John started his firm in 1993. His practice is the premier landlord-tenant eviction firm in Southwest Alabama.
John graduated from The Florida State University and holds Bachelor and Master’s Degrees with Honors. He attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law where he was a member of the Cumberland Law Review. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1978.
John served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard Holmes, Alabama Civil Court of Appeals. After completing his clerkship, he joined the law firm of Sirote & Permutt, PC, one of the largest law firms in the state of Alabama. In 1983, he became a stockholder member of the firm.
In 2005 and 2006, John participated in the committee that drafted Alabama’s Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA) and created the new and current eviction law which became effective on January 1, 2007. In recent years, he has participated in drafting subsequent amendments to the Act.
John is a speaker at The Alabama Judicial College (Judge’s Forum), The Alabama State Bar, The Mobile Bar Association relating to landlord-tenant eviction law continuing legal education. He is the Delegate to the Alabama Apartment Association.
Taft Hughes grew up in the Mobile and Baldwin County, AL area. He attended Spring Hill College and graduated from Auburn University with a business administration degree. He then graduated from Vermont Law School, receiving a Juris Doctor and Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree. He returned to Daphne to settle down and start a family.
Taft has bar admission for all Alabama state courts and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. He is also a member of the Mobile Bar Association, the Baldwin County Bar Association, the Mobile Lions Club, the Alabama Apartment Association, a board member/legal advisor for the Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association, a board member of the Alabama Apartment Association, a member of the National Apartment Association’s Affordable Housing Committee and a National Apartment Association State Delegate alternate. Taft was voted "Best of the Bay" in 2022 by the Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association.
Taft has weekly landlord-tenant eviction trial dockets in both Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
Taylor's firm duties include speaking with clients who have pending eviction cases, preparing for trial, legal research, managing the firm's calendar, and communicating with judges, clerk's offices, and sheriff's departments in the eviction process.
Taylor interacts with clients on a daily basis answering questions and relaying pertinent information regarding the statuses of cases. She has been with the firm for over 15 years and enjoys the professional relationships she's formed with each of our management and apartment clients. She is dedicated to ensuring each matter is handled in a timely and efficient manner.
Taylor is a member of The Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association and attends monthly meetings. She enjoys continuing her education in the area of Landlord-Tenant eviction law. She also manages residential rental properties in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in the community with the Junior League of Mobile.
Bethany’s firm duties include preparing and filing new suits, communicating with clients and defendants, managing the Mobile and Baldwin County trial dockets, and monitoring the firm’s file tracking system.
During her college years, Bethany worked with the firm as a receptionist and legal assistant. She is now employed full-time as a paralegal. She is excited to be working alongside talented law professionals and is looking forward to developing relationships with area apartment managers.
Bethany is a member of the Alabama Association of Paralegals, which offers continuing education and networking opportunities for paralegals. In her free time, she volunteers with a local animal rescue organization, Krewe de Rescue.
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