Joseph M. Brown, Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama, August 29, 1950. He graduated magna cum laude from Samford University in 1972 with a B.A. in History. Thereafter, he was inducted into the U.S. Air Force receiving his commission in December 1972 and his wings in January 1974. Mr. Brown served with the Air Force Reserve until 1979, attaining the rank of Captain.
Mr. Brown returned to Birmingham, Alabama to continue his education, enrolling in the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University and receiving his Juris Doctorate cum laude in 1977.
Practice areas are personal injury; general negligence; products liability; insurance fraud; bad faith; medical malpractice; admiralty maritime; and aviation.
Mr. Brown holds Commercial, Multi-Engine, Instrument, Jet and Reciprocating Engine Ratings and holds a type certification in the Cessna CE 500 (Citation) aircraft.
Mr. Brown is a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates; a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate; an advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates; a member of the American Association for Justice; the Alabama Association for Justice; a Charter Member of the "Pioneers for Justice" of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation; the Litigation Counsel of America; Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa and the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association. Mr. Brown is listed in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2010, 2011) and was named to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers (2007). Benchmark Plaintiff lists him as a "Litigation Star" in its national rankings of personal injury attorneys. He has been listed in Super Lawyers since 2008, and was ranked as one of the top 50 attorneys in Alabama (2009). In addition, Mr. Brown is listed in Best Lawyers in America® (1995-present).
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