James R. Moncus, III

James R. Moncus, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Hare Wynn Newell & Newton LLP
 | 2025 3rd Avenue North, Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203-3331
Phone: 205-323-8273
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jamie’s trial practice has been focused in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, breach of contract, medical malpractice, product liability, intellectual property, class actions, as well as qui tam litigation under the Federal False Claims Act. In his first few years at Hare Wynn, Jamie tried several jury cases to verdict, obtaining favorable results for his clients in a variety of matters. He has also argued countless motions and handled appeals before a variety of courts, from oral argument before the federal court for the Southern District of New York, to oral argument before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

In the past few years, Jamie has concentrated on litigating and trying significant cases to verdict.  In 2011, he tried a three week complex aviation case in federal court and achieved a record verdict in a dram shop case in state court.

As co-lead counsel, Jamie obtained a $37.5 million verdict in Madison County, Alabama, making The National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdict list for 2011 (publication forthcoming).  The verdict, which consisted of only punitive damages, was significant in several respects, but for also setting the record verdict in that County, which was previously less than $10 million.  

About James Moncus, III

Admitted: 2003, Alabama

Professional Webpage: http://www.hwnn.com/attorneys/james-r-moncus-iii

Honors and Awards:

  • Jamie was awarded the Morgan Prize in 2003 for the best student Note as selected by his peers on the Vanderbilt Law Review and select Vanderbilt law faculty., Morgan Prize Recipient for Best Student Note, Vanderbilt Law School, 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • In 2012, Jamie earned an AV Peer Review Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubble. , 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Birmingham Bar Civil Courts Procedures Committee, 2012
  • In 2012, Jamie was selected for membership on the American Association for Justice's National Board of Governors., 2012
  • Member, The Birmingham Phoenix Club, 2012
  • Jamie has recently finished serving his fourth term on the American Association for Justice ("AAJ") (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association) Board of Governors for the NLD., 2011
  • Sustaining Member of the Alabama Association for Justice, 2011
  • Jamie has recently finished his third term on the Birmingham Bar Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee., 2010
  • Member, Mississippi Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Alabama Association for Justice, Executive Committee
  • Member, American Inns of Court, Birmingham Chapter

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • National Association of Eagle Scouts, Life Member, 2011
  • Jamie is serving as the Chair of the annual Ronnie Noojin Race to the Courthouse (5k race) for the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association.  All proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong Kids campaign., 2010
  • In 2008 and 2009, Jamie served as Chair of the annual Young Lawyers' Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation, the Bell Center, and the Firehouse Shelter., 2009

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $4 million settlement in a medical malpractice case against Brookwood Hospital for nursing negligence in Jefferson County, Alabama (personal injury).  , 2011
  • $37.5 millon verdict in Madison County, Alabama (wrongful death, dram shop)., 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum (new member as of June 2011), 2011
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, 2010


  • Special guest on the Law Technology Now monthly podcast., 2011


  • Regular contributor to Alabama Litigation Blog, an online publication focusing on insights, changes and developments in Alabama litigation.  , Contributor, Alabama Litigation Blog, Law Blog
  • Jamie is currently a member of the Board of Editors of this monthly newsletter, which focuses on current issues in medical malpractice litigation., Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy

Educational Background:

  • Auburn University (Philosophy), 2000
Office Location for James R. Moncus, III

2025 3rd Avenue North
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203-3331


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Last Updated: 6/28/2017

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