T. Michael "Mike" Brown

T. Michael "Mike" Brown


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Recognized since 2010

Birmingham, Alabama

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

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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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.

Location

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

Education

  • Vanderbilt University , J.D., graduated 1989
  • Auburn University, B.A., graduated 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers - Member
  • Sunrise Rotary Club - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Birmingham (2022)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Birmingham (2021)
  • Litigation - Real Estate, Birmingham (2020)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Birmingham (2016)
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Birmingham (2016)

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

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

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Real Estate

Awards:

  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Land Use/Zoning, 2009-2013

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"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 (Crowne 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.), Birmingham, AL

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