Scott Smith Elected an American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Fellow

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Huntsville partner Scott Burnett Smith has been elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL), a distinction reserved for experienced appellate advocates who demonstrate prominent capabilities and integrity. Fellows are considered to be among the "Who's Who" of appellate practice in the jurisdictions where they appear. Membership is limited to 500 members in the United States.

“Congratulations to Scott on this prestigious and well deserved honor,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers is comprised of some of the country’s most highly regarded members of the appellate bar. We are so pleased that Scott is being recognized for his talents and achievements in appellate law.”

The AAAL was founded in 1990 to advance the administration of justice and encourage the highest standards of professionalism and advocacy in appellate courts. Nominations for fellowship are only accepted from current Fellows, and all nominees are thoroughly vetted by the legal and judicial communities. Nominees are ultimately elected to fellowship by the AAAL’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Smith, who founded Bradley’s Appellate Litigation practice group, focuses on class actions, government investigations, complex litigation, and appeals. He has been involved in dozens of nationwide class actions in state and federal courts and has handled over 30 class action appeals. He is also regularly involved as the appellate lawyer embedded with a trial team in complex civil litigation. He has been involved in 18 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and more than 170 appeals to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, D.C., and Federal Circuits, the Alabama Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Active in DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar, Mr. Smith currently serves as chair of the Publications Board and is a former national director on DRI’s Board of Directors. He has been recognized in Alabama Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America® and Benchmark Litigation for his appellate practice. Mr. Smith earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, his M.T.S. from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, and his B.A. (summa cum laude) from Auburn University.

Contact: Vivian Hood