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Joseph Bradley Ponder

Class action Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Brad Ponder

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 5 years
    Alabama - AL 17 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Class action
    50%
    I am committed to helping achieve justice for consumers, employees, patients, and business owners. Our firm has the sophisticated legal skills, investigative talent, and network of specialist necessary to take on the world's most powerful corporations.

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    From catastrophic personal injuries to complicated business disputes, I work tirelessly on behalf of my clients.

  3. Business
    20%
    When the stakes are high and the issues complex, my law firm gets the call. We are seasoned trial attorneys who relentlessly pursue our client’s interests – either through negotiations or in court.

Brad specializes in complex litigation, including class actions and mass torts in both state and federal court. He represents consumer and business owners in a variety of law suits, including class actions against major corporations and energy cooperatives.

Throughout his career, Brad has litigated numerous corporate disputes and automotive/commercial trucking cases, including several complex railroad grade crossing accident cases. He has handled multiple coverage issues relating to commercial and personal insurance policies.

Brad has spent a large portion of his career representing injured railroad workers throughout the southeastern United States in actions brought under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”), as well as the Safety Appliance Act (“SAA”) and the Locomotive Inspection Act (“LIA”). He has represented numerous railroaders in Title 49 “Whistleblower” claims as well.

Following receiving his degree in Political Science from Rhodes College, Brad spent two years in Washington, DC working in governmental affairs and campaign finance. He also has served as a political advisor on an Alabama Supreme Court campaign. While in law school, Brad received the George Peach Taylor Award for outstanding advocacy in a national trial advocacy competition. He also served as the Vice President of the Student Farrah Law Society and a Senior Editor of the Law & Psychology Review. During his time at law school, Brad also published But Look Over Here: How the Use of Technology at Trial Mesmerizes Jurors and Secures Verdicts, 29 LAW & PSYCHOL. REV. 289 (2005), which explores the effectiveness and potential pitfalls of technology in the courtroom.

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Location

Ponder Legal Group
3221 M St. NW
Upper Floor
Washington, DC, 20007

Reviews

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Posted by Matthew | August 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brad Ponder is an EXCELLENT lawyer!
Brad Ponder took my case to the next level. I had more evidence against me than for me because of a preexisting injury and the way Brad is able to pull the new facts away from the old facts is absolutely amazing. His attention to detail and his memory are outstanding. I was worried when I hired Brad that this would be one of those law firms where I couldn't ever get in touch with my lawyer when I needed him the most but not Brad. He was ALWAYS a phone call away and if I had to leave him a message I never waited more than 30 mins to an hour to hear from him. If he was in court or on another case he would have a partner call me to make sure I was okay. It is easy to tell that Brad Ponder truly does care for you and he will do everything in his power and with his skillful knowledge to make sure that you are awarded what you deserve and not something petty. So don't worry about your case if you hire Brad Ponder. Rest assured that he will be there for you and get you what you are due. That is if you have a legit case to begin with. Just always be honest with him and be upfront with everything. He can't win your battles if he doesn't know the entire story or all the facts involved. Thanks Brad Ponder. I will always be indebited to you.
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Posted by Sheila | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Plaintiff Attorney
I own a small business. A large corporation stole some very valuable proprietary information from my company. Mr. Ponder fought tirelessly against the corporation's group of lawyers. He never backed down. In the end, I was compensated fully plus he got punitive damages against the company. Brad Ponder is scared of no one and I recommend him for any plaintiff matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Ponder Legal Group
  • 2024 - Present
  • Member
  • Montgomery Ponder, LLC
  • 2012 - 2023
  • Attorney
  • Webster, Henry, Lyons, White, Bradwell & Black, PC
  • 2007 - 2012

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Rhodes College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Williams, et al. v. GCGetaways & Transfer Outlet, LLC, et al.
  • Confidential settlement

Associations

  • DC Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Birmingham's Top Lawyers
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 25 Class Actions Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Top 25 Class Actions Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Birmingham's Top Lawyers
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Birmingham's Top Lawyers
  • B-METRO Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • George Peach Taylor Award
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Law & Psychology Review
  • But Look Over Here: How the Use of Technology at Trial Mesmerizes Jurors and Secures Verdicts
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (4)
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Business Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brad is an incredibly talented practitioner that has a technical understanding of his subject matter that is second to none. I've known him to handle complex and diverse cases with large firm expertise and small firm service. Very result oriented while always keeping the client in mind. Proud to recommend him."
Personal injury
DUI and DWI

Avvo Contributions

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Washington Class action Lawyer Joseph Bradley Ponder
Joseph Bradley Ponder
Class action Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 17 years
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