Brannan W. Reaves joined Webster Henry in 2015 and was named shareholder in January 2017. Brannan’s civil practice focuses on insurance, business, and professional liability defense. He has significant experience in personal and commercial automobile defense, premises liability defense, construction defect litigation, and insurance coverage matters. Brannan has also represented numerous insurance companies against claims of bad faith, fraud, and other extra-contractual actions. Brannan represents a variety of businesses, ranging from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies, in all aspects of litigation. Brannan also represents a wide range of professionals (pharmacists, nurses, physical therapists, teachers, and others) before many of Alabama’s governing administrative agencies on licensing and certification matters.
Brannan’s transactional practice concentrates on representing businesses from start-up to dissolution, advising and effectuating buyouts and mergers, and generally assisting with any day-to-day operations where clients may need assistance or legal expertise. Brannan also has an extensive estate planning practice preparing wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other necessary estate planning documentation.
Prior to joining Webster Henry, Brannan was an associate, and later a partner, with a similar insurance defense law firm. In addition to the areas of practice above, Brannan spent considerable time handling catastrophe litigation relating to tornado and hurricane claims. Brannan was also part of a team of lawyers that successfully challenged Alabama’s 2010 redistricting efforts, securing a reversal by the Supreme Court of the United States of illegitimately drawn state and senate political districts in Alabama.
Brannan W. Reaves graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in 2007. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2010. While in law school Brannan was a member of the Alabama Law Review, the John A Campbell Moot Court Board, the Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court Team, and the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society.
Brannan resides in Montgomery, Alabama with his wife, Meredith, their two sons, Oliver and Ashton, and their dog, Bear. In his free time, Brannan does his best to maintain his scratch handicap at golf.