Bradley Welcomes 24 New Associates

Press Release

Bradley is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys have joined the firm as associates across the firm’s offices in Birmingham; Charlotte, N.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; Jackson, Miss.; and Nashville, Tenn. Including the new associates, the firm has added 35 attorneys in 2017, for a current firm-wide total of 533 attorneys.

“We are thrilled to welcome this diverse group of attorneys to contribute to the successes of our clients across all of Bradley’s offices,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “We look forward to benefitting from their fresh thinking and to fostering their ongoing development and achievements.”

The firm’s new associates in each Bradley office are as follows:

Birmingham

Jared C. Batte is a member of the Banking & Financial Services Practice Group, representing clients in real estate, finance and banking transactional matters. He received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as an articles editor for the Georgia Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) from Auburn University.

Angelique A. Ciliberti is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Her diverse general litigation practice includes the representation of pharmaceutical and other product manufacturers in state and federal courts throughout the country. In addition, she currently represents an Alabama death row inmate pro bono. She earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law (UVA Law). During law school, she served as president of the UVA Law Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic and was a member of the Managing Board of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from Wake Forest University.

Niya T. McCray is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She previously served as an intern with Bradley and with the in-house legal departments of Bridgestone and USAA. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School (VLS). During law school, she assisted veterans with their legal needs through the VLS Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic. She received the VLS Scholastic Excellence Award for her performance in Information Privacy and was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. She also was a Chancellor’s Scholar and the first three-time recipient of the Senator Avon N. Williams Jr. and Hon. Robert Lillard Law School Scholarship. Ms. McCray earned her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University.

David W. Morton is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group and focuses his practice on public finance matters. He earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was an articles editor for the Alabama Law Review and a member of the Campbell Moot Court Board. He received his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) from Auburn University.

Ryan R. Priddy is a member of the Litigation Practice Group, representing clients in financial services litigation matters. He earned his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was senior editor of the Alabama Law Review. He holds a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama.

Candice L. Rucker is a member of the Appellate Practice Group. She clerked for Judge Leslie H. Southwick of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She earned her J.D. (summa cum laude) from Mississippi College School of Law, where she was executive editor of the Mississippi College Law Review and vice chair of internal affairs for the Moot Court Board. Ms. Rucker received her Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama.

Butler Sparks is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He focuses his practice on advising public and private clients in a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, business entity formation, securities offerings, financing transactions and corporate reorganizations. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of theVirginia Law Reviewand on the managing board of the Virginia Law and Business Review. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration (summa cum laude) from Mississippi State University.

Lance W. Waters is a member of the Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. He served as a law clerk to Judge Yvette Kane of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Tulane University Law School, where he was a managing editor for the Tulane Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from Tulane University.

Charlotte

Courtney M. Achee is a member of the Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. She received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she served as an articles editor for the First Amendment Law Review. Prior to law school, she taught middle school mathematics in Charlotte as a Teacher for America Corps Member. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Andrew M. Brown is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was a staff member on the North Carolina Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) from Clemson University and studied abroad at the University of Oxford.

Huntsville

Austin Hagood is a member of the Litigation Practice Group, representing clients in general litigation matters. He earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was a student articles editor for the Law and Psychology Law Review and captain of the Health Care Law Transactional Moot Court Team. He received his Bachelor of Science from Birmingham-Southern College.

Angela M. Schaefer is a member of the Appellate Practice Group. She clerked for Judge John M. Rogers on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Lexington, Ky. She received her J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was an executive editor of the Alabama Law Review and a member of the American Bar Association National Moot Court Team, as well as the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from Samford University.

Jackson

Stevie F. Rushing is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She earned her J.D. (summa cum laude) from Mississippi College School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Mississippi College Law Review, vice chair of internal affairs for the Moot Court Board, and an extern for Judge Daniel P. Jordan III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration (magna cum laude) and Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) both from the University of Mississippi.

Nashville

Alicia Adlerz is a member of the Healthcare Practice Group. She earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was an articles editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia.

Kayleigh Butterfield is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She earned her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Wake Forest Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. She received her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Lipscomb University.

Kyle M. Doiron is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Duke University School of Law. While in law school, he was actively involved in the Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke. He earned his Master of Arts from Duke University and his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) from Birmingham-Southern College.

William T. Farmer is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. He earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was senior staff editor of the Kentucky Law Journal. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) in management and a B.B.A. in marketing, both (summa cum laude) from the University of Kentucky.

Ricky A. Hernandez is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He counsels clients on a variety of business formation, transactional and operational matters. He also has experience in intellectual property matters such as trademarks and copyrights. Formerly a certified public accountant at a Big Four accounting firm, Mr. Hernandez received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he completed the Business Law Certificate and was senior development editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. He earned his Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from the University of Connecticut and studied abroad at the National University of Singapore.

Brittany S. Macon is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. She earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where she participated in the Vanderbilt Legal Clinic, working with the Family Law group. She received her Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from Sewanee: The University of the South.

Erin Malone-Smolla is a member of the Litigation and Bankruptcy practice groups. She was a judicial clerk for Judge Sherry R. Fallon of the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, assisting with intellectual property and asbestos litigation. She received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where she was managing editor of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy. She holds a Master of Education from Lipscomb University and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.

Mike Moore is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was a Chancellor’s Law Scholar and completed the Law and Business Certificate Concentration. He received his Bachelor of Science from Xavier University.

Emily L. Morrison is a member of the Healthcare Practice Group. She was an intern with the U.S. District Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Washington and Lee University. Prior to law school, She worked in marketing and sales for a healthcare technology and consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Jason C. Palmer is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was senior managing editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary.

Elise K. Reecer is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was notes editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from the University of Tennessee and studied abroad in London.