Bradley ‘Highly Recommended’ and 43 Attorneys Listed as Leading Litigators in 2015 Benchmark Litigation Guide

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley is pleased to announce that the firm has been “highly recommended” in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee and “recommended” in North Carolina in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation. The publication also recognized 43 of the firm’s attorneys as either litigation “stars” or “future stars.”

“We are honored to be well represented in the 2015 Benchmark Litigation guide and thankful for the praise that we receive from our peers and clients,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “It is gratifying to see this recognition for the high level of service our attorneys provide to clients.”

According to Benchmark Litigation, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings “enjoys brand-name status not only in its native Alabama, but also in out-of-state locales like Jackson, Mississippi; Nashville, Tennessee; and Washington, DC.”

Following are the firm’s attorneys, organized by office, who were listed as litigation “stars” in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation.


  • Joe Bird
  • Paul P. Bolus
  • James W. Gewin
  • Tripp Haston
  • David G. Hymer
  • Matthew H. Lembke
  • Robert Maddox
  • Joseph B. Mays, Jr.
  • Michael D. McKibben
  • Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.
  • Kevin C. Newsom
  • Michael R. Pennington
  • R. Thomas Warburton


  • Dana C. Lumsden


  • Angela Holt


  • Jeffrey R. Blackwood
  • Roy D. Campbell, III
  • Margaret Oertling Cupples
  • W. Wayne Drinkwater
  • William F. Goodman, III
  • J. William Manuel
  • Stephen L. Thomas


  • Phil Butler
  • Charles Stewart


  • Samuel D. Lipshie
  • Patricia Head Moskal
  • Robert S. Patterson
  • Thor Y. Urness


  • Stephen R. Spivack
  • John Parker Sweeney

Following are the firm’s attorneys, organized by office, who were listed as litigation “future stars” in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation.


  • F. Wendell Allen
  • Jeffrey D. Dyess
  • D. Brian O’Dell
  • Kenneth M. Perry
  • Anne Marie Seibel


  • Stephen H. Hall


  • Michael J. Bentley
  • Mary Clay W. Morgan


  • Lela Hollabaugh
  • Ty E. Howard
  • Todd Presnell
  • Edmund S. Sauer
  • Heather Howell Wright

Benchmark annually publishes its rankings of U.S. litigation firms and lawyers in multiple practice areas as determined partly through interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. “Highly recommended” firms received the most positive mentions during interviews. Litigation “stars” are those attorneys in each state who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by their clients and peers, and “future stars” are identified as those partners who are likely to be recognized as litigation “stars” in future editions of Benchmark Litigation.