Who We Are

Who We Are

With Our Alabama Personal Injury Team, It’s Personal.

When an accident or injustice happens, it is often devastating to the individual involved as well as their family. You may not know where to turn or how to rebuild your life. It’s our job to help people in this situation find a way forward.

We understand you may have questions or even doubts about litigation. At Cunningham Bounds, we take the time to meet with you and understand your case. We want to hear your story. If you or a loved one was hurt by someone else’s actions, you do have options. Let us help you understand them.

Our team is proud to handle a wide variety of injury claims and complex litigation on behalf of our clients. Since 1958, Cunningham Bounds has established itself as a leading personal injury firm in Alabama. Striving to uphold a tradition of excellence and client-oriented service, we are known for providing trusted representation that is backed by extensive resources, genuine care, and dedication to hard work.

A Powerhouse of Litigation Ingenuity and Courtroom Expertise

Cunningham Bounds has been named as one of the top 10 personal injury firms in America and our attorneys are recognized by the most elite, invitation-only organizations in the United States. Peers and clients alike have helped us attain the following honors:

  • 10 partners are listed by “Best Lawyers in America®”
  • 10 partners are listed among Alabama’s Super Lawyers®
  • 9 partners are “AV Rated”—the highest possible rating—by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 5 partners are certified as Civil Trial Specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 4 partners are Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 4 partners are Fellows in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 4 partners are Fellows in the International Society of Barristers
  • 2 partners are Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 1 partner is a Certified Appellate Specialist by The American Institute of Appellate Practice

Results that Make a Difference

Cunningham Bounds is committed to achieving results that truly matter, not only to our individual clients but also to our community and nation as a whole. We’ve taken complex cases and fought hard to make products safer, make medical procedures more reliable, implement needed safety policies, and help countless clients get the just compensation that they need and deserve. Over the years, our firm has been able to secure precedent-setting settlements and verdicts on behalf of those who have been injured.

  • Biggest Offshore Spill in U.S. History $12.1 Billion

    Cunningham Bounds filed many lawsuits in Alabama and Florida on behalf of different groups that have been damaged as a result of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the oil spill.

  • State of Alabama vs. ExxonMobil $11.9 Billion

    Cunningham Bounds was retained by the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to assert claims of royalty fraud against ExxonMobil.

  • Defective Hardboard Siding & Shingles $1 Billion

    Cunningham Bounds obtained over $1 billion that was paid to homeowners affected by defective masonite siding & shingles.

  • Lawsuit Against Healthsouth, UBS & Ernst Young $226 Million

    Cunningham Bounds served as co-lead counsel for bondholder plaintiffs in a lawsuit against HealthSouth, UBS and Ernst Young for fraudulent statements concerning the company’s finances.

  • Verdict for Inventor in Intellectual Property Case $192 Million

    Cunningham Bounds represented Dr. Sven-Peter Mannsfeld, a chemical expert, who created a method of transforming certain hazardous industrial wastes into lucrative manufacturing ingredients.

  • Settlement Approved in Health System Pension Crisis $149.9 Million

    Attorneys from Cunningham Bounds, along with Reeves & Mestayer, LLC, negotiated a settlement that resolved claims on behalf of over 3,000 employees, retirees, and other beneficiaries at Singing River Health System.

  • Verdict for Wrongful Death of a Patient $140 Million

    The attorneys at Cunningham Bounds recovered a $140 million verdict for the wrongful death of patient due to medical transcription errors.

  • Verdict in Hazardous Waste Case $108 Million

    Dirt Inc., a construction and demolition waste landfill, alleged that ShawCor Ltd. and others were liable for disposing of waste that was environmentally toxic and hazardous.

  • Judgment Obtained in Massive Consumer Fraud Case $102 Million

    A $102,949,220 judgment against Timothy McCallan, Americorp, Inc., and Seton Corp. was entered by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama after a trial taking place in November 2013.


 Nationally Recognized, Award-Winning Advocacy

A Legacy of Legal Excellence
  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    Title granted to individual practitioners who stand out as "the best" in the country for chosen practice areas.

  • Best Law Firm 2023
    Best Law Firm 2023

    Title granted to entire law firms that legal peers consider to be among the best in the nation.

  • The International Society of Barristers
    The International Society of Barristers

    Legal society dedicated to upholding the pillars of litigation.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    The International Academy of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only group of elite trial lawyers from more than 30 countries.

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
    National Board of Trial Advocacy

    A group of Board Certified attorneys who must pass rigorous examinations to earn the title.

  • SuperLawyers

    Super Lawyers annually lists attorneys who have gone above and beyond in their practice area. Attorneys selected to Super Lawyers are formally nominated by their peers and evaluated by third-party researchers.

  • LawDragon

    LawDragon creates and publishes well-respected guides, such as the LawDragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer guide, honoring 500 of the nation's most distinguished attorneys.

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Litigation Counsel of America

    Peer-selected group of just 3,500 trial attorneys with practices across the country.

  • National Civil Justice Institute
    National Civil Justice Institute

    The National Civil Justice Institute is a national legal nonprofit created by pioneering members of the trial bar and dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens. Through its activities, the Institute works to give lawyers, judges, legal educators and the public a balanced view of the issues affecting the U.S. civil justice system.

  • Alabama Civil Justice
    Alabama Civil Justice

    Alabama legal community that supports local families in need.


Our Approach to Litigation

From the minute you hire us, our team is there for your complete support, guidance, and encouragement. We listen to your side of the story and examine the circumstances from all angles. Each case gets a team of experts and investigators to uncover and strengthen evidence. From start to finish, you can expect Cunningham Bounds will provide you with the highest level of service so we can obtain the results you deserve.

