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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Premier litigation group notable for its impressively deep roster of trial and appellate lawyers. Offers recognized strengths in construction, medical malpractice and appellate litigation, in addition to general commercial cases. Represents a number of major national and international pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers and healthcare networks in high-value disputes nationwide. Further noted for its expert handling of contentious product liability and negligence mandates.

Work highlights

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings defended Pfizer/Wyeth in an appeal of a product liability case relating to the prescription medicine amiodarone.

Defended BBVA USA as ERISA class action counsel against challenges to its 401(k) defined contribution plan.

Notable practitioners

David Hymer has extensive trial experience, including expertise in class actions involving IP and product liability. His client base includes manufacturers and healthcare providers.
"David Hymer has a deep knowledge of the law. He is a good debater and good strategist."

Matthew Lembke garners commendation in the market for his appellate practice. He also offers deep knowledge of personal injury and toxic torts mandates.

Michael Pennington is a distinguished practitioner who is particularly noted for his focus on class actions. His practice also covers insurance-related litigation and commercial disputes.

Scott Smith is an experienced appellate practitioner. His clients include well-known names in the technology space, and he regularly advises on class action suits.

Stanley Blackmon is an associate in the team who assists clients with a range of high-value appeals. He frequently provides support in cases arising from breach of contract and personal injury.

Tripp Haston acts for an impressive roster of clients from the pharmaceutical industry. His practice covers breach of contract claims and mass tort litigation.

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Overview

Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group knows the stakes for your business in every case we litigate. Bradley has more than 225 litigators – comprising nearly half of the firm – who use our firm’s 150+ years of experience in a wide range of industries to provide the premier service and value that our clients require, whether trying cases in a courtroom or negotiating settlements in a boardroom.

We approach cases strategically, providing early case assessments for clients that help direct the course of every matter -- from preliminary dispositive motions and settlement talks through trial and appeal, if necessary. Should a matter proceed to trial, our lawyers leverage our track record of courtroom successes nationwide, including our success in appellate proceedings, to help clients evaluate the risks of litigation and balance those risks against their specific business goals.

Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group handles matters in nearly every substantive area of law that concerns our business clients, including:

  • Antitrust and unfair competition
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Class actions and mass torts
  • Contract disputes and business torts
  • Environmental and natural resources
  • ERISA and employee benefits
  • Government enforcement and investigations
  • Intellectual property and trade secrets
  • Labor and employment
  • Product liability
  • Professional negligence
  • Healthcare
  • White-collar criminal defense

Litigation

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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Location

One Federal Place

1819 Fifth Avenue North

Birmingham

Alabama

USA

AL 35203

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Alabama

Litigation: Appellate


Matthew Lembke
Band 1
Scott Smith
Band 1
Stanley E Blackmon
Associates to watch

Litigation: General Commercial


David Hymer
Band 3
Michael Pennington
Band 2
Tripp Haston
Band 3