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Joseph M. Cloud

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Representative cases

  • 17,398,000 Judgment in commercial arbitration case by a technology company against corporate defendant for breach of contract and fraud.
  • $10,750,000 Product liability settlement in a case involving injury and death caused by a medical device.
  • $5,200,000 Settlement arising out of commercial arbitration involving claims of fraud and negligence.
  • $4,400,000 Settlement on behalf of individual paralyzed due to an automobile collision.
  • $3,500,000 Settlement paid for injuries sustained during an explosion at an industrial plant.
  • $3,300,000 Settlement for outrage and bad faith failure to pay worker’s compensation medical benefits.
  • $3,000,000 Srashworthiness settlement for defective fuel tank.
  • $1,100,000 Verdict in a medical malpractice case.
  • $980,000 Settlement in case involving abuse by youth pastor at a church.
  • $800,000 Settlement involving a legal malpractice case.
  • $1,250,000 Settlement for injuries to a motorcycle driver.
  • $1,750,000 Judgment arising out of a cave-in at a construction site.
  • Policy limits settlement of $2,500,000 for occupants of a transit vehicle.
  • $2,200,000 Settlement for amputee arising out of an industrial accident.
  • $6,600,000 Settlement in a commercial fraud case.
  • $1,300,000 In fraud and bad faith insurance claim.
  • $750,000 For eye injury in a claim involving a defective product.
  • $1,100,000 Settlement against a brokerage firm for negligence in investing funds.
  • $2,500,000 Settlement for injuries at a construction site resulting in paralysis.
  • $1,475,000 Settlement for degloving injuries from a defective product
  • $1,100,000 Verdict in Uninsured Motorist case
  • $2,000,000 Settlement on behalf of amputee as a result of defective product


  • Joe Cloud is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Cumberland School of Law.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • United States Federal District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama
  • Professional and community involvement
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Alabama Association for Justice, formerly known as the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, where he served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee for many years

Professional Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

AV Rated by Martindale Hubble for more than 15 years

Phone: 256-801-1000

Fax: 256-801-0101


With North Alabama roots stretching back over 200 years, Joe Cloud’s heritage is as much a part of the landscape as the mountains and valleys in which he was raised. The son of a WWII veteran tail-gunner who became the first lawyer in the family and of a mother who raised her four younger siblings after her own mother’s death, Joe was formed by people who understood hard work, determination and compassion. For over 30 years, he has represented his clients with integrity and a dogged focus that has resulted in his being recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2000, and designated by his peers with the highest possible AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale-Hubbell since 1995.

With Joe as your advocate, he understands that you are up against the fight of your life. You can count on him being there every step of the way. With verdicts, awards and settlements totaling over $100 million, he has proven to be an extraordinarily competent ally and formidable litigator on his client’s behalf. Battling for your rights as a victim of any kind of accident or injury is why he pursued a career in law and why he wants to go to work for you.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Joe is your advocate, fighting on your behalf to recover money for you. Victims who have been seriously injured need an experienced, respected attorney who will protect their rights. Whether you were injured in an automobile accident, a collision with a tractor-trailer, hurt on the job, by a defective product, in an industrial accident, or have most any type of insurance claim, Joe knows how to prosecute your case.

He has handled or tried cases in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas and Pennsylvania.

AV Rated by Martindale Hubble since 1995.

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Civil Litigation involving defective products and negligence


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