Longtime Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP partner Lee C. Bradley, Jr. was posthumously inducted into the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame by The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. The 16th annual award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the economic growth and leadership in the Birmingham metro area. Recipients were recognized at an awards luncheon on August 21 at the Harbert Center.
Bradley, who passed away in 1999, joined the law firm of Tillman Bradley & Baldwin, which later became Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, in 1922. His practice focused on corporate and tax law, and he served businesses including Blount, Stockham Valves & Fittings, Avondale Mills Kaul Lumber Co., and Young and Vann, among others. He was a longtime member of the board of directors of Birmingham Trust and its successor SouthTrust, and was credited with much of the bank's success and with helping to shape corporate law in the state.
“We are proud and humbled by The Birmingham Kiwanis Club’s decision to honor Lee,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “His significant contributions to the business and legal community of Birmingham, whether as a mentor, friend, attorney or philanthropist, are sorely missed.”
Bradley received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and his J.D. from Harvard School of Law.
The Birmingham Business Hall of Fame Award is given annually to recognize Birmingham business leaders who have exemplified strong leadership or made extraordinary contributions to the Greater Birmingham area. In recognition of The Birmingham Business Hall of Fame, a wall of honor has been erected at the entrance of The Harbert Center. This wall is updated each year to include each new class inducted into the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame.