Joe Leak


Attorney Profile

At Work – : Joe is the managing shareholder of the firm. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia. Over the course of his career he has tried to a verdict more than 50 jury trials, ranging from complex business disputes to medical malpractice defense. He has served as an outside national counsel for a Fortune 500 Company, traveling the country litigating and evaluating high exposure cases. Over the years he developed an interest in areas of practice outside of traditional litigation. He is experienced in corporate set up, control and transactions. He regularly counsels clients on corporate entity structure and management and has represented companies in sales, mergers and capital structuring. Through his litigation and trial experience, Joe began assisting other litigants with jury analysis and case evaluation through the use of focus groups and mock trials. He has performed jury consulting services for clients and attorneys in 22 states. Joe is also involved heavily in alternate dispute resolution, serving as a mediator and arbitrator in complex matters.

Joe was selected by his peers as a Fellow of the Alabama Bar Foundation. This honor is limited to one percent of the members of the Alabama State Bar and honors bar members who have made a significant contribution to the profession, to their communities, and to the state.

At Home – Joe and his wife Leigh have been married for 28 years and have two daughters. Both Joe and Leigh are active in their community and serve on several charitable boards.


Auburn University, B.S. Business Administration, 1986
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1989


Intellectual property
Litigate copyright and trademark disputes
Trial consulting
Mock trials and focus groups – in multiple jurisdictions, if necessary
Contractual, employment and transactional issues related to start-ups and formations
Professional liability, construction and complex commercial disputes

Awards & Affiliations

Licensed by the Alabama Bar since 1989
Birmingham Bar Association
All Federal Courts in Alabama
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Martindale Hubbell® AV Peer Rating – 5.0/5.0
Top Rated Business and Corporate Attorney by Super Lawyers®
B-Metro Magazine List of Top Lawyers