Starnes Davis Florie

James Wilson Axon Jr. (Will)

Partner

James Wilson Axon Jr.

James Wilson Axon Jr. (Will)

Partner

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

Will Axon has been a partner at Starnes Davis Florie for over 10 years.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of healthcare litigation, professional medical liability, licensure and regulatory compliance, and complex premises liability.  A primary focus of Will’s practice includes trial work throughout Alabama.

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • Litigation Star for Alabama in Benchmark Litigation
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbard

Highlights

  • Obtained defense verdict  for a Birmingham internal medicine physician in a lawsuit alleging wrongful death of a 26 year old mentally disabled female.
  • Obtained defense verdict in a medical malpractice on behalf of a family medicine physician in a prolonged 8-week trial with multiple defendants.
  • Obtained a defense verdict at trial for an emergency physician in a case alleging negligent failure to diagnose septic arthritis, resulting in below the knee amputation.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a pediatrician in an eight-day trial in a case involving alleged negligent failure to diagnose subarachnoid hemorrhage in a fifteen year old girl, resulting in brain surgery and brain injury.
  • Obtained a defense verdict at trial on behalf of an ENT Medical Facility alleging unsafe conditions caused injuries to patients including a rare neurologic condition, ultimately leading to surgical implantation of spinal cord stimulator.
  • Obtained summary judgment for medical center in a case alleging unethical research practices caused permanent developmental injuries to neonates.
  • Obtained dismissal of Qui Tam/False Claims Act for two physicians which was affirmed by the 11th Circuit.
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Presentations and Publications

  • Keynote presenter, “Liability Issues for Nurse Anesthetists,” ALANA Fall Convention.
  • Keynote presenter, “Medical Liability for Third-Party Nonpatients,” ALAMTA Regional.
  • CLE Presenter, “Cutting Edge Issues in Medical Malpractice,” National Business Institute.
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