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R. Warburton

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
    Local Time: Wednesday 12:41

Practice Expertise

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Natural Resources Litigation
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Areas of Practice

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Natural Resources Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Automotive Group - Member
  • Aviation Group - Member
  • Mining Group - Member

Profile

Tom Warburton is a trial lawyer that litigates antitrust, business, construction, civil rights, insurance, mineral rights, negligence, product liability, land use, real property, tax, and wrongful termination cases to verdict or final judgment. He has significant arbitration experience, as well as first-chair trial experience in both state and federal court. He has represented both those asserting claims, as well as the parties defending against them, and has prevailed on behalf of both at trial and in arbitration.

Tom handles cases across the country and has litigated and arbitrated in dozens of venues from Alabama to Arizona, as well as litigated international disputes.

While he has achieved successful results for clients in a number of industries, his practice has been concentrated in recent years on cases related to product design and manufacture (product liability), commercial and business disputes, natural resources (coal, oil and gas, and timber), and real property (landowner use rights, ownership disputes, construction, and property taxation).

Tom is familiar with coal and natural gas extraction, and the regulatory framework governing these industries. He participates as a member of the Alabama Mining Association on behalf of the firm. His product liability experience has primarily related to tire and vehicle defect litigation, resulting in his familiarity with the engineering work associated with product design and manufacture, as well as vehicle dynamics and accident reconstruction. Tom and other members of the firm serve as regional counsel for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, defending product liability cases for the company in multiple states.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2002
  • Florida, 2001
  • Georgia, 2009
  • Kansas, 2021
  • Missouri, 2013
  • Tennessee, 2015

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Virginia Military Institute, B.A., 1998, Graduated First in Class

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Natural Resources Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation

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 acquisitions, environmental and regulatory compliance, labor and employment, and bankruptcy and tax matters. The Bradley Construction team has extensive industry knowledge and experience that allows us to...

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 class certification requirements to proposed or enacted legislation, rules and regulations that impact class action litigation to key industry developments that may indirectly impact class action...

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 description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

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 nonprofits, political parties, homeowners associations, unions, churches, trade associations), and leadership of any type of organizational meeting. In an effort to make all things parliamentary more...

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