Justin C. Owen

Justin C. Owen

Bodewell Injury Group
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Construction Law ...
  • Alabama
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Few attorneys have the ability to build a case from scratch, take the case to trial, and effectively defend a successful verdict or outcome on appeal. Justin Owen is equipped to do all of these things. Throughout his career, Justin has successfully represented clients in cases involving motor vehicle collisions, medical negligence, product liability, commercial trucking collisions, construction accidents, premises liability, and many other types of legal matters, where his clients have suffered catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, and substantial financial/economic damages and losses as a result of the wrongful conduct of others. He has helped recover a collective amount of more than $150 million dollars for clients, including several multi-million dollar verdicts. He has also successfully handled numerous appeals. Justin establishes strong relationships with his clients and collaborates closely with other attorneys to develop the most solid course of action in complex cases. He serves as a Co-Chair of the appellate committee for the Alabama Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the Alabama Association for Justice.

Education
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Honors: Dean's List Scholar of Merit - Lawyering & Legal Reasoning Scholar of Merit - Environmental Law Scholar of Merit - Natural Resources Law Carruthers Fellow - Teaching Assistant - Lawyering & Legal Reasoning
Activities: President – Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Student Division) Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Moot Court Board Member – Birmingham Bar Association Junior Board Member – Exceptional Foundation Trial Advocacy Competition Judge – Cumberland School of Law
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University of Virginia
B.A. (2004) | English Language & Literature
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Honors: Dean's List Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)
Activities: Delta Psi (St. Anthony Hall) Fraternity
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Professional Experience
Partner
Bodewell Injury Group
- Current
Partner
Goldasich, Vick & Fulk
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Served as a Partner at an aggressive civil litigation firm that concentrated on medical malpractice, product liability, trucking/commercial carrier litigation, business/commercial litigation, insurance, labor/employment litigation, construction litigation, estate and trust matters, appellate work, mass torts, class actions, and a broad spectrum of personal injury litigation. I regularly served as lead and support counsel in jury and bench trials for the aforementioned types of cases, as well as others. The firm specialized in litigation and trial practice in Alabama and a number of other states, including Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, and states outside of the Southeast region of the U.S.
Associate
Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, LLC
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Performed legal research and drafted pleadings, memoranda, discovery, and coverage opinions for motion-based practice and attended depositions and hearings for labor and employment cases based on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), wrongful termination and discrimination claims, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims, will contests, mining cases, insurance, personal injury, construction, and business/commercial cases based on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and lender liability. Successfully defended an appeal with the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an FDCPA case and drafted numerous successful summary judgment motions in state and federal court. Prepared multiple cases for trial and arbitration, including a wrongful death case resulting in a defense verdict, several automobile accident and construction cases, cases involving will contests and large estates, and numerous declaratory judgment actions.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Tips from the Trenches - Opposing Defense Motions in Limine Concerning Reptile Theory
Alabama Association for Justice Journal (Spring 2022)
Tips from the Trenches - Ex parte Freudenberger: Context and Implications
Alabama Association for Justice Journal (Fall 2020)
Speaking Engagements
Arguing the Appeal - A Comprehensive Guide to Maximizing Your Opportunities for Success in the Appellate Arena, Alabama Association for Justice 2023 Midwinter Summit, Birmingham, AL
Alabama Association for Justice
Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers each year from 2017-2021
Professional Associations
Litigation Counsel of America
Member
- Current
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Alabama Association for Justice
Member & Co-Chair of Amicus Curiae/Appellate Committee
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Activities: Provide presentations to other members regarding legal issues, in particular appelalte matters, at conferences and conventions; assist other attorneys throughout the State of Alabama with legal and appellate issues they encounter in their cases; provide guidance and assistance to members by drafting and filing amicus curiae briefs in certain appeals.
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Alabama State Bar  # 9718I36O
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
Alabama State Bar Association
ID Number: 9718I36O
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Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Litigation
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Medical Marijuana
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
    Environmental Law
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Bodewell Injury Group - Bodewell Legal Group
Contact & Map
Bodewell, LLP
1286 Oak Grove Rd
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35209
Telephone: (205) 533-7878