Gregory B. Breedlove
Gregory B. Breedlove received his B.S. in 1976 from Auburn University and graduated with high honors from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1979. During law school, he was a member of the Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board and served as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. Upon being admitted to the Bar in 1979, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable James H. Hancock, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. He has practiced with the Cunningham Bounds law firm since 1981. He is admitted to practice in all Alabama State Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Alabama, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Breedlove has obtained numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements for his clients over the course of his career. Benchmark Plaintiff lists him as a “Litigation Star” in its rankings of the top attorneys in America. Best Lawyers named him the "Mobile Personal Injury Litigator of the Year" in 2010. Mr. Breedlove's areas of practice are complex litigation, class actions, personal injury, products liability, insurance fraud, bad faith, medical negligence and admiralty and maritime law. Some noteworthy cases in which Mr. Breedlove was designated as co-lead counsel in class actions and complex litigation are Loudermilk Services, Inc., et al. v. Marathon Petroleum Company L.L.C., et al. (Case No. 3:04-0966), a class action case in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia which resulted in a statewide settlement for owners of underground storage tanks for damages caused by bad gasoline; Chamberlain v. Ford Motor Company (Case No. C 03 2628 CW), a class-action case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California which resulted in a national class-action settlement regarding defective manifolds in Ford automobiles; Bobby Grimes, et al. v. Gulf Telephone (Case No. 99-986-RV-C) complex litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama resulting in a class-wide settlement for employees of Gulf Telephone Company; Donald Bettner, et al. v. Georgia Pacific (Case No. CV-95-333-), class-action case in the Circuit Court of Mobile County involving hardboard siding resulting in a national settlement; and the Amtrak "Sunset Limited" train crash in Mobile (MDL 1003, Master Docket No. 94- 5000-RV-C), the worst passenger railway disaster in U.S. history in which Mr. Breedlove served as co-lead counsel for all 247 victims and their families.
Mr. Breedlove and his wife, Pam, reside in Mobile, Alabama.
In its national rankings of leading personal injury firms and attorneys, Benchmark Plaintiff lists Mr. Breedlove as a "Litigation Star." He is also listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. Mr. Breedlove is recognized in Super Lawyers, Lawdragon, Chambers USA, and Benchmark Litigation, which lists America's leading litigation firms and attorneys. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers (Member, State Committee 2011 - Present), and the Litigation Counsel of America. Additionally, Mr. Breedlove is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (Mr. Breedlove served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board of Trial Advocacy from July 2002 through July 2007). He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Mr. Breedlove served as President of the Alabama Chapter 2008-2009). He is also a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation (limited to no more than 1% of Alabama Bar members) and a Charter Member of the Atticus Finch Society. He is also a Charter Member of the "Pioneers for Justice" of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation. Mr. Breedlove served as President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association in 1998-1999 and as President of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation in 1998-1999. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Auburn University Bar Association.
- Greg Breedlove, Direct Examination - Plaintiff's Perspective, Jere F. White, Jr. Trial Advocacy Institute, November 30, 2012.
- Greg Breedlove, Suggested Strategies for Defeating Removal to Federal Court When There is a Complete Diversity, Alabama Association for Justice Journal, Spring 2011.