Brackin & Johnson Law Firm

150 West Section Avenue

Foley, Al 36535


455 Magnolia Avenue

Fairhpe, AL 36532

Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:13

Crimes Against Property

Crimes Against People

If you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges for robbery or other crimes against property such as shoplifting, burglary or arson. Depending on the charges, you could face years in jail or a permanent criminal record.

At the Law Firm of Brackin McGriff & Johnson, we are committed to helping our clients protect their rights. With over 25 years of experience defending clients throughout Mobile and Baldwin County we know how to protect your rights and provide you the best defense possible. Contact us now to schedule your initial consultation with a experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. You may contact us online or by calling 251-943-4040.

Understanding the Charges

We defend clients who face charges for:

Theft and larceny: We defend clients who are accused of taking property that is not theirs.

Burglary: We defend clients who were arrested for entering a building with the intent of committing another crime once inside. There is typically no victim in burglary cases.

Robbery: We defend clients who supposedly used or threatened to use physical force to steal property. We also defend clients who are accused of using a deadly weapon or of injuring a victim during a robbery.

Arson: We defend clients who are facing charges for intentionally burning a house or business.

White collar crime: We defend clients who are facing charges for embezzlement, fraud and forgery.

Contact our firm online or call 251-943-4040 to schedule your initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. We can help protect your reputation, job and family.

Baldwin County Criminal Defense Attorney

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Saturday, 31 March 2012 16:55

Crimes Against People

Crimes Against People

Being accused of a crime against a person is a serious offense that has serious legal repercussions. Crimes against persons are usually violent crimes and usually involve charges like: Murder, Rape, Assault and Abuse.

If you are facing charges for violent crimes, you need a lawyer who can give you the representation you need. With over 25 years of criminal defense experience, that is what you can expect from Brackin McGriff & Johnson. We defend clients throughout Mobile & Baldwin County who are facing charges for violent crimes.

If you are in jail and need to post bond, or if you are afraid of going to jail, we can help. We have experience defending clients at every stage of the process. Contact us online or call 251-943-4040 to schedule your appointment with an experienced Criminal Defense attorney.

If you have already lost your case at trial and have been convicted of a felony, we may be able to assist you through appealing your conviction or by filing a Rule 32  petition. Contact us to learn more about the criminal appeals process, the two most common approaches are to allege ineffective assistance of trial counsel or to produce new evidence of innocence (called “newly discovered evidence”).  By filing an appeal or a Rule 32 petition, we may be able to get your conviction reversed or obtain you a new trial.

Baldwin County Criminal Defense Attorney



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Friday, 25 November 2011 23:51

Drug Charges

Baldwin County Drug Defense Attorney

Drug charges are very serious. If you have been accused of this type of crime, you may not be aware of the potential consequences you could be facing. You may be facing jail time, large fines and a criminal record.

The attorney's at Brackin McGriff and Johnson are prepared to protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences

We know exactly what steps to take to protect your rights. We are ready to stand by your side and get you through this.

We Know How to Defend You Against Any Drug Charge

For more than 25 years, we have been protecting the rights of people in Baldwin County. We have represented people in Foley, Gulf Shores, Fairhope, Daphne, Orange Beach, Robertsdale, as well as other cities in surrounding Baldwin County municipalities.

Our lawyers are ready to defend you against any misdemeanor or felony drug charge, including:

  • Drug possession, such as marijuana possession, meth possession or any other possession charge
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug trafficking
  • Selling drugs
  • Drug growing or manufacturing

You can be confident that our team will work tirelessly to overcome the opposition. We have helped countless people get through the same situation that you are in. We can help you.

Baldwin County Drug Defense Attorney

People convicted of a drug charge may face jail time, large fines and a mark on their permanent record. Students will face these consequences and more. students may also find that a conviction could prevent them from continuing their education. They may also find that they are unable to pursue the career of their choice.

If you are a student or the parent of a student, we recommend that you turn to a law firm that understands how to protect the rights of students.

Baldwin Criminal Defense Attorney

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Monday, 14 November 2011 01:21

Criminal Defense

We provide criminal defense representation in the Circuit Court of Baldwin County, the District Court of Baldwin County, Alabama and municipalities within Baldwin County including the City of Bay Minette, City of Daphne, Town of Elberta, City of Fairhope, City of Foley, City of Gulf Shores, Town of Loxley, City of Silverhill, City of Spanish Fort, and Town of Summerdale.

Our team of Baldwin County, Alabama criminal defense attorneys assure that our clients are well‑informed while going through the criminal justice process. It is critical at the outset to provide our clients with an idea of the best-case and worst-case scenarios. We advise our clients regarding the procedures at every step, options available to our clients, and how we believe we should proceed. We provide our clients with as much information as possible, because, while we are invested in the result and your future, it is your case and your life.  The client always makes the final decision in handling his criminal defense matter.

There are important decisions to be made: whether to accept a plea agreement, try your case, testify in your own defense, and others. Those decisions are yours and it is our job to be sure that you have all the information necessary to choose wisely.

