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Edward S. Sledge

Edward S. Sledge

Partner

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

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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

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

Education

  • 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
Blogs

BuildSmart
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...

Declassified
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...

Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

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...

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...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

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...

Underwritten
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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