Stanley E. Blackmon

Partner
Legal Assistant
Angela Woodley
P: 205.521.8273 awoodley@bradley.com

Stanley Blackmon concentrates his practice on high-stakes and appellate litigation throughout the federal and state court systems, with a focus on legal strategy, motion practice and appeals. 

Stanley has extensive appellate experience, having briefed and orally argued cases at the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh circuits and in Texas’s intermediate appellate courts. He also has handled appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Tenth, and D.C. circuits, as well as appellate courts in Alabama, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Maine. Because of his appellate experience, Stanley often has served as an embedded “appellate lawyer at trial,” with responsibility for briefing dispositive motions, Daubert and Frye motions, and motions in limine; for handling and arguing various evidentiary and legal issues arising over the course of trial; and for ensuring that appellate issues are properly preserved. Stanley also has significant post-trial experience and has helped clients achieve successful outcomes with post-verdict or post-judgment motions. For example, he helped obtain a JNOV setting aside a $28 million plaintiffs’ verdict in a product-liability trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. 

Although his practice focuses on appellate litigation and legal strategy, Stanley is no stranger to the trial court. He has litigated cases across the substantive spectrum, including product liability, pharmaceutical product liability, non-compete violations, commercial breach of contract, construction disputes, fraud, and securities fraud. His appellate experience helps him begin with the end of the case in mind, successfully positioning and litigating cases for favorable resolution from the outset.

Stanley maintains an active pro bono practice. He has helped secure summary judgment in the plaintiff’s favor on a § 1983 claim alleging deliberate indifference; defeated qualified immunity in a Fourth Amendment excessive force case orally argued at the Eleventh Circuit; and obtained remand of an asylum claim that was denied in the Fourth Circuit. 

Before joining Bradley, Stanley served as a law clerk to the Hon. Carl E. Stewart of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2015-2016).