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J. Thomas Richie

J. Thomas Richie

Partner

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

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Thomas Richie represents clients in procedurally complex civil litigation, both in trial and appellate courts throughout Alabama and across the country. He has litigated a broad range of cases, from class actions to municipal tax disputes to the Chapter 9 bankruptcy case of Jefferson County, Alabama. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Alabama Super Lawyers, and has had success both asserting and defending claims.

Thomas has litigated cases in Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee and has successfully prosecuted or defended appeals in the Alabama Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit, and the Fourth Circuit.

Thomas has experience across every phase of civil litigation, from emergency injunctions at the outset of a case to high-stakes appeals after judgment. He has successfully litigated more than a dozen class actions to favorable judgments or settlements in state and federal courts. He has experience with class actions involving federal statutory claims, breach-of-contract, negligence, products liability, warranty, tax, data breach, and financial services issues. He represents clients across industries, including insurance, retail, defense, pharmaceutical, environmental, finance, wireless communication, and manufacturing. In addition to defending class actions, Thomas regularly litigates commercial disputes, whether involving breach of contract, competitive torts, or deceptive trade practices.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2007

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 2007, summa cum laude; Cumberland Law Review, Research Editor, 2006-2007
  • Samford University, B.S.B.A., 2004, summa cum laude
  • Samford University, B.A., 2004, summa cum laude
Areas of Practice
Blogs

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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