Justin T. McDonald

Justin T. McDonald

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Recognized since 2012

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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Justin is a partner in our litigation group. Justin seeks to apply a client's business objectives to the efficient management of legal matters. Justin proactively partners with clients to seek effective, practical and cost-effective resolutions to matters entrusted to him.

As a product liability lawyer, Justin manages and tries cases across the country including in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia. He has handled to resolution over 150 products liability cases as lead counsel. Justin represents several tire manufacturers and is regional counsel for Cooper Tire in 20 states. His experience includes:

  • Management of and lead trial attorney for portfolio of cases on a regional basis
  • Significant trade secret and protective order issues
  • Innovative Daubert challenges to expert witnesses

    Justin also has over 20 years of experience with natural resources matters representing a natural gas utility, coal mines and natural gas and oil producers. His experience as a natural resources attorney includes:

    • Defense of a major oil company against allegations that hundreds of coalbed methane gas wells converted natural gas for more than a dozen years
    • Representation of an Alabama coal mine as plaintiff against one of the world's leading manufacturers of hydraulic support shields
    • Authored legislation establishing the exclusive remedies for subsidence damage from underground coal mining in Alabama
    • Structuring attack of opposing experts in nationwide underground storage tank class action


  • One Federal Place
    1819 Fifth Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35203


  • Washington and Lee University , J.D., graduated 1993
  • University of Virginia, B.A., graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association


  • Alabama Bar Association - Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association - Member
  • Product Liability Advisory Council - Member

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Other Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

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