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Resume and Background

Education

  • 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)
  • Certified Mediator - Mediators assist and facilitate settlement and conflict resolution between the parties based on the voluntary decisions of the parties involved. Mr. Harrison currently handles both requested, as well as court ordered mandatory mediation of litigation and disputes.

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law - General Practice of Law from 1977 to date (30 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)

Current Civic and Community Organizations

  • President-elect of The Huntsville Madison County Bar Association 2013 -2014
  • President of East Huntsville Madison County Civic Association, Inc.

Past Civic and Political Positions and Honors

  • 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, Senator Jim P. Smith State Senate Campaign
  • Member, State Democratic Executive Committee, Democratic Party of Alabama
  • 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

The following is required on all attorney advertisement by the Alabama Bar Association, "No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."

  
John Wyly Harrison
108 - A South Side Square • Huntsville, AL 35801
Downtown on the Courthouse Square
(256) 534-8485
E-mail Us: jwh@johnwharrison.com

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