John W. Beck
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Daphne, AL

John was born in Princeton, NJ and was raised in the Philadelphia, PA area. He graduated from Auburn University with a business degree and a minor in mathematics in addition to major class work in the engineering program.

While attending law school in Virginia Beach, VA, he did summer work for several local cotton growers in Baldwin and the surrounding counties as a cotton scout and soon realized he would call South Alabama his home.

In 1995 John joined the Baldwin County District Attorney's office as a full-time prosecutor and handled all child sex-abuse, domestic violence, and juvenile cases. In 1998, John opened up his own law practice focusing exclusively on all matters of criminal defense.

Over the past 11 years John has served as the regional vice-president for the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Secretary/Treasurer for the Mobile Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the president of the Baldwin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

John has handled many high-profile cases in Mobile and Baldwin Counties as well as several thousand felony and misdemeanor cases in our local court system.

John has recently been named to a select list of attorneys for inclusion as a 2010 inductee to "Best Lawyers" in America.

John, his wife Leslie, and their three children live in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Drug Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Major Felonies
  • Misdemeanors and Traffic
  • High Profile Jury Trials
  • Juvenile Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1995


  • Auburn University
    • B.B.A.
    • Honors: Engineering program, major class work
    • Minor: Mathematics

Honors and Awards

  • "Best Lawyers" in America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Vice President
  • Mobile Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Baldwin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, President
  • American Board of Criminal Attorneys, 2016

Buzbee Cleared of Murder Charge

After 3 trials, a verdict was reached in a Baldwin County murder case. Eric Buzbee was acquitted of killing Bobby Wilson.

Steve Nodine Not Guilty

State drops murder charge. Nodine was accused of killing his girlfriend Angel Downs in Gulf Shores back in 2010.