Robert P. Bruner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Montgomery, AL

Belt & Bruner, P.C.
 | 121 Coosa St, Suite 230
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 205-379-8106
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (10%)
Attorney Profile

Robert P. Bruner is an attorney at BELT & BRUNER, P.C., in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Bruner concentrates his practice on serious injury and wrongful death. He has experience litigating cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and wrongful death, serving clients in Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama.

In addition, Mr. Bruner and his firm have established a niche practice involving bad faith and third-party negligence actions, including failure to settle claims against liability insurers on behalf of defendants financially devastated by verdicts beyond their insurance coverage. He has more than a decade of experience and is committed to recovering fair and adequate compensation for his clients.

Over the course of his years in practice, Mr. Bruner has attained multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for individuals who have been injured or lost a family member. In recognition of his accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. The National Trial Lawyers also named him one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.”

An active member of the legal community, Mr. Bruner belongs to the Birmingham Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Arthur D. Shores – Robert S. Vance American Inn of Court and serves as an executive committee member and on the board of directors of the Alabama Association for Justice.

Mr. Bruner received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and obtained his license to practice law in 2003. He holds an active license in Alabama and North Carolina. He is board-certified in civil pretrial advocacy and civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

*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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Insurance Coverage (20%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
Transportation/Maritime (10%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage (20%): Bad Faith Insurance

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Aviation and Aerospace (10%): Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Transportation/Maritime (10%): Railroad Accident

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Bad Faith Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Railroad Accident

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Robert Bruner

Admitted: 2004, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.alabamainjurylawyer.com/attorney-bo-bruner/

