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Robert Maddox

Robert Maddox

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

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Robert Maddox practices in Financial Services Litigation with an emphasis in mortgage litigation and compliance and commercial/real estate litigation. He is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) and is one of only a handful of attorneys in the nation who have achieved this status. His national practice focuses primarily on representing two specific industries: financial institutions and mortgage companies.


Robert's representation of clients in the financial institutions and mortgage industry is both trial practice and compliance. The trial practice has led Robert to trial and appellate courts in over 40 different states from Florida to California, and from Washington to Washington, D.C. These cases involve numerous causes of action including TILA, HOEPA, FDCPA, FCRA, RESPA, RICO, predatory lending, mortgage related fees and services, insurance packing and state deceptive trade practice laws. In addition, Robert has litigated all facets of the mortgage industry: origination, warehouse lending, pooling and servicing agreements, loan repurchase disputes, investor disputes, secondary market representations and warranties, servicing matters, commercial mortgages, settlement services issues and mortgage fraud. These matters are in various contexts including pre-litigation complaints by borrowers, state agencies and consumer advocacy groups, class action, consumer litigation, bankruptcy and representing the investor/servicer as plaintiff in seeking recovery for fraud, title insurance coverage, repurchase and contract/commercial disputes.


Robert is a regular speaker at national mortgage programs and financial services industry conferences. Robert teaches with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a Faculty Fellow on Real Estate Law and Regulatory Compliance at the School of Mortgage Banking (SOMB), Predatory Lending and Mortgage Fraud at the Regulatory Compliance Institute, Servicing at the State and Local Litigation Conference.


Robert was an Adjunct Professor at the Cumberland School of Law from 2005-2010, where he taught Real Estate Transfer, Finance and Development during the spring semester and State Constitutional Law during the fall semester. Previously, he was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law from 2001 to 2006 and from 1998 to 2007 he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2000
  • District of Columbia, 2006
  • Georgia, 2004
  • New York, 2009
  • Oklahoma, 2011
  • Tennessee, 2006
  • Texas, 2007

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 2000
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.A., 1997
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A., 1996
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A., 1995
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Robert represents financial institutions and mortgage companies across the United States. He has handled matters both at the pre-litigation and initial Complaint filing phase as well as being employed during discovery, to depose expert witnesses and at the pre-trial phase to assist the current counsel. On the compliance side, Robert has worked with both legal and business managers for multiple clients to draft and outline procedures in response to pending or new legislation.
Blogs

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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...

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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...

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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
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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
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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
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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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