Instructor Bio

M. John Steensland , PE, PLS, JD

John Steensland holds the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama and the Juris Doctor degree from Jones School of Law, Montgomery, Alabama.  He is a second generation land surveyor and is licensed as a professional engineer and professional land surveyor in the states of Alabama and Florida.  Prior to completing law school he practiced professional engineering and land surveying for 13 years, including his service as a county engineer.  Steensland assumed the office of Houston County District Court Judge in January 1989 and retired in May 2010.  Steensland is a frequent lecturer and author and has presented over 100 seminars in twelve states during the past 20 years on the subjects of Contract Law Design Professional Liability, Professional Ethics Design Code Application and Land Boundary Law Issues.  He has served as adjunct Professor of Property Law at Jones School of Law and has taught Land Boundary Law in the Land Surveying and Geomatics Program at Troy University in Troy, Alabama.