Bradley’s experienced team of attorneys offers a range of legal services from Second Amendment advocacy through and including the varied litigation and other sophisticated needs of the firearms industry.

Our cross-disciplinary Firearms Industry team also supports the firearms industry in issues related to construction, government contracts, and business-to-business litigation. Other areas of focus include:

  • Business location and economic incentives – Our Economic Development team is ready to assist clients who may benefit from relocating their operations. Our Firearms Industry team understands the complexities of the business location process at the state and local levels, including economic development incentives, land use, and site selection.
  • Mergers and acquisitions – Our M&A lawyers draw from a wealth of knowledge in tax, employee benefits, intellectual property, antitrust, bankruptcy, and banking and public finance law, as well as nontransactional areas such as environmental, labor and employment, immigration, and federal and state government affairs.
  • Product liability – Our Firearms Industry team has substantial experience in defending firearms manufacturers against product liability actions, including mass actions, class actions, accidental discharge cases and wrongful death actions.

Bradley attorneys practice on the cutting edge of Second Amendment litigation at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Our Second Amendment cases have ranged from defending high-exposure civil liability claims to civil rights litigation and the preservation of Second Amendment rights. Our litigation activity includes filing amicus curiae briefs in the:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, defending Second Amendment rights of individuals on behalf of 900 state lawmakers, successfully supporting incorporation of the right to bear arms through the 14th Amendment
  • U.S. Supreme Court, endorsing the restoration of all federal civil rights, including the right to keep and bear arms, for nonviolent federal felons who have had their state civil rights restored
  • U.S. Supreme Court, challenging a local ban of protected firearms
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in support of the appellants in the New York SAFE Act case
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, challenging a local ban of protected firearms
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, challenging San Francisco’s ban on common defensive handgun ammunition
  • Maryland Court of Appeals, in support of an individual convicted of perjury for correctly reporting, when he applied to purchase a handgun, that he had never been committed, notwithstanding a judge’s false finding that he had been
  • Maryland Court of Special Appeals, supporting a Baltimore City Circuit Court ruling that the Baltimore City Firearms Registry was unconstitutionally vague in its requirements
  • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals and Alabama Supreme Court, resulting in the successful reversal of an individual’s criminal conviction for menacing for holding a shotgun on his own property

We have also represented citizens and citizen groups in Second Amendment lawsuits filed against the State of Maryland for:

  • Securing the right of citizens to obtain regulated firearms when state police have not acted on applications within a statutory waiting period
  • Protecting the security of handgun applicants’ personal information
  • Challenging the categorical prohibition of protected firearms
  • Challenging the constitutionality of a Handgun Qualification License as an impermissible “permit-to-purchase” burden unacceptably delaying the exercise of the right to possess a handgun in the home for self defense