425 South Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Robert W. Bradford, Jr.

SHAREHOLDER

Telephone 334-834-7600
Fax 334-263-5969
Email rwbradford@hillhillcarter.com

Mr. Bradford has over thirty-five years of experience in commercial litigation (including class actions, stockholder derivative suits, and tax litigation), product liability, aviation litigation, construction litigation, and insurance and securities litigation. He has represented many clients in high profile cases both at trial and on appeal. His trial and appellate work have resulted in approximately fifty published opinions.

Noteworthy

  • Mr. Bradford has defended aircraft manufacturers, aircraft component manufacturers, and aircraft maintenance providers in over 30 aviation crash cases. In 2002, Mr. Bradford represented an aviation maintenance provider and persuaded the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a decision in favor of his client and to extend the government contractor’s defense to service providers. See Hudgens v. Bell Helicopter/Textron; DynCorp, 328 F.3d 1329 (11th Cir. 2003)
  • Over 50 cases in which Mr. Bradford participated resulted in published court opinions. Two of the cases changed and/or extended the law.
  • Mr. Bradford handled the appeal of Parham v. Foremost Insurance Company in which Alabama fraud law was changed from the “justifiable reliance” standard to the “reasonable reliance” standard. 693 So.2d 409 (Ala. 1997).

Bar Admissions

ALABAMA

1975

U.S. SUPREME COURT
U.S. CIRCUIT COURTS

Fifth Circuit

Eleventh Circuit

U.S. DISTRICT COURTS

Northern District of Alabama

Middle District of Alabama

Southern District of Alabama

PRO HAC VICE ADMISSIONS

Florida, Tennessee, and Mississippi

Education

1975

Vanderbilt University School of Law
Nashville, Tennessee, J.D.

Honors:

  • Vanderbilt Law Review Editorial Board

1972

David Lipscomb College
Nashville, Tennessee, B.A.

Honors & Awards

2011-2015 Alabama Super Lawyers – Business Litigation

Associations

Alabama State Bar Association

Member

Montgomery County Bar Association

Member

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Member

International Association of Defense Counsel

Member

Published Work

Constitutional Law – Equal Protection – Exclusion of Pregnancy – Related Disability From State Salary Compensation Insurance Program Series Equal Protection to Pregnant Employees, 27 Vanderbilt Law Review 551  (1974)

Protection Against International Breach of Contract – Remedies in Tort, 45 The Alabama Lawyer 320  (1984)

The Mini-Trial and Summary Jury Trial, 52 The Alabama Lawyer 150  (1991)

From the Defendant’s Perspective: Justifiable Reliance, 8 Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal 15, April  (1992)

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