Tom Carruthers is a retired partner and former managing partner of Bradley. His practice focused on mergers, acquisitions, estate planning and corporate taxation. In 2001, Tom was named Outstanding Lawyer of the Year by the Birmingham Bar Association. Tom is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.
Tom is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Alabama Bar Foundation. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the Alabama Law Institute; and the International Law Association. Tom serves on the Advisory Committee for the State School Superintendent; is a member of the Alabama Academy of Honor, and its Chairman 1999-2009. He is a member of the Board of the Greater Birmingham Visioning Program (Region 2020); the Birmingham Business Leadership Group; member and former President of the Birmingham Rotary Club and received its Spain-Hickman Award for 2003. Tom is a trustee for the Birmingham Museum of Art, where he served as chair of its board for many years. He is a trustee and member of the Executive Committee for Children’s Hospital of Alabama, where he served as its chair 1996-1997. He was Chairman of The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.
He is a member of Leadership Birmingham; member of the 1992-1993 Leadership Alabama class and was President and Chairman, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Lakeshore Foundation and served as its Chairman 2008-2009. He is a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Birmingham Boy Scout Council; been awarded the Silver Beaver Boy Scout Award and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
Tom was awarded the Medal of Honor given by Birmingham-Southern College for public service, and commendations from Jacksonville State University and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. He received The Brotherhood & Sisterhood Award for Outstanding Community Service by the Alabama Region of the National Conference for Community and Justice in 2000.
Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Brewer-Torbert Public Service Award, 2007 Alabama Commission on Higher Education, Commendation Alabama Region of the National Conference for Community and Justice Brotherhood & Sisterhood Award for Outstanding Community Service, 2000 Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, 2009 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Corporate Law, 1983–2017 Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities Law, 1995–2006 Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2007–2017 Tax Law, 1983–2017 "Lawyer of the Year," Birmingham, Corporate Law, 2009 Listed in Chambers USA Corporate/Commercial, 2006–2008 (Star Individual) Corporate/M&A, 2003–2005 Birmingham Bar, "Outstanding Lawyer of the Year," 2001 Birmingham Bar, Award for Public Service, 1998 Birmingham-Southern College, Medal of Honor, 1992 Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scouts Award Humanitarian of the Year, 1997 Jacksonville State University, Commendation Multiple Sclerosis Society, "Legacy of Leadership Award," 2008 State of Alabama, Commendation Yale Law School, Thurman Arnold Appellate Competition Prize, 1954 Company reorganization and sale Reorganization and sale of Blount, Inc. Creation and subsequent sale of business Creation and sale of business, Continental Conveyor. Formation, IPO and subsequent sale of business Business formation, IPO and sale of Pasquale's. Formation, IPO and subsequent sale of business Business formation, IPO and sale of Relife.