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Bradley Cornett

Government Attorney at Gadsden, AL

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About Bradley

Learn Bradley’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Government
    30%
    Municipal Defense (cities, towns, police officers, fire fighters, municipal employees, etc.)

    27 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    Civil litigation in state and federal court

    27 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%
    Lawsuits in state and federal court

    27 years

  4. Personal injury
    15%

    27 years

  5. Appeals
    5%

    27 years, 5 cases

  6. Bankruptcy and debt
    5%
    Creditor Rights: represent creditors in bankruptcy court and state court

Brad has an active litigation practice including trials; civil litigation (state and federal); automobile accidents; products liability; municipal liability; industrial accidents; insurance defense; civil appeals; defense litigation; insurance; insurance bad faith; uninsured and underinsured motorists; municipal civil rights; municipal law; local government law; premises liability; torts; bankruptcy; creditors rights; and related litigation matters.

Brad lives in Springville, St. Clair County, Alabama with his wife Wendy and their two children.

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.

Hiring an attorney is an important decision and should not be based soley on advertising. No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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Licensed for 27 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/11/2022

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

Contact Bradley

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

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Posted by Donna | May 27, 2011
Response to Brad Cornett's services
I have recommended Brad's services in the past to many of our customers and contemporaries in other offices or with parties I have worked with through Arbitration or past employment. I will continue to do so in the future should anyone ask. He is a good man to have at your back when you need him and he will step back if you need to take the lead. He gives excellent advise and when he does give advise or value recommendations he is usually right on the money. I like him because he is honest and forthright and he can explain the law to me in a way that I can understand. He responds promptly to requests for documents or status reports. He will do as much or as little as we tell him to. He doesn't overcharge hourly or take advantage by extending the life of a file in order to keep it on the books as long as he can. He's good about shutting down a Suit while the file is still undergoing initial discovery. Within 45 days he'll have a rough value and synopsis of his opinion of the case and will help opposing parties know what he would or would not recommend to us on settlement amounts. If I could use him on every case I have, I would. He's managed to settle many cases very reasonably without having to go to trial. He's good at mediations. He's won more Motions for Summary Judgements than any other lawyer I have worked with in this State and in other States. I use him for claims filed for Commercial Auto Liability, Commercial Property, Commercial General Liability and an occasional workers' comp claim. I am a multi-lines adjuster on Commercial accounts only, I handle 3 states. His assignments will include those that have suits filed against our insureds located in the State of Alabama and sometimes when a suit hasn't been filed but claim issues are complicated. He doesn't have to "buy" my loyalty, he has earned it in the 16+ years that I have worked with him. I have assigned him as defense counsel on the high risk accounts involving death or other major bodily injury and property damage on accounts written for Bridge Building, General Construction, Asphalt Plants, Trucking and Road paving/resurfacing. He's even worked a couple of products claims for me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-275 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Shareholder
  • Ford, Howard & Cornett, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Tennessee
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Brannon, et al. v. City of Gadsden, et al.
  • Summary Judgment granted in favor of client on all claims.
  • Hunter, et al. v. City of Attalla, et al.
  • Sunnary Judgment granted in favor of client on all claims.
  • Woods v. Pearce and Gadsden
  • Summary judgment granted for individual client before trial; defense verdict after trial for municipal client.
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Associations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Board of Bar Commissioners, 16th Judicial Circuit, Commissioner
  • 2018 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Disciplinary Rules and Enforcement Committee; Leadership Forum
  • 2009 - Present
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Solo and Small Firm Section
  • N/A
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Leadership Forum
  • 2008 - 2008
  • American Inns of Court
  • Secretary / Treasurer (Etowah County Chapter)
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Etowah County Bar Association
  • Secretary / Treasurer
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2020
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers - Civil Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney (ranked #1 law firm)
  • Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation
  • 2017
  • Civil Litigation Defense (top 5%)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney (ranked #1 law firm)
  • Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation
  • 2014
  • Alabama Super Lawyers (top 5%) civil litigation defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Alabama Super Lawyers (top 5%) - civil litigation defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition - Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Alabama Super Lawyers (top 5%)-Civil Litigation Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Alabama Super Lawyers (top 5%)-Civil Litigation Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • "Bulls Eye" Award (most accurate billing)
  • Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney (ranked #1 law firm)
  • Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation
  • 2010
  • Rising Star - Alabama (top 2.5% young lawyers)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 5 Attorney Award (ranked #3 law firm)
  • Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation
  • 2009
  • Top 5 Attorney Award (ranked #2 law firm)
  • Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation
  • 2008
  • Top 5 Attorney Award (ranked #1 law firm)
  • Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation
  • 2007
  • Top 5 Attorney Award (ranked #4 law firm)
  • Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)
  • "The Malpractice Claim: Nip It in the Bud,"
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Seminar
  • What Keeps Insurance Defense Lawyers Awake at Night: The Pitfalls of Hospital Liens, Subrogation, Medicare, etc.
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Endorse Bradley
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients!"
Litigation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Appeals Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I heartily endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Brad Cornett for over 10 years and have been on the opposing side in countless debt collection defense cases where Brad represents the Creditor. He is always prepared for court, and is knowledgeable about potential defenses I might raise. He is a worthy opponent whom I can always count upon to be honest, trustworthy, fair and yet Brad always acts zealously on behalf of his clients."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Brad has a reputation in the community of being a serious lawyer that pays attention to detail. He does good work."
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Gadsden Government Lawyer Bradley Cornett
Bradley Cornett
Government Attorney
Gadsden, AL
Licensed for 27 years
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