Five Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Listed in The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2015

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been listed in The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2015. The attorneys are Birmingham, Ala. partners James W. Gewin and Tripp Haston; Montgomery, Ala. partner Charles (“Chuck”) Stewart; and Nashville, Tenn., partners William F. Goodman, III and Lela Hollabaugh.

“The firm congratulates our attorneys who have earned their clients’ and colleagues’ praise as among the leading lawyers in product liability defense law,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “This is well-deserved recognition for their professional dedication and excellence.”

Nominees are selected for Who’s Who Legal referral guides through independent surveys of general counsel and other private practice lawyers worldwide. Who’s Who Legal lists leading lawyers from more than 100 countries in multiple areas of business law. The guides are distributed to general counsel and officers in the world's leading corporations, as well as to executive partners in preeminent law firms.

Mr. Gewin concentrates his practice in general civil litigation in the state and federal arenas. A substantial portion of his practice focuses on the representation of corporate defendants in the product and insurance fields. His clients also include claimants in civil disputes relating to antitrust, construction, copyrights, pharmaceutical issues, and unfair competition. Mr. Gewin earned his J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law. He also has an A.B. from Princeton University.

Mr. Goodman is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who has worked on major chemical exposure, class action, commercial, and pharmaceutical litigation matters, most of which involved hundreds or thousands of claims. Earlier matters include asbestos, dioxin, hearing loss, and toxic waste site and Superfund-related litigation. His practice in recent years has focused on the national-level defense of pharmaceutical and chemical companies in complex commercial and personal injury litigation. Mr. Goodman holds a J.D. from The University of Mississippi and a B.A. (cum laude) from Millsaps College.

Mr. Haston co-chairs the firm’s Life Sciences Industry Team and represents a broad spectrum of clients on regional, national, and international engagements. He has served numerous clients as national trial and coordinating counsel, as a national team member in individual actions, and in mass tort and multi-district litigation. His experience involves matters throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Haston earned his J.D. ( summa cum laude) from The University of Alabama School of Law. He also has a B.A. from Auburn University.

Ms. Hollabaugh has served as the lead trial lawyer in more than a dozen jury trials, as well as more than two dozen bench trials, arbitrations, and administrative hearings. She advises leading natural gas pipeline companies on issues involving location, land acquisition, construction, and operations. In addition, she serves as lead counsel for several pipeline projects in the Southeast involving more than 200 lawsuits. She also represents leading pharmaceutical, medical device, and other manufacturers in matters ranging from individual lawsuits to mass tort cases. Ms. Hollabaugh holds a J.D. and a B.S., both from the University of Tennessee.

Mr. Stewart has extensive litigation experience in several states defending national and international corporations in product liability, employment, toxic tort, commercial, intellectual property disputes, and large personal injury cases. He has also represented attorneys, hospitals, and architects in actions alleging malpractice. Mr. Stewart holds a J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and a B.A. from Sewanee: The University of the South.

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