Firm Profile

Cunningham Bounds, LLC

Firm Details

Cunningham, Bounds, LLC was founded in 1958 by Robert T. Cunningham and Richard Bounds as a local general practice. The firm has represented plaintiffs exclusively since 1973. Throughout the firm's history, its members have championed individual rights, led the fight to protect the right to trial by jury and participated at all levels of national, state and local civic and professional organizations, including the Inner Circle of Advocates, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, American College of Trial Lawyers, National Board of Trial Advocacy, American Board of Trial Advocates, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, The Alabama Association for Justice, and Inns of Court.

Today, the firm continues its tradition of excellence in business and complex litigation. Its attorneys represent victims in cases involving catastrophic injury caused by work related accidents, defective products, truck and automobile accidents, medical malpractice and aviation accidents. The firm also has expertise in national and state class action litigation involving defective products and consumer fraud.

Because of the results the firm has achieved through litigation, products have become safer, medical procedures have become more reliable, safety policies have been implemented, and countless individuals have received just compensation for their injuries.

Cunningham Bounds has attained precedent-setting verdicts and settlements for individuals who have been injured. For more information on the success of its litigation team.

Management

Toby D. Brown
Managing Partner

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Alabama in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs with 4 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Mobile in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Mobile in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Mobile in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs with 8 lawyers

Awards

  • Lawyers USA "The Nation's Top 10 Jury Verdicts of 2007" - Ranked #7 for $50 Million Verdict
  • National Law Journal Verdict Search "Top 100 Verdicts of 2007" - Ranked #31 for 50 Million Verdict
  • National Law Journal Verdict Search - "Top 100 Verdicts of 2007" - Ranked #15 - $108 Million Verdict
  • Lawyers USA - "Top 100 Verdicts of 2008" - Ranked #3 - $192 Million Verdict
  • National Law Journal Verdict Search "Top 100 Verdicts of 2009" - $20 Million Verdict - Ranked #82
  • Benchmark Plaintiff - "National: Tier 1" Ranking for Personal Injury Litigation (1 of 5 in US) 2011
  • National Law Journal Verdict Search "Top 100 Verdicts of 2011" - Ranked #50 - $40 Million Verdict
  • Lawyers USA "Top 10 Verdicts of 2012" - Received #7 Ranking for $140 Million Verdict
  • Benchmark Plaintiff - "National: Tier 1" Ranking for Personal Injury Litigation (1 of 8 in US) 2012
  • National Law Journal Verdict Search "Top 100 Verdicts of 2012" - Ranked #20 for $140 Million Verdict
  • Benchmark Appellate - "Eleventh Circuit Litigation Firms - Alabama: Highly Recommended"
  • Benchmark Litigation - "Local: Highly Recommended" Ranking Received for State
  • South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program - "Most Supportive Firm 2012"
  • Benchmark Plaintiff - "Local: Tier 1" Ranking for Personal Injury Litigation (1 of 4 in State)
  • Chambers USA - 2012 Law Firm Rankings, "Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff, Band 1" (Alabama)
  • Chambers USA -2013 Law Firm Rankings, "Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff, Band 1" (Alabama, One of Only Four Firms Recognized)
  • Benchmark Litigation - 2014 Rankings, "Highly Recommended - Local Litigation Firms"
  • Chambers USA - 2014 Law Firm Rankings, Band 1 - Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff (1 of only 4 Firms in Alabama to Receive a Band 1 Ranking)
  • Benchmark Litigation - 2015 Rankings, "Highly Recommended - Plaintiff" (1 of only 6 Firms in Alabama to Receive this Top Ranking)
  • Chambers USA - 2015, 2016 & 2017 Law Firm Rankings, "Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff, Band 1" (Only Firm in Alabama to Receive a Band 1 Ranking)
  • Benchmark Litigation - 2015, 2016 & 2017 "Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America" (Robert T. Cunningham and Joseph M. Brown, Jr.)
  • Benchmark Litigation - 2016 & 2017 Rankings, "Highly Recommended - Local Litigation Firms" (1 of 10 Firms in Alabama to be Recognized)

About Our Clients

Although the circumstances of every case are different, our goal remains the same - to obtain the best outcome for each client.

Cunningham Bounds represents people who are victims in cases involving catastrophic injury caused by work-related accidents, defective products, truck and automobile accidents, and medical malpractice. We also represent clients in business litigation, complex litigation, and national and state class action litigation involving defective products and consumer fraud.

Learn more about the clients of Cunningham Bounds. 

Firm Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Aviation Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs