Brannon J. Buck

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Birmingham, Alabama

Badham & Buck, LLC
Brannon J. Buck
Badham & Buck, LLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Class Action & Mass Torts

Licensed in Alabama since: 1997

Education: The University of Alabama School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

Badham & Buck, LLC

2001 Park Place North
Suite 500
Birmingham, AL 35203 Phone: 205-521-0036 Email: Brannon J. Buck Visit website


Brannon J. Buck is a founding partner of Badham & Buck, LLC. An AV-rated* attorney, he handles complex commercial tort and contract cases, class actions, intellectual property disputes, and other business litigation.  Mr. Buck is the President of the Alabama State Bar for 2023-2024.

Mr. Buck graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1997. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, the Order of the Barristers and a recipient of the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award. He is also a graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum and the National Trial Academy of the American Bar Association-Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section. 

In June 2022, Mr. Buck became the President-Elect of the Alabama State Bar.  He will serve as President in 2023-2024.  Mr. Buck served on the Board of Bar Commissioners of the Alabama State Bar for nine years and as a member of the bar's Executive Council.  He previously served as President of the Young Lawyers Section and as a member of the Disciplinary Commission and the MCLE Commission.  Mr. Buck has chaired many committees and task forces of the State Bar, including its Bylaws Tas Force, the Attorney Wellness and Quality of Life Committee, and the MCLE Review and Revision Task Force.  He has held a number of other leadership roles within the Birmingham and American bar associations.  Mr. Buck is also a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation, the America Bar Foundation, and the Birmingham Bar Foundation.

An active member of his local community, Mr. Buck is a member of the Leadership Birmingham Class of 2014.  He served on the board for the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation and was chairman of the board for the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice. He has also served on the councils of Trinity United Methodist Church and Canterbury United Methodist Church. He is a former member of the Children's Hospital Committee for the Future.  Mr. Buck was recognized in 2011 as a "Top 40 Under 40" by the Birmingham Business Journal.

First Admitted: 1997, Alabama

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Alabama State Bar (2023-2024)
  • Board of Bar Commissioners, Alabama State Bar (2012-2021)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • American Bar Association (Member, House of Delegates, 2004-2006)
  • Graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum and the ABA-TIPS National Trial Academy.
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Birmingham Bar Association (Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Section, 2000-2004; Chair, Community Education Committee, 2002-2003 and 2007-2008)
  • Past President, Young Lawyers Section of the Alabama State Bar; Graduate, Leadership Forum of the Alabama State Bar; Chair, Quality of Life Committee of the Alabama State Bar;
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Achieved a settlement in a derivative action on behalf of policyholders of a mutual insurance company against the Directors and Officers of the company for mismanagement and lack of oversight.
  • Obtained $8,684,000 verdict in Madison County Circuit Court on behalf of client that was a high-tech company involving theft of trade secrets and fraudulent concealment arising from a software development agreement., 2011
  • Obtained summary judgment for a private railroad that had been sued for breach of contract and fraud by a transportation company in United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama.
  • Achieved multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a bank against a big four accounting firm in a professional malpractice suit related to bank audits.
  • Awarded summary judgment for a law firm client on claims relating to a real estate foreclosure. Eleventh Circuit affirmed summary judgement on January 11, 2012.
  • Obtained multiple settlements for a 911 District in Alabama against several telephone companies relating to the collection and remittance of 911 charges. 
  • Obtained $3.5 Million Judgment for Professional Employer Organization on breach of contract claim against insurance company.
  • Recovered in excess of $2.5 Million for clients who suffered catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Leadership Birmingham Class of 2014
  • Chairman of the Board, Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (2011-2012)
  • Member of the Council at Canterbury United Methodist Church
  • Board Member, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation (2006-2012)
  • Former member, Children's Hospital Committee for the Future
  • Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama, 2012 and 2013 Super Lawyer's Magazine
  • "Top 40 Under 40" 2011 Birmingham Business Journal
  • "Super Lawyer", 2010-2011 Super Lawyer's Magazine - Alabama
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Forum Shopping and Venue Transfers in Alabama" Alabama Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 2 (Winter 1997)
Educational Background:
  •  Davidson College, B.A.  with Honors (1994)
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, Magna Cum Laude (1997)
Representative Clients:
  • Shell Oil Company, 2020
  • UMB Bank, 2022
  • Canon Medical Systems, 2018
  • Vulcan Materials Company, 2022
  • Sodecia Automotive Company, 2022
  • The H.T. Hackney Company, 2022

Office location for Brannon J. Buck

2001 Park Place North
Suite 500
Birmingham, AL 35203

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