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Durward & Durward, Attorneys at Law
A Law Firm Home To Birmingham’s Family Law Professionals
G. John Durward Jr.
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  • Partner

Location:

Birmingham, AL

Phone:

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205-324-6656

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A native of Birmingham, John focuses his practice on divorce, family law and probate issues, both in the trial and appellate courts. He is a fellow in both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL- formerly IAML). He has served on the boards of non-profits such as the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham and Catholic Family Services. He and his wife Anne, also a lawyer and Birmingham native, enjoy traveling when they get a chance.

Areas Of Practice

  • Child Custody
  • Civil Appeals
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Relations
  • Family Law
  • Post Divorce Modification

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1998

Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • Juris Doctor - 05/1997
  • Tulane University, A. B. Freeman School of Business, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.S.M. - 05/1994
    • Major: Finance

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2018 – present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section, Member, 1997 to Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Family, Domestic Relations & Juvenile Courts Procedures Committee, Member, 2000 to 2002
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Family, Domestic Relations & Juvenile Courts Procedures Committee, Chair, 2006 to 2006
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1997 to 2010
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Future Leaders Task Force, 2009 to 2010
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Grievance Committee, 2012 to 2014
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2004 to Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Governors, 2014 to Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary, Alabama Chapter, 2008 to 2010
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President-Elect Alabama Chapter, 2010 to 2011
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President Alabama Chapter, 2011 to 2012
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2009 to Present
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, U.S. Chapter Board of Managers, 2012 to 2017
  • American Bar Association, 1997 to 2007
  • American Bar Association, 2016 to 2016
  • Legal Aid Society of Birmingham Board of Trustees, 2002 to 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Catholic Family Services- Board of Directors, 2011 to 2018

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