Attorney Profile

Brad Ryder has been practicing law in north Alabama since 1992. He is a civil trial attorney who primarily represents people who have been wrongfully harmed by others. He takes pride in assisting people in their time of need. Brad has successfully tried over 100 cases, both jury and non-jury, in federal and state court. He relentlessly works to obtain full and complete compensation for all of his clients’ injuries and related losses, whether through settlement or trial before a jury.  This includes injuries sustained in automobile wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, wrecks involving 18-wheelers, wrecks caused by intoxicated or distracted drivers, while a patient in a nursing home, or from using a defective product.

Credentials

Brad is admitted to practice in all courts in Alabama, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Brad is one of only 3 attorneys in Huntsville/Madison County who is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate. To obtain this designation, Brad had to complete a comprehensive written exam, be reviewed by other attorneys and judges before whom he has tried cases, and provide proof of his trial experience.

Brad has obtained an AV Rating (highest available) with Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s oldest and most well-respected attorney directory. In addition, he is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a designation reserved for attorneys who have obtained a judgment or settlement in excess of one million dollars.

Brad has a 10.0 (highest available) rating with AVVO. He has also been selected as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in Alabama by the National Trial Lawyers. Brad is also a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. He has also obtained the designation of “Fellow” by the American Association for Justice.

Employment Background:

Brad has lived in the north Alabama area since 1978 and has been employed since he was 16 years old. He worked the entire time that he was in college and earned over 80% of his tuition and related expenses.

While in law school, Brad was a Law Intern for the Honorable Edward S. Smith, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also worked as a Law Clerk for Bell, Richardson & Sparkman, P.A. and Wilmer & Shepard, P.A.

After graduating from law school, Brad began practicing law in Huntsville with the law firm of Wilmer & Shepard, P.A. In February 1995 he left and began his own office.

Brad lives by the philosophy: Never compromise “principle” for “principal.”

Educational Background:

  • University of Alabama in Huntsville, Bachelor of Science (with honors) 1989.
    • Dean’s List
    • President’s List
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (with honors) 1992.
    • Graduating class rank 13 of 200 (3.486 / 4.000)
    • Casenote Editor, Cumberland Law Review
    • Cordell Hull Legal Research and Writing Instructor
    • Dean’s Scholarship
    • American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
    • Curia Honoris (academic honor society)
    • Dean’s List

Affiliations:

  • American Association of Justice (Fellow). Actively involved in the:
    • Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section
    • Products Liability Section
    • Insurance Law Section
    • Employment Rights Section
    • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation Group
    • Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
  • Huntsville / Madison County Bar Association
  • Madison County Volunteers Lawyers Program

Hobbies And Interests:

When not at the office, Brad enjoys being outside. His interests include running, hiking, sailing, carpentry, community theater, reading, and writing poetry.

“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” – John Wooden

If you have been seriously injured and are looking for an attorney who is focused on helping you obtain full compensation for all your resulting injuries and losses, contact the Ryder Law Firm today.