Robert Emmett Poundstone

Robert Emmett Poundstone



  • Class Actions
  • Energy
  • Complex Business Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.


As a litigator and managing partner of the firm’s Montgomery office, BobbyPoundstone frequently represents clients in litigation matters pending infederal and state trial and appellate courts. He is AV Preeminent Rated byMartindale-Hubbell® and has experience in both the courtroom andpresenting oral arguments to the Alabama Supreme Court. Bobby alsorepresents clients in matters pending before the Alabama Public ServiceCommission and other state regulatory agencies, and he routinely provideslegal advice to business clients.

Bobby’s practice covers a wide variety of litigation matters and clients.He routinely handles “bet the company” and other business litigationmatters. This experience includes shareholder litigation, contract disputesand class action defense. Bobby has represented dot-com and e-commerceentities in various types of litigation. He successfully defended achallenge to a gas utility’s authority to conduct business and is currentlydefending multiple electric cooperatives in class action lawsuits pendingin Alabama state courts. Bobby also represents a media company and itstelevision stations in various litigation matters.

Bobby is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Healthcare Litigation.He has successfully defended a challenge to a CON awarded to a hospital andalso handled litigation relating to an agreement to purchase a mentalhealthcare company. His healthcare-related practice also extends todefending pharmaceutical companies in marketing, sales practices andproducts liability cases. He has served on the national defense teams formultiple MDL matters involving the firm’s pharmaceutical clients.

Bobby also represents municipalities in litigation matters, including thedefense of class action lawsuits bringing constitutional challenges tolocal acts and municipal ordinances. He has represented tractor truck,automobile, lawn equipment and golf cart manufacturers in productsliability, warranty, contract, and fraud cases.

Bobby is active in both the legal profession and civic causes. He is agraduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum and completed the ABA APLeadership Program. Bobby currently serves in the ABA House of Delegatesand as the Co-Chair for the ABA Section of Litigation’s Ethics andProfessionalism Committee. He is also a Fellow of the American BarFoundation. Bobby is a former National President of the Auburn UniversityAlumni Association. He has also served as a member of the Auburn AlumniAssociation Board of Directors; a member of the Auburn Trustee SelectionCommittee for eleven trustee seats; an ex officio member of the AuburnFoundation Board; and as President of the Montgomery Auburn Club.

Bobby was born and raised in Montgomery and has been practicing law inMontgomery since 1999. Bobby’s wife, Katie, is also a Montgomery native.Bobby and Katie are the proud parents of their two children, John (13) andClaire (11).

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1999

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama


  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1999, magna cum laude
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1995, cum laude
Areas of Practice

Class Actions | Complex Business Litigation | Energy | Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation | Governmental Affairs | Healthcare Litigation | Life Sciences | Life Sciences Litigation | Litigation | Product Liability