•fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America
•Super Lawyer in Alabama by Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine.
•Litigation Star for Alabama in Benchmark Litigation
•AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell
•Obtained a defense verdict for an obstetrician in a case claiming negligence in failing to remove a sponge from the patient’s body after vaginal delivery, resulting in alleged permanent pelvic floor injury.
•Obtained defense verdict for a Birmingham internal medicine physician in a lawsuit alleging wrongful death of a 26 year old mentally disabled female.
•Obtained defense verdict in a medical malpractice on behalf of a family medicine physician in a prolonged 8-week trial with multiple defendants.
•Obtained a defense verdict at trial for an emergency physician in a case alleging negligent failure to diagnose septic arthritis, resulting in below the knee amputation.
•Obtained a defense verdict for a pediatrician in an eight-day trial in a case involving alleged negligent failure to diagnose subarachnoid hemorrhage in a fifteen year old girl, resulting in brain surgery and brain injury.
•Obtained a defense verdict at trial on behalf of an ENT Medical Facility alleging unsafe conditions caused injuries to patients including a rare neurologic condition, ultimately leading to surgical implantation of spinal cord stimulator.
•Obtained summary judgment for medical center in a case alleging unethical research practices caused permanent developmental injuries to neonates.
•Obtained dismissal of Qui Tam/False Claims Act for two physicians which was affirmed by the 11th Circuit.
•Successfully represented hospital in coordination with CDC during outbreak of harmful bacterium resulting multiple deaths.
Presentations and Publications
•Keynote presenter, “Liability Issues for Nurse Anesthetists,” ALANA Fall Convention.
•Keynote presenter, “Medical Liability for Third-Party Nonpatients,” ALAMTA Regional.
•CLE Presenter, “Cutting Edge Issues in Medical Malpractice,” National Business Institute.
News & Insights
Starnes Davis Florie Ranked in the 2019 Edition of Benchmark Litigation
•THIRTY-ONE SDF ATTORNEYS NAMED TO THE 2018 EDITION OF MID-SOUTH SUPER LAWYERS
•SDF Attorneys Joe Miller & Will Axon Win Med Mal Trial for OB/GYN
•Twenty-Seven SDF Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019
•SDF Attorneys Florie & Axon Obtain Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Trial
•SDF Attorneys Hines and Axon Obtain Defense Verdict After 8 Weeks of Trial
•SDF Attorney Will Axon Inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
•Starnes Davis Florie Named a Highly Recommended Litigation Firm in the 2018 Edition of Benchmark Litigation
•Joe Miller and Will Axon Obtain Defense Verdict in an Eight Day Trial Huntsville, Alabama
•Benchmark Litigation 2016 Named Starnes Davis Florie a Highly Recommended Litigation Firm
•Miller, Axon, and Starnes Obtain Defense Verdict for Pediatrician in an Eight Day Trial
•Starnes Davis Florie Named a Highly Recommended Litigation Firm in the 2015 Edition of Benchmark Litigation
•Starnes Davis Florie Lawyers Axon & Huntley Secure Dismissal on Appeal
•Axon & Huntley Obtained Defense Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Case
Will serves on the Committee for the Future for Children's Hospital of Alabama. He has also been actively involved in the Finn and Quinley Foundation, A/T Children's Project, the United Way and the Birmingham Exceptional Foundation. He attends the Cathedral Church of the Advent.
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