At Work – Joe Leak is a founding shareholder of the firm. During the course of his career, Joe has tried dozens of civil cases, from jury verdicts to arbitration rulings. He serves as a mediator and arbitrator and has been appointed by courts to serve in these capacities. Joe provides trial consulting services for attorneys and their clients, by performing focus groups and mock trials in high exposure cases. In addition to trial and negotiation skills, Joe offers corporate formation and business law services as well. He enjoys serving as an outside general counsel for businesses, large and small.
At Home – Joe and his wife Leigh have been married for 23 years. They have two daughters, Caroline, 20, and Virginia, 17, and enjoy being active in their community.
Auburn University, B.S. Business Administration, 1986
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1989
Litigate copyright and trademark disputes
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