One Hundred and Eighty Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Edition

Press Release

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 180 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and one of the most highly regarded referral publications in the legal profession.

It is always gratifying to see so many of our attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers, because it is a direct reflection of the opinions of our clients and peers,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “We congratulate all of the honorees for their continued excellent work and leadership in so many areas of business law vital to the success of our clients.”

Considered to be among the top leaders in their respective practice areas, Best Lawyers honorees are selected based upon a survey of top lawyers who assess the legal abilities of their peers. Nearly 5 million evaluations went into developing the 2014 edition, which marks the guide’s 20th year. Attorneys cannot pay their way onto the list.

Birmingham

  • Scott E. Adams (Trusts and Estates)
  • Hal Albritton (Commercial Litigation)
  • Jim Archibald (Litigation – Construction)
  • Marc James Ayers (Appellate Practice)
  • Kay K. Bains (Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Timber Law)
  • Charles A.J. Beavers, Jr. (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law)
  • Jay R. Bender (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Dylan C. Black (Commercial Litigation)
  • Paul P. Bolus (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law)
  • Axel Bolvig, III (Construction Law, Litigation – Construction)
  • T. Michael Brown (Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs)
  • Beau Byrd (Real Estate Law)
  • Philip J. Carroll, III (Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • Tom Carruthers (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Tax Law)
  • James W. Childs, Jr. (Business Organization [including LLCs and Partnerships], Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law)
  • J.S. Christie, Jr. (Insurance Law, Litigation – ERISA)
  • Brittin T. Coleman (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • John J. Coleman, Jr. (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management)
  • Paul Compton (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Derivatives and Futures Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Insurance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  • Keith Covington (Employment Law – Management)
  • Stewart M. Cox (Commercial Litigation)
  • Patrick Darby (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Michael S. Denniston (Antitrust Law, Copyright Law, Franchise Law)
  • L. Susan Doss (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law)
  • J. David Dresher (Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law)
  • Bruce P. Ely (Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law)
  • Denson N. Franklin III (Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships], Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Stuart J. Frentz (Tax Law)
  • Linda A. Friedman (Copyright Law, Franchise Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Trademark Law)
  • James W. Gewin (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • N. Chris Glenos (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy)
  • Glenn E. Glover (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • John E. Goodman (Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants)
  • Beau Grenier (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation)
  • Christopher R. Grissom (Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law)
  • John W. Hargrove (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment)
  • Tripp Haston (Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
  • James F. Henry (Health Care Law)
  • K. Wood Herren (Economic Development Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law)
  • William L. Hinds, Jr. (Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)
  • Leigh Anne Hodge (Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – ERISA)
  • Gary L. Howard (Insurance Law)
  • David G. Hymer (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation)
  • Rod Kanter (Public Finance Law)
  • Joel M. Kuehnert (Environmental Law)
  • Harold B. Kushner (Corporate Law, Tax Law)
  • Bradley W. Lard (Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)
  • Alex B. Leath (Corporate Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Tax Law)
  • Matthew H. Lembke (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental, Water Law)
  • Jack B. Levy (Corporate Law, Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law; Health Care Law)
  • Colin H. Luke (Health Care Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Robert Maddox (Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance)
  • Joseph B. Mays, Jr. (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Litigation – Antitrust)
  • Justin T. McDonald (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Michael D. McKibben (Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law– Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants)
  • Carey B. McRae (Health Care Law)
  • Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • T. Matthew Miller (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management)
  • John K. Molen (Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation)
  • Stephen R. Monk (Real Estate Law)
  • Charles Moore (Banking & Finance Law)
  • John H. Morrow (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • Kevin C. Newsom (Appellate Practice)
  • David W. Owen (Construction Law)
  • Dorothy Daigle Pak (Corporate Law)
  • Virginia C. Patterson (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Michael R. Pennington (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Securities, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants)
  • Kenneth M. Perry (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • T. Gregory Peterson, Ph.D. (Biotechnology Law, Patent Law)
  • J. David Pugh (Construction Law, Litigation – Construction)
  • Laura Schiele Robinson (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law)
  • J. Andrew Robison (Corporate Law)
  • E. Mabry Rogers (Arbitration, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Mediation)
  • Jim Rotch (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • David Roth (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental)
  • Walter J. Sears III (Construction Law)
  • Anne Marie Seibel (Commercial Litigation)
  • Jack W. Selden (Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • Dawn Helms Sharff (Real Estate Law)
  • Frederic L. Smith, Jr. (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • John W. Smith T (Labor Law – Management)
  • J. David Stewart (Government Relations Practice)
  • Jim Stewart (Corporate Law)
  • Donald B. Sweeney, Jr. (Education Law, Municipal Law)
  • Paul M. Sykes (Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law)
  • Tracy M. Thompson (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  • Sid J. Trant (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental)
  • Laurence D. Vinson, Jr. (Corporate Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, International Trade and Finance Law)
  • Jason A. Walters (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law)
  • Robert C. Walthall (Corporate Law, Tax Law)
  • Paul S. Ware (Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  • John D. Watson (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Meade Whitaker, Jr. (Real Estate Law)
  • J. Keith Windle (Real Estate Law)
  • Kenneth T. Wyatt (Banking & Finance Law)
  • Ralph H. Yeilding (Trusts and Estates)
  • Anne R. Yuengert (Employment Law – Management)
  • Alan K. Zeigler (Public Finance Law)

