Bradley is proud of the recognition the firm has received from clients, professional peers, industry publications and trade journals. 

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

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.

  • 87 attorneys across all offices listed in Chambers USA, 2017 edition
  • Ranked Leading Firm” in Alabama for Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation and Real Estate
  • Ranked “Leading Firm” in Tennessee for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Media & Entertainment and Real Estate
  • Ranked “Leading Firm” in Florida for Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Ranked “Leading Firm” in Mississippi for Corporate/Commercial, Litigation and Real Estate
  • Ranked “Leading Firm” in North Carolina for Real Estate: Finance
  • Ranked “Leading Firm” in Washington, D.C., for Construction

Best Lawyers/U.S. News Report Best Law Firms

  • Top-ranked for the seventh consecutive year
  • National Tier 1 Ranking for Construction Law and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • "Top-Rated in Alabama” for Appellate Practice, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, and Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • "Top-Rated in Tennessee” for Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Health Care and Litigation – Banking & Finance, and Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • “Top Rated in Florida” for Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, and Securities Regulation
  • “Top-Rated in Mississippi” for Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation
  • “Top-Rated in North Carolina” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy

The Best Lawyers in America®

237 attorneys from across all offices are listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018 edition

Super Lawyers

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.

  • 17 attorneys listed in 2017 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
  • Eight attorneys listed in 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
  • 149 attorneys listed in 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, including 10 named to the Top 50 or Top 100 lists
  • Eight attorneys listed in 2017 Florida Super Lawyers, including one named to the Florida Top 100 list
  • Two attorneys listed in 2016 Texas Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, including one named to the Houston Top 100 list

United States Supreme Court Clerks

Three Bradley attorneys – Matt Lembke, Wayne Drinkwater and Rob Couch – clerked on the United States Supreme Court, and dozens more served as law clerks on other federal and state appellate courts around the country.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys

Five Bradley attorneys served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys, one was a presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney, and three were supervisory-level Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

American Colleges

43 attorneys recognized by the American Colleges

  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • American College of Bankruptcy
  • American College of Bond Counsel
  • American College of Commercial Finance
  • American College of Construction Lawyers
  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
  • American College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • American College of Parliamentary Lawyers
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • American College of Tax Counsel
  • American College of Trial Attorneys
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

BTI Client Service A-Team

Listed in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2017, a definitive ranking of client service excellence based on confidential surveys of in-house counsel at the world’s leading organizations.

Benchmark Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys

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.

  • "Highly Recommended Firm” among Leading Litigation Firms for Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, 2008-2017
  • Litigation Firm of the Year, Alabama, 2013-2016
  • Litigation Firm of the Year, Tennessee, 2014, 2016
  • Litigation Firm of the Year, Mississippi, 2013
  • Appellate Firm of the Year, South, 2013
  • Commercial Litigation Firm of the Year, South, 2013

Named One of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women

Named one of the Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women in 2012, 2015 and 2016. Honorees are selected for maintaining family-friendly policies, talent cultivation, business development initiatives and best practices that retain women by advancing them into the leadership pipeline.

Named One of the 10 Most Charitable Law Firms

In 2015, Bradley was named one of the nation’s 10 most charitable law firms by Law360.