Bradley Arant Boult Cummings ‘Highly Recommended’ in 2014 Benchmark Litigation Guide

Press Release, Awards & Recognition

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked “highly recommended” in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. In addition, the firm was ranked as “recommended” in North Carolina and 34 of the firm’s attorneys were selected as litigation “stars” or “future stars” in the annual guide to leading U.S. litigation firms and lawyers.

“We are honored to be well represented in Benchmark Litigation this year with top recommendations for our firm and recognition for many of our leading litigators,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “This is particularly affirming because Benchmark Litigation is based on feedback from our clients and peers who value the litigation services that our firm provides.”

Highly recommended firms received the most positive responses during Benchmark's research, which includes interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Litigation “stars” are attorneys who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by their clients and peers. “Future stars” are partners who are likely to be become litigation “stars” in coming editions of Benchmark Litigation.

According to Benchmark Litigation, Bradley is recognized for “superior subject matter expertise in the origination and servicing of residential mortgage loans, [an] unusually high success rate in litigation outcomes[,] . . . and highly competitive cost of service, including reasonable hourly rates, and a willingness to utilize alternative and creative fee arrangements other than traditional hourly rates.”

Following are the firm’s attorneys, organized by office, who were named litigation “stars” in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Birmingham: Joe Bird; Paul P. Bolus; James W. Gewin; Tripp Haston; David G. Hymer; Matthew H. Lembke; Joseph B. (Joe) Mays, Jr.; Michael D. (Mike) McKibben; Hobart A. McWhorter; Jr.; Kevin C. Newsom; and Michael R. (Mike) Pennington.

Charlotte, N.C.: Dana C. Lumsden. 

Huntsville, Ala.: Angela Holt.

Jackson, Miss.: Roy D. Campbell, III; Margaret Oertling Cupples; W. Wayne (Wayne) Drinkwater; J. William (Will) Manuel; and Stephen L. Thomas.

Montgomery, Ala.: Phil Butler.

Nashville, Tenn.: Samuel D. (Sam) Lipshie; Patricia Head (Pat) Moskal; Robert S. (Bob) Patterson; and Thor Y. Urness.

Washington, D.C.: Stephen R. (Steve) Spivack

Following are the firm’s attorneys, organized by office, who were named litigation “future stars” in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Birmingham: F. Wendell (Wendell) Allen; Jeffrey D. (Jeff) Dyess; Robert Maddox; D. Brian (Brian) O’Dell; Kenneth M. Perry; Anne Marie Seibel; and R. Thomas (Tom) Warburton.

Huntsville: Stephen H. Hall.

Jackson: Mary Clay W. Morgan.

Nashville: Todd Presnell.

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication to focus on U.S. litigation in ranking firms and listing national attorneys in the practice areas of appellate, antitrust, bankruptcy, general commercial, insurance, intellectual property, international arbitration, products liability, securities, and white-collar crime.

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