A. Eric Johnston




Admitted:                      Alabama State Bar; 1973.


Law School:                 Cumberland School of Law,

     Samford University,

     Doctor of Jurisprudence; 1973.


College:                        University of Alabama,

     Bachelor of Arts, 1970.

                                    Marion Institute,

     Associate of Science, 1968


Born:                           St. Louis, Missouri; January 22, 1948.


Member:                      National Lawyers Association;

   Alabama State Bar Association;

   Birmingham Bar Association.


Court Admissions:        Alabama Supreme Court, 1973;

United States Supreme Court, 1988;

United States Court of Appeals for

the Eleventh Circuit, 1988;

additional Federal District Courts. 


Practice Areas:            Mediation - in Federal and State

courts and for other informal

mediations.  Areas included for mediation are:


Business, Tort, Construction and Real Estate, Employment, Civil Rights, Constitutional Rights, Probate, Church and Religion, and general legal issues.


Estate Planning, including Wills, Trusts and advanced planning; probate of estates and related matters.


General Civil Representation, including Business and Corporate Law, legal entities, contracts, and general civil litigation.


Advice and Representation on Non-Profit Entities, including formation of non-profit entities and tax exempt status.


Constitutional and Civil Rights Issues, including First Amendment issues (religion, speech, petition, assembly, etcetera), Fourth Amendment (related to healthcare), individual and corporate privacy and related issues, land use and zoning issues related to church and non-profit uses, employment discrimination (Civil Rights Act of 1964 and similar laws), and other actions, remedies and issues related to constitutional rights, privileges and immunities.



Representative Cases: 


Ř      Lucero v. Trosch, 121 F.3d 591

      (11th Cir.1997)


Ř      Southern Natural Gas Co. v. Land, Cullman County, etc., 197 F.3d 1368

(11th Cir. 1999).


Ř      Chandler v. James (Siegleman), 248 F.3d 1032, cert. denied               U. S.           .


Ř      Tucker v. State Dept. Public Health,

      650 So.2d 910 (Ala.Civ.App.1994).


Related Activities:            Mr. Johnston is an officer, director and active participant in the following law-related organizations.  A short description of the services each organization provides is included.  For more information on any of these, please contact us.


Southeast Law Institute™ - SLI specializes in religious freedom and speech issues, sanctity of life, parental rights, and related issues.  Its effort includes education, as well as, litigation, drafting legislation, and dealing with public policy issues.  SLI is a non-profit corporation qualified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) I. R. C. For complete information go to:  www.southeastlawinstitute.org


Citizens for a Better Alabama - CBA is a lobbying organization concerned with public policy issues that effect the health, well being and morals of the people of Alabama.  It engages in legislative lobbying.  The type legislation with which it is mainly concerned involves issues such as education, gambling, healthcare, business, and any other issue that directly or indirectly effects the quality of life for Alabamians.  CBA is a non-profit corporation qualified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(4) I. R. C.


Citizens for a Better Alabama PAC - CBA PAC is a political action committee which supports candidates who advocate a strong decent communities for the State of Alabama.  It opposes candidates whose records or activities demonstrate they do not have the best interest of the Alabamian citizen at heart.  The committee also is involved with initiatives which effect the common welfare of the state, for example, it worked as the point organization for groups in Alabama in defeating a state wide lottery referendum in 2000.  CBA PAC is a political committee formed under the Alabama Fair Campaign Practices Act.


Alabama Pro-Life Coalition, Inc. - APLC is a pro-life advocacy organization.  It specializes in legislation and lobbying of bills to protect unborn children, the health and well being of women, and the disabled, elderly or infirm on end of life issues.  It was responsible for drafting, supporting and passing the Alabama Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Alabama Post-Viability Abortion Ban Act.  At the other end of the spectrum, it was responsible for participating in and passing amendments to the Alabama Durable Power of Attorney laws and new Advance Directive for Healthcare laws.  APLC participates each year in the Alabama Legislature for the purposes of protecting and advocating these rights.  APLC has also participated in litigation concerning the rights of the unborn, disabled, elderly and infirm.  APLC is a non-profit corporation qualified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(4) I. R. C.


Alabama Pro-Life Coalition Education Fund, Inc. - APLCEF is an educational organization which provides information on issues involving the sanctity of life, adoption, crisis pregnancies, end of life issues, and provides general assistance in these and related areas.  APLCEF is a non-profit corporation qualified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) I. R. C.


Contact:                   Phone:                        205-968-9243                                            

                               Fax:                           205-968-6534

                               E-mail:               Eric@AEricJohnston.com