Honors/Awards:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate By the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012 to present 
  • Professional Recognition by Law Dragon., Law Dragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer , Law Dragon , 2019
  • Peer review recogntion for work in products liability litigation., Best Lawyers in America: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers , 2019
  • Rated AV "Preeminent," Martindale Hubble Peer Review, 2011 to present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2012-2014
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2015 to present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • also licensed in NC
  • Board Certified in Civil Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2018 to present
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate By the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012 to present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2002 to present
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association, 2012 to present
  • Member, American Inns of Court Birmingham AL Chapter, 2011 to present
  • Member Alabama Association for Justice, 2004 to present
  • Board of Directors, Alabama Association for Justice, 2018 to Present
  • Executive Committee Member. Alabama Association for Justice, 2008 to Present
  • Member, American Judicature Society, 2012 to 2014
  • Member, Souther Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 to present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • CLE presentation for "Litigating Auto Accident Cases" September 13, 2017, Presenter, Taking Medical Depositions, University Of Alabama School Of Law Continuing Legal Education, 2017
  • CLE Presentation for Birmingham Bar Association's Solo and Small Firm Section , Presenter , Lookign Beyond the Accident Report, 2019
  • Presentation on Jury Selection Law and Strategy to Alabama Association for Justice Emerging Leaders Group, Presenter, Jury Selection- Common Mistakes, 2014
  • 2016 Birmingham Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Iron Bowl CLE, Presenter, Spotting the Hidden Injury or Death Case, Birmingham Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2016
  • Presentation for Birmingham Bar Association's Solo and Small Firm Section, Presenter , Deposition Strategy and Techniques in Complex Litigation, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Co-counsel $13,500,000 settlement for woman injured by defective Flu-Vaccine warnings. , 2004
  • Lead Counsel, $1,250,000 Settlement in Construction Fall Case, 2019
  • Co-counsel, $600,000 settlement, products liability wrongful death case, 2011
  • Lead Counsel, $350,000 settlement, Roadway Construction Zone Accident Case, 2016
  • Lead Counsel, $8,300,000 settlement, Bad Faith Failure to Settle Insurance Case, 2018
  • Lead Counsel- $6,000,000 settlement, negligent tire repair., 2007
  • Lead Counsel, $425,000 settlement, arbitrable nursing home death case, 2012
  • Lead Counsel, $1,350,000 settlement, wrongful death case involoving defective tire, 2015
  • Lead Counsel, $2,000,000 verdict.  Negligent highway constitution. Tennessee.  Also Argued the case before the Tennessee Court of Appeals. , 2009
  • Co-counsel, $1,200,000 settlement of medical malpractice injury case, 2012
  • Lead Counsel, $200,000 settlement, elevator injury , 2015
  • Co-Counsel $1,150,000 settlement in Pharmaceutical Product Liability Case, 2010
  • Lead Counsel, $206,000 verdict, products liability case. Madison County Alabama, 2014
  • Co-Counsel, $280,000 settlement, dog attack case, 2016
  • Lead Counsel, $2,575,000 settlement, Personal Injury and Wrongful death claims arrising out of motor vehicle crash involving commercial vehicle and issues of improper maintenance, 2018
  • Lead Counsel, $305,000 Settlement, CRPS injury,, 2014
  • Co-Counsel, $4,000,000 Settlement, premises liability case, 2016
  • Co-counsel, $2,250,000 settlement, premises liability case, 2011
  • Lead-Counsel, $2,150,000 settlement, Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Case , 2016
  • Lead Counsel, $280,000 settlement, Dog Attack Injury , 2018
  • Lead Counsel $1,750,000 settlement trucking case., 2006
  • Co-Counsel, $5,250,000 Settlement, Medical Malpractice Case, 2012
  • Lead Counsel, $2,000,000 settlement, trucking personal injury case, 2015
  • Co-Counsel, $500,000 settlement product liability.  Case settled after hung jury. , 2008
  • Co-counsel, $4,600,000 settlement, Auto Accident Case, 2009
  • Lead Counsel, $500,000 settlement, wrongful death tractor trailer case, 2015
  • Co- Counsel.  $2,500,000 verdict, Underinsured Motorist Case, 2007
  • Lead Counsel- $500,000 Settlement Pyschotherapist Malpractice Case, 2012
  • Lead Counsel, $237,500 settlement, Medical Malpractice case, 2016
  • Lead Counsel, $250,000 Settlement Medical Malpractice Case, 2011
  • Lead Counsel, $300,000 Settlement, Trucking Case, 2014
  • Co-Counsel, $650,000 settlement during trial, Outrage case, 2016
  • Co-counsel, $2,000,000 medical malpractice policy limits settlement, 2011
  • Lead Counsel, $540,000 settlement, Bad Faith Failure to Settle and Legal Malpractice Case, 2017
  • Co-Counsel $12,500,000 verdict, tractor trailer case, 2005
  • Lead Counsel, $200,000 verdict. Car accident case.  Madison County Alabama, 2012
  • Co-counsel, $1,775,000 settlement, trucking case.  Settled during trial., 2008
  • Co-Counsel, $11,000,000 policy limits Settlement, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Dram Shop Case, 2012
  • Lead Counsel, $300,000 settlement, dog attack case, 2015
  • Lead Counsel, $525,000 settlement, Trucking case, 2010
  • Lead Counsel- $950,000 Settlement Premises Liability Case, 2012
  • Co-counsel, $410,000 settlement, Commercial Trucking Personal Injury Case, 2018
  • Co-Counsel in $500,000 settlement of Premises Liability Case.  Clients claimed only mental anguish damages and there were no physical injuries., 2010
  • Lead Counsel, $300,000 Settlement, CRPS Injury, 2013
  • Lead Counsel, $700,000 pro tanto settlement, Products Liabilty Case, 2016
  • Lead Counsel, $325,000 settlement, Commercial Trucking Personal Injury Case, 2017
  • Lead Counsel, $4,200,000 Settlement, Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Case, 2014
  • Lead-Counsel, $3,000,000 settlement, Wrongful Death Trucking Case, 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • On appeal achieved Reversal of Tennessee Trial Court's Directed Verdict of $2,000,000 Plaintiff's Verdict in Tennessee Wrongful Death Case.  Conducted oral argument in the case before TN Court of Appeals. Usher v. Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc. Case No. E2009-00658-COA-R3-CV, Released June 30, 2010., 2010
  • Successfully handled appeal and oral argument before United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit achieving reversal of Trial Court's grant of summary judgment against my client.  Gloria Rodgers v. AWB Industries, INC. d/b/a Aircraft Tool Supply Company.  Case: 17-10897., 2018

Educational Background:

  • Wake Foreset University School of Law 2003.  Captain of the National Trial Team, President of the Student Trial Bar, and a member of the Moot Court Board.  Upon graduation from law school he was selected for membership in the Order of the Barristers and received the Robert Goldberg Award for Trial Advocacy, Wake Forest's highest trial advocacy honor, 2003
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Office Location for Robert P. Bruner

121 Coosa St
Suite 230
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 205-379-8106

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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