Eight Bradley Attorneys Named to Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2018

Awards and Recognition, Press Release

Bradley is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys have been named by Who’s Who Legal as among the world’s leading product liability defence practitioners. The Bradley attorneys listed in the Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2018 are W. Wayne Drinkwater, James W. Gewin, William F. Goodman III, Tripp Haston, Lela Hollabaugh, Kimberly B. Martin, Charles Stewart and Lindsey C Boney IV.

“We congratulate our accomplished attorneys across all of Bradley’s offices who have earned recognition this year from the prestigious Who’s Who organization as among the top product liability defense lawyers in the world,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier.

A partner in the firm’s Jackson, Miss., office, and a member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Drinkwater has extensive experience in major business, commercial and constitutional litigation. He has tried some of Mississippi’s most significant cases. A former law clerk of Chief Justice Warren Burger at the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Drinkwater is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He received his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Mississippi School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from the University of Mississippi.

Mr. Gewin is a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and a member of Bradley’s Litigation and Insurance Practice Groups, as well as the Life Sciences and Media & Entertainment industry teams. He concentrates his practice in general civil litigation in both the state and federal arena. A substantial portion of his practice centers around the representation of corporate defendants in the product and insurance fields. His clients also have included claimants in civil disputes relating to antitrust, construction, copyrights, pharmaceutical issues, and unfair competition. He received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the Princeton University.

Mr. Goodman is a partner in the firm’s Nashville, Tenn., office and a member of Bradley’s Litigation and Environmental Practice Groups and the Life Sciences and Food & Beverage industry teams. He is also co-chair of the Food and Agriculture Litigation and Regulatory team. Licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Tennessee,  Mr. Goodman defends agricultural, chemical and pharmaceutical companies in high stakes commercial and personal injury litigation. His significant case management, discovery and trial experience includes major chemical exposure, class action, commercial and pharmaceutical litigations, most of which involved hundreds or thousands of claims. He received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Millsaps College.

A partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and co-chair of Bradley's Life Sciences Industry team, Mr. Haston represents a broad spectrum of clients on regional, national and international engagements. He regularly represents medical device and pharmaceutical clients in products liability litigation. In addition, he has served numerous clients as national trial and coordinating counsel and as a national team member in individual actions, as well as mass tort and multi-district litigation. He is past president of the International Association of Defense Counsel, and his experience has involved matters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Mr. Haston earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University.

Ms. Hollabaugh is managing partner of Bradley’s Nashville, Tenn., office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and the Life Sciences industry team. She 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. Ms. Hollabaugh represents leading pharmaceutical, medical device and other product manufacturers in matters ranging from individual lawsuits to mass tort cases. She has served in varying national and local counsel roles in numerous pharmaceutical litigation matters and represents a Fortune 20 company facing a high-stakes product liability claim. Ms. Hollabaugh received her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee.

Based in the firm’s Huntsville, Ala., office, Ms. Martin is a partner and co-chair of Bradley’s Life Sciences industry team. She focuses her practice on general litigation with an emphasis on medical device and pharmaceutical products liability litigation, as well as white collar matters and False Claims Act litigation. Ms. Martin has served as a national team member representing clients in multi-district litigation across the country. She has tried cases in state and federal court. Ms. Martin received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from the University of Alabama.

Mr. Stewart is a partner based in the firm’s Montgomery, Ala., office and a member of Bradley’s Litigation, Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment Practice Groups and the Life Sciences industry team. He has more than 32 years of experience as a trial lawyer, having successfully tried a vast number of cases, primarily in the defense of corporations in product liability, employment, business disputes, class actions, intellectual property, antitrust, construction and catastrophic personal injury matters. He received his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and his Bachelor of Arts from Sewanee: The University of the South.

A partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, Mr. Boney is a member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group and the Life Sciences industry team. He regularly represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in national mass tort litigation, often as a national team member for legal strategy and appellate issues. He also has represented numerous national and international companies in a variety of other matters. Mr. Boney clerked for the Hon. William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He received his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University.

Published by London-based Law Business Research Limited, the Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence seeks to identify the top lawyers in all aspects of the defense of product liability claims, including mass tort, class action and cross-border litigation. Only lawyers who receive the highest number of recommendations from peers and clients as determined through independent research are listed in the publication. The Who’s Who Legal guides are intended to serve as reference sources for companies seeking to corroborate the reputations of lawyers recommended by another party.