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Edward S. Sledge

Edward S. Sledge



  • Class Actions
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Commercial Lending

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Ed Sledge is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who has developed a diverse litigation practice. Ed has a wide range of trial experience in high-stakes, bet-the-company disputes for a variety of corporate clients and private equity groups nationwide.  Ed uses collaborative problem-solving to help clients achieve their objectives and is equally adept at representing plaintiffs or defendants in complex commercial disputes.  He regularly represents financial services clients in connection with finance-related litigation, including the defense of class actions, lender liability, securities, and RICO claims.  In addition to commercial disputes, Ed routinely litigates product liability matters, consumer finance disputes, intellectual property disputes, and insurance coverage matters, as well as personal injury and wrongful death matters. Ed and other members of Bradley serve as national trial counsel for a unit of a Fortune 50 corporation.

Ed is a frequent lecturer and author on civil litigation and trial issues. In recent years, he has written or spoken on extraterritorial jurisdiction under RICO, on trying RICO and other complex commercial jury cases, on handling consumer finance disputes under Dodd-Frank, and on the exercise of forum selection clauses. Ed recently served as a faculty member at the 2018 IADC Trial Academy at Stanford University and is consistently recognized for his skills in Mid-South Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America®Benchmark Litigation and other publications. He is a past chair of the IADC’s Business Litigation Committee and the Alabama State Bar’s (ASB) Leadership Forum Section.

Ed is civic-minded. He serves on the Foundation Board of the IADC, serves on the board and as treasurer for Glenwood, a local nonprofit, and, as a veteran himself, has been active in giving his time to initiatives that support veterans. For three years in a row, Ed received the ASB’s President’s Award, which is presented to members of the bar who best exemplify the ASB motto, “Lawyers Render Service.”

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2003

Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee


  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2003, Order of Barristers; John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition Winner; Campbell Moot Court Board; Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team; Alabama Law Review, Senior Editor; Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society; Honor Court
  • United States Military Academy, B.S., 1995, Superintendent’s Award (1993-1995)
Areas of Practice

Banking and Financial Services | Class Actions | Commercial Lending | Complex Business Litigation | Construction | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property and Competitive Practices Litigation | Litigation | Manufactured Housing | Product Liability


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