Attorney John Colvin
Attorney, John R. Colvin, was born and raised in Calhoun County, Alabama. After attending elementary and high school in Alexandria, AL, he graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1991. He then attended Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham, AL, receiving his J.D. in 1994. After being admitted to practice in Alabama and Tennessee, he began the general practice of law in Winchester, Tennessee and for several years was a partner in a southern middle Tennessee law firm. In 2001, Mr. Colvin opened his present law office as a solo practitioner in order to concentrate on helping individuals who are seriously injured or have become disabled.
Mr. Colvin is admitted to practice before the Tennessee Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee; United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; Alabama Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama; United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
Additionally, Mr. Colvin is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Getting to Know John – Q&As With John Colvin
- Why Winchester, Tennessee? Prior to becoming a licensed attorney, I worked and traveled as a construction laborer for a contractor and got to see first-hand the mountains, rivers, and lakes of the scenic Tennessee Valley and realized that one day I wanted to raise a family and live in the region.
- Any lawyers in the family? My earliest memories were going to my father’s law office after school and trying to bring home pens and legal pads. I grew up around the legal profession and in a family of lawyers with my father, brother, uncle, and cousins having attended law school. My father is a retired Alabama State Court Judge.
- How did you meet your wife? I met my wife over 15 years ago on a blind date on April Fools’ Day. Despite our first date, she ultimately agreed to marry me and we now have two children.
- Do you play any musical instrument? I enjoy a wide variety of music, but do not play any musical instrument. However, I hosted and programmed a weekly folk and bluegrass radio show for 2 years in Auburn, AL
- Favorite Author? Wendell Berry of Henry County, KY
- Favorite Sport? I live for College Football and football Saturdays in the fall.
- Favorite Meal? I always enjoy a fresh off the grill down-home greasy cheeseburger (not “fast food”)
- Favorite Dessert? You can never go wrong with homemade apple pie
- Favorite Activity? A perfect day is spending time outdoors with my family
- What do you like most about being a lawyer? There is no higher reward than knowing that the efforts of your law office have truly helped the well-being of individuals and families in need of legal assistance.
Legal & Professional Memberships
The American Association for Justice
Tennessee Bar Association
Alabama Bar Association
Tennessee Association for Justice
Alabama Association for Justice
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
Activities & Awards
- 2002 Alexandria Schools Alumnus of the Year
- Life Member of the Auburn University Alumni Association
- Who’s Who in America 2001
- Prior service as a founding board member of the United Way of Franklin County
- The National Advocates – Top 100 Lawyers
- The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers