Bradley Accolades Infographic

The 2021 edition of Chambers USA lists 108 attorneys from across all offices, and 34 practices areas are highly ranked, including:

  • National rankings for six practice areas Construction, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance), Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Enforcement & Investigations), Government Contracts, Healthcare, and Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Ranked a “Leading Firm” in Alabama for 10 practice areas: Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Construction, Corporate/Commercial, Environment, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation: Appellate, Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate
  • Ranked a “Leading Firm” in Tennessee for nine practice areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Media & Entertainment and Real Estate
  • Ranked a “Leading Firm” in Mississippi for Construction, Corporate/Commercial and Litigation: General Commercial
  • Ranked a “Leading Firm” in North Carolina for Antitrust, Construction, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Ranked a “Leading Firm” in Washington, D.C., for Construction
  • Ranked a "Leading Firm" in Texas for Construction and Litigation: General Commercial

Chambers USA, the prestigious, independent referral directory of the legal industry, is produced by London-based Chambers and Partners and annually ranks the leading U.S. firms and attorneys based on in-depth research and client and peer interviews. Individual attorneys are evaluated on their legal knowledge and experience, ability and effectiveness, and client service.

In the Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide 2019, Bradley is top ranked in Alabama for Private Wealth Law, and four of our attorneys are listed for Private Wealth Law.

The 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® listed 312 attorneys from across all offices, including 46 attorneys who are listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. In addition, 29 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their area of practice and city.

The Best Lawyers in America® is one of the most highly regarded attorney referral publications in the country. Attorneys are selected for Best Lawyers through extensive surveys of leading lawyers who assess the legal abilities of their peers. The 2022 edition is based on more than 10.8 million evaluations and recognizes more than 66,000 attorneys. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes attorneys who have been in practice for less than 10 years and exhibit outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Best Law Firms Badge 2022Bradley was top ranked for the 12th consecutive year in U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" and received Tier 1 national rankings in the 2022 edition for four practice areas: Construction Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Construction, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants.

Additionally, Bradley was recognized as a “Law Firm of the Year” for Construction Law. Only one firm per legal practice receives this designation, making it a particularly meaningful achievement. Bradley was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Construction Law in the 2020 and 2018 editions as well.

The firm also earned 156 Tier 1 metropolitan rankings across all 10 of its offices, including:

  • "Top Rated in Birmingham” in 58 practice areas, including Appellate Practice, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Economic Development Law, Health Care Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and Real Estate Law
  • "Top Rated in Charlotte” in five practice areas, including Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, First Amendment Law, Health Care Law and Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • "Top Rated in Dallas" for Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Health Care Law
  • “Top Rated in Houston” for Construction Law, Energy Law and Litigation – Construction
  • “Top Rated in Huntsville” in 14 practice areas, including Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Patent Law, Real Estate Law and Tax Law
  • “Top Rated in Jackson” in 15 practice areas, including Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • “Top Rated in Montgomery” in 8 practice areas, including Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labor Law – Management, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and Tax Law
  • “Top Rated in Nashville” in 37 practice areas, including Arbitration, Banking and Finance Law, Construction Law, Economic Development Law, Entertainment Law – Music, Health Care Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Mediation, Patent Law, and Real Estate Law
  • “Top Rated in Tampa” in seven practice areas, including Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Employment Law – Management
  • “Top Rated in Washington, D.C.” in five practice areas, including Construction Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Construction, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

The Best Lawyers in America® and U.S. News & World Report ranked law firm practice areas nationally and across more than 180 metropolitan areas for the 2022 edition of “Best Law Firms.” Rankings are based on client evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a national or metropolitan ranking, a law firm practice area must have at least one lawyer in that practice ranked as a “Best Lawyer.”

For 2021-2022, 152 of Bradley’s attorneys were named Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, which recognizes the leading lawyers in each state, including:

  • Nine attorneys listed in 2021 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
  • Seven attorneys listed in 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
  • 119 attorneys listed in 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, including seven attorneys named to the Top 50 or Top 100 lists
  • Six attorneys listed in 2021 Florida Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
  • 11 attorneys listed in 2021 Texas Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

Published by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations to determine the honorees.

Law360 Government Contracts Practice Group of the Year 2021 Logo/BadgeBradley’s Government Contracts Practice Group was named among Law360’s “2021 Practice Groups of the Year.” Bradley is one of only six firms in the nation to receive this honor, which recognizes practice groups that have accomplished the most significant litigation wins or deals over the past year. The 2021 honorees were selected from nearly 900 submissions.

Law360 also named the firm’s Construction Practice Group among its “Practice Groups of the Year” in 2020, one of only five firms in the nation to receive the honor from more than 800 submissions.

The 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation listed 53 of Bradley’s partners, including 34 attorneys recognized as “Local Litigation Stars” and 19 attorneys recognized as “Future Stars.” Five attorneys were recognized as “National Practice Area Stars.”

The firm is ranked Tier 1 nationally for Product Liability and Recall. In addition, Bradley was named a "Highly Recommended Firm” among leading litigation firms for Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee (2008-2021). Past recognition includes:

  • Southeast Firm of the Year, 2018 
  • Litigation Firm of the Year - Alabama, 2013-2016
  • Litigation Firm of the Year - Tennessee, 2014, 2016, 2020, 2021
  • Litigation Firm of the Year - Mississippi, 2013, 2019
  • Appellate Firm of the Year - South, 2013
  • Commercial Litigation Firm of the Year - South, 2013

Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys based on examination of recent casework and extensive interviews with litigators and clients. Benchmark Litigation determines rankings through peer reviews and case examinations, and is the only publication that focuses exclusively on U.S. litigation.

The 2020 edition of Benchmark Labor & Employment recognized 11 partners as “Labor & Employment Stars” and listed Bradley as a “highly recommended” firm. Bradley was “highly recommended” in Alabama and Mississippi and “recommended” in Tennessee.

A leading guide to labor and employment litigation firms and attorneys in the United States and Canada, Benchmark Labor & Employment determines rankings through peer reviews and case examinations.

Four Bradley attorneys – Lee Bentley, Rob Couch, Wayne Drinkwater, and Matt Lembke – clerked on the United States Supreme Court, and dozens more served as law clerks on other federal and state appellate courts around the country.

Five Bradley attorneys served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys, one was a presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney, and three were supervisory-level Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

42 attorneys recognized by the American Colleges

  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • American College of Bankruptcy
  • American College of Bond Counsel
  • American College of Commercial Finance
  • American College of Construction Lawyers
  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • American College of Coverage Counsel
  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
  • American College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • American College of Parliamentary Lawyers
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • American College of Tax Counsel
  • American College of Trial Attorneys
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

Forbes named Bradley one of “America's Top Corporate Law Firms for 2019” and one of the most recommended firms for Real Estate Law.

Forbes' inaugural list included less than 250 law firms, out of the thousands of firms across the U.S. that serve corporate clients. Firms were selected through an online survey that included responses from 2,500 law firm and in-house attorneys recommending firms in up to 17 areas of law.

WomensInc. 2019 Top Law Firms for Women BadgeWomenInc. named Bradley one of the “2019 Top 100 Law Firms for Women.” The list recognizes law firms that demonstrate inclusive, equitable and sincere commitment to advancing opportunities for women.

WomenInc. surveyed leading law firms nationwide with objective criteria for consideration. Among those reviewed, law firms that were recognized had a demonstrated track record of commitment through holistic actions. Important criteria for consideration included activities such as hiring and retaining women attorneys, promoting women attorneys into equity partnership ranks, and providing leadership positions to women attorneys.