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Jeff Blackwell focuses his practice on cases involving severe personal injuries, substantial damages or wrongful death. He only represents the victims of personal injury and their families. Jeff earned a Presidential Scholarship to the University of South Alabama where he graduated with an Accounting degree in 1992. He then earned his law degree from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1995. Jeff has successfully tried cases to verdict in multiple Alabama counties. He has 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. He has received a Preeminent AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been selected as a SuperLawyer (2014, 2015) and selected as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.



Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
    21 years
  2. Defective Products: 25%
    21 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 25%
    21 years
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    21 years



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  • Rebekah Lynn Graham

    Jeff is an excellent attorney. He has a great reputation in the legal community and he works hard for his clients. I have referred a number of clients to him, and he has always done an exceptional job representing them.


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  • Douglas C Martinson II

    I endorse this lawyer. I have know Jeff since he started practicing law several years ago and have worked with him on several cases. Jeff is an excellent attorney and provides competent and caring representation for his clients. He is an outstanding attorney who gets good results.


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Contact info

Blackwell Law Firm

120 Holmes Ave NE #401
Huntsville, AL, 35801


ALAuthorized to practice law199508/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Super Lawyers - Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
AdvocateAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2001
Corpus Juris Secundum AwardUniversity of Alabama School of Law1993
Ticor National Title Insurance AwardUniversity of Alabama School of Law1993
Presidential ScholarshipUniversity of South Alabama1988
Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerBlackwell Law Firm2016 - Present
PartnerHornsby, Watson, Hornsby & Blackwell1998 - 2016
AttorneyHardin & Hawkins1995 - 1998
Law ClerkHardin & Hawkins1994 - 1995
Legal InternProfessor Gerald Gibbons - University of Alabama School of Law1993 - 1993
Summer InternGeneral Motors Corporation1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama Association for JusticeExecutive Committee2006 - Present
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Alabama Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of AlabamaAdmitted1995 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted1995 - Present
Alabama State BarMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of AlabamaAdmitted1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Alabama Civil Justice FoundationMemberN/A
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationNominating Committee Member2011 - 2011
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Library CommitteeVice-Chair2011 - 2012
Boys & Girls Clubs of North AlabamaBoard of Directors2009 - 2010
Journal of the Legal ProfessionMember1993 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
West v. Kmart Corporation$313,000.00 Verdict
Lucille Devers v. Huntsville Health Services and Terminix$5,350,000.00 Verdict
Whited v. Patent Construction Systems, Inc.$267,000.00 Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Journal of the Legal ProfessionThe Rights of a Withdrawing Partner and the Proper Distribution of Firm Assets1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of South AlabamaAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Personal Injury: Mastering Your PracticePresenting Damages and Expert Testimony at Trial2012
26th Annual Alabama Workers' Compensation SeminarEvolving Issues and Practices in Workers' Compensation Cases (Panel Member)2012
Civil Procedure and Judicial ReviewBench Trial Tips2011
Civil Procedure and Judicial ReviewSummary Judgment Hearings2011
Civil Procedure and Judicial ReviewDiscovery Conferences2011
Personal Injury 101Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments2010
What Civil Court Judges Want You to KnowModerated a Panel Discussion of Civil Court Judges2009
Annual SeminarWorkers' Compensation Update2004