Brandon T. Bishop

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys
 | 2900 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: 205-558-9724
Fax: 205-983-8437
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Brandon T. Bishop is an attorney with Alexander Shunnarah Injury Attorneys, P.C., law firm in Birmingham, Alabama. Nationally recognized as one of the preeminent trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Bishop provides unmatched representation and support to clients across the state who have suffered catastrophic injuries or lost loved ones because of another party's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

Over the course of his legal career spanning more than 17 years, Mr. Bishop has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients adversely affected by motor vehicle and trucking accidents, construction accidents, road construction accidents and other preventable tragedies. A veteran of more than 75 jury trials, he has obtained verdicts of more than $18 million and $12 million along with many other awards well in excess of a million dollars.

Part of his success comes from having worked as an insurance defense attorney early in his legal career, which enables him to devise the most effective strategies possible to help his clients recover the full amount of compensation they deserve. During this time, he also provided training to automobile liability carriers, and he was a member of several insurance defense organizations.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and legal abilities, Mr. Bishop has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40 designation from The National Trial Lawyers. He has also received other top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1999 graduate of Auburn University, Mr. Bishop obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2003. While there, he served as Student Bar Association senator and member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society and the National Trial Advocacy Team. He also received the Raynold Chiz and Clayton Hopton Jones Academic Scholarships, as well as the Georgia Peach Taylor Award for his outstanding performance on the school's National Trial Team and the American Judicature Society Award for Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Bishop has several publications to his credit, and he conducts lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 

 
Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

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About Brandon Bishop

Admitted: 2003, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://shunnarah.com/attorneys/bbishop/

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected by peers for inclusion on Alabama’s Super Lawyers list every year since 2011
  • Brandon has been named "Top 40 Under 40" by The National Trial Lawyers, included as one of “The Most Prolific Trial Attorneys of Alabama" by The Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter, selected by peers for inclusion on Alabama’s Super Lawyers list in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 and listed as one of the “Top Attorneys” by Birmingham Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016 & 2017
  • Brandon is “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating, signifying that both his peers and the judiciary ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • American Association for Justice   
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of Covenant Presbyterian Church

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Shunnarah’s personal injury firm adds several former insurance defense attorneys, Birmingham Business Journal (11/3/14)
  • Attorneys file lawsuit against BJCTA, bus driver for Fairfield crash, AL.com (2/13/15)
  • Slideshow: Take the tour of Shunnarah’s new Five Points office, Birmingham Business Journal (6/7/13)
  • Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation – Resolution Strategies, National Business Institute  
  • Jury awards $1.9 million to Heflin man The Anniston Star (9/14/2016)
  • Bad Faith 101- Litigating Insurance Coverage Issues, Barristers Educational Services
  • Litigating the Low-Impact Collision Cases: Damages, Demands and Settlement Negotiations, National Business Institute
  • Expert Depositions, Birmingham Bar Association
  • How to Use Depositions as a Plaintiff’s Attorney versus How to Use Depositions as a Defense Attorney, Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ABICLE)
  • Auto Injuries: Advances Plaintiff Strategies, National Business Institute

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $18,000,000: VERDICT: Jefferson County Circuit Court (Birmingham Division)
  • $12,026,500: VERDICT: Jefferson County Circuit Court (Bessemer Division), 2017
  • $1,900,000: VERDICT: Calhoun County Circuit Court, 2016
  • $140,000: VERDICT: Jefferson County Circuit Court (Birmingham Division)
  • 127,500: VERDICT: Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court
  • $100,000: VERDICT: St. Clair County Circuit Court (Pell City Division)
  • $60,000: VERDICT: Jefferson County Circuit Court (Birmingham Division)
  • $50,000: VERDICT: Shelby County Circuit Court
  • $48,687: VERDICT: Jefferson County Circuit Court (Birmingham Division)
  • $250,000: MID-TRIAL SETTLEMENT: Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court
  • (CONFIDENTIAL): MID-TRIAL SETTLEMENT: Cleburne County Circuit Court

Educational Background:

  • University of Alabama School of Law: Member of the Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society, National Trial Advocacy Team and Student Bar Association Senator.  Recipient of Raynold Chiz & Clayton Hopton Jones Academic Scholarships.  As a result of participation in national trial advocacy competitions, was awarded the George Peach Taylor Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy (2002 & 2003) and American Judicature Society Award for Trial Advocacy.
  • B.S., Auburn University (1999): Dean's List

Industry Groups

  • Commercial Trucking
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Office Location for Brandon T. Bishop

2900 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone: 205-558-9724

Fax: 205-983-8437

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Last Updated: 9/10/2020

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