Call us to discuss your case today.

As Baldwin County Alabama criminal defense attorneys, there are some decisions that we will make, such as discovery and procedural matters, motion practice such as motions in limine, and the theory of our case if we go to trial. This is where our experience and knowledge of the Baldwin County criminal justice system becomes critical. We will work together to paint you and your case as positively as possible. 

Our lawyers and staff work together on cases to provide the best results for our clients and a higher standard of client care.

Drug Crimes


Juvenile Crimes

Sex Crimes

Violent Crimes

Criminal Defense

Theft Crimes

Property Crimes



Civil Forfeitures/Seizures

At Brackin and Johnson we understand the criminal justice process, how to work with each District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney, city prosecutor, or judge handling your criminal case, and the possibilities prior to even entering the court room. The experience allows us to better inform our clients of what to expect prior to even entering the courtroom. In turn, this makes the case go a lot smoother as well as helps your client be prepared for any outcome.

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Thursday, 25 August 2011 11:31

Criminal Defense Attorney

criminial-lawAt the law office of Brackin, McGriff & Johnson our goal for over 20 years has been to provide the highest level of knowledge, understanding and assistance when you have been charged with a criminal offense.

Criminal Defense Practice

We are dedicated to protecting your rights in court. When you are facing criminal charges such as drug charges, DUI, domestic violence or crimes against persons or property do not hesitate in contacting a law firm immediately. You will want competent attorneys with experience and a focus on Alabama Criminal Defense, other factors for you to consider are the amount of experience the firm has in Baldwin County Courtrooms.

Felony, State & Federal Criminal Defense

With many Felony Criminal Charges you may be facing jail time, fines, and your property may be confiscated. If you are convicted of a felony, state or federal, your life is forever changed. Even after completing your sentence, a criminal record can hinder your ability to successfully pass an employment screening. In many cases a conviction will affect your ability to vote, own a firearm and often the ability to live where you choose.

Maximum Protection of the Law in Criminal Cases

When you need a criminal defense lawyer or a skilled Baldwin County Attorney, the attorneys at Brackin, McGriff & Johnson understand that when a client is facing a criminal charge, jail sentence and a criminal record, you will need to retain a law firm with a great deal of courtroom experience. Our criminal defense attorneys will fight to protect your constitutional right to a fair trial, and evaluate your case for illegal-evidence gathering; violations of your civil rights or other errors that law enforcement may make that can get your case dismissed or the charges significantly reduced.

Whatever your specific legal situation may be the attorneys at Brackin, Johnson & McGriff will be glad to provide counsel and services to achieve the best results for our clients. If we are not best suited to handle your case we will be happy to refer you to a competent attorney who can help you. We are conveniently located in Foley, Alabama and have flexible office hours to best serve our clients.

Criminal Defense Attorney

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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:10

Areas of Practice

Alabama Law Library

Our attorneys at Brackin, McGriff and Johnson are well versed in many areas of law. Below are just a few examples of what we can do for you.

Business Law

Business Organizations, Formation, and Dissolution- Think you are ready to move to the next step for your business? Our attorneys are well versed in helping you take that next step by finding which type of business organization is right for you and your associates, and then guiding you through the process of forming that type of organization.

Family Law | Divorce

Divorce- At Brackin, McGriff, & Johnson, we understand that the process of going through a divorce is difficult enough. We want to work for you to make sure that your legal experience during this difficult time is as easy and painless as possible. We will fight hard for your rights while also remaining understanding and compassionate to your needs.

Child Support

Child Support - We are committed to obtaining a justified modification of child support, custody, or other orders when your circumstances change after divorce.

Child Custody

Child Custody- We are also committed to establishing a child custody and visitation arrangement that serves your children’s best interests and protects your most valued relationships.

DUI Defense

DUI- Preparation is the key to a successful drunk driving defense, and at Brackin, McGriff, & Johnson, we put forth our greatest effort to make sure we are prepared to provide you the best possible defense for your DUI case.

Probate Law

Estate Planning- We tailor our services to help our clients protect, preserve and pass down what they’ve worked so hard to build.

Juvenile Law

Juvenile- We at Brackin, McGriff, & Johnson want to provide the best possible defense for your child in their time of need.

Personal Injury

Personal injury- Our attorneys and staff take great pride in helping injured people not only recover from their injuries, but also recover their lives. If you have suffered a personal injury, if you are disabled and cannot work, or if a family member had died in an accident because of negligence, we want to hear your story.

Real Estate

Real Estate- Our attorneys have broad capabilities in real estate development, leasing, and financing. We are also ready to provide help over a wide range of real estate issues such as landlord/tenant disputes, borrower/lender disputes, boundary line disputes, just to name a few.

Estate Planning

Wills, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Health Care Directives- We are ready to provide you the services you need in creating a will that will protect your family’s future interests.

Criminal Defense

Criminal Law – Brackin, McGriff, and Johnson are also well prepared to meet any and all of your needs regarding pending criminal cases.

