Brad J. Bradford
Mr. Bradford has been a partner at AWKO since he joined the firm in 2009. He specializes in the litigation and trials of complex cases. Brad heads up the firm’s single-event department, litigating significant injury and wrongful death cases resulting from defective products and trucking, motorcycle and automobile accidents. Brad has obtained dozens of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his personal injury clients.
Brad’s litigation and trials of complex cases extends to the firm’s mass-tort practice as well. Brad has been heavily involved AWKO’s litigation and trials against 3M in the Combat Arms earplug litigation. Brad was lead trial counsel in Vilsmeyer v. 3M, which resulted in a $50 million verdict on behalf of the Plaintiff in March of 2022. Brad was also lead trial counsel in Beal v. 3M, which resulted in a $77.5 million verdict on behalf of the Plaintiff in May of 2022. Brad served as trial counsel in two transvaginal mesh trials, one resulting in a $20 million verdict on behalf of the Plaintiff and the other resulting in a confidential settlement. Brad also litigated numerous other transvaginal mesh cases up to the courthouse steps resulting in confidential settlements on the eve of trial.
In addition to heading up the firm’s single-event practice, Brad is currently focusing on the 3M Combat Arms earplug litigation, sexual abuse cases against the Catholic clergy, and cancers caused by hair-straightening products.
An aggressive advocate for the rights of victims to pursue justice in the courts, Mr. Bradford has been recognized by Florida Trend magazine as a “Legal Elite” and by Florida Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the area of personal injury law, representing a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement for his work as a trial lawyer.
Mr. Bradford is an EAGLE member of the Florida Justice Association and formerly served as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors. He is also a past president of the First Circuit Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Bradford frequently lectures about civil trial practice and complex litigation around the country.
Mr. Bradford received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Alabama in 1995 and his law degree from the University of Alabama in 1999. Following graduation, Brad was a partner at Green and Bradford for ten years before joining AWKO in 2009. Brad is admitted to the Florida and Alabama bars and litigates and tries cases throughout the country.
Areas of Practice
- University of Alabama, 1993, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
- University of Alabama, 1994, Bachelor of Arts in Economics
- John Marshall Law School, University of Illinois, 1998, Juris Doctorate
- Depaul University College of Law, 1999, Master of Laws
- University of Colorado, 2006, Masters in U.S. History
- Florida Justice Association
- Former President of the First Circuit Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
Awards & Recognitions
- Recognized by Florida Trend magazine as a “Legal Elite”
- A “Rising Star” in the area of personal injury law, by Florida Super Lawyers® 2009, 2011-2013