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Gregory B. Breedlove

  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates 

EMAIL
gbb@cunninghambounds.com

T (251) 471 6191T (251) 471 6191 F (251) 479 1031

Paralegal
Michele Sheppard
mms@cunninghambounds.com


Legal Assistant
Heather Leger
hnl@cunninghambounds.com

A formidable and universally respected litigator (voted by his peers as Mobile Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year for 2015 and 2010), Greg has obtained numerous multimillion dollar jury verdicts and settlements for his clients over the past 35 years. He is known for relentless preparation, unparalleled attention to detail and a precisely executed trial plan to best present the cases of his clients. 

Greg has distinguished himself by his willingness to take on and win complex class action, medical negligence, product liability and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has acted as co-lead counsel on numerous high profile and noteworthy cases including the Amtrak "Sunset Limited" train crash in Mobile, the worst passenger Railway disaster in US history. Greg served as co-lead counsel for all 247 victims and their families.

Recognition & Awards

  • Benchmark Plaintiff named him a "Litigation Star" in its national rankings of personal injury attorneys and for Alabama
  • Listed in Chambers USA as one of the top lawyers in America in the area of Litigation: Plaintiff, for his expertise in personal injury, product liability and insurance fraud cases
  • In both 2010 and 2015, he was selected by his peers to receive Best Lawyers® distinction of Mobile’s Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • Listed in Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in Alabama / Mid-South Region
  • Listed as one of the 500 "Leading Lawyers in America" by Lawdragon Magazine
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0/5.0 Peer Rating by Martindale Hubbell

Significant Verdicts

$25.3 Million Verdict Against Tractor Manufacturer

Gillam v. FMC Corp. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-90-2723

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds achieved a $25.3 million jury verdict against a tractor manufacturer for failure to include ROPS (rollover prote...

$14.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Timmons v. Anesthesia & Pain Medicine of Montgomery, P.C. | Montgomery County, Alabama

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds obtained a $14.5 million verdict for mother of 17-year old child who died as a consequence of improper extubatio...

$10.25 Million Verdict for Man Against Target over Workplace Injury

Scheurer v. Target Corporation | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. CV-04-1049

Cunningham Bounds secured a $10.25 million verdict (and subsequent confidential settlement) for a worker at the Target distribution center in Hunts...

$10 Million Verdict for Woman in Collision Case

Clark v. Performance Toyota, Inc. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-92-2437

Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys achieved a $10 million jury verdict for the family of a commercial pilot in a head-on collision with a cocaine-i...

$6.5 Million Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Joshua Medders v. Dr. Woodruff | Calhoun County | CV-88-364

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds achieved a $6.5 million jury verdict in this medical malpractice case against a physician.

$4.5 Million Verdict for Family in Collision Case

Meadows v. Hornaday Truck Line, Baldwin County | Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-00-638

Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys achieved a $4.5 million jury verdict for a family who suffered severe personal injuries as a consequence of a he...

$3 Million Verdict rendered against hospital in medical negligence case

Chumney v. Flowers Hospital | Houston County Circuit Court

A $3 million jury verdict was obtained in this medical negligence case against Flowers Hospital for negligence of the nursing staff in inappropriat...

$2.4 Million Verdict for Fatal Fire

Harold Clark, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Nettie Pugh Portis, deceased v. Hall’s Gas Appliance Company | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1998-003473

$2.4 million verdict for fatal fire incorrectly installed gas water heater.

$875,608 Jury Verdict for Man Hit By Truck

Cole v. BellSouth | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-97-2700

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds obtained a $875,608 jury verdict for a victim who suffered significant back injury as a result of being rear-end...

