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Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. is a full-service personal injury law firm that has helped many Alabamians. Our firm handles personal injury cases involving car accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, and workplace injuries. We also handle complex litigation involving defective products, insurance and business disputes. Our Huntsville, Alabama legal team at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. has the knowledge and experience to take on a broad range of legal issues. We have taken many cases to trial, and we are understandably proud of the results we have achieved. Over the years, we have obtained settlements and verdicts totaling millions of dollars for our clients.

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If you have been seriously harmed in Huntsville, and your financial recovery depends on your lawyer’s understanding of the law, then you will want a proven law firm with the experience of Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. We treat clients with respect and will work hard to earn your respect through personalized service and effective legal representation.

If you choose Morris, King & Hodge, you will be selecting the law firm that other attorneys and legal publications have recognized for outstanding work. In 2016, Harvey B. Morris was named Lawyer of the Year and was listed in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. Joe A. King, Jr. was named Best Attorney by Best Attorneys in America in 2016 and as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Alabama by the American Society of Legal Advocates.  David J. Hodge has been listed twice as one of the top 50 lawyers in Alabama by Super Lawyers magazine, recognized in Best Lawyers in America®, and named as one of the top 100 Alabama trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers organization.  Joseph D. Aiello has also been selected in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.

How Can Our Attorneys Help You?

If you have been seriously injured through the fault of another, our attorneys may be able to assist you. We will discuss the details of your injury, free of charge, answer your questions and explain your legal options. We will be straightforward with you about whether we think we can assist you.

Serving Huntsville and locations throughout North Alabama including Florence, Athens, Decatur, Albertville and Scottsboro.

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When you choose Morris, King and Hodge, you can rest easy knowing you’ve chosen a respected firm with highly-rated attorneys.

If we represent you, we will investigate your accident fully, compile evidence and identify all the potentially responsible parties and their insurance providers. This is an important step and requires a detailed understanding of the applicable law. In many accidents, more than one party may be at fault. Recognizing that fact can expand the pool of compensation that you may seek as a victim of an accident.

We will gather evidence and seek to negotiate with the insurance companies to obtain a settlement that reflects the full value of your case. Our reputation as an aggressive law firm that will take personal cases and wrongful death cases to trial means that insurance companies take us seriously and are more willing to offer a fair settlement. We have helped many clients obtain the compensation needed to move forward after a devastating accident and attain closure. We sincerely believe that Morris, King & Hodge can help if you have been harmed as a result of negligence. Let us explain how we can help.

Morris, King & Hodge in the Community

All of the lawyers at Morris, King & Hodge were born and raised in North Alabama, and we take pride in Huntsville — the city that we all call home and where our families live. We recognize the importance of being active in civic affairs and charitable activities to make our community a better place to live and to show compassion for those in need.

A community is the sum of its people, and we are aware that our success as a law firm has flowed from the many people we have served. We seek to give back to the community in many ways. From providing legal commentary on WHNT News 19, to sponsoring the Tinsel Trail, to preventing child abuse by sponsoring the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s Superheroes 5K/1M & Fun Run, to co-sponsoring a Madison County Volunteer Lawyers fundraiser to support access to legal services for the less fortunate, our lawyers are deeply involved in the community. Read more about our community involvement.


For more than 10 years, WHNT News 19 has partnered with Morris, King & Hodge so the public receives an informed perspective on legal matters in the news. Our attorneys know the law. Decades of experience handling cases informs our approach to Alabama law. Just as important, we know how to make the law work for you if you have been harmed. You can put your trust in our law firm when you have been injured.

Morris, King & Hodge is a full-service plaintiff’s civil litigation firm. Our firm handles civil litigation cases ranging from automobile accidents, personal injury, wrongful death and workplace injuries to complex matters involving product failures and business disputes.

Morris, King & Hodge has the knowledge to take on a broad range of legal matters. For a full list of the types of cases we handle, please see our practice areas page. If you do not see your case type listed or you are unsure about what type of case you have, contact us to discuss the details of your case with a member of the law firm.



Since 1966, our attorneys have been representing the rights of injury victims of North Alabama and throughout the state. The attorneys of Morris, King & Hodge have more than 75 years of combined legal experience that we bring to each new case. Our law firm is located in the 1820s-era Jeremiah Clemens house, a Huntsville historic landmark. We have deep roots in the community and take pride in serving the legal needs of past, present and future Alabamians and all Americans.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury litigation, wrongful death cases, product liability as well as insurance and business disputes. Our firm’s practice includes both trial and appellate representation in federal courts, Alabama courts, and the courts of other states.


