Alabama State Bar and IADC Honor Edward Sledge for Service and Leadership

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Edward S. Sledge IV has received the 2015 Alabama State Bar (ASB) President’s Award. The President’s Award is presented to members of the bar who best exemplify the ASB motto, “Lawyers Render Service.” Mr. Sledge formally received the honor on July 16 during the ASB Annual Meeting. He also received the Joan Irick Award for Exceptional Leadership as Business Litigation chair of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

“We are pleased to congratulate Ed on these well-deserved honors,” said firm chairman Beau Grenier. “He has served as a dedicated member of the ASB and IADC for many years, and he has played a significant role in carrying out the mission of improving the administration of justice and increasing public understanding of and respect for the law.”

Mr. Sledge has an extensive litigation practice, representing businesses in commercial, class action, financial services and intellectual property litigation. He also represents a variety of businesses in personal injury and product liability matters, including manufactured home producers, engineering and professional services companies, trucking companies, an oil and petroleum company, a crane manufacturer and service company, and an event management services company. He has a national practice, and regularly represents clients in courts around the United States.

Mr. Sledge holds a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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