Jeffrey Blackwell

Blackwell Law Firm
120 Holmes Ave Ne Ste 401
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 261-1315
www.blackwell-attorneys.com


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.

Education

J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1995
Journal of the Legal Profession
Ticor National Title Insurance Award Recipient
Corpus Juris Secundum Award Recipient
B.S. / Accounting, University of South Alabama, 1992
Presidential Scholarship Recipient
President's List
Dean's List

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Alabama
U.S. Federal District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
U.S Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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

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