Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Legal Services | Tennessee, USA
tel: 615 244 2582 | fax: 615 252 6380
Roundabout Plaza | Nashville | Tennessee | 37203 | USA

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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 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

Professionals

Partners

A.J.  Bahou

A.J. Bahou

Partner
Marc  Bussone

Marc Bussone

Partner
J. Greer Cummings

J. Greer Cummings

Retired Partner
Alé  Dalton

Alé Dalton

Partner
Van P. East

Van P. East

Partner
Andrew  Elbon

Andrew Elbon

Partner
Doug  Franck

Doug Franck

Partner
John E. Gillmor

John E. Gillmor

Retired Partner
William F. Goodman

William F. Goodman

Retired Partner
John R. Haynes

John R. Haynes

Retired Partner
William L. Hinds

William L. Hinds

Retired Partner
Ty E. Howard

Ty E. Howard

Partner
H. Frederick Humbracht

H. Frederick Humbracht

Retired Partner
Connie Lewis Lensing

Connie Lewis Lensing

Retired Partner
Chuck  Mataya

Chuck Mataya

Partner
Kacie  McRee

Kacie McRee

Partner
Jim  Murphy

Jim Murphy

Partner
Jake  Neu

Jake Neu

Partner
Craig  Oliver

Craig Oliver

Partner
Robert S. Patterson

Robert S. Patterson

Retired Partner
Jonathan M. Skeeters

Jonathan M. Skeeters

Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner
Robert P. Thomas

Robert P. Thomas

Retired Partner

Associates

Alicia  Adlerz

Alicia Adlerz

Associate
Petar  Angelov

Petar Angelov

Associate
Alex  Brent

Alex Brent

Associate
Adriante  Carter

Adriante Carter

Associate
Ariella  Cassell

Ariella Cassell

Associate
Ben  Colalillo

Ben Colalillo

Associate
Erik M. Coon

Erik M. Coon

Associate
Halle  Diaz

Halle Diaz

Associate
Kyle M. Doiron

Kyle M. Doiron

Associate
Jack R. Grant

Jack R. Grant

Associate
Erik  Halvorson

Erik Halvorson

Associate
Tanner  Hamilton

Tanner Hamilton

Associate
Josh  Kleppin

Josh Kleppin

Associate
David T. Long

David T. Long

Associate
Maddie N. Lynn

Maddie N. Lynn

Associate
Mike  Moore

Mike Moore

Associate
Lara  Morris

Lara Morris

Associate
Ocasha O. Musah

Ocasha O. Musah

Associate
Sara L. Norton

Sara L. Norton

Associate
Janus  Pan

Janus Pan

Associate
Rainer  Park

Rainer Park

Associate
Sabah  Petrov

Sabah Petrov

Associate
Allison  Richter

Allison Richter

Associate
Sadie  Shourd

Sadie Shourd

Associate
Jordan D. Smart

Jordan D. Smart

Associate
Kenneth  Snavely

Kenneth Snavely

Associate
Maddie  Spearman

Maddie Spearman

Associate
Mike  Stephens

Mike Stephens

Associate
Andrew W. Tao

Andrew W. Tao

Associate
Derek A. Terry

Derek A. Terry

Associate
Grayson  Wells

Grayson Wells

Associate
Adam  Williams

Adam Williams

Associate
Timothy  Willman

Timothy Willman

Associate
Luke R. Yordy

Luke R. Yordy

Associate

Other

Joshua E. Barza

Joshua E. Barza

Senior Attorney
Elta  Breen

Elta Breen

Senior Attorney
Woods  Drinkwater

Woods Drinkwater

Senior Attorney
Alex  Huffstutter

Alex Huffstutter

Senior Attorney
Kevin   Hulbert

Kevin Hulbert

Senior Advisor
Melissa  B. Mahle

Melissa B. Mahle

Senior Advisor
Kevin B. Mattingly

Kevin B. Mattingly

Senior Attorney
Valerie   Nagoshiner

Valerie Nagoshiner

Senior Advisor
Tara S. Sarosiek

Tara S. Sarosiek

Senior Attorney
Brooke E. Sgambati

Brooke E. Sgambati

Senior Attorney
Deke  Shearon

Deke Shearon

Senior Attorney
Andrew  Tuggle

Andrew Tuggle

Senior Advisor (Consultant)

Articles

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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Press

Jennifer Trulock Quoted in Texas Lawbook on Recent Career Move and Employment Law Trends

Bradley partner Jennifer Trulock discussed her move to the firm in a Q&A with The Texas Lawbook and provided her thoughts on recent employment law trends. What attracted you to Bradley?  They have a really vibrant Dallas office and they are really growing and expanding here in Texas. And that was a big part of what attracted me to Bradley. I’ve met some of the people and it just seemed like a great place to land.  What are some of the key lessons that you learned from your more than two decades at Baker Botts? I joined after I had spent four years at a boutique firm and it’s unbelievable the number of things that I learned (at Baker Botts)...

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...

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Blogs

BuildSmart

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

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...

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