Joey Aiello, a personal injury attorney in Huntsville, Alabama at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., spent the first three years of his legal career working as an attorney at two other firms.
While working at the first firm, Fees & Burgess, Aiello first realized that what he likes most in law is writing briefs in motion practice and appeals.
After two years, he joined the firm of Leo & Brooks, where he continued to focus on writing but also handled litigation.
After joining the Morris firm in 2004, it was his first venture into plaintiff’s personal-injury law. While he’s been co-counsel in numerous trials, he quickly took on the role of being the chief brief writer and appellate attorney in the office.
In 2007, he was co-counsel in a case that resulted in a $3.1-million verdict against an ambulance company that was found liable in causing a collision that killed a Madison County teenager.
The ambulance company appealed, and Aiello handled the brief writing as the case went to the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which upheld the verdict.
He also successfully briefed an appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court in the case of Ex parte U.S. Innovations Group, Inc.,in a case involving whether Madison Circuit Court had subject-matter jurisdiction over a wrongful-death claim stemming from an explosion on federal property.
To Aiello, the most appealing aspect of law is the intellectual challenge it poses and the challenge of making his side’s position clear.