MOBILE, Ala. – In the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, Cunningham Bounds was ranked as one of Alabama’s leading law firms. Benchmark awarded Cunningham Bounds a top ranking of “Highly Recommended – Local Litigation Firms.” The firm was evaluated in the following practice areas: bankruptcy, class action, environmental, general commercial, insurance, intellectual property, medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability.

As noted in the publication, “the results of Benchmark Litigation stem from the culmination of a six-month research period where researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. Firms making the statewide list are considered dominant in their areas, and were recommended as reputable and effective litigators by both clients and peers. Law firms in each local market were divided into ‘highly recommended’ and ‘recommended’ categories. All listed firms were consistently mentioned by peers and clients, but the “highly recommended” firms received the most mentions, and were held as dominant in their particular jurisdiction.”

In addition to Cunningham Bounds’ firm ranking, six of its attorneys were named “Local Litigation Stars” in this year’s guide: Greg Breedlove, Joseph “Buddy” Brown, Toby Brown, Robert Cunningham, George “Skip” Finkbohner, and Steve Olen. This edition of Benchmark Litigation also named David Cain and Robert Mitchell to its “Future Stars” list.

The list of “Local Litigation Stars” for each state reflects only those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers. The list of “Future Stars” in each state reflects those partners who were consistently referenced by peers and clients as litigators who are likely to be become “Local Litigation Stars.”

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