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Joseph M. Brown, Jr.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate
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Mr. Brown 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.

Mr. Brown holds Commercial, Multi-Engine, Instrument, Jet and Reciprocating Engine Ratings as well as a type certification in the Cessna CE 500 (Citation) aircraft.

An extremely accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Brown is listed in Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America (2015), Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America 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 also been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America® since 1995, Super Lawyers since 2008 and was named one of the top 50 attorneys in Alabama in 2009 by the same publication.

Mr. Brown has obtained dozens of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients and continues today in his representation and advocacy on behalf of his clients in cases of Personal Injury, General Negligence, Products Liability, Insurance Fraud, Bad Faith, Medical MalpracticeAdmiralty / Maritime, and Aviation.

Recognition & Awards

  • Identified in Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America (2015-Present)
  • Listed in Chambers USA as one of Alabama's top lawyers in the area of Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff
  • Identified as one of the 500 "Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in America" by Lawdragon magazine (2007-Present)
  • Identified in Benchmark Plaintiff as a "Litigation Star" in its national rankings of personal injury attorneys
  • Identified in Benchmark Litigation as a "Litigation Star" in Alabama (2013-Present)
  • Listed as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in Alabama by Super Lawyers (2008-Present)
  • Ranked as one of the "Top 50 Attorneys in Alabama" by Super Lawyers (2009)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (1995-Present)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • $61.5 Million Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • $50 Million Defective Water Heater Explosion
  • $24.3 Million Defective Meat Saw
  • $20.5 Million Verdict in Defective Meat Saw Case
  • $15 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
  • $15 Million Hot Water Heater Injury
  • $14.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case
  • $13 Million Verdict for Electrocution
  • $11 Million Settlement in Case of Misdiagnosis
  • $10 Million Verdict for Woman in Collision Case
  • $9 Million Truck Rollover Case
  • $6 Million Wrongful Death Case Against Fire Equipment Service Company
  • $5 Million Verdict Against Ford Motor Co.
  • $4.4 Million Security Negligence Case
  • $4.4 Million Verdict in Store Shooting
  • $4 Million Verdict Against Crown Life Insurance Agent
  • $3.5 Million Verdict for Refusal of Medical Claim
  • $2.5 Million Verdict in Asphyxiation Case
  • $2.5 Million Verdict in House Fire
  • $2.4 Million Verdict for Fatal Fire
  • $550,000 Tractor-Trailer Collision Resulting in Death
  • Confidential Paralyzing Railroad Accident
  • Confidential Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Case
  • Confidential Collision With Concrete Truck
  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated in Electrocution Case
  • Confidential 193-Vehicle Pileup
  • Confidential Head-On Collision
  • Confidential Victim Killed by Impaired Truck Driver
  • Confidential Collision With Impaired 18-Wheel Truck Driver
  • Confidential Automobile Deaths Due to Road Conditions
  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated for Victims in Truck Collision
  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated in Airplane Crash Case
  • Confidential Settlements Reached for Plaintiffs in Airplane Crash
  • Confidential Family Settles in Dangerous Furnace Case
  • Confidential Flammable Hot Water Heater Case
  • Confidential Settlement Reached in Tire Explosion Case
  • Confidential Settlement in ValuJet Flight 592 Crash
  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated in Multi-Vehicle Pileup
  • Confidential Negotiated Recoveries for Victims of an Air Crash
  • Confidential Settlement Reached for Plaintiffs in Air Crash
  • Admitted to the Bar in Alabama in 1977
  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1977
  • Samford University, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 1972
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate
  • Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Charter Member of the "Pioneers for Justice" of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • U.S. Air Force, 1972-1979
Publications
  • Legal Update Summer 2020
  • Legal Update Spring 2020
  • Legal Update Winter 2020
  • Legal Update Fall 2019
  • Legal Update Summer 2019
  • Legal Update Winter 2017
  • Legal Update - Winter 2015
  • Ignition of Floor-Disposed Flammable Vapors by Gas-Fired Water Heaters: What You Should Know
  • Why Our Firm Is Equipped To Represent Trucking Accident Claims

    Our team of experienced trial attorneys works alongside our investigative staff that has been trained in auto accident investigation. Contact our office to discuss your case today and learn about your options.

  • Why Our Firm Is Equipped To Represent Aviation Accident Cases

    We have successfully handled numerous public and private aircraft accident cases and will leverage that experience for your case. Call our office today to learn about your legal options.

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