J. Karl Trucks was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Upon graduation from Vestavia Hills High School, he attended the University of South Alabama on an academic scholarship.
He went on to attend Auburn University and University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was placed on the presidential honor role a total of nine semesters for attaining a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Upon graduation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Karl entered the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. While attending Cumberland, Karl was the overall winner of the school-wide Haley Federal Court Trial Competition. He was also a member of the Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board, was listed in Who's Who of American Law Students and was appointed to the prestigious Order of the Barristers for achieving excellence in the art of courtroom advocacy. In addition, Karl was also a member of the Cumberland Moot Court Board and was one of only three students selected to compete on the Cumberland National Moot Court Team, which advanced to the national finals in New York City, New York in 1994. Following the competition, Karl was presented the United States Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.
Karl also attended the University of Victoria School of Law in Victoria, British Columbia where he studied pertinent aspects of Asian law.
After law school, Karl was admitted to practice in both Florida and Alabama and thereafter entered private practice in Panama City, Florida. In addition to being admitted to all state courts in Florida and Alabama, Karl is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court of Alabama for the Middle District and the United States District Court of Florida for the Northern District.
Karl is a member of the American Bar Association, the St. Andrew Inn of Court, the Bay County Bar Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Areas of Practice:
Felonies Misdemeanors Juveniles Motor Vehicle Accidents Personal Injury
Florida Alabama U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama Honors: Winner of Haley Federal Court Trial Competition Honors: Member of the Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board Honors: Listed in Who's Who of American Law Students Honors: Appointed to the Order of the Barristers Honors: Member of the Cumberland Moot Court Board Honors: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in Advocacy University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Major: Asian Law University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Presidential Honor Role; nine semesters for attaining a perfect 4.0 GPA
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association Member St. Andrew Inn of Court Member Bay County Bar Association Member Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member