Bradley Arant Boult Cummings


Head Office Address:
One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue N
Birmingham AL, 35203
United States

Telephone:+1 205 521 8000
Fax:+1 205 521 8800

Key contacts:

Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner: Jonathan M. Skeeters
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Quick facts:

Established: 1870
Number of partners: 353
Number of attorneys: 624

Bradley is a national law firm with a reputation for skilled legal work, exceptional client service, and impeccable integrity. We provide business clients around the world with a full suite of legal services in dozens of industries and practice areas.

With 11 offices located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia, we have an extensive geographic base to represent clients on a regional, national, and international basis. We frequently serve as national coordinating counsel, regional counsel, and statewide counsel for clients in various industries.

Although Bradley is a large law firm with more than 600 lawyers, our clients still enjoy the personal attention, responsiveness, and deep relationships they would expect from a boutique firm. Our attorneys combine legal experience and knowledge with a sophisticated understanding of industries to find practical, strategic solutions specifically tailored to our clients’ business operations. Bradley lawyers use their talents, judgment, work ethic, and experience to go above and beyond expectations to help clients meet their goals.

Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group:
Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group knows the stakes for your business in every case we litigate. From fighting bet-the-company lawsuits to resolving daily risk management issues and everything in between, we understand that helping clients achieve their business goals efficiently and cost-effectively is the greatest measure of success. Bradley has more than 250 litigators – comprising nearly half of the firm – who use our firm’s 150-plus years of experience nationally and internationally, in a wide expanse of industries, to provide the premier service and value that our clients require, whether trying cases in a courtroom or negotiating settlements in a boardroom.

We approach cases strategically, providing early case assessments for clients that help direct the course of the matter from preliminary dispositive motions and settlement talks through trial and appeal, if necessary. Should a matter proceed to trial, our lawyers leverage our track record of courtroom successes nationwide, including our success in appellate proceedings, to help clients evaluate the risks of litigation and balance those risks against their specific business goals.

Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group handles matters in nearly every substantive area of law that concerns our business clients, including:

  • Antitrust and unfair competition
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Business divorce
  • Class actions and mass torts
  • Contract disputes and business torts
  • ERISA and employee benefits
  • Government enforcement and investigations
  • Intellectual property and trade secrets
  • Labor and employment
  • Product liability 
  • Professional negligence
  • White-collar criminal defense

Our creativity and skill in successfully handling high-stakes and complex cases are informed by our experience in litigating and arbitrating in every state, as well as every federal district and appellate court, across the United States. This deep bench of talent allows us to match our clients’ needs with the most-qualified litigation lawyers to deliver the results clients want, with the budget attention they require.

Partnering with Clients:
Our clients include a variety of large global and national corporations, regional and middle-market companies, and entrepreneurs and startups, as well as local small businesses. We seek to be partners in our clients’ successes; their objectives are our objectives.  

Using technology extensively and providing skilled project management creates cost-reducing efficiencies and allows our attorneys to communicate effectively and work closely with clients in handling their most sophisticated and large-scale matters, including multidistrict and mass claim litigation.

We maintain a multifaceted ability to handle local, regional, national, and international conflicts. Many of our most significant and long-term client relationships with Fortune 500 and other international companies started when we were hired to handle litigation locally or regionally. Before long, such work often led to work as team leaders for these clients across the country and around the world. In the Southeast, our lawyers’ deep roots and active involvement in local business communities have fostered the trust our clients place in us to handle their most important matters.

Depth Across Industries:
The breadth of Bradley’s litigation experience includes significant depth in a variety of large and growing industries, both nationally and globally. Some of these include:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Construction and Procurement
  • Financial Services Litigation and Compliance
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Real Estate
  • Technology

Updated Sep 2023