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About Kirby Johnson PC
Jeff has devoted his over thirty year professional career to representing plaintiffs in a myriad of civil litigations, specializing in injuries arising out of workplace accidents. He also regularly handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, ATV accidents, defective products, exposures to toxic substances, medical negligence, violations of the Civil Damages and Dram Shop Acts, wrongful termination from a job, fraud, breach of contract, and bad-faith denial of an insurance claim. Over the years, he has dealt with cases involving, among others, motor vehicles, ATVs, aircraft, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, nail guns, power saws, cut-off saws, band saws, table saws, metal forming equipment, punch presses, industrial valves, power line contacts, fall protection, apartment, hospital, and hotel security, industrial accidents, agricultural, logging and mining equipment, ROPS-farm tractors and mowers. With regard to medical-negligence cases, he has handled matters involving chiropractic care, anesthesiology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, family practice medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, internal medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, plastic surgery, radiology, general surgery, neurosurgery, urology, cardiology, pain management, and psychiatry.
Jeff was born in Gadsden, Alabama. In 1977, he graduated from the University of Alabama. In 1981, he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Cumberland School of Law and a MBA from Samford University. That same year, he was admitted to the Alabama State Bar. His initial employment was with a law firm that represented various municipalities, allowing him to try thirteen jury trials as a municipal prosecutor in his first year of practice. He has tried over one hundred civil cases in state and federal courts throughout Alabama. He is admitted to practice in both the Seventh and Eleventh Circuits of the United States Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama Association of Justice, the American Bar Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble. Jeff is board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pre-trial Practice by The National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
- Strategy & Tactics, Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Seminar, September 1988
- Practical and Procedural Trial Aspects of Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, March 1988
- Recent Developments Concerning the “Willful Conduct” Exception in Co-Employee Cases, Cumberland School of Law, March, 1991
- Effective Voir Dire, Cumberland School of Law Seminar, December 1991
- Damages and “Tort Reform”, Cumberland School of Law December, 1994
- Before the Case is Filed, Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 1995
- Assessing & Evaluating the Malpractice Case: The Plaintiff’s View, Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 1996
- Arbitration: Ways Around the Wall Created by Allied Bruce Terminix Updated, Cumberland School of Law, November 1996
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal, Spring 1997
- Pretrial motions & Discovery in Civil Damages Cases: pretrial motions & Paper Discovery, October 1999
- Alabama Law-Zone of Danger, Alabama Trial Lawyers Mid-Winter Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, January 2001
- Zone of Danger – Homeowners Beware
- Damages, The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal, Summer 2001
William “Bo” Johnson III (Shareholder) was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. After obtaining his B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College in 1996, he earned his law degree at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson where he was a scholarship student. After graduation, he was recruited by one of Birmingham’s top trial firms, where he gained experience in medical and legal malpractice cases and appellate litigation. Later, Mr. Johnson went to work with his partner, Jeff Kirby. With Mr. Kirby, Mr. Johnson significantly broadened the scope of his medical malpractice practice to include representation of individuals in products liability, bad faith, insurance fraud, personal injury, and wrongful death lawsuits. Working with Mr. Kirby, Mr. Johnson has represented plaintiffs in cases against well-known insurance companies, hospitals, manufacturers, municipalities, and other corporations.
Mr. Johnson is admitted to all trial courts in Alabama, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Alabama Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Johnson frequently practices in United States trial courts including the United States District Courts for the Northern Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama. He also handled cases in the United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Bo is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Alabama Association for Justice, and is a past chairman of the Association’s Emerging Leaders. Mr. Johnson has been published in the Alabama Association for Justice Journal. Bo has also chaired the Emerging Leader’s community service committee. He has served as a chairman and member of the junior board of directors of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation. Bo also belongs to the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Bo and his wife, Clare, who is a teacher, have been married for 16 years and have two children.
Chandler Osborn Kirby was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 2011 where he received a bachelor's of science in commerce and business administration with a focus on Finance. Following his undergraduate studies. Chandler worked in the Mortgage business and in the Fall of 2012, attended the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. While at Cumberland, he was selected to be a Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow, served on committees to the Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board and was on the Dean's List. Chandler joined the firm in 2015 upon graduation from law school and is admitted to all trial courts in Alabama as well as the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts.
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- Certified Civil Pre-Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
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