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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP  

Legal Services | Alabama, USA

tel: 205 521 8000 | fax:
1819 Fifth Avenue North | Birmingham | Alabama | 35203 | USA

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP's Overview

Bradley is a national law firm with a reputation for skilled legal work, exceptional client service, and impeccable integrity. We provide business clients around the world with a full suite of legal services in dozens of industries and practice areas.

Founded in 1870 in Elyton, Alabama, before moving to Birmingham the following year, Bradley has retained the tradition of southern hospitality even as the law firm has grown into a global force. Our founding partners established the highest standards of value, ethics, and professional excellence in the practice of law - standards that have guided us through to the present day. Respect for our clients, colleagues, and communities and passion for our work are the driving forces behind everything we do. That kind of integrity means that clients can trust us to not only serve their needs, but ensure that the work is completed the right way.

Our 10 offices are located in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia, giving us an extensive geographic base to represent clients on a regional, national, and international basis. We frequently serve as national coordinating counsel, regional counsel, and statewide counsel for clients in various industries.

Diversity and equality in the workforce are core values at Bradley, allowing us to leverage a wide range of perspectives to help us achieve the results that we expect and our clients demand. We are also committed to giving back to our communities with meaningful pro bono legal services and charitable contributions through the Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Charitable Foundation.

Although we are a large law firm with more than 500 lawyers, our clients still enjoy the personal attention, responsiveness, and deep relationships they would expect from a boutique firm. Our attorneys and staff combine legal experience and knowledge with a sophisticated understanding of industries to work side by side with clients and come up with practical, strategic solutions specifically tailored to their business operations. Bradley lawyers use their talents, judgment, work ethic, and experience to go above and beyond expectations to help our clients meet their goals.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1870
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 10
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 535

Areas of Practice
  • Affordable Housing and Community Development
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Appellate
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Cannabis
  • Class Actions
  • Construction
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Economic Development
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Environmental Law
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • Franchise and Distribution
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Enforcement and Investigations
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International and Cross Border
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Parliamentary Procedure and Professional Presiding
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • State Attorneys General and Regulators
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications and Utilities
  • Trusts and Estates


Kay Bains

Kay K. BainsRetired Partner

William Barclift

William C. BarcliftRetired Partner

Jay Bender

Jay BenderPartner

Phil Butler

Phil ButlerRetired Partner

Stanley Bynum

Stanley D. BynumRetired Partner

Beau Byrd

Beau ByrdPartner

Philip Carroll

Philip J. CarrollRetired Partner

Tom Carruthers

Tom CarruthersRetired Partner

Brittin Coleman

Brittin T. ColemanRetired Partner

Anna Craft

Anna CraftPartner

L. Doss

L. Susan DossRetired Partner

Stuart Frentz

Stuart J. FrentzRetired Partner

James Gewin

James W. GewinRetired Partner

Lee Gilley

Lee GilleyPartner

Rudy Hill

Rudy HillPartner

Rod Kanter

Rod KanterPartner

Michael McKibben

Michael D. McKibbenRetired Partner

Hobart McWhorter

Hobart A. McWhorterRetired Partner

George Medlock

George D. MedlockPartner and Director of Inclusion and Diversity

John Morrow

John H. MorrowRetired Partner

David Roth

David RothPartner

Donald Sweeney

Donald B. SweeneyRetired Partner

Laurence Vinson

Laurence D. VinsonRetired Partner

Paul Ware

Paul S. WareRetired Partner

Meade Whitaker

Meade WhitakerRetired Partner

John Wrinkle

John N. WrinkleRetired Partner


Of Counsel


Joshua Blades

Joshua O. BladesSenior Advisor

Graham Gerhardt

Graham W. GerhardtSenior Attorney

Paul Kavinoky

Paul A. KavinokySenior Advisor

Preston Neel

Preston H. NeelSenior Attorney

Harry Ollinger

Harry OllingerSenior Attorney

Dave Stewart

Dave StewartSenior Advisor

Darrell Tucker

Darrell C. TuckerSenior Attorney

Benn Wilson

Benn C. WilsonSenior Attorney


'Middle Instances' of the Clean Water Act Indirect Discharges Need NPDES Permits Too... Sometimes
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, September 2020

For the past decade or so, the regulated community and federal courts alike grappled with the outer reaches of the Clean Water Act (CWA) point source permitting program. The core of the program—the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)—is clear enough. Under the NPDES program, discharges from point sources to navigable waters (what qualifies as “navigable waters,” i.e., “waters of the United States” presents another thorny question) require a NPDES permit...

COVID-19 Payroll Tax Notice from the IRS Offers Sparse Guidance
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, August 2020

Following the August 8, 2020 Presidential Memorandum directing the Treasury Secretary to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll taxes, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2020-65 late Friday, August 28. The brief notice gives necessary but sparse guidance on implementing the Presidential Memorandum. We expect (and hope for) further guidance soon. Employers now have the option of deferring the withholding and remittance of the employee’s Social Security tax from their paychecks for the period September 1 through December 31, 2020. The Social Security tax equals 6.2% of the employee’s wages...

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Bradley Attorneys Alicia Netterville and Christina Seanor Appointed to Mississippi Bar Leadership Committees
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, August 2020

[!Bradley is pleased to announce that Alicia N. Netterville and Christina M. Seanor, associates in the firm’s Jackson office, have been appointed to committees of the Mississippi Bar for the 2020-2021 bar year, beginning September 9. Ms. Netterville has been appointed to the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, which investigates all claims concerning the unauthorized practice of law in Mississippi and makes recommendations to the Board of Bar Commissioners in regard to the unauthorized practice of law. It has the authority to take steps to prevent the unauthorized practice of law in Mississippi. Ms. Seanor has been appointed to the Women in the Profession Committee...

Bradley Receives 2020 Diversity Recognition Award from Nashville Bar Association
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, August 2020

[!Bradley is pleased to announce that the firm has received a 2020 Diversity Recognition Award from the Nashville Bar Association. These awards are aimed at legal-related departments, firms, and businesses that have demonstrated outstanding leadership to promote diversity and inclusion through education, innovation, collaboration, development, and mentorship programs within their organizations. Bradley is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce and culture at the firm and engages in significant efforts in this regard...

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

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...

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

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...

Financial Services Perspectives
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

Bradley's Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Team offers the full spectrum of legal services to banks, bank holding companies, mortgage servicers, home mortgage lenders, and other consumer finance companies.

It Pays to Be Covered™
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

Bradley’s It Pays to Be Covered™ Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk...

Labor & Employment Insights
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

Our Labor and Employment team has extensive experience helping our clients resolve disputes both in and out of the courtroom. We are proud to work with a large and diverse group of local, regional, and national clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, mining, media,...

Online and On Point
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

A Resource for Privacy Developments and Cybersecurity Risks in an Era of Evolving Technology

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

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
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

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
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

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...

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions,...

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