Finis E. St. John, IV (Fess)

Finis E. St. John, IVFess St. John has been a partner at St. John and St. John for over 30 years.

Fess's practice has been devoted to civil litigation to include healthcare litigation, professional medical liability and business litigation. He has tried in excess 75 civil cases to a jury verdict.

Fess has been practicing in the areas of general litigation, appellate practice, and business law throughout North Alabama since 1983. Fess was recently honored as one of the 50 Most Powerful and Influential Business Leaders in Alabama and the third most influential in Alabama sports. For the past twelve years Fess has served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Alabama System, is the past Pro Tem of the Board of Trustees, and currently serves as Chair of Athletics of the Board of Trustees.

Honored by his peers for his litigation skills, Fess has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization which elects its Fellows from no more than one percent of the practicing bar in any state. He has been named one of the top attorneys in the state of Alabama by Alabama Super Lawyers magazine for the past six consecutive years. He has been inducted as an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Fess is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree Cum Laude in History and received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982. While in law school, Fess served as Chair of the Moot Court Board. After law school, Fess served as law clerk to Hon. Peter T. Fay, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. Fess returned home in 1983 to practice law with his father, mother, and grandfather.

Fess is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Southern Community Bankshares and First Community Bank and also is Chairman of the Board of Directors and co-founder of Cullman Environmental.

Fess is a member of the Cullman County Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association and Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

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