Joseph Ferrini Argues Before The Supreme Court Of The State Of Alabama

September 12, 2016 / News

Joseph Ferrini recently presented oral argument on behalf of an appellant before the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama.  This is a rare achievement as the Alabama Supreme Court grants oral argument in less than 1% of its cases.  The argument related to whether the Alabama trial court correctly compelled the state court action to be arbitrated in Dusseldorf, Germany under German substantive law. The appeal involved issues of scope of an arbitration provision, forum selection, choice of law, public policy, and procedural and substantive arbitrability.  In advance of oral argument, the Supreme Court issued eight questions on these topics that it wanted the attorneys to address.

The oral argument was held in the auditorium of Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, Alabama and took place in front of state court judges, members of the Baldwin County Bar Association and hundreds of students from area high schools.

Joe serves as appellate counsel at trials around the country, providing support to trial attorneys as needed and helping with error preservation efforts.  Joe has litigated appeals in federal and state courts, including Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, New York, New Jersey and the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits. Joe has briefed appeals concerning Coverage, Property, Business/Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Personal Injury Defense and Product Liability.

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