Personnel note: Bradley elevates 13 attorneys to partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings law firm has elevated 13 of the firm’s attorneys to partner, effective Jan. 1.

The new partners are: James Blake BaileyLindsey C Boney IVChristopher A. BowlesMonica Wilson DozierDavid W. HoltErin Jane IllmanSarah J. JacobsScott Lenz Jr.Brian M. RowlsonFrankie N. SperoMichael A. Thomason Jr.Heather Howell Wright and James W. Wright Jr.

“The firm congratulates Bradley’s accomplished attorneys who have earned promotion to partner,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “We are proud of these talented individuals’ hard work and commitment to our clients and our firm. We look forward to their future contributions and successes.”

Five of the new partners work in Bradley’s Alabama offices in Birmingham and Huntsville.

Details on each new Alabama-based partner, grouped by office, may be found below:

Birmingham, Ala.

James Blake Bailey is a member of Bradley’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Distressed Investing Practice Group. He represents debtors and creditors in bankruptcy, out-of-court workouts and restructurings, and bankruptcy-related litigation. He also regularly represents commercial lenders and mortgage servicers in federal court commercial litigation. He has transactional experience negotiating and documenting out-of-court workouts, as well as pursuing pre- and post-judgment creditor remedies, including receivership and receiver sales, non-judicial foreclosures, and garnishments.

Bailey received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from the University of Florida.

Lindsey C Boney IV is a member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group and Life Sciences Industry team. He regularly represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in national mass tort litigation, often as a national team member for legal strategy and appellate issues. He also has represented numerous national and international companies in a variety of other matters.

Boney received his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University. He clerked for the Hon. William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Michael A. Thomason Jr. is a member of Bradley’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He advises public and private clients, from start-ups to large corporations, in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, investment and financing transactions, securities compliance, and a variety of other transactions and corporate matters. He also has significant experience in the area of private equity and venture capital transactions, representing both private equity companies in their investments and acquisitions and emerging growth companies in their formation, capital raises and sale.

He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) from Auburn University.

James W. Wright Jr. is a member of Bradley’s Financial Services, General Litigation and Environmental Litigation Practice Groups. He earned his Accredited Mortgage Professional designation through the Mortgage Bankers Association.

He received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Huntsville, Ala.

David W. Holt is a member of Bradley’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. He focuses on a variety of complex litigation matters in state and federal courts around the country. His cases span a broad range of issues, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, commercial disputes and product liability. He also advises clients in all aspects of intellectual property law.

Holt earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law. He also holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) in chemical engineering, both from the University of Alabama.