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Attorney Talmadge

Joseph Dan Talmadge Jr.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, medical malpractice, and worker’s compensation cases.

Over the years, Dan has tried cases in Houston County, Coffee County, Dale County, Geneva County, Pike County, Covington County, Monroe County, Montgomery 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 served as a mediator resolving disputes for other lawyers and their clients.

Dan is admitted to practice law in the States of Alabama and Florida, all federal courts in Alabama, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 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 three 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. The third, “Precluding the Use of Immigration Status in Civil Cases,” was published in the Fall Journal in 2013.

*Alabama State Bar rules require the following on attorney advertisements: "No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the legal services to be performed by other lawyers."

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  • $21,000,000 Catastrophic Injury
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