$500,000 Jury Verdict in products liability case against crane manufacturer

Dwight Livingston v. Koehring Crane | Mobile County Circuit Court | CV-1990-140

A Mobile County, Alabama jury rendered a $500,000 verdict in this products liability case against the designer and manufacturer of a gantry crane.&...

confidential settlement obtained in shooting case

J. Doe v. Homeowner | Mobile County, Alabama, Circuit Court

In this personal injury case, the plaintiff was a friend and guest in the home of the defendant.  While the plaintiff was visiting, the defendant took out a firearm knowing it was loaded and that the safety was off

Settlement reached with trucking company during trial of personal injury case

Memphis Jackson v. Sentinel Trucking | Mobile County, Alabama, Circuit Court | CV No. 2010-901075

Memphis Jackson, age 57, was severely and permanently injured when the vehicle in which he was seated as a passenger, was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler truck owned by Sentinel Transportation, LLC. 

Settlement in Valujet Flight 592 Crash

Sabo v. ValuJet, Inc., et al. | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1997-002461

On May 11, 1996, Dennis Julius Sabo, Sr., a passenger aboard Valujet Flight 592 died when the airliner on flight from Miami to Atlanta caught fire ...

Settlement reached for deadly traffic hazard in industrial trucking case

McAdams v. Steel City Crane | Mobile, Alabama, Circuit Court | 02-CV-2012-902514.00

In this industrial trucking case the plaintiff’s mother, Lilly Frazier, was killed on the Dolly Parton Bridge – I-65 southbound when the vehicle in which she was riding as a passenger struck the defendant’s truck-mounted crane.  Steel City’s driver had recklessly stopped ...

Settlement Negotiated for Defectively-Designed Watercraft

Chester v. Yamaha | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-94-1417

Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement in this product liability claim for severe personal injuries caused by a negligently designe...

Class Action Settlement Over Fiduciary Duties and Stock Options

Grimes v. Gulf Telephone Co. | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Southern Division | Case No. CV-99-986-RV-C

ERISA class action settlement for early retirees who alleged that employee stock option share values dramatically increased upon sale of the compan...

Settlement Negotiated for Truck Mechanic Struck by Passing Vehicle

Hammond v. Waste Management | Jackson, MS | 2012-00,262(2)

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement in this personal injury case in which a man working on the shoulder of I-10...

Settlement Negotiated for couple injured when struck by Lawn equipment

Lashouto v. The Alabama State Department of Transportation | Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama | CV-2012-900975

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement in this personal injury case in which a couple traveling on I-10 were struc...

Settlement negotiated for laborers exposed to anhydrous ammonia

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Settlement negotiated in death of a crane operator

Jacobs v. MS Peter Rickmers Schiffsbeteiligungsgesellschaf, mbh & Company | CV-06-1569

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds, LLC negotiated a confidential settlement in this wrongful death case in which the decedent, Mr. Jacobs, was ope...

Settlement Negotiated for Woman Injured in Truck Crash

Buckalew v. Schwan's Sales Enterprises, Inc. | Mobile County, Alabama | Circuit Court Civil Action No. CV-2000-3467

Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for a homemaker permanently injured as a consequence of an intersection collision with a Sch...

Settlement Negotiated with Ford Motor Company Over Defective Intake Manifolds

Chamberlan v. Ford Motor Company | United States District Court for the Northern District of California | Case No. No. 4:03-cv-02628-CW

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has determined that the settlement of this case is fair, adequate and reas...

Settlement Negotiated With Manufacturer of Defective Hardboard Siding

Bettner v. Georgia-Pacific | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-95-3330

Cunningham Bounds achieved recovery by settlement for approximately 500,000 consumers of defective hardboard siding.

Class Action Settled Over Contaminated Gas

Loudermilk Services, Inc., et al. v. Marathon Ashland Petroleum, L.L.C. | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia | Case No. 3:04-CV-00966

Cunningham Bounds served as lead counsel for Plaintiffs alleging that MAP sold contaminated gas to hundreds of West Virginia service stations which...

Families Settle Over Death from Construction Machinery

Herrera v. Hosea Weaver & Sons, Inc. | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2000-2802

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated confidential settlements for the family of a minor who was killed, and the family of another minor wh...

