Jeffrey G. Blackwell

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Biography

Jeff Blackwell focuses his law practice on cases involving severe personal injuries, substantial damages and wrongful death. He works exclusively for the victims of personal injury and their families.

Jeff is a proven trial lawyer. He fights hard for his clients. He began his career in 1995 at a prominent Birmingham law firm where he handled serious injury cases throughout the State of Alabama. Within the first three years of practice, Jeff orally argued a case before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, successfully defended a large healthcare corporation from serious fraud allegations with a team at trial and obtained a large recovery for consumers in a statewide class action.

In 1998, Jeff made the move home to North Alabama. He wanted to focus exclusively on representing Plaintiffs in cases of significant injury or damage. At the Huntsville firm where he practiced as a partner for the next 17 years, Jeff successfully tried cases to verdict in multiple Alabama counties. He also successfully represented clients before the Alabama Supreme Court and Alabama Court of Civil Appeals on many occasions. He has helped injury victims in both Alabama and Federal Courts.

When a longtime law partner retired in 2015, Jeff opened his own law firm. His law practice is built around a process involving legal scholarship, case preparation and strong client advocacy. This process is the foundation of the Blackwell Law Firm.

Personal Profile:

Jeff was born in Decatur. He graduated high school in Athens. He lives with his wife Sharon and three children in Huntsville. Jeff and his family are members of Central Presbyterian Church where he has served as a Deacon. With his children, he has volunteered to coach basketball, help the Huntsville High Marching Band, and sponsor the fall festival at the Academy for Arts and Academics.

Awards

SuperLawyers

Rising Star 2010, limited to top 2.5% of attorneys age 40 or younger

SuperLawyers 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 limited to top 5% of attorneys in each state

Martindale-Hubbell’s Preeminent AV Rating

Highest Attorney Rating

Life Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Membership limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts

Avvo Rating 10 out of 10

Highest Attorney Rating

Professional Experience

Trial Attorney / Founder - Blackwell Law Firm, LLC

2016-Current

Trial Attorney / Partner - Hornsby, Watson, Hornsby & Blackwell

1998-2015

Trial Attorney / Associate - Hardin & Hawkins

1995-1998

Law Clerk - Hardin & Hawkins

1994-1995

Law Clerk - Professor Gerald Gibbons, University of Alabama School of Law

1993

Publications and Presentations

Jeff believes strongly in legal education. He maintains two legal blogs where he publishes legal articles and commentary. They are:

• The Alabama Litigation Review

• The Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

In addition to his blogs, Jeff regularly teaches legal seminars on topics related to personal injury in Alabama. The following are a few of the seminar presentations and papers he has authored:

• Alabama Workers' Compensation Trial Strategy, The Future of Workers' Compensation by The Alabama Association for Justice, October 6, 2017

• Presenting Damages and Expert Testimony at Trial, National Business Institute, 2012

• Evolving Issues and Practices in Workers’ Compensation Cases, Cumberland School of Law CLE, 2012

• Bench Trial Tips, National Business Institute, 2011

• Summary Judgment Hearings, National Business Institute, 2011

• Discovery Conferences, National Business Institute, 2011

• Personal Injury 101 – Legislative, Case Law, and Regulatory Trends and Developments, National Business Institute, 2010

• Served as Moderator for a Panel Discussion by Circuit Court Judges, What Civil Judges Want You To Know, 2009

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Alabama State Bar

Member Since: 1995

Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association

Served on Nominating Committee, Law Library Committee

Alabama Association for Justice

Executive Committee

Alabama Civil Justice Foundation American Association for Justice

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of South Alabama, B.S., Accounting, Presidential Scholarship Recipient; President’s List; Dean’s List, 1992
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., Journal of the Legal Profession; Ticor National Title Insurance Award Recipient; Corpus Juris Secundum Award Recipient, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995
Admission:
1995, Alabama; 1995, U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Birth Information:
Decatur, Alabama, March 10, 1970
ISLN:
910080628
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Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (68 reviews)
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    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

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  • Judgment

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  • Communication

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  • Legal Experience

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 10/24/12 in Litigation

    Jeff is an excellent lawyer. He's very smart, works hard and excels in every case he handles. He is well-liked in the bar and respected not just by the judges in Madison County, but state-wide. Without question, Jeff deserves the highest peer ratin... Read more

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    Jeff is an excellent lawyer. He's very smart, works hard and excels in every case he handles. He is well-liked in the bar and respected not just by the judges in Madison County, but state-wide. Without question, Jeff deserves the highest peer rating available. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 10/25/12 in Litigation

    I have known Jeff for twenty years. Jeff is a very talented lawyer who works hard and achieves outstanding results for his clients. His analytical capabilities and knowledge of the law are first rate. He has excellent judgment and is a brilliant t... Read more

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    I have known Jeff for twenty years. Jeff is a very talented lawyer who works hard and achieves outstanding results for his clients. His analytical capabilities and knowledge of the law are first rate. He has excellent judgment and is a brilliant trial attorney. Read less

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