Charlotte

  • Robert A. Cox, Jr. (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy)

Huntsville

  • Hall B. Bryant, III (Biotechnology Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law)
  • Frank M. Caprio (Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law)
  • S. Revelle Gwyn (Corporate Law)
  • Warne S. Heath (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment)
  • Cutter Hughes (First Amendment Law)
  • G. Bartley Loftin III (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities)
  • Scott E. Ludwig (Biotechnology Law, Corporate Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)
  • Kimberly B. Martin (Biotechnology Law, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Law)
  • George A. Smith, II (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Scott Burnett Smith (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation)
  • H. Harold Stephens (Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)

Jackson

  • Roy D. Campbell, III (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • David W. Clark (Commercial Litigation)
  • W. Rodney Clement (Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law)
  • Margaret Oertling Cupples (Appellate Practice, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
  • W. Wayne Drinkwater (Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants)
  • Ralph B. Germany, Jr. (Construction Law)
  • J. William Manuel (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants)
  • J. Douglas Minor, Jr. (Commercial Litigation)
  • Wendy R. Mullins (Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships])
  • Dinetia Newman (Health Care Law)
  • William R. Purdy (Construction Law)
  • Stephen L. Thomas (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Stephen M. Wilson (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law)

Montgomery

  • Phil Butler (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation)
  • Wendell Cauley (Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Tax Law)
  • W. Stanley Gregory (Public Finance Law, Tax Law)
  • William C. McGowin (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • Charles Stewart (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation)

Nashville

  • Patrick L. Alexander (Corporate Law, Public Finance Law)
  • Paul A. Alexis (Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation)
  • Andrea C. Barach (Corporate Law, Trademark Law)
  • Emily Hatch Bowman (Banking and Finance Law)
  • Stephen T. Braun (Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Michael D. Brent (Health Care Law)
  • Kevin B. Campbell (Health Care Law)
  • Ann Peldo Cargile (Real Estate Law)
  • Davis H. Carr (Banking and Finance Law)
  • Brett R. Carter (Litigation & Controversy – Tax)
  • J. Greer Cummings, Jr. (Real Estate Law)
  • William W. Earthman, III (Banking and Finance Law)
  • Joseph W. Gibbs (Economic Development Law, Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law)
  • John E. Gillmor (Health Care Law)
  • Jay Hardcastle (Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • John R. Haynes (Real Estate Law)
  • Lela Hollabaugh (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Energy Law)
  • E. Berry Holt (Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • H. Frederick Humbracht, Jr. (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Construction)
  • B. David Joffe (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law)
  • Roger G. Jones (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Amy S. Leopard (Health Care Law)
  • Samuel D. Lipshie (Entertainment Law – Music)
  • Matthew C. Lonergan (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management)
  • Chuck Mataya (Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment)
  • Mark W. Miller (Tax Law)
  • Russell B. Morgan (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction)
  • Patricia Head Moskal (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation & Controversy - Tax)
  • John E. Murdock, III (Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law)
  • Jim Murphy (Economic Development Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law)
  • Andrew J. Murray (Health Care Law)
  • John W. Myers, II (Banking and Finance Law)
  • Gordon Earle Nichols (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law)
  • William L. Norton, III (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation)
  • Craig Oliver (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment)
  • Robert S. Patterson (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property)
  • Todd Presnell (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Labor & Employment)
  • Nathan H. Ridley (Administrative/Regulatory Law, Government Relations Practice)
  • Charles S. Sanger (Banking and Finance Law)
  • Brooks R. Smith (Real Estate Law)
  • David K. Taylor (Arbitration, Construction Law, Mediation)
  • John W. Titus (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • J. Thomas Trent, Jr. (Economic Development Law, Real Estate Law)
  • Thor Y. Urness (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property)
  • Henry M. Walker (Energy Law)
  • Richard F. Warren (Real Estate Law)
  • Robert E. Wood (Real Estate Law)

Washington, D.C.

  • Douglas L. Patin (Construction Law)
  • Stephen R. Spivack (Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • John Parker Sweeney (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Robert J. Symon (Construction Law)
  • T. Sky Woodward (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)