Jonathan L. Berryhill

Jonathan L. Berryhill

Berryhill & Mitchell, PC

1401 Providence Park

Suite 100

Birmingham, AL 35242

Direct: (205)732-7444

Assistant: Lisa Hicks

Direct: (205)732-7425

Jonathan has been defending companies, individuals, insurance companies and self-insurer funds across a broad spectrum of lawsuits throughout Alabama for over 20 years.

His client base includes workers’ compensation self-insured companies, self-insurer funds, insurance companies, and third-party administrators (TPA); and general liability insurers. Among others, Jonathan has represented clients in the construction industry, trucking industry, food service and production industry, automobile, health and rehabilitation, municipalities, and in manufacturing. He also has handled matters involving small business disputes and online, print and photography publishing. Jonathan has tried numerous cases to both jury verdicts and bench judgments (non-jury) in a host of counties throughout Alabama and has, through dismissal or settlement, successfully resolved close to one thousand more. Jonathan has also successfully prosecuted and defended many cases on appeal resulting in several reported appellate decisions.

As the son and grandson of lifetime coal miners and steelworkers, Jonathan maintains a deep respect for the industries that served as a backbone for this state. In keeping with his heritage, he worked his way through both college and law school in several fields that he now has the privilege of representing as a lawyer. While in law school and afterwards, Jonathan served for three years as the law clerk for the presiding judge of the Circuit Court for Jefferson County (Birmingham), Alabama. During this time he gained a valuable perspective on the litigation process, researching and working on decisions for a variety of cases from products liability to medical malpractice and breach of contract issues.

Jonathan is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He is active in many local, statewide and national organizations affiliated with insurance defense litigation. He currently serves as president of the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Defense Lawyers Association. He is past chair of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of DRI, the preeminent international gathering of attorneys defending businesses and individuals in civil litigation, and served as chair of the Workers’ Compensation section of the Alabama State Bar from 2012 to 2013.


J.D., Birmingham School of Law (1996)

B.A., Birmingham Southern College, Political Science (1993)


Alabama State Bar

United States District Court for Alabama (Northern, Middle & Southern Divisions)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Birmingham Bar Association

  • ​Young Lawyers Executive Committee (2002-2003)

  • Grievance Committee (2008-2010)

Alabama State Bar Workers’ Compensation Committee

  • Chair (2012-2013)​

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

  • ​Workers’ Compensation Committee

  • Chair (2013-2015)

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association​

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Defense Lawyers Association

  • President (2016-2017)​

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization

Professional Outdoor Media Association

  • Legal Counsel​


Born in Fairfield, Alabama (1970)​Married with two children, one son and one daughter

Volunteer - Boy Scouts of America

Izaak Walton League of America, Birmingham Chapter

  • ​President (2010-2011)

  • Lacey Spring Property Manager (2010-present)

Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

  • ​Pastor Parish Relations Committee (2007 - 2010; Chair 2010)