John R. Bradwell is a 1985 graduate of Auburn University and a 1988 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. While attending law school, Mr. Bradwell was a Presidential Scholarship recipient, the Law Review Articles Editor for the Journal of the Legal Profession, a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, and a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society. Mr. Bradwell is a member of the Montgomery County and Alabama State Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice before the Northern District of Alabama, the Middle District of Alabama, the Southern District of Alabama, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Bradwell is also a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.
Mr. Bradwell has a diverse practice in the areas of workers’ compensation and retaliatory discharge, commercial litigation, construction litigation, and personal injury. Mr. Bradwell also has an active arbitration practice and has arbitrated dozens of cases through the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Bradwell also has an active appellate practice and has been counsel of record in twenty-six reported decisions before the Supreme Court of Alabama, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and in federal court.
Mr. Bradwell has a very active workers’ compensation practice. Mr. Bradwell has handled hundreds of workers’ compensation cases across the state of Alabama. Mr. Bradwell recently was counsel of record before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in the case of Scott Cascaden v. Winn-Dixie Montgomery, LLC, No.2100295 (Ala. Civ. App. August 5, 2011), in which the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals held that a misrepresentation by an employee in a pre-employment medical questionnaire is a bar to the recovery of workers’ compensation benefits and that reliance by the employer on the misrepresentation is not an element of the defense. Mr. Bradwell also was counsel of record in the case of DuBose Construction Company, Inc. v. James Simmons, No. 2060776 (Ala. Civ. App. February 15, 2008) in which the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals held that an injury to the knee alone is a scheduled member injury and may not be compensated outside of the schedule contained in ALA. CODE 25-5-57(1975).
Mr. Bradwell also has an active arbitration practice. Mr. Bradwell has arbitrated dozens of cases before the American Arbitration Association and in private arbitrations. Mr. Bradwell was counsel of record in many of the cases before the Alabama Supreme Court which established that binding arbitration agreements are enforceable in the state of Alabama. Beaver Const. Co., Inc. v. Lakehouse,L.L.C., 742 So.2d 159 (Ala. 1999); Cavalier Manufacturing., Inc. v. Clarke, 862 So.2d 634 (Ala. 2003); Belmont Homes, Inc. v. Law, 841 So.2d 237 (Ala. 2002); Ex parte Thicklin, 824 So.2d 723 (Ala. 2002); Cavalier Manufacturing., Inc. v. Jackson, 823 So.2d 1237 (Ala. 2001); Ex parte Grand Manor, Inc., 778 So.2d 173 (Ala. 2000).