Joseph Dan Talmadge Jr.
Partner, Since 2003
Dan Talmadge was born and raised in Enterprise, Alabama. He received his
Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alabama in 1994. He graduated
cum laude from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans in 1998.
Dan began his career as an attorney with the law firm of Cobb & Shealy,
P.A. in Dothan, Alabama. During that time, he defended insurance companies
and their insureds in civil cases. As a result of this experience, he
gained valuable insight into how insurance companies evaluate and settle claims.
Dan joined the firm of Morris, Cary & Andrews, LLC in 2002. He became
a partner in the firm, now known as Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge &
Driggers, LLC in 2003. Since joining the firm, he has primarily represented
injured people in motor vehicle negligence, product liability, premises
liability and medical malpractice cases.
Over the years, Dan has participated in jury trials in Houston County,
Coffee County, Dale County, Geneva County, Pike County, Covington County,
Monroe County, Mobile County and Lee County, Alabama and Walton County,
Florida. He has successfully handled appeals in the Alabama Court of Civil
Appeals and Alabama Supreme Court. He has been involved in various forms
of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and numerous
mediations. He has been listed on the Alabama State Court Mediation Roster
Dan is married to the former Elizabeth Charbonnet of New Orleans. Dan and
Liz have been blessed with five children. The family attends First United
Methodist Church in Dothan, Alabama, where Dan has taught a Sunday school
class for several years and formerly served as Lay Leader.
Dan is admitted to practice law in the States of Alabama and Florida, all
federal courts in Alabama, all federal courts in Arkansas, and the United
States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He is a member
of the Houston County Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Alabama
Association of Justice, and American Association of Justice.
Dan has had two articles published in the Alabama Association of Justice
Journal. The first,
Golden Rules of Jury Argument, was published in the Fall Journal in 2011. The second,
Fair and Balanced: Tools for Uprooting Anti-Plaintiff Bias in Jury Selection, was published in the Fall Journal in 2012.
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