Mr. Wade B. Perry Jr.


Direct: (251)-441-9238
Fax: (251) 432-2800
P.O. Box 1988
Mobile, AL 36633

Attorney Assistant

Deirdre A. Gary
Phone : (251) 441-9207

Related Practices:


J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1971
A.B., Davidson College, 1968

Wade “Bo” Perry represents regional and local hospitals, physicians, long-term care facilities and mental health care facilities on a wide variety of issues, including regulatory compliance, corporate transactional, employment, HIPAA, increased profitability, ensuring payment, acquisitions and legislative matters. He stays abreast of looming industry issues such as Medicaid expansion, Affordable Care Act and uncompensated care.

Bo views the work he does in the health care and real estate industries as a very interactive process where client input is crucial. He is astute at understanding market demands and assisting clients in creating value in their industry, whether their need is transactional, regulatory or litigation based. He knows what it takes to get the job done and takes steps to ensure it is completed satisfactorily, even if it means lobbying and drafting legislation.

Bo assists his real estate clients with issues such as property acquisitions and  divestiture, title litigation, erroneous property descriptions, boundary disputes, liens validity and a multitude of other title-related matters.

It’s important to Bo that he and his clients establish mutual trust and communicate regularly so that their needs are met. The best part about being an attorney for Bo is the opportunity to help people solve problems — big and small — as quickly as possible while ensuring the legal bases are covered.

Representative Experience

General Matters


Successfully completed the merger of two regional mental health centers aggregating more than 1,000 employees, in a transaction that finalized in the spring of 2014.


Defended the local affiliate of national youth club in litigation over ownership of a major charitable gift, involving both trial and appellate court proceedings.


Responsible for several successful proceedings in Alabama Supreme Court to establish the parameters of authority of the local probate court

Recent Reported Decisions


BJMA vs. Murphy, 41 So.3d 751 (Ala. 2010) [real estate lien priorities]


AltaPointe Health Systems vs. Davis, 90 So.3d 139 (Ala. 2012) [authority to issue contempt citation]

Honors and Awards


Selected for inclusion in Alabama Super Lawyers, 2009-2013, in the field of health care


Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers since 1991 in the field of health care

Professional and Community Involvement


Member, American Health Lawyers Association


Member, Defense Research Institute


Former Member, Board of Trustees, Alabama Department of Mental Health


Director and former president, Mobile Opera, Inc.


Bar Admissions


1971, Alabama

Court Admissions


1971, Alabama State Courts


1971, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


1975, U.S. District Courts in all Alabama districts


2015, U.S. Supreme Court

What Our Clients are Saying

Brandy Walker

“My husband and I were referred to Johnstone Adams in the spring of last year. We are working very closely with Jessica Welch and Greg Watts on an ongoing and unwanted family estate matter. Ms. Welch and Mr. Watts have been so professional and knowledgeable.

In addition, considering the nature of the suit, Jessica has provided my husband and I with a peace of mind we didn"t think was possible during this extremely stressful time of our lives. She is an amazing trial attorney. They have gone above and beyond. To sum it up, I have nothing but the utmost respect and appreciation for them. I would strongly reccomend either of them to my dearest friends and family members. I'm so thankful that we stumbled upon them. I'm actually going to miss Jessica Welch when this is all over.”

Andre Kistner

“I am currently using this law firm and they are informative, keeping me up to date with my case, and they return your calls/emails immediately. I am very satisfied.”

Stu Cookson

“My wife and I approached Johnstone Adams to help us make a better informed decision regarding her immigration. They have been a truly invaluable asset. They brought their knowledge, experience, confidence, and calm demeanor to the process, which put our minds at ease. The worry and anxiety that we were facing melted away, and we have been, literally, hand-held during this daunting process. We can’t thank or recommend Johnstone Adams enough and look forward to continuing to use their services in the future.”


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“Johnstone Adams was a great help when it came to drawing up our family’s will and advanced directives prior to the birth of our first son. These are certainly things that no one wants to think about, but the process was easy. They were professional and knowledgeable, answering all of our questions along the way with compassion and sensitivity. Johnstone Adams responded quickly to any questions and was easy to get in touch with! We would highly recommend them for any legal work!!”

Alan C

“Jessica’s advice and assistance with our family's interests in a probate matter was exceptional from beginning to end-- always thoughtful, responsive and efficient, and focused and timely.

It was a genuine pleasure for the doubtless incorrigibly demanding old lawyer that I am to have a professional of her outstanding caliber assisting me on this matter—both generally and in my role as executor in particular—in a jurisdiction unfamiliar to me and on a matter completely outside of my own experience and expertise.

I might also point out that she was really excellent in interfacing, always in a timely and solution-oriented manner, with other parties involved in our matter to help keep our initiatives on track—including attorneys dealing with the disposition of residential real estate and financial assets.

Jessica and her excellent assistant, Shelly Perrone, also offered and provided pragmatic and efficient solutions to logistical and execution issues made significantly more challenging than usual given the COVID-19 crisis and my own location far from Mobile-- in Paris, France.”


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