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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 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 since 2009.

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.

*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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