Staff: Kristi M. White
Staff Phone: 205-795-6559


  • Alabama, 2003
  • Florida, 2012
  • Tennessee, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit



  • Samford University, 2000, B.S.B.A. (cum laude)
  • Cumberland School of Law, 2003, J.D. (Scholar of Merit: Alabama Trial Practice and Procedure)
  • Judicial Clerkship, the Honorable J. Gorman Houston Jr., Supreme Court of Alabama 2003-2004


Jonathan Hooks focuses his practice on products liability, government relations, and appellate practice. He frequently represents manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals (including compounding pharmacies), nutraceuticals, and medical devices, machinery, appliances, furniture, chemicals, and consumer electronics in both state and federal courts. He also has handled several government investigative procedures on behalf of clients who are in the crosshairs of negative public opinion. Finally, Jonathan regularly handles matters before state and federal appellate courts, a skill set largely born of three years as a law clerk and staff attorney at the Supreme Court of Alabama. He is the former Chair of the Alabama State Bar’s appellate practice section.

In addition to his legal work, Jonathan is a teacher, both within the profession and in the community. He teaches deposition techniques at an annual “boot camp” sponsored by the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and he has served on panels at CLE presentations regarding appellate practice.

Jonathan also serves his local church, teaching Sunday School for teenagers and adults alike. He and his wife Holly have six children: Jonathan Jr., Spencer, Mary Claire, Andrew, Camille, and Catherine.

  • Alabama State Bar: Immediate Past Chairman, Appellate Practice Section
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA): Legislative Committee Chair; Board of Directors: 2018-2020; Teacher, ADLA Deposition Boot Camp
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI): Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC): Participant, IADC Trial Academy
  • Birmingham Bar Association: Civil Courts Procedure Committee
  • Federalist Society
  • Teacher of Confirmation classes, Cathedral of St. Paul
  • Recognized as a “Top Attorney” in Birmingham Magazine in 2017
  • Recognized in 2015 and 2016 as a “Rising Star Lawyer” by the Birmingham Business Journal
  • Obtained summary judgment for a major appliance distributor against wrongful death claims
  • Represented former multinational company president in an international arbitration relating to construction practices
  • Guided multiple telecommunications providers through restructuring and revision of service contracts and tariffs during industry-wide deregulation in Alabama
  • Legal Counsel, Alabama House of Representatives, Education and Commerce Committees
  • Staff Attorney, the Honorable R. Bernard Harwood Jr. – Supreme Court of Alabama, 2004 – 2006