Robert W. Bradford, Jr.
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.
- 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).
U.S. SUPREME COURT
U.S. CIRCUIT COURTS
U.S. DISTRICT COURTS
Northern District of Alabama
Middle District of Alabama
Southern District of Alabama
PRO HAC VICE ADMISSIONS
Florida, Tennessee, and Mississippi
Vanderbilt University School of Law
Nashville, Tennessee, J.D.
- Vanderbilt Law Review Editorial Board
David Lipscomb College
Nashville, Tennessee, B.A.
Honors & Awards
2011-2015 Alabama Super Lawyers – Business Litigation
Alabama State Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
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)