Bradley Arant Boult Cummings attorney Tripp Haston, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham, Ala. office, has been named a “thought leader” in the Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2018 in both the Life Sciences and Product Liability Defence categories. He is one of only two U.S. attorneys, and five globally, to be included in both categories.
Now in its second edition, the current Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders lists 11 U.S. attorneys who are among 31 lawyers from across the globe in the Life Sciences category. The Product Liability Defence category lists 21 attorneys worldwide, including 10 from the United States.
“Tripp’s reputation as a leader in the life sciences and product liability litigation is truly worthy of global acclaim,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “Tripp’s inclusion in the Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders guide celebrates the praise he has earned from his peers and clients through regional, national and international engagements.”
Co-chair of Bradley’s Life Sciences Industry Team, Haston represents a broad spectrum of clients on regional, national and international engagements. He regularly represents medical device and pharmaceutical clients in products liability litigation. In addition, he has served numerous clients as national trial and coordinating counsel and as a national team member in individual actions as well as mass tort and multi-district litigation. His experience has involved matters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.
Haston is a member and past president of the International Association of Defense Counsel — an invitation-only legal organization of leading defense attorneys from more than 50 countries. In addition, he has served as a board member of DRI, the nation’s largest organization of defense counsel, as well as Lawyers for Civil Justice, an organization comprised of leading corporate counsel and defense bar practitioners dedicated to promoting fairness in the U.S. civil justice system. He also is active in service to the United Way of Central Alabama and has served as an officer and board member of his community’s charitable foundation for its public schools.
Haston earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University.
The Who’s Who Legal directories list more than 24,000 private practice lawyers from more than 150 national jurisdictions, covering 34 areas of corporate and commercial law. Only those listed lawyers who obtained the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources in the most recent research cycle were considered for inclusion in the Thought Leaders guide.
According to Who’s Who, the Thought Leaders are “among the very best in their field, without exception. Their names are ubiquitous in their own legal spheres and, in many cases, transcend them.” The Who’s Who Legal guides are intended to serve as reference sources for companies seeking to corroborate the reputations of lawyers recommended by another party.