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John O. Cates


University Counsel

The University of Alabama System

Office of Counsel

347 Shelbie King Hall

Huntsville, AL 35899


Tel: 256-824-6633

Email:  jcates@uasystem.ua.edu







BA – The University of Alabama

JD – Cumberland School of Law


Professional Memberships:

Alabama State Bar

National Association of College and University Attorneys


John has worked in the Office of Counsel for nearly 13 years. He focuses on a wide variety of legal issues affecting academia, including litigation, research issues, technology transfer and intellectual property.  In addition, John has taught classes in the College of Business Administration.