Four Bradley Partners Named to Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation 2019

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley is pleased to announce that the firm’s partners Leigh Anne Hodge, Lela M. Hollabaugh, Angela Holt, and Kimberly B. Martin have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation 2019.

“We are thrilled to congratulate Leigh Anne, Lela, Angie and Kim on their recognition by Benchmark Litigation as among the top women litigators,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “These women leaders – at our firm and in the broader legal industry – demonstrate a high degree of legal skills, knowledge and other talents that contribute to the litigation successes of our clients across the country.”

Ms. Hodge, Ms. Hollabaugh, Ms. Holt and Ms. Martin are among the more than 225 litigators – comprising nearly half of the firm – who make up Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group. The group’s attorneys have experience nationally and internationally and in a wide range of industries. The group has handled high-stakes and complex cases, including arbitration and litigation, in every state, as well as every federal district and appellate court, across the United States. 

A member of Bradley’s Healthcare Practice Group and assistant leader of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, Ms. Hodge represents clients in the healthcare industry in regional and national engagements. She regularly represents and counsels clients in the healthcare industry in product liability litigation, medical malpractice litigation, peer review and staff privileges matters, administrative hearings before licensure board, ERISA litigation, Medicare Advantage plan litigation, managed care litigation, insurance disputes, and insurance fraud cases. Ms. Hodge is based in Bradley’s Birmingham office.

Managing partner of Bradley’s Nashville, Tenn., office, 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 and other infrastructure clients on issues involving location, land acquisition, construction, and operations. She also represents leading pharmaceutical, medical device and other manufacturers in matters ranging from individual lawsuits to mass tort cases around the country.

Based in Bradley’s Huntsville, Ala., office, Ms. Holt is a registered patent agent and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. She focuses her practice on litigation involving intellectual property, commercial and business issues, and high‐technology issues. Her cases have involved patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, government contracting disputes (including bid protests), domain‐name disputes, breach of contract, employee disputes, and restrictive covenants. She has experience prosecuting patent, copyright, and trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office. She also has litigated many inter partes trademark opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Based in Bradley’s Huntsville office, Ms. Martin 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. She has tried cases in state and federal court. Most recently, she served as trial counsel successfully defending a nationwide hospice provider in a three-month False Claim Act trial brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Martin serves as chair of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group and has represented multi-national pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in litigation across the country. 

Now in its eighth edition, the Top 250 Women in Litigation determines honorees through research of litigators’ professional activities as well as client feedback from surveys and individual interviews. According to Benchmark Litigation, “These women have earned their place amongst the leading female litigators by participating in some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history as well as by earning the hard-won respect of their peers and clients.” For more information about Benchmark Litigation, visit