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When it comes to matters of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Claims, and Family Law, you deserve nothing less than the best possible advocacy and guidance. The law firm of John M. Totten, P.C. understands the Power of Representation in these matters, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve favorable and equitable resolutions when you are faced with a wide variety of legal challenges.

Led by Attorney John Totten—one of the top trial lawyers in North Alabama—we have extensive experience representing good people throughout Alabama in the areas of family law, personal injury and criminal defense. Our services are built around the core tenets of compassion, personal attention, and the aggressive and effective pursuit of your legal goals.

Located in Athens, we serve clients throughout North Alabama, including those residing in Limestone, Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Morgan, and Lawrence Counties, as well as the municipalities in these counties. Good people need good lawyers, so we encourage you to explore our site to learn more about the services we offer and ask that you not hesitate to reach out to us at any time if you are in need of the highest quality legal representation
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Family Law

When you are faced with difficult legal challenges involving your family, you need an attorney you can rely on to represent you.

Personal Injury

John M. Totten, P.C. is dedicated to helping those who who have been victimized by the negligence and failures of other individuals or organizations.


From DUIs to capital murder cases, we have extensive experience successfully defending clients in both state and federal courts.

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