John Earle Chason
- of counsel -
John Earle Chason was born in Mobile, Alabama on October 22, 1937. He attended the University of Alabama, obtaining his undergraduate degree in 1960 and his law degree in 1961. While attending law school, he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. He was admitted to the Alabama Bar Association in 1961 and engaged in the active private practice of law for 39 years, including criminal and civil matters, in state and federal courts, both at the trial level and on appeal. He was a Member of the Board of Bar Commissioners from 1986 until 1995 and served as Vice-President of the Alabama State Bar Executive Committee from 1992 to 1993. From 1987 until 1992 he was also a Member of the Alabama Law Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Baldwin County Bar Association and served as its President from 1994 to 1995.
In addition to his active law practice, Mr. Chason served as Presiding Municipal Judge for the City of Bay Minette for 32 years. During that time, he was a Member of the Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Municipal Courts. In 1990, he received The Distinguished Service Award by Alabama League of Municipalities.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Chason served on the Board of Directors and has been President of the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, served on the Board of Directors of the North Baldwin United Way, served on the Board of Directors of the Baldwin EMC, and served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Minette Kiwanis Club. He is currently a member of Montgomery Hill Methodist Church.
Mr. Chason practiced in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury defense, products liability defense, real estate litigation, probate, wills and estates. He is presently of Counsel to the firm.