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Born in Maryville, Tennessee, Brad Cornett received his bachelor of science degree in business administration summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.  He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina where he was a member of Holderness Moot Court and the Christian Legal Society.  He has been admitted to practice law in Alabama since 1995.  Brad is a member of the Alabama State Bar (Leadership Forum; Disciplinary Rules and Enforcement Committee), Etowah County Bar Association (Secretary / Treasurer, 1999-2000), American Inns of Court (Secretary / Treasurer, Etowah County Chapter, 2002-2007), Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute.  He has an active trial practice including insurance defense, products liability, municipal liability, creditors rights (corporate collections and bankruptcy), premises liability, automobile accidents, on-the-job injuries, and related litigation matters.


  Ford, Howard & Cornett, P.C. is a civil litigation firm representing clients in Alabama state and federal courts in a wide variety of practice areas including insurance defense, insurance coverage, municipal liability, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, fraud, premises liability, civil rights, creditors rights, labor and employment, automobile accidents, on-the-job injuries, and other litigation matters.  We proudly represent a diverse clientele including individuals, small businesses, corporations, municipalities, and insurance carriers.  It is our goal to provide the expertise generally associated with much larger law firms while maintaining the cost effectiveness and personal touch of a small firm.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    21 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    21 years
  3. Government: 20%
    21 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 15%
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($150-275/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alan Bart Lasseter

    I readily give Brad my endorsement. We opposed each other in a civil case a couple of years ago and I was very impressed with Brad's level of knowledge, skill and professionalism.


    Alan Lasseter Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • John Melville Caraway Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Bradley is a highly experienced attorney, who is very knowledgeable, and he represents his clients with energy and compassion. He is always forthright and fair with opposing counsel.


    John Caraway Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Ford, Howard & Cornett, P.C.
140 South 9th Street
Gadsden, AL, 35901


ALAuthorized to practice law199508/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Alabama Super Lawyers (top 5%) civil litigation defenseSuper Lawyers2014
Alabama Super Lawyers (top 5%) - civil litigation defenseSuper Lawyers2013
Super Lawyers Business Edition - LitigationSuper Lawyers2012
Alabama Super Lawyers (top 5%)-Civil Litigation DefenseSuper Lawyers2012
Alabama Super Lawyers (top 5%)-Civil Litigation DefenseSuper Lawyers2011
Top Attorney (ranked #1)Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation2010
"Bulls Eye" Award (most accurate billing)Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation2010
Rising Star - Alabama (top 2.5% young lawyers)Super Lawyers2010
Top 5 Attorney Award (ranked #3)Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation2009
Top 5 Attorney Award (ranked #2)Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation2008
Top 5 Attorney Award (ranked #1)Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation2007
Top 5 Attorney Award (ranked #4)Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation2006
Recomnended Insurance AttorneysA.M. Best CompanyN/A
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/ShareholderFord, Howard & Cornett, P.C.1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Alabama State Bar AssociationDisciplinary Rules and Enforcement Committee; Leadership ForumN/A
American Inns of CourtSecretary / Treasurer (Etowah County Chapter)2001 - 2007
Etowah County Bar AssociationSecretary / Treasurer1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ingram v. Jones, et al.Claims against client voluntarily dismissed following motion for partial judgment on the pleadings and limited discovery.
Shabani v. City of GadsdenMotion to dismiss granted in U.S. District Court in favor of client on federal claims; Judgment in favor of client on state law claims following non-jury trial.
Smth v. City of Hokes BluffClaims against client dismissed on summary judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)"The Malpractice Claim: Nip It in the Bud,"1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of TennesseeBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE SeminarWhat Keeps Insurance Defense Lawyers Awake at Night: The Pitfalls of Hospital Liens, Subrogation, Medicare, etc.2008