thanks for the time, work, research and energy that you put into my case and for helping achieve a successful outcome. Peace and blessings to you and your family." V. Daniel, Philadelphia, PA
"The team at Hollis Wright were there for my husband when no one else would take his case. Not only did he work hard and recover money that we were owed. Without the help of Hollis Wright, we couldn't have afforded the care my husband needed and I would have lost him much sooner. We'll always consider you a part of the family." Donna B. Jemison, AL