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J. Bradley Emmons


A native of Alabama, Mr. Emmons focuses his practice on the representation of businesses, municipalities, and counties in a wide range of litigation, including employment discrimination issues, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Additionally, Mr. Emmons represents municipalities, police officers, and deputy sheriffs in the litigation of constitutional and civil rights issues under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, including claims of wrongful death and the use of excessive force.

Mr. Emmons also has experience with legal issues involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the False Claims Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, water law, bankruptcy litigation, and administrative appeals of federal and state agency determinations. His 3 years of experience as a federal judicial law clerk inform his advice to clients on dispute resolution tactics, discovery conflicts, and the application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Honors and Awards

in 2019, Superlawyers.com named Mr. Emmons as a Rising Star in the areas of employment litigation, civil rights, and state, local, and municipal law.

Representative Cases

Henderson v. McMurray and City of Huntsville, 2020 WL 554230 (Feb. 4, 2020).

Welch v. City of Hartselle, No. 5:19-cv-731-LCB (N.D. Ala. Oct. 22, 2019).

Ex Parte Gilland, 2018 WL 4657335 (Ala. Sept. 28, 2018)


Professional Affiliations

Alabama Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association


  • J.D., magna cum laude, 2012, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Order of the Coif
    William B. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service (2012)
    Lead Note and Comment Editor, Minnesota Law Review (2011-2012)
    American Constitution Society
      President (2010-2011)
    Student Federal Bar Association
      Secretary (2010-2011)
      Treasurer (2010)
    Asylum Law Project
      Vice President for Development (2009-2010)
  • B.S., summa cum laude, 2009, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • B.S.Ed., summa cum laude, 2005, Athens State University, Athens, AL

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2017
  • Minnesota, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts
    Northern District of Alabama
    Middle District of Alabama
    District of Colorado
  • All Alabama Courts
  • All Minnesota State Courts

Community Involvement

  • Family Services Center (2016- )
    Member, Board of Director (2016-2019)
    Chair, Board of Directors (2019)

Other Experience

  • Law Clerk for District Judge William P. Johnson, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico (2014-2015).
  • Law Clerk for Magistrate Judge William P. Lynch, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico (2012-2014).
  • Judicial Extern for Senior District Judge David S. Doty, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2010).

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