Holding Wrongdoers Accountable

Our firm was born out of the desire to effect change and improve lives. This is only possible through the highest quality legal work. We thoroughly prepare each case with this in mind. We leave no stone unturned, no evidence untouched, and no detail unexamined. Our precision and focus ensure we present your best case to the jury.

While insurers and defendants often want to delay, we constantly push to advance our cases as fast as possible. We give every ounce of ourselves to our clients. We get the results you deserve through careful preparation, unwavering focus, and meticulous attention to detail.

Today, our goal remains as it was in 1958: to achieve the best possible result for each client by holding people and companies accountable for their wrongdoing.

Applying Proven Methods That Get Proven Results

We not only help victims win compensation but fight to get larger problems fixed. Our firm has established a reputation for excellence in litigation after helping thousands of clients recover billions in verdicts and settlements.

In each and every case, our goal is to fully understand our clients’ complex needs so we can create a unique solution that meets them. We work towards results that allow them to move forward from their present circumstances with confidence and simply focus on recovery. When possible, our team prepares not only to help our clients, but to make lasting changes that will improve consumer safety and benefit the lives of countless others throughout Alabama and the United States.

Our Lawyers Believe There’s Power in Numbers

Unfortunately, litigation is not always conducted on an even playing field. Individuals and businesses are often pitted against insurers, hospitals, and larger businesses with deep pockets and armies of litigators. To fight back, Cunningham Bounds assembles teams of tested trial lawyers and experts who diligently prepare every aspect of a case in order to bring it to a successful conclusion. Every one of our partners is a seasoned litigator and is prepared to take your case to trial should that be necessary to obtain the compensation you deserve.

We're With You Until The End

Unlike most plaintiff law firms, Cunningham Bounds has its own appellate practice, which means we can stay involved in your case throughout the appeals process.

We Fight To Win

With so much at stake, it is important to choose a firm with the resources and experience to successfully guide you through hardship. Learn your legal options today: Don’t hesitate to contact our firm online or call (251) 299-0101 to schedule a completely free case evaluation.

Inside the Firm

Cunningham Bounds has a reputation for being one of the toughest law firms in the state. This is no accident. We apply ourselves diligently to every case we take and refuse to back down in the face of challenges. Due to our success, we now have the resources to take the cases other lawyers can't even afford to try.

Here’s what makes us different. Here’s what makes us the right choice for you.

Professional Legal Representation Since 1958

Based in Mobile, Alabama, our firm handles personal injury claims as well as matters of complex litigation. In addition, we have considerable expertise in national and state class-action litigation that involves consumer fraud and defective products. To date, our firm has obtained billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, due to our commitment to excellence, meticulous attention to detail, and dedication to achieving justice on behalf of our clients.

A Committed Legal Team

Every day, Cunningham Bounds strives to set the standard in achieving courtroom results for our clients, taking care of our employees, and making a difference in our community. One of the essential elements of our success is a culture in which everyone performs at the highest level, focuses on what is best for clients, and works together. Our firm wouldn’t be the same without our dedicated team of investigators, paralegals, and legal assistants.

Our employees average 8 years of service to the firm. Twenty-six of our staff members have worked with us for more than five years, 4 for more than 20 years. Our team of attorneys and staff are skilled in their craft, loyal to their clients, and are committed to fighting for justice each and every day. This dedication to doing what’s right means everyone who is part of the Cunningham Bounds team goes above and beyond to help those in need.

A Client-Centered Approach

From the moment we take your case, we rally our full team behind you to help. We listen. We examine your situation from all angles. We try to walk in your shoes. We take you at your word and put our team of investigators, paralegals, medical and engineering experts, and a team of highly accomplished and reputable litigators to work building your case. We handle your case with an unwavering focus to help you obtain the best possible result so you can concentrate on rebuilding your life or business.

Our Attorneys Think Bigger

While the facts are what win a case, presentation often determines their effectiveness. The lawyers of Cunningham Bounds are smart, aggressive, and determined advocates who highlight important details of your complex legal case in ways to which every juror can relate.

Our attorneys are among the most highly regarded in the nation. We take the time and invest the necessary resources to build a compelling case, whether that requires traveling to remote destinations to take a deposition, meticulously researching the subject matter at issue, or bringing in the best professionals to supplement the facts with their expertise.

Sometimes, It’s the Little Things That Matter.

Throughout your case, our team will always be accessible, responsive, respectful, honest, and compassionate. Our clients can attest to our high level of service and the longstanding relationships we have forged with them. We listen, we advocate for you during one of the most difficult times in your life, and we are always available to help. You can count on us to be by your side.

Building Longstanding Relationships

  • “Friendly, knowledgeable, and communicative”

    - Carrie
  • “Their expertise is unparalleled.”

    - As compiled and reported by Chambers and Partners
  • “We’re already singing your praises.”

    - Kathryn

The Cunningham Bounds Experience

  • With You to the End

    Unlike most plaintiff law firms, we have our own appellate practice, which means we can stay involved in your case throughout the appeals process. We keep fighting until the case is over.

  • Committed to Our Community

    We believe in giving back to our community. We provide pro bono (no cost) legal services to those in our community who can’t afford legal representation. We also support local charitable organizations by donating our time, money, and expertise.

  • With Us, It's Personal

    Throughout your case, our team will always be accessible, responsive, respectful, honest, and compassionate. Our clients can attest to our high level of service and the longstanding relationships we have forged with them.

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