Joseph L. Reese, Jr.

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205-868-6051 - Direct
205-868-6099 - Fax
Email Joseph jreese@starneslaw.com

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
P.O. Box 598512
Birmingham, AL 35259

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Joseph L. Reese, Jr.
Partner

Practice

Joseph's practice is primarily devoted to the defense of physicians, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare providers in litigation. Since joining the firm in 1997, he has participated in over 40 medical malpractice jury trials.

Highlights

* Obtained a defense judgment following a three day arbitration of a nursing home malpractice case involving the death of a resident alleged to have resulted from a medication error and the failure to appropriately treat the resident's condition and monitor the resident's hydration status.

* Obtained a defense judgment following a four day arbitration of a nursing home malpractice case involving claims of personal injury and wrongful death.

* Obtained defense verdict on behalf of a surgeon in a wrongful death case in which the patient died at home of a perforated colon only hours after being evaluated by the surgeon in his office.

* Obtained judgment as a matter of law during jury trial for general surgeon accused of negligently failing to prescribe anticoagulants following an intraoperative surgical complication.

* Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a nursing home following a five day jury trial in a case involving a rehabilitation resident who was assessed on admission as a high fall risk and who later fell, sustaining a depressed skull fracture with resulting brain injury.

* Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a gastroenterologist following a seven day jury trial in a case involving a patient who suffered a cardio-pulmonary arrest during an endoscopic procedure performed under conscious sedation.

Honors And Awards

Joseph has been inducted as an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

While in law school, Joseph was selected to the Order of the Barristers, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, and John Campbell Moot Court Board. He served as an editor of the Alabama Law Review and was a member of the National Moot Court Team.

Community Involvement

Joseph serves on the Board of Directors of the Morris L. Mayer Award, which was established in 1994 honoring Dr. Morris Mayer and given annually to one University of Alabama senior student and faculty member. Joseph is also involved in coaching youth sports. Joseph, his wife Amy, and his two sons are members of the Church at Brook Hills.

Speeches And Publications

* Is This Just Another One of Those Nursing Homes?, Alabama Nursing Home Association Meeting, Birmingham, AL , February 3, 2014.

Medical Malpractice:  Expert Witness Issues on the subjects of Case Law, Depositions, and Impeachment,  NBI Webinar (August 8, 2013).

* Lessons Learned from Recent Arbitrations, Alabama Nursing Home Defense Lawyers Association, Perdido Beach, AL (April, 28, 2012).

Reported Cases

Ex parte Noland Hospital Montgomery, LLC, No. 1110240, Alabama Supreme Court, released August 10, 2012.

Thompson v. Patton -- 6 So. 3d 1129 (Ala. 2008).

Holcomb v. Carraway -- 945 So. 2d 1009 (Ala. 2006).

Patton v. Thompson -- 958 So. 2d 303 (Ala. 2006).

Bradley v. Mariner Health, Inc., 315 F. Supp. 2d 1190 (S.D. Ala. 2004).

Bassie v. Obstetrics & Gynecology Assocs. of Northwest Alabama, P.C., 828 So. 2d 280 (Ala. 2002).

Hauseman v. University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, 793 So. 2d 730 (Ala. 2000).

Brookwood Medical Center v. Lindstrom, 763 So. 2d 951 (Ala. 2000).

Related News

6/22/2016 Global Law Experts Names Starnes Davis Florie LLP Professional Medical Liability Law Firm of the Year in Alabama 2016

12/23/2015 Joseph Reese Obtains Defense Judgment in an Arbitration of a Nursing Home Malpractice Case

11/2/2015 SDF Attorney Joseph Reese Inducted into The American Board of Trial Advocates

4/16/2015 Reese & Eagan Obtain Defense Judgment Following a Three Day Arbitration of a Nursing Home Malpractice Case

1/17/2015 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Reese & Sellers Obtain Defense Judgment in Nursing Home Case

12/10/2014 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Sellers and Reese Obtain Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Trial

3/11/2014 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Wright and Reese Secure Defense Judgment for General Surgeon

5/8/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Reese & Sellers Win Nursing Home Trial

5/8/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Reese & Sellers Win Seven Day Wrongful Death Trial

6/27/2011 Sellers & Reese Obtain Defense Verdict in Colbert County Medical Malpractice Trial

7/12/2010 Sellers and Reese Obtain Defense Verdict in Favor of Physiatrist

Practices

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appellate Law
General Civil Litigation
Long Term Care & Nursing Home Litigation
Medical Malpractice Defense

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Alabama School of Law (1997)
B.S., summa cum laude, University of Alabama (1994)
 

Bar Admissions

Alabama

Tennessee

Courts

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama

U.S. Supreme Court