Joseph VanZandt
Speaker

Beasley Allen Law Firm

Speaker Bio

Joseph joined Beasley Allen Law Firm in 2016 as an associate in the firm’s Mass Torts Section. Joseph was instrumental in helping his law partner and Mass Torts Section Head, Andy Birchfield, manage the national multidistrict litigation (MDL) for the blood thinner Xarelto and worked on the trial teams for multiple bellwether trials. He was recently named by The National Trial Lawyers to the Alabama Top 40 Under 40 List, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.

Joseph is now representing individuals who are suffering from severe nicotine addiction and other physical injuries related to the use of JUUL vaping devices.

Awards and Ratings

Joseph was selected as the 2018 Beasley Allen Lawyer of the Year for the Mass Torts Section.

Professional Affiliations

Joseph is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section, Montgomery County Bar Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice where he serves as co-chair of the JUUL Litigation Group.

Education

Joseph earned his B.S. degree in political science with a pre-law emphasis, graduating magna cum laude in 2009 from Faulkner University. He then earned his J.D. from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2012, graduating summa cum laude.

During his time at Jones, Joseph served on the Faulkner Law Review, was included on the Dean’s List every semester, and was presented the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. He competed in the Interscholastic Moot Court competitions, including the National Appellate Advocacy Competition and the National Health Law Moot Court Competition.

Background

Prior to joining Beasley Allen as an associate, Joseph obtained a broad range of legal experience. Joseph previously worked in Beasley Allen’s Mass Torts Section, handling cases related to transvaginal mesh. He then worked at the Montgomery office of Holtsford, Gilliland, Higgins, Hitson & Howard P.C. before returning to Beasley Allen in 2016. While in law school, Joseph worked as a law clerk at Beasley Allen, the Alabama Attorney General’s Office and the Holtsford, Gilliland firm. He also worked with the Elmore County District Attorney’s Office and Judge Truman M. Hobbs, Jr., Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama.

Community Involvement

Joseph serves on the Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award Committee and the YMCA Boys Work Committee. He and his wife, Brittany, live in Pike Road, Alabama, with their son, Levi. They are active members at University Church of Christ and are involved in local and international mission work.

Agenda

When to see them

Wednesday
October 23

4:30 pm BREAKOUT SESSION – Juul Litigation