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John Stamps Honored with Commissioners Award

John Stamps Honored with Commissioners Award

MIRIMAR BEACH, Fla. and MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama State Bar has awarded John Stamps the 2022 Commissioners Award.

Stamps was presented with the award at the 145th Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar on June 25, 2022, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach, Fla. Stamps was celebrated for the many ways he has impacted his community and profession.

Stamps was a 2003 graduate of Paul Herbert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Stamps practices in the Black Belt Region of Alabama and other underserved communities; however, he will serve wherever and whenever he is called or needed. Stamps adopted, as his motto, the phrase: “Fighting the Good Fight.”

Alabama State Bar President Taze Shepard said, “The Alabama State Bar is proud to award John Stamps with the Commissioners Award. He has been dedicated to the improvement of the administration of justice in Alabama for many years.”

Stamps is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Georgia State Bar, the Alabama Lawyers Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, the Magic City Bar Association, and the Bessemer Bar Association. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Alabama Association of Justice, the Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association. Stamps is also an elected bar commissioner at large.

“John Stamps is very deserving of this award,” Alabama State Bar Executive Director Terri Lovell said. “We have all benefited from his contributions to the Alabama State Bar.”


The Alabama State Bar (ASB) is the official licensing and regulatory organization of lawyers in Alabama. Created in 1879, the Alabama State Bar became an integrated bar in 1923 by an act of the legislature. Since then, ASB programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system. It is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.

View other award recipients here.


Melissa Warnke
Director of Communications
Alabama State Bar
(334) 517-2218