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D. Paul Jones Jr.

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  • The University of Alabama
    B.S., 1964
  • The University of Alabama
    J.D., 1967
  • New York University
    LL.M. (Taxation), 1968
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1967
About D. Paul
  • How are you involved in your community?

    I have always prioritized community engagement, and I have been an especially active supporter of education – particularly the University of Alabama, where I have served as a member of the President's Council at both the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa campuses. I’m also a member of the Board of Visitors of the School of Commerce and Business Administration. Two endowed chairs, established jointly by my late wife and myself, together with resources from Compass, have been funded at each of the School of Commerce and Business Administration and the Law School. I also have funded a chair at the University of Alabama Medical School. 

  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

    Two distinct experiences come to mind. First, I served as a member of the Board of Bar Examiners for the Alabama State Bar and was a frequent lecturer on banking and corporate law. Throughout my career, I have served as the chair, or as a member of, numerous law revision committees.

    Secondly, my practice has been influenced by my time as a banker. When I was with Compass Bancshares, I was involved in the formulation of legislative policy for the banking industry through the Government Relations Council of the American Bankers Association, as president of the Alabama Bankers Association and as a director of the Association of Bank Holding Companies, the Financial Services Roundtable and its predecessor, the Reserve City Bankers Association. 



    • The University of Alabama, B.S., 1964
    • The University of Alabama, J.D., 1967
    • New York University, LL.M. (Taxation), 1968
    Bar Admissions
    • Alabama, 1967
    Professional Affiliations
    • Association of Bank Holding Companies, Board of Directors
    • Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund, Chairman
    • Better Business Bureau Birmingham, Advisory Board
    • Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Director and Vice Chairman of the Chamber 
    • Business Council of Alabama, Chairman and Director 
    • Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Former Board of Directors 
    • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Member, Board of Directors (1994-2000)
    • Financial Services Roundtable, Board of Directors 
    • Leadership Birmingham, Board of Trustees
    • Leadership Alabama
    • Newcomen Society of Alabama
    • Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, Board of Directors 
    • Reserve City Bankers Association, Board of Directors 
    • Rotary Club of Birmingham 
    • University of Alabama Law School Foundation, Board of Governors
    Awards & Accolades
    • Alabama Academy of Honor, 2018
    • University of Alabama, Business Hall of Fame, 2010
    Community Involvement
    • Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, President’s Council
    • Alabama Liver Foundation 
    • Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors
    • Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Board of Directors
    • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Advisory Board 
    • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Alabama-Mississippi Chapter, Legacy of Leadership Campaign, Advisory Council (Vice Chairman 2003 and Chairman 2007)
    • Salvation Army, Advisory Board 
    • United Way Worldwide, Alexis de Tocqueville Society
    • The University of Alabama, President’s Cabinet
    • The University of Alabama, Board of Visitors of the School of Commerce and Business Administration
    • The University of Alabama at Birmingham, President’s Council