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Nelson Craig Johnson

Nelson Craig Johnson

Licensed Alabama and Georgia Attorney with a focus on Personal Injury Cases
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Nursing Home Abuse ...
  • Alabama, Georgia
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Biography

Nelson represents clients in car and trucking accidents, dog bite cases, wrongful death actions, slip and fall cases and other insurance disputes.

Nelson is from Arab, Alabama, where he grew up working with his Father and Grandfather on their small cattle farm. He is no stranger to hard work and will put that work ethic to good use when working on your case.

Nelson graduated with special honors in his major from Jacksonville State University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. Nelson went Graduated in the top third of his class at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. While at Cumberland, Nelson served as the President of the Federalist Society, a Senior Member of the Trial Board, competed as a member of the Cumberland Mediation Team, and made Dean’s List every semester. Nelson has been admitted to practice law in Alabama, Georgia, and the Federal District Court in the Northern District of Alabama.

Education
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. | Law
Cumberland School of Law
Honors: Dean's list every semester
Activities: President of the Federalist Society, Member of the National Mediation Team, and Senior Member of the Trial Board
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Jacksonville State University
B.S. | Criminal Justice
Honors: Graduated with special honors within major
Activities: Served as Vice President of Sigma Nu Fraternity
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Griffith, Lowry & Meherg
- Current
Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar  # 4576D58U
Member
Current
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Georgia State Bar  # 683089
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
Alabama State Bar Association
ID Number: 4576D58U
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Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
ID Number: 683089
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US District Court for Northern District of Alabama
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    I don't get paid unless you are compensated. I pay for all expenses up front and I am only paid if you receive an award or settlement.
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Workers' Compensation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I have a dog I posted signs on my front porch Beware of dog a lady ignores the signs walks up on porch my dog bite her
A: In Alabama there are typically three instances where an owner can be responsible for a dog biting someone. 1) if the dog has known dangerous or vicious propensities. 2) If the dog is a breed that is listed on a dangerous breed list. For the State of Alabama that is only Pit Bulls. Counties or Cities may have their own lists. 3) if the dog bites someone that is actually on your property. There are some defenses to a dog bite claim. If the person provokes the dog that can be a complete defense to liability. Another potential defense would be assumption of the risk. With beware of dogs in plain view before she reached the porch this might be sufficient to defend the claim. It is likely that this would be a jury question. For more case specific advice you should seek out legal counsel to advise you of the specific risks you face. You should also review your homeowner's insurance policy to determine if your dog breed is excluded from coverage under the policy. Many homeowner's policies exclude potentially dangerous breeds like pit bulls.
Q. Is there any legal recourse to protect me and my family from a cyber stalker?
A: I would suggest calling the non-emergency number for you local police department. Describe the situation and detail the threatening messages. You might be able to get a protection from abuse order based on the facts of your situation.
Q. Can a landlord keep my security deposit if i never moved in? 3 days of move date property was already occupied.
A: I would suggest contacting an attorney to go over the specifics of your case in detail. A landlord has a duty to provide you both legal and actual possession of a property. Having prior tenants living there would violate that duty.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Griffith, Lowry & Meherg
Blog
A Simple Guide to Alabama Personal Injury
Contact & Map
Griffith, Lowry & Meherg
409 First Avenue S.W.
Cullman, AL 35055
Telephone: (256) 297-1052
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed