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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Margaret Oertling Cupples

Margaret Oertling Cupples



  • Appellate
  • Environmental Law
  • Complex Business Litigation

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Margaret Cupples focuses on civil appeals and commercial litigation. Her practice centers on asbestos, benzene and silica mass-tort and products liability cases, and also includes insurance sales practices, consumer finance, and general commercial litigation.  She has participated in more than two dozen appeals in Mississippi's Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Margaret is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Appellate Law and Products Liability Litigation, and in Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star and one of the Top 250 Business Women in Litigation. 

Margaret serves as the managing partner of Bradley's Jackson office.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1996
  • Mississippi, 1993

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi


  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1993, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Omicron Delta Kappa, 1993 Center for Bilingual & Multicultural Education, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Trinity University, B.A., 1990, magna cum laude; Outstanding Graduate in English, 1990; Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice

Appellate | Complex Business Litigation | Environmental Law | Lending | Litigation | Product Liability

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Margaret's work on cases at the pretrial, trial and appellate stages includes litigation across the country, including in Mississippi, California, Kentucky, West Virginia, Illinois, and Minnesota. She represents clients in products liability and toxic tort cases as well as in the financial services industry.

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