Who We Are2018-12-14T06:17:09+00:00

Attorney – John H. McElheny

I have lived in Alabama most of my life and have always had a passion for those who needed a helping hand.  However, before I realized that the legal profession provided my avenue to assist others, I moved to Baltimore, Maryland and worked on the grounds crew of the Baltimore Orioles professional baseball team.  I continued working for the Orioles while I attended law school at the University of Baltimore, School of Law.

I moved back home to Birmingham, Alabama to begin my legal career near my extended family and my roots.  I first worked for the prestigious Birmingham firm Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff and Brandt immediately following law school.  While there, I was approached by the trial team at Wettermark Keith and was asked to join them in representing plaintiffs across the southeast as they fought against corporations, insurance companies and the like.

I worked for Wettermark Keith for nearly a decade and was able to assist thousands of individuals in Alabama, Tennessee and across the country as they sought justice through the civil litigation system.

Over my career I have tried dozens of jury trials, including trials in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.   I have tried dozens more bench trials and have handled over 1,000 litigation cases as the first chair attorney.  I am proud to say that of those cases, I have lost less than five.

I have been named a “Rising Star” two separate years by Super Lawyers and I have been named a top 10 Plaintiff’s lawyer under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

I received my first verdict of over $1,000,000 in just my third year of practice.

While I am proud of the work I have done in the courtroom on behalf of my clients, I am much prouder to be the husband of Leslie Nelson McElheny and the father to Abby, Miles, Reid, and whichever foster child we may be fortunate enough to have in our house at any given time.

I am a member of Homewood Community Church and currently serve as the President of the Homewood Patriot Youth Baseball League.

Licensed to Practice law in Alabama and Tennessee.