The 2023 edition of Chambers USA includes 140 ranked attorneys from across all offices, and 38 practices areas are highly ranked. Highlights include:
Chambers USA, the prestigious, independent referral directory of the legal industry, is produced by London-based Chambers and Partners and annually ranks the leading U.S. firms and attorneys based on in-depth research and client and peer interviews. Individual attorneys are evaluated on their legal knowledge and experience, ability and effectiveness, and client service.
In the Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide 2022, Bradley is top ranked in Alabama for Private Wealth Law, and five of our attorneys are listed for Private Wealth Law.
The 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® lists 350 attorneys from across all offices, including 77 attorneys who are listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America. In addition, 27 attorneys are named “Lawyer of the Year” in 31 practice areas. In each metropolitan area, only a single attorney in each legal practice area is designated as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
Now in its 30th year, The Best Lawyers in America® is one of the most highly regarded attorney referral publications in the country.
Bradley is top ranked for the 14th consecutive year in Best Law Firms® and has Tier 1 national rankings in the 2024 edition for six practice areas: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants.
The firm also earned 167 Tier 1 metropolitan rankings across 11 of its offices, including:
In recent years, Bradley also was recognized as the U.S. “Law Firm of the Year” for Litigation – Construction (2023) and for Construction Law (2022, 2020 and 2018). Only one firm per legal practice receives this designation, making it a particularly meaningful achievement.
The 2024 edition of Best Law Firms includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan areas. Rankings are based on client evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a national or metropolitan ranking, a law firm practice area must have at least one lawyer in that practice ranked in The Best Lawyers in America®.
Bradley attorneys are consistently named to Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists, which recognize the leading lawyers in each state, including:
Published by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations to determine the honorees.
Bradley’s Government Contracts Practice Group was named among Law360’s “2023 Practice Groups of the Year,” which recognizes practice groups that have accomplished the most significant litigation wins or deals over the past year. The firm was previously honored in this category by Law360 in 2021.
Law360 also named the firm’s Construction Practice Group among its “Practice Groups of the Year” in 2020, one of only five firms in the nation to receive the honor from more than 800 submissions.
The 2024 edition of Benchmark Litigation recognized 35 attorneys as “Local Litigation Stars” and 14 attorneys as “Future Stars.”
The firm is ranked Tier 1 nationally for Product Liability and Recall, and Bradley was named a "Highly Recommended Firm” among leading litigation firms for Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee and is “Recommended” in North Carolina. In addition, Benchmark Litigation named partners Leigh Anne Hodge, Lela Hollabaugh and Kimberly Martin to the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list, and six partners were named to the “40 & Under Hot List," and seven partners were recognized as "Labor & Employment Stars."
Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys based on examination of recent casework and extensive interviews with litigators and clients. Benchmark Litigation determines rankings through peer reviews and case examinations, and is the only publication that focuses exclusively on U.S. litigation.
The 2024 edition of Benchmark Litigation’s Labor & Employment Guide ranked seven partners as “Labor & Employment Stars” and listed Bradley as a “Highly Recommended” firm in Alabama and Tennessee in the area of labor and employment.
The guide is based on research and extensive interviews conducted with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients to identify the leading firms and practitioners across a range of issues related to labor and employment.
Four Bradley attorneys – Lee Bentley, Rob Couch, Wayne Drinkwater, and Matt Lembke – clerked on the United States Supreme Court, and dozens more served as law clerks on other federal and state appellate courts around the country.
47 attorneys recognized by the American Colleges
Forbes named Bradley one of “America's Top Corporate Law Firms for 2019” and one of the most recommended firms for Real Estate Law.
Forbes' inaugural list included less than 250 law firms, out of the thousands of firms across the U.S. that serve corporate clients. Firms were selected through an online survey that included responses from 2,500 law firm and in-house attorneys recommending firms in up to 17 areas of law.
WomenInc. named Bradley one of the “2019 Top 100 Law Firms for Women.” The list recognizes law firms that demonstrate inclusive, equitable and sincere commitment to advancing opportunities for women.
WomenInc. surveyed leading law firms nationwide with objective criteria for consideration. Among those reviewed, law firms that were recognized had a demonstrated track record of commitment through holistic actions. Important criteria for consideration included activities such as hiring and retaining women attorneys, promoting women attorneys into equity partnership ranks, and providing leadership positions to women attorneys.