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James T. Dawkins IV

Attorney
  • (205) 226-8744
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Education
  • Cumberland School of Law
    J.D., 2015, cum laude, Acquisitions Editor, Cumberland Law Review
  • The University of Alabama
    B.A., 2010
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2015
About Jimbo
Captain Dawkins was well-known within our unit and was often sought out for consultation regarding numerous issues. He was very effective in the courtroom where trial personnel raved about his litigation skills and professional dedication.
Q&A
  • What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice?

    It is a significant transition to change practice areas from a military criminal practice to civil litigation, but if I have learned anything from my service, it is how to embrace and adapt to new challenges and changing landscapes. As a military prosecutor, being active in the courtroom is not just an expectation, it is a requirement. Consequently, my litigation opportunities were robust while I was on active duty, and I took advantage whenever I could because I enjoy the challenge and the exposure to new areas of the law. Even though moving to a civilian civil practice is a significant change, that challenge remains the same, only with opportunities to gain exposure to an even greater variety of practice areas and legal issues. I am excited to start this new chapter in my practice and cannot wait to leverage my unique experience and drive to learn in order to advance client objectives.

  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?
  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?

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        Credentials

        Education
        • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2015, cum laude, Acquisitions Editor, Cumberland Law Review
        • The University of Alabama, B.A., 2010
        Courts
        • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2019
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 2015
        Awards & Accolades
        • Joint Service Commendation Medal, October 2019
        • Air Force Commendation Medal, July 2018
        • 502d Security and Readiness Group Company Grade Officer of the Year, 2017
        • 502d Security and Readiness Group Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Q2 2018, Q3 2017
        • Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow
        • Judge James C. Turk Scholarship recipient
        • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society