2020 Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 52 Bradley Attorneys

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October 02, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 2, 2019) – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 52 of the firm’s partners are listed in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation as “Local Litigation Stars” or “Future Stars,” including four attorneys who are listed as “National Practice Area Stars.” In addition, Bradley is ranked nationally for Product Liability and is “highly recommended” as a litigation firm in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and “recommended” in North Carolina.

“We are very proud of our top litigators who are recognized by Benchmark Litigation for their reputations and outstanding work for clients over the past year,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “Benchmark’s recommendation for our firm’s litigation practice overall is a credit to our attorneys’ leadership, skills and knowledge across multiple practice areas and diverse industries.”

Bradley’s more than 225 litigators – comprising nearly half of the firm’s total number of attorneys – serve clients nationally and internationally, helping them achieve their business goals efficiently and cost-effectively.

A leading guide to litigation firms and attorneys in the United States and Canada, Benchmark Litigation determines recommendations through peer reviews and case examinations. Among the firm’s partners recommended for 2020, 34 are recognized as “Local Litigation Stars,” who were consistently recommended by clients as being reputable and effective litigators. Eighteen Bradley partners as listed as “Future Stars,” who were consistently referenced by peers and clients as litigators who are likely to be become “Local Litigation Stars” in coming editions of the guide. Benchmark Litigation is the only publication that focuses exclusively on U.S. litigation.

Following are Bradley’s recognized partners as organized by office location:


“Local Litigation Stars”

– Paul P. Bolus

– Phil Butler

– William S. “Buddy” Cox III

– James W. Gewin

– Tripp Haston (also ranked as a “National Practice Area Star”)

– Leigh Anne Hodge(also ranked as a “National Practice Area Star”)

– David G. Hymer

– Matthew H. Lembke

– Robert Maddox

– Joseph B. Mays Jr.

– Michael D. McKibben

– T. Matthew Miller

– Michael R. Pennington

– Anne Marie Seibel

– R. Thomas Warburton

“Future Stars”

– F. Wendell Allen

– Lindsey C Boney IV**

– Jason R. Bushby

– Tiffany J. deGruy**

– Jeffrey D. Dyess

– John Mark Goodman

– Jennifer J. McGahey

– D. Brian O’Dell

– J. Thomas Richie**

– Edward S. Sledge IV

– Whitt Steineker**

Charlotte, N.C.

“Local Litigation Star”

– Corby Cochran Anderson

Dallas, Texas

“Local Litigation Star”

– Richard A. Sayles

Huntsville, Ala.

“Local Litigation Stars”

– Angela Holt*

– Kimberly B. Martin(also ranked as a “National Practice Area Star”)

“Future Star”

– Stephen H. Hall

Jackson, Miss.

“Local Litigation Stars”

– Jeffrey R. Blackwood

– Roy D. Campbell III

– Margaret Oertling Cupples

– W. Wayne Drinkwater

– J. William Manuel

– Stephen L. Thomas

“Future Stars”

 – Michael J. Bentley

– Mary Clay W. Morgan

– Alex Purvis

Montgomery, Ala.

 “Local Litigation Star”

 – Charles Stewart

 Nashville, Tenn.

 “Local Litigation Stars”

 – George H. Cate III

– Lela Hollabaugh(also ranked as a “National Practice Area Star”)

– Samuel D. Lipshie

– Robert S. Patterson

– Todd Presnell

– Thor Y. Urness

“Future Stars”

– Ty E. Howard

– Edmund S. Sauer

– Heather Howell Wright     

Washington, D.C.

“Local Litigation Stars”

– Stephen R. Spivack

– John Parker Sweeney

* Also named to the Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation 2019.

** Also named to the Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List 2019.


About Bradley

Bradley combines skilled legal counsel with exceptional client service and unwavering integrity to assist a diverse range of corporate and individual clients in achieving their business goals. With offices in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia, the firm’s over 500 lawyers represent regional, national and international clients in various industries, including financial services, healthcare, life sciences, real estate, construction, technology, energy, insurance, and entertainment, among many others.