Profiles

The Real Value of Land: Ownership, Not Auction

ATTORNEY JOHN POLLOCK ’94 UPDATES HEIRS’ RIGHTS BY JIM H. SMITH, MALS ’02 Ervin and James Jones and their seven siblings inherited 38 acres of land in the hill country of eastern Alabama. The two brothers—elderly, poor and disabled—loved the land. Ervin envisioned passing his share on to his grandchildren. James harvested timber as the only…