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Resume and Background


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree, 1976, School of Law, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
  • Graduate Work, 1973, U.S.D.A. Graduate School, Washington, D.C.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1971, University of Alabama in Huntsville (Major in U.S. History, minor in Political Science)
  • Mediator Certification - Mediators assist and facilitate settlement and conflict resolution between the parties based on the voluntary decisions of the parties involved. A Mediator may be requested by the parties to mediate disputes.

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law - General Practice of Law from 1977 to date (45 years)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville, School of Administrative Science, Graduate Program (Courses - Employment Law, Legal Environment of Business) (1980-1984)
  • Assistant Professor, Alabama A&M University, Business School Undergraduate and Graduate Level Courses (Courses - Risk and Insurance, Business Law, Legal Environment, and Psychology in Business and Industry) (1978-1981)
  • Instructor, University of Alabama in Huntsville Continuing Education (Courses - Applied Law for Small Business, Home and Personal Finances for Women, Business Law, How to Sell Your Own Home) (1979-1980)
  • Law Clerk, Presiding Judge John David Snodgrass, Madison County Judicial Circuit (1976)
  • Office Assistant, Office of Congressman Robert E. Jones, Washington, D.C. (1973)
  • High School Teacher - Neighborhood Youth Corps (for high school dropouts from poverty backgrounds) (1971-1972)

Civic and Community Organization - Leadership Positions and Honors

  • President of The Huntsville Madison County Bar Association 2015
  • President of East Huntsville Madison County Civic Association, Inc.
  • President of Small Business Committee, Chamber of Commerce
  • President, University of Alabama in Huntsville Alumni Association
  • President of North Alabama Chapter of Muscular Dystrophy
  • President of Whitesburg Elementary School PTA
  • Legal Consultant and Member of the Board of Huntsville - Madison County Botanical Garden Society
  • Campaign Chairman/Treasurer in numerous State, Senate, and Judicial Election Campaigns
  • President, North Alabama Soccer League
  • President, Young Democrats of the State of Alabama
  • President, Young Democrats of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
  • Advisory Board, Childcare Association of Huntsville and Madison County
  • Organizations at the University of Alabama in Huntsville:
    • President and Vice-president, Student Government Association
    • Chairman and Founder, Symposium and Lecture Series
    • President, History Club
  • Honors and Activities at Sparkman High School:
    • Mr. Sparkman High School
    • National Honor Society
    • Editor of School Newspaper

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John Wyly Harrison
200 West Side Side Square, Suite 430 • Huntsville, AL 35801
Downtown on the Courthouse Square
(256) 534-8485
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