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Carl E. Johnson

Phone: (205) 251-2881
Fax: (205) 254-3987
Email: carljohnson@bishopcolvin.com

Carl Johnson has spent the better part of his career representing local boards of education, universities and local governments. His achievements speak for themselves. He is an AV-rated attorney, a perennial "Best of the Bar" award winner, a nominee to "Super Lawyers," and a well respected member of the Bar. He enjoys dealing with complex issues and in legal writing. His body of work includes numerous articles, speeches, and landmark cases in Alabama.


  • "The Art of Effective Employee Evaluation or 'the Importance of Being Honest,'" Alabama School Boards (April 2003)
  • "No Good Reason to Have No Good Reason," Alabama School Boards (January/February 2004)
  • "Legal Penicillin for Special Education," The School Administrator (March 2003)
  • "Five Things You Should Never Say to Special Ed Parents," Alabama School Boards (January 2002)
  • "It's (Not Always) Good to be the King," Alabama School Boards (Spring 2005)

Professional Affiliations, Activities and Honors:

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys (past president)
  • Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Author of numerous articles and frequent speaker on education law issues at seminars and training sessions sponsored by school boards, professional organizations, and continuing legal education providers
  • Recognized as "Best of the Bar" in the field of Education Law by the Birmingham Business Journal
  • Named a "Best Lawyer in America" in the field of Education Law by "Best Lawyers" Magazine
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" in the field of School & Education Law by superlawyers.com and Business Alabama Magazine
  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell legal directory

Carl E. Johnson


- University of Alabama School 
  of Law, Juris Doctor, 1978 (Editor in Chief Law and Psychology Review)
- Birmingham Southern  
  College, Bachelor of Arts, 1975, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Magna Cum Laude


- Alabama (1978)
- United States Court of
  Appeals for 11th Circuit
- United States District Court
  for Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

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Bishop, Colvin, Johnson & Kent, LLC
1910 First Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205.251.2881 | Fax: 205.254.3987 | Toll free: 877.705.8101