Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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

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.

Lawyers Worldwide: 550

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Partners

Marc  Bussone

Marc Bussone

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
Bob  Hannon

Bob Hannon

Partner
Ty E. Howard

Ty E. Howard

Partner
H. Frederick Humbracht

H. Frederick Humbracht

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
Henry C. Su

Henry C. Su

Partner
Robert P. Thomas

Robert P. Thomas

Retired Partner

Associates

Alicia  Adlerz

Alicia Adlerz

Associate
Petar  Angelov

Petar Angelov

Associate
Caleb L. Barron

Caleb L. Barron

Associate
Connor M. Blair

Connor M. Blair

Associate
Alex  Brent

Alex Brent

Associate
Adriante  Carter

Adriante Carter

Associate
Ben  Colalillo

Ben Colalillo

Associate
Kenesia L. Cook

Kenesia L. Cook

Associate
Erik M. Coon

Erik M. Coon

Associate
Alé  Dalton

Alé Dalton

Associate
Halle  Diaz

Halle Diaz

Associate
Kyle M. Doiron

Kyle M. Doiron

Associate
Tanner  Hamilton

Tanner Hamilton

Associate
Josh  Kleppin

Josh Kleppin

Associate
Sophie  Lange

Sophie Lange

Associate
Shelby D. Lomax

Shelby D. Lomax

Associate
David T. Long

David T. Long

Associate
Alex  McFall

Alex McFall

Associate
Casey L.  Miller

Casey L. Miller

Associate
Mike  Moore

Mike Moore

Associate
Ocasha O. Musah

Ocasha O. Musah

Associate
Sara L. Norton

Sara L. Norton

Associate
Janus  Pan

Janus Pan

Associate
Sabah  Petrov

Sabah Petrov

Associate
Jordan D. Smart

Jordan D. Smart

Associate
Mike  Stephens

Mike Stephens

Associate
Derek A. Terry

Derek A. Terry

Associate
Grayson  Wells

Grayson Wells

Associate
Luke R. Yordy

Luke R. Yordy

Associate

Other

Joshua E. Barza

Joshua E. Barza

Senior Attorney
Aaron  Chaloner

Aaron Chaloner

Senior Attorney
Susan A. Eaton

Susan A. Eaton

Attorney
Jack R. Grant

Jack R. Grant

Attorney
Kelley  Meyerriecks

Kelley Meyerriecks

Senior Attorney
Valerie   Nagoshiner

Valerie Nagoshiner

Senior Advisor
Tara S. Sarosiek

Tara S. Sarosiek

Senior Attorney
Deke  Shearon

Deke Shearon

Senior Attorney

Articles

Miss. Ruling Deepens Jurisdiction Split in Vape Battery Cases

On Oct. 13, Mississippi's highest court ruled that a South Korean company, LG Chem Ltd., which manufactured a battery that powered a vaping device, could be sued in Mississippi, despite that company having no physical presence in Mississippi and not being registered to do business in the state. As the medical cannabis market in Mississippi nears its grand opening, and as Alabama begins to review medical cannabis business applications, the opinion demonstrates that any entity connected to the chain of commerce in these new markets could face litigation — despite its perceived remote contacts to these states. The case — Dilworth v...

Walking the Tightrope: How to Capitalize on Interest Rate Hikes Without Setting Yourself Up for Failure

All eyes are on the U.S. Federal Reserve as it attempts what many are calling a tightrope walk: raising interest rates just enough to slow the economy without triggering a recession in the hope of achieving an economic soft landing. With the Fed doing everything in its power to make borrowing costlier, factors are facing a similar balancing act. On one hand, the interest rate hike presents tremendous opportunity, but on the other, seeking to capitalize too quickly could spell trouble down the line. In particular, factors face a tremendous opportunity to expand their business in the face of a tightening traditional credit market that looks less and less attractive to potential customers...

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Press

Bradley Partner David Pugh Elected Secretary of Associated Builders and Contractors Executive Committee

Bradley is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner David Pugh was elected as 2023 Secretary on the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Executive Committee at ABC’s annual Leadership Institute in San Diego, California. Mr. Pugh’s term as Secretary will run concurrently with his remaining year as Southeast Region Vice Chair. The results of ABC’s national election are announced in ABC’s press release...

Andy Robison Featured in Birmingham Business Journal on Leading Bradley's Birmingham Office

Bradley’s newest Birmingham office managing partner, Andy Robison, talked with the Birmingham Business Journal about his goals for the firm going forward. Robison is focused on community involvement and good corporate citizenship for the future of Bradley’s presence in Birmingham. Robison said, “One of the things that we want to continue to do is to be very present, very visible in the city, providing leadership, not just in the legal community, but also civic organizations, charitable organizations.” He also aims to improve the firm where necessary and ensure Bradley remains a corporate citizen that uplifts and assists the community...

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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...

Underwritten

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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