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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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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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.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 550

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


William Earthman

William W. EarthmanRetired Partner

John Gillmor

John E. GillmorRetired Partner

Bob Hannon

Bob HannonPartner

H. Humbracht

H. Frederick HumbrachtRetired Partner

Scott Lenz

Scott LenzPartner

Jim Murphy

Jim MurphyPartner

Jake Neu

Jake NeuPartner

Robert Patterson

Robert S. PattersonRetired Partner

Jonathan Skeeters

Jonathan M. SkeetersChairman of the Board and Managing Partner

Robert Thomas

Robert P. ThomasRetired Partner


Of Counsel



Who Is That Masked Employee and Is She Vaccinated? Employers Wrestle with New CDC Guidelines
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, June 2021

Do you trust your employees about their vaccination status, or do you need to see proof? Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new mask guidance came out last week, many employers have been wrestling with the question of how best to determine the COVID-19 vaccination status of their employees. The CDC’s guidance stated that – for fully vaccinated people – masks were not required in most indoor settings (with a few exceptions related to public transit, hospitals, and prisons) and not required outdoors. If you were not fully vaccinated, then the CDC advised you still need to wear a mask indoors...

IRS Guidance Clarifies "Involuntary Termination" for the COBRA Subsidy
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, June 2021

In Notice 2021-31, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides broad guidance in a question-and-answer format on the application of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) regarding premium assistance under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) continuation coverage provisions. Perhaps most critical for group health plan administrators and insurers, the IRS has defined and illustrated the use of the term “involuntary termination of employment,” which is the primary trigger (the other is a reduction in hours) for premium assistance obligations under the ARP...

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Bradley Attorney Giovanni P. Giarratana Appointed to Board of Governors for the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, June 2021

[!Bradley is pleased to announce that Giovanni P. Giarratana, an associate in the firm’s Tampa office, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD). He will serve a one-year term representing the 13th Circuit. “We are thrilled that Gio has taken on this role and are confident that his leadership abilities will benefit the Florida Bar,” said Bradley Tampa Office Managing Partner R. Craig Mayfield. Mr...

Bradley Partner Jon Paul Hoelscher Elected to Construction Law Section Council of the State Bar of Texas
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, June 2021

[!Bradley is pleased to announce that Jon Paul Hoelscher, a partner in the firm’s Houston office, has been elected to serve as a council member for the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He will serve a three-year term on the council. “Jon Paul is an exceptional construction attorney and a respected leader in the legal industry,” said Bradley Houston Office Managing Partner Ian P. Faria. “We congratulate him on his election by his peers to the Construction Law Section and know that his commitment to service will be an asset to the section and to the state bar.” A member of Bradley’s Construction and Energy practice groups, Mr...

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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...

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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