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Brad Ryder

Personal injury Attorney at Huntsville, AL

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Bradley Paul Ryder


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About Brad

Learn Brad’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Civil litigation in federal and state court.

    31 years

  2. Car accident
    20%
    Car and Truck Wrecks.

    31 years

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    10%

    31 years

  4. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    10%
    Protecting the rights of the elderly and infirm who are patients at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

    31 years

  5. Trucking accident
    10%

  6. Wrongful death
    10%

    31 years

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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Licensed for 30 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/11/2022

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

Contact Brad

Ryder Law Firm, P.C.
2204 Whitesburg Drive
Suite 307
Huntsville, AL, 35801

Reviews

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Posted by J.R. | April 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brad Ryder is an Honest and Hardworking Attorney
“Thank you for your time, long hours, hard work, and dedication. Thanks also for the calls in and out, answering my questions, listening to my thoughts, and always returning my calls. I think that you did a superb, outstanding job. I have absolutely no complaints. I highly recommend you without a doubt. There were some things the insurance company did that I did not understand or agree with. That did not last long, because Mr. Ryder broke it down to me with no hesitation or mistakes. He always returned my calls or messages, with lightning speed. He always kept me informed. If he knew it, then I knew it. Hands down, I would not hesitate to call Brad Ryder, if his services are needed. Thanks for the long nights and weekend hours that you put into my case."
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Posted by Angela | April 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
An attorney who treats you like family
I met Brad Ryder over two years ago. At the time my mother was in the hospital because of care that she failed to receive while a patient at a local nursing home. Brad and his staff took an active interest in my mother’s situation. Over time my mom’s health deteriorated and Brad made sure that he visited her on a regular basis. I remember Brad bringing his son to the hospital on Christmas day, so that he could meet my mom before she passed away. I could tell that this was important to Brad. Brad and his staff always kept my mother and me informed of what was happening. They worked hard to help bring my mom’s case to a conclusion. After many hard fought battles with the nursing home and their attorneys, Brad was able to help us settle my mom’s case. My mom and Brad enjoyed a very special relationship. I still consider Brad to be a member of my family. He is honest and hardworking. Brad is also someone who cares about his clients.
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Posted by Wesley | August 24, 2011
Excellence in Advocacy
I highly recommend Brad Ryder as an attorney to handle personal injury matters. Brad is an excellent and accomplished trial attorney who represents his clients and their cases well. Brad pays attention to minute details and works hard to obtain the best recovery possible for his clients. I have absolutely no hesitation whatever in recommending Brad Ryder to anyone needing an attorney for their personal injury matter.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2011
Very Thorough Attorney
Bradley Ryder is probably the most thorough attorney I know. He leaves no stone unturned. He makes sure he has all of his facts and legal arguments in order before he attempts to advise his clients. He does an excellent job representing his clients.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2011
Brad Ryder is an Excellent Attorney and is Passionate About His Work
Mr. Ryder came into my life over three years ago. He is an excellent attorney…very thorough and dedicated. I don’t think anyone could have done a better job with my complicated case. Mr. Ryder is passionate about his work and it carries through to his clients. He treated me with compassion and kindness. In trial he was outstanding. He protected my interests as well as my personal vulnerabilities, working diligently to get the job done. He fully understands the legal system and is patient and persistent in dealing with the many problems which arise in a case. Mr. Ryder has a very professional staff. His assistant is to be commended for her knowledge and competence. She keeps abreast of situations and is a valuable asset to the practice. My experience with the Ryder Law Firm was such that I would not hesitate in recommending Brad Ryder as one of the best attorneys in his field and one of the finest men I’ve known.
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Posted by Richard | February 9, 2011
An incredible job by Mr. Ryder
After discussions with several attorneys regarding an injury sustained at a local business – and told by all that my case was too much of a longshot, I visited Brad Ryder. He said it was a tough case, and probably not worth a lot of money (I’d previously been told that IF I won, I would get NO more than $10,000). Mr. Ryder took my case. We ended up in mediation. The three lawyers (in fancy suits) we were in mediation with were from a very large firm out of Birmingham. After a few hours of back-and-forth, we arrived at an agreed-upon $50,000. An incredible job by Mr. Ryder. I would recommend him to anyone – thorough, professional, brilliant.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
  • Jurisprudence Doctorate (with honors - class rank 13 of 200)
  • 1992
  • University of Alabama - Huntsville
  • Bachelor of Science (with honors -- President's / Dean's List)
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • 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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Associations

  • Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Mediator, listed on roster
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Panel of Neutrals
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Mediator, listed on roster
  • 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
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Employment Rights Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Products Liability Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Insurance Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Insurance Bad Faith Litigation Group
  • 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
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1992 - Present
  • Huntsville-Madison County 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
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Cordell Hull Legal Research and Writing
  • Instructor
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Cumberland Law Review
  • Casenote Editor
  • 1991 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 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
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Publications

  • 22 Cumberland Law Review 399
  • Regulation Preventing Publicly Funded Facilities from Providing Preconception Abortion Counseling Comports with Fifth Amendment
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Alabama - Huntsville
  • Business Law
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Brad
Car accident Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated, diligent and professional attorney bound to solve even the most complex and challenging cases. Mr. Brad is a the top notch attorney in his areas of practice and a well respected lawyer in the legal community. I recommend his quality services without hesitation to anyone seeking legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Brad while at Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College. Brad is sharp, dedicated and truly cares for his clients. He is an excellent attorney who I am proud to endorse."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer with whom I have spent time with working on cases. Brad is an outstanding and devoted advocate and lawyer that represents his clients with integrity and passion. If you want an attorney that honors the practices of law and ethics inside and outside of the courtroom, and genuinely cares about you personally and professionally, then Brad is the attorney for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bradley. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a very good attorney and highly respected by peers in the community. I am happy to endorse him!"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is professional and effective."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Brad Ryder as an attorney to handle personal injury matters. Brad is an excellent and accomplished trial attorney who represents his clients and their cases well. Brad pays attention to minute details and works hard to obtain the best recovery possible for his clients. I have absolutely no hesitation whatever in recommending Brad Ryder to anyone needing an attorney for their personal injury matter."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brad for over 10 years. During that time, I have had numerous opportunities to work with Brad. We have discussed trials and trial strategy on many occasions. Brad's insight and skill at trial have resulted in success for his clients time and time again. He is devoted to working hard for each and every client. If I needed a skilled trial attorney, I would absolutely trust Brad with my case."
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Huntsville Personal injury Lawyer Brad Ryder
Brad Ryder
Personal injury Attorney
Huntsville, AL
Licensed for 30 years