Justin C. Owen

Justin C. Owen

Bodewell Injury Group
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Construction Law ...
  • Alabama
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Tyler Pritchard
Tyler Pritchard December 5, 2023
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Justin is the most zealous advocate for both his clients and the law that I have ever worked with. His unmatched knowledge of the law results in effective advocacy of for his clients. Simply put, you will not find another lawyer with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the law.
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Few attorneys have the ability to build a case from scratch, take the case to trial, and effectively defend a successful verdict or outcome on appeal. Justin Owen is equipped to do all of these things. Throughout his career, Justin has successfully represented clients in cases involving motor vehicle collisions, medical negligence, product liability, commercial trucking collisions, construction accidents, premises liability, and many other types of legal matters, where his clients have suffered catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, and substantial financial/economic damages and losses as a result of the wrongful conduct of others. He has helped recover a collective amount of more than $150 million dollars for clients, including several multi-million dollar verdicts. He has also successfully handled numerous appeals. Justin establishes strong relationships with his clients and collaborates closely with other attorneys to develop the most solid course of action in complex cases. He serves as a Co-Chair of the appellate committee for the Alabama Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the Alabama Association for Justice.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Litigation
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Medical Marijuana
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Environmental Law
Nursing Home Abuse
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama State Bar Association
ID Number: 9718I36O
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Bodewell Injury Group
- Current
Goldasich, Vick & Fulk
Served as a Partner at an aggressive civil litigation firm that concentrated on medical malpractice, product liability, trucking/commercial carrier litigation, business/commercial litigation, insurance, labor/employment litigation, construction litigation, estate and trust matters, appellate work, mass torts, class actions, and a broad spectrum of personal injury litigation. I regularly served as lead and support counsel in jury and bench trials for the aforementioned types of cases, as well as others. The firm specialized in litigation and trial practice in Alabama and a number of other states, including Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, and states outside of the Southeast region of the U.S.
Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, LLC
Performed legal research and drafted pleadings, memoranda, discovery, and coverage opinions for motion-based practice and attended depositions and hearings for labor and employment cases based on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), wrongful termination and discrimination claims, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims, will contests, mining cases, insurance, personal injury, construction, and business/commercial cases based on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and lender liability. Successfully defended an appeal with the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an FDCPA case and drafted numerous successful summary judgment motions in state and federal court. Prepared multiple cases for trial and arbitration, including a wrongful death case resulting in a defense verdict, several automobile accident and construction cases, cases involving will contests and large estates, and numerous declaratory judgment actions.
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (2009) | Law
Honors: Dean's List Scholar of Merit - Lawyering & Legal Reasoning Scholar of Merit - Environmental Law Scholar of Merit - Natural Resources Law Carruthers Fellow - Teaching Assistant - Lawyering & Legal Reasoning
Activities: President – Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Student Division) Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Moot Court Board Member – Birmingham Bar Association Junior Board Member – Exceptional Foundation Trial Advocacy Competition Judge – Cumberland School of Law
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University of Virginia
B.A. (2004) | English Language & Literature
Honors: Dean's List Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)
Activities: Delta Psi (St. Anthony Hall) Fraternity
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers each year from 2017-2021
Professional Associations
Litigation Counsel of America
- Current
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Alabama Association for Justice
Member & Co-Chair of Amicus Curiae/Appellate Committee
- Current
Activities: Provide presentations to other members regarding legal issues, in particular appelalte matters, at conferences and conventions; assist other attorneys throughout the State of Alabama with legal and appellate issues they encounter in their cases; provide guidance and assistance to members by drafting and filing amicus curiae briefs in certain appeals.
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Alabama State Bar  # 9718I36O
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Tips from the Trenches - Opposing Defense Motions in Limine Concerning Reptile Theory
Alabama Association for Justice Journal (Spring 2022)
Tips from the Trenches - Ex parte Freudenberger: Context and Implications
Alabama Association for Justice Journal (Fall 2020)
Speaking Engagements
Arguing the Appeal - A Comprehensive Guide to Maximizing Your Opportunities for Success in the Appellate Arena, Alabama Association for Justice 2023 Midwinter Summit, Birmingham, AL
Alabama Association for Justice
Websites & Blogs
Bodewell Injury Group - Bodewell Legal Group
Contact & Map
Bodewell, LLP
1286 Oak Grove Rd
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35209
Telephone: (205) 533-7878
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