Matthew H. Lembke - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Matthew H. Lembke

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 205-521-8560

Matt Lembke, one of five Bradley Arant Boult Cummings lawyers to have clerked for the Supreme Court of the United States, has the broad range of skills necessary to be effective in representing clients at both the trial and appellate levels. He has applied those skills for more than 16 years in dozens of high-stakes cases.

Matt has extensive experience in handling appeals pending in both state and federal courts, including arguing cases in the Alabama Supreme Court and the D.C., Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits.

At the trial level, Matt has tried cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. In recent years, he has been heavily involved in cases involving interstate water rights, environmental contamination, and complex commercial and securities litigation.

Matt works closely with each client to formulate a creative, cost-efficient strategy to achieve the client’s objectives.

Rhodes CollegeBA 1988University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. 1991
Alabama Defense Lawyers AssociationAlabama Standing Committee on Rules of Conduct and Canons of Judicial EthicsStanding Committee on Alabama Rules of Appellate ProcedureThe Federalist SocietyBirmingham Salvation Army

Case History

Tri-State Water Litigation — This matter involves a dispute between Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and the Federal Government concerning interstate water rights.  The matter is of great importance to the economic development efforts of the three states.
Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama

Client Comments

"There simply can't be a better overall attorney in the State of Alabama. Matt is excellent in every regard, but in addition to his technical expertise, he is extremely insightful in analyzing both the legal, political, and practical considerations relating to all issues."

-Kenneth Wallis II
State of Alabama - Office of the Governor

Office Location

One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Practice of the Birmingham Metro Area
Matthew H. Lembke has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice (Defendants, Litigation, Supreme Court)
Commercial Litigation (Banking, Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Commercial Disputes, Complex Litigation, Election, Environmental, Insurance, Large Case Litigation, Mass Tort)
Litigation - Environmental
Water Law

Other Information

Gender: Male