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Joel M. Kuehnert

Joel M. Kuehnert

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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With a technical background in civil and environmental engineering, Joel Kuehnert's primary areas of practice include patent infringement litigation and complex environmental litigation. He has represented clients in many different industries, ranging from companies with global operations to small, local businesses.

Joel has a technical background in civil and environmental engineering and is a registered member of the patent bar of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Much of his intellectual property experience focuses on patent infringement litigation involving a wide variety of subject matters -- from financial transaction technologies to sporting goods to life sciences technology.

Joel has been involved in patent infringement lawsuits in a variety of jurisdictions, including the Eastern District of Texas, one of the busiest patent litigation dockets in the country. He has extensive experience in environmental litigation and compliance, and has been involved in numerous toxic tort matters in state and federal court related to asbestos and chemical exposure, and environmental, trespass and nuisance disputes. Joel has represented clients in a broad range of other environmental matters including Clean Water Act litigation, interstate water disputes, and matters before Alabama’s Environmental Management Commission.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1998

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1998, With honors; Texas Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Vanderbilt University, B.S., Civil Engineering with a Concentration in Environmental Science, 1993, magna cum laude; Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society; Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

With his technical background in civil and environmental engineering, the focus of Joel’s practice is in the intellectual property and environmental arenas. On the intellectual property side, Joel has litigated a variety of patent infringement disputes in a number of jurisdictions, including the Eastern District of Texas.

Joel has extensive experience in the context of litigation and environmental compliance on a variety of issues arising under both state and federal law. Joel has represented clients in a broad range of environmental matters, including Clean Water Act litigation, interstate water disputes, and matters before Alabama's Environmental Management Commission. He has also been actively involved in numerous toxic tort matters in state and federal court in areas such as asbestos and chemical exposure, products liability, and environmental trespass and nuisance disputes.


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BuildSmart
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Significant issues can arise during the three phases of the design and construction process. Effective planning, performance and completion are critical to the success of any construction project. So is informed counsel that addresses a variety of business issues, including mergers and...

Declassified
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The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding...

Family Business Advocates
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Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

Patent 213
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Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
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A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
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Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...

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