After joining the Morris firm in 2004, it was Joey Aiello's 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.
Areas of Practice:
City of Huntsville’s Air Pollution Control Board
Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy for Huntsville and North Alabama
Joseph “Joey” D. Aiello had his sights set on becoming a lawyer since he
was a boy growing up in Huntsville. One day, his Boy Scout Explorers
group invited a group of veteran judges to come and talk about the court
system and the legal profession and for Aiello his career die was cast.
While in high school, he worked part-time for an earlier incarnation of
Morris, King and Hodge, and he knew that he’d like to work there someday
as a real attorney. While obtaining his undergraduate degree in
political science, magna cum laude, from the University of
Alabama in 1998, he interned with Madison County Circuit Judge Joe
Battle. He then attended the university’s School of Law, where he
interned for Federal Magistrate Judge Michael Putnam. He got his law
degree, cum laude, in 2001, and returned to Huntsville to practice law. But he had to wait three years before joining the Morris firm.
Joey Aiello 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.
In addition to his busy law practice, Aiello is also heavily involved in
the community, serving on the City of Huntsville’s Air Pollution
Control Board and on the board of directors of United Cerebral Palsy for
Huntsville and North Alabama.
In 2007, Joey Aiello 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.
Joey Aiello 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