Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Legal Services | Alabama, USA
tel: 334 956 7700 | fax: 334 956 7701
RSA Dexter Avenue Building | Montgomery | Alabama | 36104 | USA

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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 13 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.

Although we are a large law firm with more than 650 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.

Lawyers Worldwide: 650

Areas of Practice



Of Counsel

John  Howard

John Howard



Joshua O. Blades

Joshua O. Blades

Senior Advisor
Martha  Roby

Martha Roby

Senior Advisor
Derek  Trotter

Derek Trotter

Senior Advisor


The 5 Most Important Bid Protest Decisions Of 2023

In 2023, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued five bid protest decisions worthy of note: CACI -Federal v. U.S. Matter of Guidehouse Matter of Kupono Government Services LLC Myriddian LLC U.S. SH Synergy LLC U.S. This article provides summaries and discusses how these cases might shape future bid protests. 1. CACI The Facts In CACI, the protester in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims challenged the agency's findings that its proposal had technical deficiencies...

Episode 161: Anne Marie Seibel

Anne Marie Seibel, Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation and litigation partner at Bradley, shares her path to leadership within the legal sphere. Hosted by MC Sungaila, this episode dives into the fascinating intersection of Anne Marie’s career trajectory and her prowess in bar leadership. If you're curious about the transformative power of bar leadership on your legal career and keen to unlock valuable strategies for skill enhancement and network expansion, this episode is an absolute must-listen. Tune in for an inspiring conversation that illuminates the boundless possibilities of combining legal expertise with impactful leadership...

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Bradley’s Samuel M. Dearstyne Selected to 2024 Bar Leadership Institute by Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation

Bradley is pleased to announce that associate Samuel M. Dearstyne has been selected by the Mecklenburg County Bar to participate in its Bar Leadership Institute (BLI). The 2024 class, comprised of 20 attorneys, was introduced at the BLI Kick-Off Dinner. The BLI program is open to members of the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) who have been practicing attorneys for at least three years. The competitive selection process reviewed candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to serving in leadership roles, a record of public and philanthropic service, and the willingness to engage meaningfully in the work of the Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation following their completion of the program...

Bradley’s Hall Eady Appointed Chairman of Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish® Alabama

Bradley is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Hall Eady has been appointed chairman of the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish® Alabama. He previously served on the Board of Directors as the Development Committee chair for five years and served on the Regional Advisory Council for three years. Since the Make-A-Wish Alabama chapter was founded, more than a thousand wishes have been granted for children across all 67 counties of Alabama. “Make-A-Wish is an exceptional organization, and we are proud of Hall’s leadership in support of its mission to grant life-changing wishes for critically ill children,” said Bradley Birmingham Office Managing Partner J...

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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...


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...

It Pays to Be Covered

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

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,...

Patent 213

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...

The Law of Order

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...