Amtrak Settles Lawsuits Over Train Derailment

Amtrak | MDL 1003, Master Docket No. 94- 5000-RV-C

The 1993 Amtrak "Sunset Limited" train crash occurred in a remote bayou area just north of Mobile, Alabama, making it the worst passenger railway d...

Settlement Negotiated for Client in Truck Accident

Christian Bolden v. Fleetpride | Mobile County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2001-002665

A confidential settlement in 2005 for client injured in collision with a Fleetpride truck.

Settlement Negotiated in All-Terrain Vehicle Rollover

Harrell v. Yamaha | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-07-901382

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement in this product liability case where a man's right leg was crushed and ampu...

Class Action Settled Over Defective Intake Manifolds

McGettigan v. Ford Motor Company | United States District Court for the Northern District of California | Case No. 4:03-cv-02628-CW

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California determined the national settlement in the Chamberlan v. Ford case as fair,...

Settlement Negotiated for Family of Man Killed on Jet Ski

Myers v. Polaris | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-06-83

The firm obtained a confidential settlement for the wife and surviving children of a man who was killed when the steering on his jet ski failed cau...

Settlement Negotiated in Medical Negligence Case

Baker v. Anesthesia Services, Inc., et al. | Mobile County, Alabama, Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2000-0126

The firm reached a settlement for man rendered comatose as a consequence of improper airway management during elective surgery for tooth extraction.

Settlement Reached in Medical Malpractice Case

Kirk v. Allison, et al. | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for the family of a victim of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatograph...

Settlements Negotiated Over Clothes Dryer Fire

Crosby v. Whirlpool Corp., et al. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-00-003081

Confidential settlements were negotiated by our attorneys in wrongful death and personal injury cases, wherein a Whirlpool clothes dryer caught fir...

Publications

Apr 01, 2015 | Article

Overcoming an Assertion of Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Parallel Civil Proceedings

Bud and Allie are returning home from a social engagement when their passenger car is struck broadside by a speeding 18-wheeler. Bud is killed. Allie is injured. Law enforcement conducts a field sobriety test on the truck driver, charges him with DUI, and obtains a blood sample. Upon learning the truck driver also had traces of methamphetamines in his blood at the time of the wreck, the truck driver is indicted for murder.

Nov 30, 2012 | Article

Direct examination - Plaintiff's Perspective

Direct examination is one of the most important, yet least appreciated, aspects of trial. Attorneys often devote substantial time and effort to prepare their opening statements, cross-examinations and closing arguments but spend only minimal time and effort on their direct examinations. However, unless the plaintiff proves the case to the satisfaction of the judge, jury and appellate courts, all the effort is wasted as the case will either be dismissed, lost, or reversed on appeal. This paper will provide some practical suggestions to assist the practitioner in creating and executing effective direct examinations

Apr 01, 2011 | Article

Suggested Strategies for Defeating Removal to Federal Court When There is Complete Diversity

When litigation is necessary, a plaintiff has the right to choose the forum. As an initial matter, plaintiff's counsel should consider the law and facts of the case and decide whether state or federal jurisdiction is best for the client's cause. Many times, federal court will be a preferable forum. However, for a number of reasons, including litigation expenses, ease of case preparation through formal discovery, avoidance of strict federal court pleading and discovery requirements, avoidance of Daubert requirements regarding expert testimony, and the opportunity for an earlier trial date, state court may be preferable. This article addresses the strategies a litigant can employ to reduce the chance of removal when there is simply no viable local defendant.

News

Aug 15, 2017

Lawyers of Cunningham Bounds Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

MOBILE, Ala. – Twelve personal injury attorneys with Cunningham Bounds, LLC law firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The ...

Jun 01, 2017

Cunningham Bounds Only Alabama Law Firm to Receive Top Plaintiff Ranking In Chambers USA

Cunningham Bounds, LLC was the only law firm in Alabama to receive the highest ranking possible – a “Band 1” ranking – in t...

Dec 20, 2016

All Partners of Cunningham Bounds Receive 2016 Super Lawyers Ranking

Mobile, Ala. – All the partners of Cunningham Bounds, LLC were selected to the 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorney...

