J. Mark Debro


J. Mark Debro is a self-proclaimed college brat, his parents having had careers in higher education. Mark had the privilege of living on around college campuses in Mississippi and Indiana. After moving around growing up, Mark has made Alabama home. He enjoys time with his family, traveling and photography. J. Mark Debro is an accomplished litigator. He began practicing law in 1999. Mark is a former Assistant City Attorney with the City of Huntsville. Having previously worked in the areas of municipal law and personal injury litigation, Mark joined the firm in 2005 as an Associate and became Partner in 2007. Mark has successfully tried cases across the state of Alabama in both state and federal court. His practice spans from commercial and residential construction to insurance defense and personal injury, to civil rights litigation, and subrogation.

When he isn’t litigating, Mark is also a stand-in Municipal Judge and Municipal Prosecutor, giving him a wide array of experience across multiple areas of law.

Admissions/Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
National Bar Association
Alabama State Bar Association
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Alabama Lawyer’s Association, Affiliate of National Bar Association
Alabama State Bar, Board of Bar Commissioners
American Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Past-President, Past -Treasurer
The National Black Lawyers Top 100

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Supreme Court of Alabama

Civic Organizations:
Lifetime member of the Alabama A&M University National Alumni Association
Active member of the Huntsville-Madison County Chapter of the Alabama A&M University National Alumni Association
Proud member of the Huntsville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. Where he is actively involved in the Huntsville Alumni Chapter Kappa Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
The Schools Foundation of Huntsville, Madison County, and Madison City, Board of Directors


J.D., 1999, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama
B.A., 1991, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Civil Rights Litigation
Insurance Defense
Local Governments & Municipalities

Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Wrongful Death



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