Bradley’s Class Action team aggressively and efficiently deals with the unique threats faced by clients in class actions and mass actions. Bradley attorneys serve as national and regional counsel to multinational and regional companies in numerous federal and state class actions, mass actions, and MDLs, cost-effectively scaling and strategically deploying resources and personnel to ensure an outcome that meets or exceeds the client’s expectations. Our lawyers have successfully obtained early dismissals, summary judgments, favorable individual settlements, and denials of class certification for hundreds of clients in a variety of industries, including mortgage servicing, financial services, pharmaceuticals, retailing, manufacturing, and more.
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In his appellate practice, Michael Bentley advises clients on trial and appeal strategy, drafts and argues critical trial motions, and handles all aspects of an appeal – from briefing through oral argument. He has litigated appeals of all varieties in state and federal court and has served as appellate counsel at trial for significant litigation matters. His commercial litigation experience ranges from contract and commercial lease disputes to housing-discrimination claims, whistleblower suits, tort claims, and tax protests.
Dylan C. Black205.521.8296Email
Dylan Black focuses his practice on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, with particular emphasis on class actions, state and federal securities fraud cases, professional liability matters, and insurance coverage litigation. His recent class action experience includes the successful defense of clients facing putative nationwide classes in cases alleging violations of consumer protection statutes such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.
Jeffrey R. Blackwood601.592.9916Email
Jeffrey Blackwood has practiced in the Jackson office for over 22 years and has handled a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. He recently represented a private equity firm in a breach of contract matter during the pandemic that involved numerous hearings and over 25 depositions, all conducted remotely. He is actively representing broker-dealers and registered investment advisors in FINRA arbitrations and investigations before the Mississippi Secretary of State Securities Division. Jeffrey has successfully tried a case in Delaware Chancery Court representing a trust in litigation involving investment LLCs, where the client prevailed and was awarded attorneys’ fees, and he recently obtained dismissal of a putative class action in federal court in Mississippi representing a healthcare client. He routinely speaks and writes on topics related to securities regulatory and enforcement matters. He also has significant experience in representing life insurance companies and brokers in a variety of matters, including sales practice litigation, regulatory actions and professional negligence actions.
Laney Gifford is an associate in Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group. Laney graduated (summa cum laude) from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where she served as both student materials editor and junior editor for the Cumberland Law Review. She was a Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow and was named Best Oralist in the Donworth Moot Court Competition. While in law school, Laney received several Scholar of Merit Awards in courses such as Civil Procedure I, Criminal Law, Business Organizations, Constitutional Law I, Professional Responsibilities, Secured Transactions, Representing Small Businesses, Advanced Evidence, Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure, Municipal Courts, and Federal Courts. She also served as a judicial intern for the Hon. R. David Proctor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
John E. Goodman205.521.8476Email
John Goodman has represented clients in complex litigation for more than 25 years. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts in Alabama, throughout the region and beyond. His practice is principally in the area of class action and mass action defense, having served as lead counsel in more than 100 putative class actions and in more than 20 different states. John’s work in this area has covered a broad spectrum of substantive law, including securities, product liability, environmental, employment, contract and insurance class actions, and has likewise spanned a wide variety of industries. John has also litigated competition law issues, serving as lead counsel for businesses in more than 50 antitrust, intellectual property and noncompetition covenant cases. He has argued cases in both the Alabama Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. John is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of class action defense and commercial litigation.
David G. Hymer205.521.8289Email
David Hymer is a trial lawyer who has extensive experience handling and trying high stakes lawsuits for a variety of corporate clients. David’s practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation, which includes a significant plaintiff’s practice on behalf of corporate clients as well as a more traditional corporate defense practice. In addition to his trial work involving business and commercial disputes, David also has substantial courtroom trial experience in environmental, product liability, antitrust, construction, and class action litigation. He has tried over thirty cases to verdict during his career.
Kimberly M. Ingram615.252.3592Email
Kimberly Ingram focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and appellate matters. She has represented clients as appellants, appellees, and amicus curiae in the Sixth Circuit, the Federal Circuit, and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Kimberly received awards for oral and written advocacy from Vanderbilt Law School, where she was Senior Notes Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and a member of the Vanderbilt Appellate Litigation Clinic.
Jamie L. Moore205.521.8045Email
Jamie Moore’s practice is concentrated on insurance litigation, class action and general litigation. Jamie has defended life, health and disability insurers and annuity companies in complex litigation, including policyholder disputes, agent cases, contract claims, and fraud, bad faith and other tort actions in federal and state courts nationwide. She has defended insurance companies in numerous class actions, and is admitted in a number of jurisdictions. Jamie is listed in The Best Lawyers of America® and Alabama Super Lawyers. She is actively involved in the DRI Life, Health and Disability Committee and American Council of Life Insurers.
Sarah Sutton Osborne256.517.5127Email
Sarah Osborne’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation. Within the Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group, Sarah has experience defending construction disputes and represents government contractors in prosecuting and defending bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the United States Court of Federal Claims. View articles by Sarah.
Stephen Parsley’s practice has been heavily focused on appellate briefing for mortgage servicers arising out of claims that a homeowners association’s foreclosure of its super-priority lien can extinguish senior mortgages. He also handles commercial litigation and product liability matters for a range of clients, including pharmaceutical, medical, industrial, and consumer manufacturers. View articles by Stephen
Kristina Allen Reliford615.252.3573Email
Kristina Allen Reliford is a results-oriented litigator and trial attorney specializing in non-compete litigation, securities and government investigations, and complex business disputes. Her broad litigation experience includes assisting U.S. and international companies from a wide variety of industries, such as financial services, health care and information technology, in developing practical solutions to resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Kristina has experience in all facets of commercial disputes, including dispositive motions, discovery management, witness preparation, trial briefing and witness examination. Specifically, she served as lead associate on a trial team representing an Indian consulting firm in federal court litigation alleging trade secret misappropriation, including taking and defending depositions, preparing trial witnesses, drafting motions in limine and arguing pre-trial motions. In addition, she represented a global health information technology corporation in federal court litigation alleging trade secret misappropriation and false advertising.
Angela M. Schaefer205.517.5114Email
Angela Schaefer joined the firm’s Huntsville office as an associate in the Appellate Practice Group after clerking for Judge John M. Rogers on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was an executive editor of the Alabama Law Review and a member of the American Bar Association National Moot Court Team, as well as the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board. While attending law school, Angela coauthored an article on the Second Amendment, published in the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
Richard W.F. Swor615.252.3565Email
Richard Swor joined the firm in Fall 2019 as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group.
Richard graduated (summa cum laude) from Belmont University College of Law, where he served as the executive events editor of the Belmont Law Review. His note, Long Term Solutions to the Short-Term Problem: An Analysis of the Current Legal Issues Related to Airbnb and Similar Short-Term Rental Companies with a Proposed Model Ordinance, was published in Vol. 6, Issue 1 of that journal.
Darrell C. Tucker II205.521.8356Email
Darrell Tucker is focused on representing construction, insurance, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies in commercial disputes, class actions and mass tort litigation. Darrell is known for his ability to understand the industry-specific details inherent in the often multi-faceted process of complex litigation. He represents his clients in numerous states, counseling them on risk management, litigation-related due diligence, and preparing and defending witnesses for depositions. He represents life, health, and disability insurers in disputes concerning denials of benefits (including life, disability, long term care, and cancer benefits), rescission and termination issues, ERISA claims, insurance fraud, interpleader actions, insurance agent/agency termination and compensation claims, and class actions involving insurance policy terms and determination of claims.