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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Robert Emmett Poundstone

Robert Emmett Poundstone

Partner

Expertise

  • Class Actions
  • Energy
  • Complex Business Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

As a litigator and managing partner of the firm’s Montgomery office, Bobby Poundstone frequently represents clients in litigation matters pending in federal and state trial and appellate courts. He is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has experience in both the courtroom and presenting oral arguments to the Alabama Supreme Court. Bobby also represents clients in matters pending before the Alabama Public Service Commission and other state regulatory agencies, and he provides legal advice to business clients.

Bobby’s practice covers a wide variety of litigation matters and clients. He routinely handles “bet the company” and other business litigation matters. This experience includes shareholder litigation, contract disputes and class action defense. Bobby has represented dot-com and e-commerce entities in various types of litigation. He successfully defended a challenge to a gas utility’s authority to conduct business and successfully defended multiple electric cooperatives in class action lawsuits pending in Alabama state courts. Bobby also represents a media company and its television stations in various litigation matters.

Bobby is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Healthcare Litigation. He has successfully defended a challenge to a Certificate of Need awarded to a hospital and also handled litigation relating to an agreement to purchase a mental health hospital. His healthcare-related practice also extends to defending pharmaceutical companies and medical malpractice defense.

Bobby also regularly represents municipalities in litigation matters, including the defense of class action and other lawsuits bringing various constitutional challenges. He has represented tractor truck, automobile, lawn equipment and golf cart manufacturers in products liability, warranty, contract, and fraud cases.

Bobby is active in both the legal profession and civic causes. He is a graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum and completed the ABA AP Leadership Program. Bobby currently serves in the ABA House of Delegates and has served as a co-chair of multiple ABA Section of Litigation committees. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Bobby is a former National President of the Auburn University Alumni Association. He has served as a member of the Auburn Alumni Association Board of Directors; as a member of the Auburn Trustee Selection Committee for eleven trustee seats; as an ex officio member of the Auburn Foundation Board; and as president of the Montgomery Auburn Club.

Bobby was born and raised in Montgomery and has been practicing law in Montgomery since 1999. Bobby’s wife, Katie, is also a Montgomery native. Bobby and Katie are the proud parents of their two children, John and Claire.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1999

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1999, magna cum laude
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1995, cum laude
Areas of Practice

Class Actions | Complex Business Litigation | Energy | Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation | Governmental Affairs | Healthcare Litigation | Life Sciences | Life Sciences Litigation | Litigation | Product Liability

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