John Arthur Owens

Occupation: Lawyer
Born: Birmingham, Alabama, July 7, 1939

Education:
LLB, University of Alabama (1967)
BS in Accounting, University of Alabama (1961)

Certifications:
U.S. Court of Appeals in the Fifth and 11th Circuits; Northern District, Alabama, U.S. District Court (1975); Alabama State Bar Association (1967)

Career:
Senior Partner, Owens and Millsaps LLP, Tuscaloosa, AL (2003-Present)
Partner, Owens and Almond, Tuscaloosa, AL (1997-2002)
Founder, Owens and Carver, Tuscaloosa, AL (1994-1996)
Partner, Phelps, Owens, Jenkins, Gibson and Fowler, and predecessors, Tuscaloosa, AL (1969-1994)
Associate, Sam M. Phelps, Tuscaloosa, AL (1968-1969)
Associate, Spiro & Phelps, Tuscaloosa, AL (1967-1968)

Civic:
Board of Directors, Tuscaloosa Symphony (1989-Present); First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa (1967-Present); Board of Directors, Children’s Hands On Museum, Tuscaloosa, AL; Arts Council of Tuscaloosa County; Former President, Arts Council of Tuscaloosa County; Former President, Tuscaloosa Symphony; Former Chair, Professional Division, United Way West Alabama; Former Member, Board of Directors, Junior League Tuscaloosa; Advisory Committee, Junior League Tuscaloosa; Former Chairman, Board of Trustees, First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa

Awards:
Recipient, University of Alabama Distinguished Alumnus Award (2012); Honoree, Alumni of the Year, University of Alabama (2012); Recipient, Pillar of the Bar Award, Tuscaloosa County Bar Association (2010); Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Arts Council of Tuscaloosa County (1995); Recipient, Patron of the Arts Award, Arts Council of Tuscaloosa County (1985); Honoree, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell; Honoree, 50 Recognition, Alabama State Bar Association

Memberships:
President, Alabama Law Foundation (2005-2007); Vice President, Alabama Law Foundation (2003-2005); Board of Directors, Alabama Law Foundation (1994-1997); President, Alabama State Bar (1995-1996); President-Elect, Alabama State Bar (1994-1995); President, Farrah Order, Order of the Coif (1994-1995); Commissioner, Alabama State Bar (1987-1994); Vice President, Alabama State Bar (1990-1991); Director, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (1984-1987); President, Tuscaloosa Rotary (1983-1984); Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Fellow, Alabama Bar Foundation; Alabama State Bar; Alabama Defense Lawyers Association; Fellow, Tuscaloosa County Bar Association; International Association Defense Counsel; Alabama Law Foundation; Rotary; Order of the Coif; Omicrom Delta Kappa

Religion:
Methodist

Family:
Son of James King Owens; Beatrice (Geer) Owens
Married Dorothy Terry (7/7/1962)
Children: Apsilah Geer; Terry Elizabeth

Email:
jowens@theowensfirm.com

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in American Law – 1996-1997, 9th Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1990-1991, 6th Edition (pub. 1989)

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