T. Michael Brown - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

T. Michael Brown

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 205-521-8462

Mike Brown is the head of the Real Estate Litigation Team at the firm. Mike is a member of the firm’s Environmental and Toxic Tort Practice Group and the General Litigation Practice Group. Mike’s emphasis in both practice groups is on real property and land use matters. Because of this emphasis in his practice, Mike also works very closely with the Real Estate Group.

For the past several years, Mike has served as an adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law where he has taught Land Use Planning and Real Estate Finance & Development. Mike has spoken to a variety of groups on issues involving Real Estate Land Use and Environmental issues.

Mike has been with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings since 1989. Mike began his practice in the General Litigation group where he learned to try cases, trying over eight cases to verdict in his first five years of practice. Mike expanded his litigation practice to take on lead responsibility for two large clients in mass tort litigation both inside and outside of Alabama. This experience allowed Mike to sharpen his skills in managing and litigating mass tort cases involving hundreds and sometimes thousands of claimants.

Over the years, Mike’s work has covered a number of different types of litigation. Mike’s work has led him to focus his practice on the substantive areas of Real Estate Litigation, including Zoning and Land Use Planning, and Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation, including Mass Torts.

Vanderbilt UniversityJ.D. 1989Auburn UniversityBS 1986
American Bar AssociationBirmingham Bar AssociationAlabama Defense Lawyers AssociationDefense Research InstituteInternational Council of Shopping CentersSunrise Rotary Club

Case History

In re: Birmingham Asbestos — Established precedent in Alabama Supreme Court for claims against alleged "controlling producers" in asbestos litigation.
Keck v. Dryvit — Lead lawsuit of thousands of similar claims involving allegations of damages to houses.  Successfully obtained summary judgment at the trial court level and on appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court. 
Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • Supreme Court of Alabama

Client Comments

"Mike Brown helped us successfully navigate complex litigation mired in heated political and communal emotions. He was just as effective as our public face in the political setting as he was in private negotiations to bring the matter to a reasonable settlement."

-Alan Z. Engel
Crown Partners, Inc.

"Mike is well organized and thorough in his approach. He is thoughtful in the counsel he gives. He has the ability to think strategically and to quickly get to the key issues in complex situations. Mike is easy to work with and very responsive. I value his opinion and input."

-F. Dixon Brooke, Jr.
EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Birmingham Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning of the Birmingham Metro Area
T. Michael Brown has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!T. Michael Brown has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Litigation - Real Estate
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (Real Estate)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Other Information

Gender: Male