The fact that Morris, King & Hodge attorneys are dedicated to pursuing justice and are not afraid to take cases to trial, benefits our clients greatly. The insurance companies are aware of our willingness to take a case to trial. Our dedication to justice makes insurance companies more willing to offer fair settlements from the start. Other firms may talk about experience, but courtroom experience is a different matter. We prepare each case thoroughly as if it is going to trial. That careful preparation and attention to detail allows us to negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf from a position of strength.

The dedication of our legal team starts the moment you agree to let us handle your case. Our entire staff is devoted to your legal needs. Even when you call for a free case review, you will talk to a firm partner. We are dedicated to our clients and to making our community a safer place by holding accountable those whose actions endanger others.

I was very pleased with the help that Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. did in representing me. I got with Mr. King and he put all my information in place and let me know everything else I would need to do in order to get my disability. I tried myself the first time on my own, only to find that it was a waste of my time and money that I didn't have to waste.

Thanks to Joe King and his team I was represented in a very professional way and with very little time involved on my part. If I need any more help professionally I will deftly be giving them another call.

Jimmy Kilpatrick


We understand that individuals and families who turn to us for help are going through difficult times through no fault of their own. A traumatic accident can turn your life upside down and put tremendous strain on your family. You may be unable to work and bring in income. Trying times demand compassion and understanding. You need an attorney who will listen to your concerns carefully and provide thoughtful guidance based on experience. We work hard to provide compassionate legal representation. We treat clients with kindness and dignity, while pursuing the compensation you need to move forward after a serious accident.


Compassionate representation is not just a marketing slogan for Morris, King & Hodge. It is how we approach the practice of law. Our compassion extends to the greater Huntsville community. Our charitable efforts include sponsoring the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s Superheroes 5K/1M & Fun Run to bring awareness and deter child abuse, and the Tinsel Trail to honor Madison County Veterans inducted into the Hall of Heroes. To bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, Morris, King and Hodge has sponsored several programs including: WHNT’s Distracted Driving Project, the Driver Safety Scholarship Fund, the Madison County Sheriff’s free Distracted Driving classes, MADD’s Victim Help Line, and the Taxi & Tow Service which offers free rides on New Year’s Eve to deter drinking and driving. We are dedicated to serving the people of this community. Morris, King and Hodge is a different kind of personal injury law firm. Read more about efforts to give back to the community at our community involvement page.


Morris, King & Hodge is based in Huntsville, Alabama, but our reputation extends well beyond North Alabama. Our law firm has received wide recognition, reflecting that our legal peers hold our work in high regard. Morris, King and Hodge received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest ranking given by the national legal directory based on legal ability and high ethical standards.

The National Trial Lawyers Association has chosen all three named partners of Morris, King and Hodge as members of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a distinction limited to selected trial lawyers within each state. Attorneys who receive the honor must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, and stature in the legal community. All three named partners in the law firm were selected for inclusion in a recent edition of Alabama Super Lawyers® magazine. We also have three lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.

Results and Client Testimonials

We have handled many personal injury cases and are proud of what we have accomplished on behalf of clients and the kind things clients have shared about us. We cannot guarantee results in any case, and you are well advised to steer clear of any attorney who does promise a specific outcome, but we have achieved positive results for many clients through our legal ability and hard work.  Read about our results and contact our attorneys to let us know how we may be of service to you.

  • $17 Million Jury Verdict involving skidder obtained by attorney David Hodge
  • $17 Million Jury Verdict involving skidder obtained by attorney David Hodge

    Attorney David Hodge, along with Vance McCrary of The Gardner Firm in Mobile and James (Jimmy) Seale of Greensboro tried and received a jury verdict in the Circuit Court of Hale County, Alabama which totaled $17,559,700.Hodge represented Charles Miller Chapman against Cummins, Inc. and Bama Logging Equipment Company, Inc. Chapman made claims of Fraud and Breach of Warranty involving the sale of a skidder- a large piece of equipment used to drag cut logs from the woods to a loading area where they can be loaded onto a log trailer.Chapman visited the Bama Logging Equipment Company, and he allegedly was sold the defective skidder as a “demo” unit.  Unbeknownst to Chapman, the log skidder he had purchased was, in fact, a one-of-a-kind developmental prototype that had an engine manufactured and produced by Cummins. Cummins had internally determined the engine would not work in this prototype.Chapman alleged that Cummins knew the engine was not suitable for use in this piece of equipment and even before the machine was assembled, Cummins, determined the Tier II engine would not work in this configuration. No one disclosed this to Chapman. In fact, Cummins provided Chapman with a warranty despite knowledge that the engine could not perform in that configuration.When Chapman tried to use the skidder, it started to overheat and ceased functioning.  Chapman called Cummins to repair the engine in the skidder under the warranty.  Attempts to repair the prototype skidder were unsuccessful, and Chapman filed suit.This case was tried by Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. attorney David Hodge of Huntsville, Alabama who can be reached at dhodge@mkhlawyers.com or toll free 888-321-8353.

