WILLIAM K. “CHIP” BRADFORD

Alabama Appeal LawyerWilliam K. “Chip” Bradford was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1993 after graduating from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He is a native of Byram, Mississippi, and moved to Birmingham, Alabama to attend law school in 1990.   Mr. Bradford is peer rated as BV by Martindale-Hubble. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama State Bar Appellate Law Section, The Birmingham Bar Association, The Legal Writing Institute, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and associate member of the American Society of Legal Writers, and Clarity International.  He is currently serving as the Vice President of the Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Mr. Bradford’s notable cases and clients include being a member of the defense team defending the Jefferson County Personnel Board in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in its longstanding Federal discrimination consent decree.  Mr. Bradford has successfully defended the City of Gadsden Police Department, City of Talladega Jail, City of Jasper Police Department, and the Cullman County Sheriff’s Department against serious civil rights claims in federal court, winning summary judgment in each case.  Mr. Bradford defended the Birmingham Housing Authority against Lead Paint claims, successfully obtaining summary judgment on the most serious claims of Civil Rights violations.

Mr. Bradford has extensive experience handling appellate matters. His appellate experience includes a number of oral argument before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and numerous appearances before the Alabama Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals. His reported appellate decisions include:

United States Circuit Court – Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

  •   U.S. v. Bryant, 334 Fed.Appx. 259, 2009 WL 1740072, (11th Cir. 2009)
  •   Moore v. Cullman County Com’n, 2006 WL 952276 (11th Cir.2006)
  •   U.S. v. Naves, 252 F.3d 1166 (11th Cir, 2001)
  •   U.S. v. Jones, 52 F.3d 924 (11th Cir. 1995)

Alabama Supreme Court

  •   Ex parte Melton, 69 So.2d 932 (Ala. 2011)
  •   Lloyd’s, London v. Southern Natural Gas Co., 939 So.2d 21 (Ala. 2004)
  •   Ex parte Gray, 898 So.2d 760 (Ala.2004)
  •   Ex parte Woodward, 859 So.2d 425 (Ala.2003)
  •   Ex parte Johnson, 820 So.2d 883 (Ala.2001)
  •   Sharpe v. AMF Bowling Centers, Inc., 756 So.2d 874 (Ala.2000)
  •   Delchamps, Inc. v. Bryant, 738 So.2d 824 (Ala. 1999)
  •   Ex parte Hagood, 777 So.2d 214 (Ala. 1999)
  •   Hall v. American Indem. Group, 648 So.2d 556 (Ala. 1994)
  •   Redman v. Federal Home Mortgage Corp., 765 So.2d 630 (Ala.1990)

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

  • Jones v. Hamilton, 53 So.3d 134 (Ala.Civ.App.2010)
  • Abernant Fire Dept. v. Rhodes, 21 So.3d 739 (Ala.Civ.App. 2009)
  • Smith v. Smith, 8 So.3d 1007 (Ala.Civ.App.2008)
  • Kohler Co., Inc. v. Miller, 921 So.2d 436 (Ala.Civ.App.2005)
  • Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. Gray, 898 So.2d 753 (Ala.Civ.App.2004)
  • United Defense, L.P. v. Willingham, 829 So.2d 771 (Ala.Civ.App.2002)
  • Briner v. City of Midfield, 831 So.2d 53 (Ala.Civ.App.2002)
  • Woods v. Trussville City Council, 795 So.2d 728 (Ala.Civ.App.2001)
  • Patton v. Werner Co., 793 So.2d 817 (Ala.Civ.App.2001)
  • Woods v. Trussville City Council, 795 So.2d 721 (Ala.Civ.App.2000)
  • Clemons v. Clemons, 656 So.2d 831 (Ala.Civ.App. 1994)
  • Allsup v. State ex rel. Salas, 648 So.2d 597 (Ala.Civ.App. 1994)

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Melton v. State, 69 So.3d 916 (Ala.Crim.App.2010)
  • Tucker v. State, 57 So.3d 793 (Ala.Crim.App. 2009)
  • Bowles v. State, 784 So.2d 1077 (Ala.Crim.App.2000)
  • Johnson v. State, 820 So.2d 842, (Ala.Crim.App.2000)
  • Hagood v. State, 777 So.2d 221 (Ala.Crim.App.2000)