Nov 14, 2016

Cunningham Bounds Named One of Alabama’s Leading Litigation Firms

MOBILE, Ala. – Benchmark Litigation has published its 2017 directory of leading law firms and the personal injury firm of Cunningham Bounds, ...

Aug 15, 2016

Lawyers of Cunningham Bounds Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

MOBILE, Ala. – Thirteen personal injury lawyers with the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in T...

Jun 01, 2016

Cunningham Bounds the Only Law Firm in Alabama to Receive Top Ranking

In the Chambers and Partners 2016 ranking of U.S. leading law firms and lawyers, Cunningham Bounds was the only law firm in Alabama to receive the ...

Oct 27, 2015

Benchmark Litigation Names Cunningham Bounds a Leading Law Firm

MOBILE, Ala. – In its 2016 rankings of America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, Benchmark Litigation named Cunningham Bounds, ...

Aug 18, 2015

Attorneys of Cunningham Bounds Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2016

MOBILE, Ala. – Thirteen lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers ...

Jul 08, 2015

All Cunningham Bounds Partners Named to Alabama Super Lawyers

All the partners of Cunningham Bounds, LLC have been named to the annual list of Alabama Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.  The Super Lawyers ...

Sep 15, 2013

The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Includes Cunningham Bounds’ Attorneys

MOBILE, Ala. – Ten lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Am...

May 10, 2013

Ten Attorneys with Cunningham Bounds Named to Super Lawyers 2013

MOBILE, Ala. – Ten attorneys with Cunningham Bounds, LLC have been selected to the 2013 Alabama Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than f...

Sep 18, 2012

Ten Cunningham Bounds Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America®

MOBILE, Ala. -- Ten lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Am...

Sep 01, 2011

Nine Cunningham Bounds Attorneys Named as The Best Lawyers in America®

MOBILE, Ala. -- Nine lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®...

Aug 05, 2011

Breedlove & Cunningham Recognized as "Leading Lawyers of Alabama"

MOBILE, Ala. – Greg B. Breedlove and Robert T. Cunningham of Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently recognized as “Leading Lawyers of Al...

Mar 02, 2004

Four File Claims In Deadly Wrecks

Four plaintiffs seek more than $41 million from Coast Guard, Corps of Engineers  By RUSS HENDERSON  Staff Reporter  Four people h...

Jul 28, 2003

Holiday surgery horror

Anesthesia for a Christmas-week overbite operation ends in teenager's death  DAVE PARKS  News staff writer - Birmingham News  Sev...

Jul 28, 2003

Parents dismiss claims

Lawyer for caregiver of baby who died last year says toxins may have been in mother's breast milk  By GARY McELROY  Staff Reporter ...

Jun 24, 2003

Jury Sides With Mother Of Teen Who Died In Surgery

The Associated Press  6/24/2003, 10:13 a.m. CT  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A jury awarded $14.5 million to the mother of a teenager who di...

Jun 24, 2003

Jury awards $14.5 million in teen's death

By Todd Kleffman  Montgomery Advertiser  The mother of a teenager who died after routine surgery received one of the largest jury award...

Jun 22, 2003

Jury To Resume Deliberations

By Todd Kleffman  Montgomery Advertiser  Jurors will resume their deliberations on Monday in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed after t...

Jun 11, 2003

Hearing Opens On Death Of Teen After Overbite Surgery

Montgomery Advertiser  By Regan Loyola Connolly  A Montgomery County jury began hearing testimony Tuesday in a wrongful death case in wh...

Sep 25, 2002

Advocates of Openness Fight Sealing of Civil Court Records

CHICAGO TRIBUNE COMPANY  Spurred in part by recent revelations about Roman Catholic priests and sexual abuse, lawyers and some federal judge...

Aug 17, 2002

Court Upholds $6.25 Million Baldwin Accident Verdict

By Phillip Rawls  AP Press Writer  From the Mobile Register  MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Supreme Court upheld a $6.25 million verdict...

