also known as Bradley Paul Ryder
After graduating from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1992, I began practicing law in Huntsville with the law firm of Wilmer & Shepard, P.A.
In February 1995 I left the firm and began my own office. Since then I have represented clients in a variety of legal matters, ranging from complex litigation involving several parties to business transactions and personal legal matters. By my estimates I have successfully tried over 100 cases in federal and state court.
In 2010, after completing a comprehensive written examination, being reviewed by other attorneys and judges before whom I have tried cases, and providing proof of my trial experience, I obtained the designation of a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocay. I am one of only 3 attorneys in Huntsville / Madison County who maintains this certification. I also am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
I am actively involved in the American Association of Justice (AAJ), being a member of the Sections on Motor Vehicle and Premises Liability, Products Liability, and Insurance Law, and the Nursing Home Litigation Group. Having obtained over 200 continuing legal education (CLE) credits for participating in trial colleges and seminars sponsored by AAJ, I obtained the designation of Fellow.
During my legal career I have repesented clients in well over 100 mediations. Because this has always interested me, I have taken the necessary course and completed the process to be registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster. It is my sincere desire to develop and maintain an active mediation practice.
My office's philosophy is simple -- prepare each case as though it is going to be tried before a jury. In this day and age of quick settlements and gimmicky advertising, this may seem somewhat archaic. However, I honestly believe that there is no substiute for preparation and experience.
Specialties: Personal injury, motor vehicle wrecks, commercial vehicle wrecks, nursing home neglect/abuse, products liability, premises liability, insurance law, insurance bad faith, labor and employment law, construction law, business litigation, litigation and appeals, mediation.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||1992||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Alabama||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Graduate||Trial Lawyers College||2014|
|Board Certified Pretrial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2012|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2010|
|Life Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2010|
|Recipient||American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law||1991|
|Dean's Scholarship||Cumberland School of Law at Samford University||1990|
|Principal / Attorney||The Ryder Law Firm, P.C.||1995 - Present|
|Associate / Attorney||Wilmer & Shepard, P.A.||1992 - 1995|
|Summer Associate||Wilmer & Shepard, P.A.||1991 - 1992|
|Summer Associate||Bell, Richardson & Sparkman, P.A.||1991 - 1991|
|Judicial Intern||United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit||1991 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution||Appellate Mediator, listed on roster||2011 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama||Panel of Neutrals||2011 - Present|
|Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution||Mediator, listed on roster||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Fellow||2010 - Present|
|American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation Group||Member||2007 - Present|
|Alabama Civil Justice Foundation||Contributor||2006 - Present|
|American Association for Justice, Insurance Law Section||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Association for Justice, Employment Rights Section||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Association for Justice, Insurance Bad Faith Litigation Group||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Association for Justice, Products Liability Section||Member||2001 - Present|
|Alabama Association for Justice||Member||2001 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court||Admitted to Practice||1998 - Present|
|Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program||Member||1995 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||Admitted to Practice||1995 - Present|
|Curia Honoris (alumni academic honor society)||Member||1993 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama||Admitted to Practice||1992 - Present|
|Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation Group||Secretary||2013 - 2014|
|American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation Group||Treasurer||2012 - 2013|
|Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Ad-Hoc (Governance) Committee||Chair||2010 - 2011|
|Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Health Insurance Committee||Chair||2007 - 2009|
|Alabama Association for Justice||Board of Governors||2001 - 2004|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2001 - 2010|
|Cordell Hull Legal Research and Writing||Instructor||1991 - 1992|
|Cumberland Law Review||Casenote Editor||1991 - 1992|
|Ella Mae Harris v. Kindred, Inc., et al.||Settled prior to trial for confidential amount.|
|Estate of John Henry Gonzalez, et al. v. Kindred, Inc., et al.||Arbitration award for Plaintiffs in the amount of $250,000.00.|
|Estate of Ruel Carthel Jaynes v. Florence Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC, et al.||Case settled for confidential amount at mediation.|
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|22 Cumberland Law Review 399||Regulation Preventing Publicly Funded Facilities from Providing Preconception Abortion Counseling Comports with Fifth Amendment||1992|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||Jurisprudence Doctorate (with honors - class rank 13 of 200)||1992|
|University of Alabama - Huntsville||Business Administration||Other - Bachelors||1989|
|University of Alabama - Huntsville||Business Law||1995|