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Joe R. Whatley, Jr. Attorney - Birmingham, AL -

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Law Office: Joe R. Whatley, Jr.

Mr. Whatley grew up in Monroeville, Alabama, the setting for To Kill A Mockingbird. He is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 1975), and University of Alabama Law School (J.D., 1978). His company opened an workplace in New York in 2006. Mr. Whatley is a member of the Bar in the States of New York, Alabama, Texas, and Colorado, and is admitted to exercise before the United States Supreme Court, the USA District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Alabama, the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the District of Colorado, as well as the United States Court of Appeals…
Mr. Whatley grew up in Monroeville, Alabama, the putting for To Kill A Mockingbird. He is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 1975), and University of Alabama Law School (J.D., 1978). His organization opened an workplace in New York in 2006. Mr. Whatley is a member of the Bar in the States of New York, Alabama, Texas, and Colorado, and is admitted to practice earlier than america Supreme Court, america District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Alabama, the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the District of Colorado, as well as the USA Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. After graduating from the University of Alabama Law School, Mr. Whatley served as a regulation clerk to the Chief United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama (1978-1979). Mr. Whatley is a member of the American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Antitrust; Litigation; Healthcare; Labor and Employment Law), a member and beyond President (1990-1991) of the Birmingham Federal Bar Association, and a member and beyond President (1990-1991) of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Alabama State Bar.

Mr. Whatley is one of the few legal professionals within the u . s . to have argued before the US Supreme Court in addition to tried class actions to jury verdict for plaintiffs as well as defendants. He has a wide-ranging, countrywide exercise. He has argued cases before a majority of the Circuit Courts of Appeals inside the u . s . and tried cases in a number of one of a kind States and Districts.

Mr. Whatley is an skilled trial lawyer, having attempted severa instances, together with elegance movements, to verdict. For instance, Mr. Whatley gained a $1.28 billion jury verdict on behalf of a category of farm animals ranchers in opposition to Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. in Pickett v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., No. ninety six-A-1103-N (M.D. Ala.), and gained what became on the time the biggest wrongful loss of life verdict in Louisiana history in Dunn v. Consolidated Rail Corp., 890 F. Supp. 1262 (M.D. La. 1995). Mr. Whatley has recovered billions of bucks in monetary alleviation and enterprise exercise adjustments in litigations towards the controlled care industry. He additionally has served as one of the lead counsel in severa multi-million dollar settlements.

Mr. Whatley has been diagnosed through his friends as one of the pinnacle lawyers in the u . s . a .. He has been admitted as a Fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2011, he turned into decided on as one of the pinnacle a hundred lawyers within the New York Metropolitan Area. He has been decided on each year for decades as one of the Best Lawyers in Alabama.
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Practise Areas

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Class Actions
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • ERISA
  • Health Care Litigation
  • RICO
  • Contract Litigation
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Health Care Contracts
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Care Regulation
  • Health Law
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Managed Care
  • Managed Care Contracts
  • Managed Care Liability
  • Medical Antitrust
  • Physician Practices
  • Physicians Contracts
  • Physicians Licensing

Other Details

Law Firm Position

Partner attorney

Admission Info

Admitted in 2003, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
2001, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
1979, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
2004, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Sixth and Ninth Circuits
2006, New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
1987, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
2001, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
2002, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
2009, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
2007, Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
2010, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
1978, Alabama
1997, Texas
2012, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
1980, U.S. Supreme Court

Start at the Faculty of Law
University of Alabama

Class of 1978
J.D.

University Attended

Harvard University
Class of 1975
A.B.
cum laude

Birth Date and City

Born in 1953
Selma, Alabama, June 14, 1953

Bar Fellowship
to the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2011, he was decided on as one of the pinnacle one hundred legal professionals inside the New York Metropolitan Area. He has been decided on every yr for decades as one of the Best Lawyers in Alabama.
Representative Cases
PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. v. Book, 538 U.S. 401, 123 S.Ct. 1531 (2003)
In re Managed Care Litigation, 246 F.Supp.2nd 1363 (Jud. Pan. Mult. Lit. 2003)
In re Humana Inc. Managed Care Litigation, 285 F. 3d 971 (11th Cir. 2002)
In re Managed Care Litigation, 209 F.R.D. 678 (S.D. Fla. 2002)
In re Managed Care Litigation, one hundred thirty five F.Supp.2d 1235 (S.D. Fla. 2001)
Thompson v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2003 WL 21222151 (SDNY 2003)
United States v. State of Alabama, 571 F. Supp. 958 (N.D. Ala. 1983), 574 F. Supp. 762 (N.D. Ala. 1983), 582 F. Supp. 1197 (N.D. Ala. 1984), aff'd, 762 F.2nd 1021 (11th Cir. 1985), 791 F.second 1450 (eleventh Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1085 (1987)
628 F. Supp. 1137 (N.D. Ala. 1985), rev'd, 828 F.2d 1532 (11th Cir. 1987)
787 F.Supp. 1286 (N.D. Ala. 1991), Aff'd in part, rev'd in element 14 F.3d 1534 (eleventh Cir. 1994), on remand, 900 F.Supp. 272
Dunn v. ConRail, 890 F. Supp. 1262 (M.D.La. 1995)
Shuford v. Alabama State Board of Education, 894 F. Supp. 1511, 897 F. Supp. 1535 (M.D.Ala. 1995)
Cox v. Administrator, 17 F.3d 1386 (eleventh Cir. 1994)
Kelly v. Arrington, 599 So.second 24 (Ala. 1992), 624 So.2d 546 (Ala. 1993).

Birmingham

one thousand Park Place Tower2001 Park Place North
Birmingham, AL  35203
U.S.A.
Birmingham

Joe R. Whatley, Jr.



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Birmingham

one thousand Park Place Tower2001 Park Place North
Birmingham, AL  35203
U.S.A.


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