Nov 12, 2001

$6.25 million awarded to four injured plaintiffs

THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL  On Oct. 15, a Bay Minette, Ala. jury awarded $6.25 million to four people injured in a head-on collision on I-65 i...

Sep 18, 2001

JURY: AEA, lobbyist, truck firm must pay $6.25 million

THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS  September 18, 2001  Bay Minette (AP) - A Baldwin County jury has awarded $6.25 million to four people injured in a...

Sep 15, 2000

Bellsouth Must Pay in Wreck Injury Case

MOBILE PRESS REGISTER  A Mobile County jury has ordered BellSouth to pay $875,608 in damages to Chickasaw businessman Noel Cole, who suffere...

May 20, 2000

Jury awards $2.4 million in fatal fire

Mobile Register  The Circuit Court lawsuit points to a gas heater in the 1997 death of Nettie Portis.  A Mobile County jury returned a ...

Jun 02, 1999

Ala. Lawmakers OK Limits on Damages

June 2, 1999  Ala. Lawmakers OK Limits on Damages  This same article appeared:  June 1, 1999 -- The Legal Intelligencer  M...

May 15, 1999

Ala. Senate Brings Business, Lawyers Together on Damage Limits in Lawsuits

The Chattanooga Times / Free Press  Ala. Senate Brings Business, Lawyers Together on Damage Limits in Lawsuits  By Phillip Rawls ...

May 10, 1999

Business Backs Tort Reform Legislation

May 10, 1999  Birmingham Business Journal  Business backs tort reform legislation  By Mark Kelly  Depending on who's talki...

May 05, 1999

Tort Reform in Alabama

May 15, 1999  Weekend Edition  National Public Radio (transcript)  Note Copyright Warning:  Copyright 1999 National Public...

Apr 13, 1999

Lobbyist Renews Push for Cap on Awards

April 13, 1999  The Montgomery Advertiser  Lobbyist Renews Push for Cap on Awards  By Mike Cason  Montgomery Advertiser&nb...

Apr 11, 1999

Arbitration Clauses Buy Potential for Much Injustice

April 11, 1999  The Montgomery Advertiser  Editorial  Arbitration Clauses Buy Potential for Much Injustice  By Greg Breedl...

Dec 08, 1998

Doctor Puts Patients Before Profits

The Ethnic News Watch  (Speakin' Out News)  Doctor Puts Patients Before Profits  By Mark S. Mandell and Gregory B. Breedlov...

Apr 29, 1994

Jury Finds For Woman in $10 Million Lawsuit

The daughter of a pilot who died in a 1992 car wreck after being hit head-on by a driver said to have used cocaine has been awarded $10 million by ...

May 29, 1993

Widow Wins $25.3 Million in Tractor Case

Mobile Register  A Mobile County Circuit Court jury has awarded $25.3 million to the widow of a man who drowned after a tractor he was ridin...

Apr 28, 1991

Committee Approves Three Bills to Limit Lawsuits

The Associated Press  Committee approves three bills to limit lawsuits  By Phillip Rawls  Associated Press Writer  MONTGOM...

Jun 28, 1990

$1.8 Million Jury Verdict Against Arby's

Mobile, Ala. – Shortly after noon today, a U.S. Federal District Court jury awarded $1,883,000 to Kitchens Foods, Inc. of Gulf Shores, Ala. ...

Education

  • Admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1979
  • Cumberland School of Law J.D., magna cum laude, 1979
  • Auburn University, B.S., with high honor, 1976

Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Member, Alabama State Committee, 2011-2016)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (President of the Alabama Chapter 2008-2009)
  • Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation (limited to no more than 1% of Alabama Bar members)
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (Member, National Board of Directors – July 2002 through July 2007)
  • Charter Member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys
  • Charter Member of the Atticus Finch Society
  • Charter Member of the "Pioneers for Justice" of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
  • Member, Judicial Oversight Committee - 2000 (Appointed by Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court)
  • President of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation in 1998-1999
  • President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association in 1998-1999

Reported Decisions

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