John K. PocusAssociate


Originally from Trussville, Ala., Mr. Pocus joined White Arnold & Dowd P.C. as an associate in April 2013. He practices in federal and state courts including appellate courts. Mr. Pocus principally represents insurance defense clients and practices in the firm’s insurance defense practice group. Mr. Pocus also works firm-wide on issues and cases involving Spanish-speaking clients.

Prior to White Arnold & Dowd:

Mr. Pocus graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law where he served as the President of the International Law Students Association and on the Pace International Criminal Court Moot Court Team. Mr. Pocus also was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in the Principality of Andorra in 2007, teaching Andorran school children English. Mr. Pocus received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History and minor in Spanish in addition to a second Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.



  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
    • Section of International Law
  • Alabama State Bar
    • International Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association, Member
  • Legal Leaders of Greater Birmingham, Junior Board (2013)


  • University of Alabama School of Law: International Law Students Association, President
  • University of Alabama School of Law: Pace International Criminal Court Moot Court
  • University of Alabama School of Law: Fulbright Fellowship, Andorra (2007)


Speaking Engagements

  • “Avenging International Evil: Do International Tribunals Prosecuting War Criminals Really Work?”, UAB Honors Program, Fall 2016.

Representative Cases

  • Estate of Roy Taylor v. St. Clair County Comm. and Odenville Utilities Bd., No. 2120396 (Ala. Civ. App. Aug. 30, 2013).