Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Kevin C. Newsom, chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, is the exclusive winner of the 2014 Client Choice award in the Litigation category for Alabama.
“This is a tremendous honor that recognizes the high level of client service that Kevin provides to his clients,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “We congratulate Kevin on his ongoing commitment to excellence.”
Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes law firms and partners for the quality of their client service using criteria that focus on “an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market.” Only corporate counsel can nominate law firms and partners and only a single attorney can be honored for each field of law in each state or jurisdiction. More than 2,000 nominations were submitted for 2014. Client Choice winners are profiled on the Client Choice website and in the publications Client Choice Guide - USA & Canada and the Client Choice Guide - International.
In-house counsel comments about Mr. Newsom from Client Choice nominations include: “The quality of Mr. Newsom’s legal advice, his commercial awareness, and the value he provides are all outstanding.” Another corporate counsel nominator said, “He (Mr. Newsom) is a top-notch appellate attorney whose ability and talent are matched by his optimism and client-focused advice.”
In his national appellate practice, Mr. Newsom has handled cases involving, among other areas, general commercial law, tort law, environmental law, securities law, election law, civil rights and constitutional law, admiralty law, telecommunications law, immigration law and criminal law. Mr. Newsom is one of four Bradley Arant Boult Cummings lawyers to have clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the firm, he served as Alabama's Solicitor General, in which capacity he directed the state's litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the Alabama Supreme Court. Mr. Newsom has argued four cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, filed amicus curiae briefs in many others, and authored numerous certiorari-stage briefs. He has also argued more than 30 cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits, as well as in the Alabama appellate courts.
Mr. Newsom earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School. He also holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Samford University.