Joseph Seawell Moore

Partner Montgomery
(334) 269-3123
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Education
  • Cumberland School of Law
    J.D., 2005
  • Birmingham-Southern College
    B.S., Finance, 2002
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2005
About Joe Seawell
Joe Seawell is recognized by his clients for his deep commitment to learning about his clients’ businesses, the strategic goals they aim to achieve, and the challenges they often face to achieving their goals. This positions him to develop creative solutions to often complex issues.
Q&A
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    My clients are typically businesses, ranging from large multi-national corporations to local companies, in a variety of commercial disputes as well as matters involving personal injury and/or property damage. For example, I represent, among others, the following types of clients:  residential and commercial waste haulers, construction companies, contractors, commercial utilities, state and local governments and their agencies, title insurance companies, insurers, homeowners’ associations, industrial and online auction companies, commercial landlords/tenants, and healthcare companies.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    I enjoy learning about my clients’ businesses, the challenges they see moving forward, and the goals they have in place to sustain and grow their respective businesses. Using this information to assist my clients through the litigation process and/or finding creative solutions to my clients' problems, is the most exciting aspect of my work.

  • Which Courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?
  • How are you involved in your community?
MORE ABOUT Joe Seawell
  • State agency litigation: Represented and obtained summary judgment in favor of a state agency against members of the industry that challenged the agency’s regulation as exceeding the scope of the agency's authority under Alabama law.  (2014) 
  • Property and personal injury litigation (trial verdict): Represented and obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a large waste disposal company on claims asserted by property owners for trespass, negligent, and wanton operation of a vehicle, and negligent and wanton training. (2013)
  • Worker’s compensation retaliatory discharge: Represented and obtained summary judgment on behalf of a large waste disposal company against claims that the company terminated an employee in response to the employee reporting an on-the-job injury. (2012)  
  • Administrative proceedings: Prosecuted the dismissal of a tenured teacher under the Alabama Students First Act on behalf of a county board of education. After a contentious and multi-day hearing, the county board of education unanimously adopted the superintendent's termination recommendation. (2012)
  • Bad faith litigation: Represented and obtained the dismissal on behalf of a nationwide health insurance company against claims for breach of contract, fraud, and bad faith arising out of the cancellation of plaintiff’s Medicare supplement policy. (2011)
  • Title insurance litigation: Represented nationwide title insurance company’s insured in a boundary line and trespass case filed by an adjoining expert. After a contentious evidentiary hearing, including testimony by multiple opposing expert witnesses, the court entered an order establishing the boundary line consistent with my clients’ position. (2011)
  • Health care litigation: Represented and obtained summary judgment on behalf of a nationwide health insurance company against claims asserted by two of its former against for breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud in the U.S. Federal Court for the Middle District of Alabama. (2010) 
  • Commercial litigation: Represented and obtained dismissal in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama on behalf of two Maryland defense contractors against claims asserted by an Alabama company under the Miller Act. In dismissing the case, the court adopted my interpretation of the nationwide service of process provisions of the Miller Act, which had previously not been addressed by the Eleventh Circuit and the circuit was split on its interpretation. (2009)  
  • Personal injury litigation: Represented and obtained summary judgment on behalf of public utility on claims for negligence, wantonness, and loss of consortium asserted by plaintiff arising from contact with an underground power line. (2008).
    Education
    • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2005
    • Birmingham-Southern College, B.S., Finance, 2002
    Courts
    • Alabama Supreme Court, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2005
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2011
    Bar Admissions
    • Alabama, 2005
    Professional Affiliations
    • Alabama State Bar
    • Member of Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
    • Montgomery County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • American Inns of Court
    • Hugh Maddox Inn
    Community Involvement
    • Brantwood Children’s Home, board member and former president of board of directors
    • Jimmy Hitchcock Award Committee
    • Montgomery YMCA Boy’s Work Committee
    • Montgomery County Bar
    • Volunteer Lawyers Program
    • Emerge Montgomery-Torchbearer’s Leadership Class