Baldwin County Attorney

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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:09

J. Byron Brackin, III

Byron Brackin - Brackin McGriff JohnsonByron Brackin was born and raised in Baldwin County, Alabama, graduating from Bayside Academy in 1999.

Byron attended Birmingham Southern College, graduating in 2003. Thereafter, Byron attended the Mississippi College School of Law, and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2006.  Upon graduation, Byron joined the firm of Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C.


Byron practices extensively in the areas of:

Business Organizations Drug Charge Defense
Child Support DUI Defense
Civil Litigation Juvenile Defense
Condominium Law Personal Injury
Criminal Defense Probate Law & Estates
Divorce Proceedings Real Estate Law


Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:07

Kelly A. McGriff

Kelly McGriff - Brackin McGriff Johnson

Kelly McGriff was raised in Baldwin County, Alabama, and graduated from Fairhope High School in 1986. Upon graduation from high school, Kelly attended the University of Alabama, obtaining his undergraduate degree in 1990. He thereafter attended the University of Alabama School of Law obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1993.

After law school, Kelly was employed with the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office. In 1994, Kelly and Buddy formed Brackin and McGriff, P.C., which later became Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C.

Kelly's practice is developed along two, distinct tracks.

He practices in the areas of civil litigation, probate practice, trusts, wills, business law, guardianships, estates, real property, estate planning, family law, as well as working as a civil and domestic mediator. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants.

Further, Kelly has spent more than ten years working in virtually every aspect of communications law and related fields, including regulatory, transactional, litigation, legislative and land use in both the private and public sectors, including Internet services and technologies; conventional and emerging wireless services; telecommunications equipment development; and other high-technology applications.

Kelly is a past President of the Baldwin County Bar Association, Fairhope Sunset Rotary Club, and former counsel of the Baldwin County Republican Party. He serves on the Baldwin County Bar Association's Standing Committee on Domestic Relations Practice.

Kelly is an adjunct professor at Faulkner State Junior College, and the Associate Municipal Judge for Orange Beach, Alabama.

Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:06

Julian B. "Buddy" Brackin

Buddy Brackin - Brackin McGriff JohnsonBuddy Brackin was born and raised in Marengo County, Alabama and graduated from Thomaston High School in 1968. Upon graduation from high school, Buddy attended Marion Military Institute for one year and graduated from Troy University in 1972.

He thereafter attended the University of Alabama School of Law obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1976 as well as his Masters Degree in Public Administration. After law school, Buddy was employed with the State of Alabama Attorney General’s Office in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1977, Buddy relocated to Baldwin County, Alabama. In 1986, Buddy formed Julian B. Brackin, P.C. which later became Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C.

Buddy practices extensively in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, Condominium Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Banking Law, Business Organizations, Divorce, Juvenile, Child Support, Personal Injury, and Estate matters.

Buddy is a past President of the Baldwin County Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Baldwin County Judicial Selection Committee as the representative of the Baldwin County Bar Association. Buddy also serves on the Standing Committee on Practice and Procedureand and is registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster.

Buddy has been the Municipal Judge of the Cities of Robertsdale, Alabama and Orange Beach, Alabama since 1980 and 1994, respectively. He was a founding Director of Vision Bank and currently serves as a director of Capstone Bancshares, Inc.

Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:05

About the Firm

About the Firm

Julian B. “Buddy” Brackin, Jr. founded Julian B. Brackin, P.C. in Foley, Alabama in 1986.  Kelly McGriff, Stephen Johnson, and Byron Brackin thereafter joined the firm now known as Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C.

Alabama District Court Southern Division

Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C. is a full service law firm providing legal services in all areas of the law.  All of the attorneys of Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C. practice in the District Court of Baldwin County, Alabama, the Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama, and in Municipal Courts of Gulf Shores, Foley, Summerdale, Loxley, Bay Minette, Fairhope, Daphne, Spanish Fort, and Silverhill. 

Buddy Brackin is the Municipal Judge in Orange Beach, Alabama and Robertsdale, Alabama and Kelly McGriff is the Associate Municipal Judge in Orange Beach, Alabama. Byron Brackin and Buddy Brackin also practice in the United States District Court of the Southern District of Alabama. Stephen Johnson is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

The firm practices a great deal of Criminal Defense, DUI Law, Condominium Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law, Business Law & Organizations, Banking, Divorce Law, Juvenile Law, Child Support, Personal Injury, and Estate matters including the administration of estates, the drafting of your Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Health Care Directive. The firm regularly handles criminal matters of all degrees ranging from speeding tickets to felonies. The firm pursues civil disputes representing both Defendants and Plaintiffs.

Whatever your legal needs, the firm of Brackin, McGriff, & Johnson can provide counsel and services to achieve the best results for you. If you are in need of assistance in an area in which we do not practice, please contact us and we will be happy to refer you to a competent attorney that can assist you.

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At the law office of Brackin and Johnson, we represent clients throughout the Gulf Coast region of Alabama, including those in Robertsdale, Foley, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Mobile, Summerdale, Bay Minette,

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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