Jeffrey G. Blackwell

Jeffrey G. Blackwell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Huntsville, AL

Blackwell Law Firm
 | 120 Holmes Ave NE #401, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-261-1315
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)

White Papers

  • Alabama Workers' Compensation Trial Strategy (2017) - Alabama Workers' Compensation Trial Strategy. I believe in case preparation. Preparation leads to better trials and better settlements. Over the last two decades of my practice, I have had frequent workers' compensation trials in counties across Alabama. I wrote this paper as part of a seminar presentation in 2017.

  • About Jeffrey Blackwell

    Admitted: 1995, Alabama

    Professional Webpage: http://www.blackwell-attorneys.com/jeffrey-g-blackwell.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • The National Trial Lawyers follows a multi-phase process to select the top 100 trial lawyers in each state or region. Those lawyers are invited to membership., Top 100 Lawyers (Alabama), The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
    • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2011
    • Presidential Scholarship Recipient, University of South Alabama, 1988
    • Rated "10" (Superb), AVVO
    • Ticor National Title Insurance Award, University of Alabama School of Law, 1993
    • Corpus Juris Secundum Award, University of Alabama School of Law, 1993
    • Advocate, American Association for Justice National College of Advocacy, 2001

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (Alabama), 2019
    • Alabama Association for Justice, 2019
    • The Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, 2019
    • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association (Served in prior years as Vice-Chair of the Library Committee; Member of Nominating Committee), 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Session, Central Presbyterian Church, 2019
    • Sponsor, Austin High School Baseball Team, 2019
    • Sponsor, Grissom High School Ladies Soccer Program, 2019
    • Sponsor, Huntsville High School Marching Band, 2019
    • Member, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, 2019
    • Huntsville Tinsel Trail Tree Sponsor, 2018
    • Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of North Alabama, 2009

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker and Author. On October 6, 2017, the Alabama Association for Justice sponsored a seminar titled The Future of Workers' Compensation. The seminar was conducted in Birmingham and open to attorneys throughout Alabama. The Co-Chairs of the seminar asked me to speak on the issue of trial strategy in workers' compensation cases. In addition to speaking, I authored a paper containing my remarks., Speaker and Author, Alabama Workers' Compensation Trial Strategy, Alabama Association For Justice Seminar, 2017
    • I was asked to present and speak at a CLE titled Advanced Personal Injury: Mastering Your Practice, Author / Speaker, Presenting Damages and Expert Testimony at Trial, National Business Institute, Legal, Personal Injury, Trial, 2012
    • I was invited to speak as part of a panel of workers compensation experts on evolving issues in that field of the law., Speaker / Panel Member, Evolving Issues and Practices in Workers' Compensation Cases, Cumberland School of Law CLE, Lawyers, Workers Compensation, 2012
    • During my years of practice, I have tried bench trials across Alabama. The National Business Institute (NBI) invited me to write and speak to a CLE on bench trial tips., Author / Speaker, Bench Trial Tips, National Business Institute, Lawyers, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, 2011
    • I wrote and presented a paper to a CLE on summary judgment hearings., Author / Speaker, Summary Judgment Hearings, National Business Institute, 2011
    • I authored a paper on personal injury law in Alabama, including trends and developments in the legal specialty. I then presented the paper and answered questions at a National Business Institute (NBI) CLE., Author / Speaker, Personal Injury 101 (Trends and Developments in Personal Injury and Product Liability Law in Alabama), National Business Institute, Legal, Personal Injury, Trial, 2010
    • I was asked to moderate a panel discussion involvling several northern Alabama Circuit Court Judges. I facilitated the discussion and fielded topical questions / suggestions from the audience., Panel Moderator, What Civil Judges Want You To Know, National Business Institute, Legal, Personal Injury, Trial, 2009
    • I authored a paper on the rights of withdrawing partners from law firm partnerships., Author, The Rights of a Withdrawing Partner and the Proper Distribution of Firm Assets, The Journal of the Legal Profession (University of Alabama), Legal, 1995

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $5,350,000 Verdict, Nursing Home Neglect, Elderly patient attacked by fire ants
    • $1,893,000 Judgments and Settlements, Industrial Accident and Injury, Overhead Crane Collision
    • $600,000 Judgments and Settlements, Commercial Truck Accident, Successful judgment against an uninsured motorist carrier
    • $267,000 Verdict, Industrial Accident Injury, Boilermaker injured by falling equipment
    • $250,000 Verdict, Uninsured Motorist Claim, Local attorney injured in hit and run accident
    • $805,000 Judgments and Settlement, Automobile Accident, Cervical Spine Injury
    • Confidential Settlement, Industrial Accident, Welder injured by chemical release, Judgment against one defendant obtained at trial with value in excess of $582,000. A second defendant later settled for an additional confidential amount.
    • $454,000 Judgments and Settlements, Wrongful Death Claim, Paramedic Struck and Killed on Interstate, All available insurance proceeds recovered by judgments and settlements
    • Confidential Settlement, Industrial Accident, Scissors Lift Collapse, Approximately $500,000 obtained by judgment against one defendant. A second defendant then settled for an additional confidential amount at the conclusion of a week long jury trial
    • $475,000 Settlement, Life Insurance Claim
    • $313,000 Verdict, Slip and Fall Accident, Kmart patron injured in fall caused by floor hazard
    • Confidential Settlement, Business and Environmental Tort, Lead counsel for Alabama waste water treatment facility in a claim against a multi-national chemcial company

    Educational Background:

    • BS, Accounting, University of South Alabama, 1992

    Industry Groups

    • Alabama Association For Justice
    • American Association For Justice
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    Office Location for Jeffrey G. Blackwell

    120 Holmes Ave NE #401
    Huntsville, AL 35801

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    Last Updated: 6/19/2019

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