  • DeKalb County Farmer Wins $3.2 Million Verdict Against National Livestock Broker.
  • DeKalb County Farmer Wins $3.2 Million Verdict Against National Livestock Broker.

    FORT PAYNE, AL —A DeKalb County farmer won a large verdict Friday against a pig supplier. A jury awarded Tracy Skinner $3.2 million for an ordeal that started in 2005.Skinner purchased more than 4,000 pigs from Boyce Livestock Company, which is based in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Shortly after the pigs arrived, Skinner noticed many of them were severely ill.A veterinarian confirmed the animals were sick, and Skinner immediately notified the supplier of the problem. Of the pigs Skinner bought, 1,200 died within a few weeks.Dr. Randall Smith, a veterinarian from North Jackson Animal Clinic, performed a necropsy on three of the dead pigs. The tests showed each of the animals had severe pneumonia.Attorneys David Hodge of Huntsville and Eric Colley of Fort Payne represented Skinner in court. Hodge said Boyce Livestock tried to blame the farmer, claiming he had not properly medicated them. Skinner paid more than $230,000 to treat the pigs' illnesses.The trial started Wednesday, and the jury reached a verdict early Friday afternoon.Copyright © 2012, WHNT-TV

  • Jury Awards Meridianville Family with $3.1 Million Verdict
  • Jury Awards Meridianville Family with $3.1 Million Verdict

    Wrongful death case ($3.1 Million) – On April 27, 2007, a federal jury in Huntsville awarded $3.1 million in a wrongful death case to the family of a Madison County teenager killed in a collision with a speeding ambulance from Tennessee.The ambulance was traveling 81 mph in a 60 mph speed zone on a non-emergency run without any flashing lights or sirens when it ran a red light at the intersection and struck the decedent’s vehicle. Harvey Morris and Joe King argued the case to the jury, while Joey Aiello handled the motion practice and computer trial presentation.

  • Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. Attorneys Obtain $575,000 Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case Over Claims He Had Stroke After Chiropractor’s Treatment.
  • Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. Attorneys Obtain $575,000 Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case Over Claims He Had Stroke After Chiropractor’s Treatment.

    A Madison County jury awarded a Limestone County man $575,000 in a medical malpractice case where the plaintiff argued he had a stroke as a result of chiropractic treatment on his neck.  This was a case of negligence against Michael Kay, a chiropractor, and Kay Chiropractic Services, P.C.On March 11, 2009, a patient presented to Kay with a crick in his neck, and Kay performed a chiropractic manipulation of the patient’s neck.  Following the manipulation, the patient immediately began experiencing intense pain, vision problems, nausea, dizziness, and various other medical problems.The patient’s wife and daughter arrived and requested Kay’s staff to call an ambulance.  Thereafter, an ambulance transported the patient to the hospital where he was diagnosed with traumatic dissections of the vertebral and internal carotid arteries.  He had a stroke and was in the hospital 13 days.The patient brought suit, and the case went to trial.  Attorney Joe King, who represented the patient along with attorneys Joseph Aiello and David Hodge, argued the treatment tore arteries in the patient’s neck, and the patient’s health problems occurred immediately after he received treatment for a "crick" in his neck at the Kay Chiropractic Services offices in Huntsville.  Also, the patient was not advised before the procedure that tears in arteries, or stroke, were a risk of the procedure.  The plaintiff had to overcome defense arguments that the treatment could not have caused the injuries and that the patient was suffering a stroke when he arrived at the office.  Defense counsel also argued for lesser damages because the patient had, despite a painful recovery, ultimately returned to work in his professional job, which he had worked in before the stroke.The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the patient for $575,000.  The jury award was for compensatory damages.

P.S. We also became very good friends and that has proven to me that they personally care about your well-being.

Joe King represented me with an insurance company following a car accident. He help navigate the long paperwork process and resolved the case for me.

All the staff I dealt with by phone and in-person were very patient in explaining the information and helping me understand what I needed to know.

Jill Gardner
Disclaimer: These testimonials and prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes. Each case is different. Case results may vary based upon a variety of factors unique to each case. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers

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