Brandon  Bishop

Alexander Shunnarah Injury Attorneys, P.C. - Birmingham Corporate
Alexander Shunnarah Injury Attorneys, P.C. - Birmingham Corporate
2900 1st Avenue South
BirminghamAL 35222
(205) 983-8137
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Brandon’s practice focuses on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases arising from tractor-trailer and automobile wrecks, construction site injuries and heavy road construction defects. He also handles insurance “bad faith” claims.


Brandon has been named both "Top 40 Under 40" and “Top 100” by The National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. 


Brandon has also been selected by peers for inclusion on Alabama’s Super Lawyers list every year since 2011. Super Lawyers is an independent rating service that recognizes no more than 5% of a state’s outstanding attorneys. 


Additionally, Brandon has consistently been named one of the “Top Attorneys” by Birmingham Magazine one of “The Most Prolific Trial Attorneys of Alabama" by The Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter.


Finally, 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.


Recent Verdicts:

Brandon has tried well over 75 jury trials throughout the State of Alabama, including the following most recent jury trial results:

$18,000,000: VERDICT

Jefferson County Circuit Court (Birmingham Division)

$12,026,500: VERDICT

Jefferson County Circuit Court (Bessemer Division)

$1,900,000: VERDICT

Calhoun County Circuit Court

$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


Before representing injured persons, Brandon practiced for ten years with Gaines, Wolter & Kinney, P.C., (which eventually became Gaines, Gault, Hendrix & Bishop, P.C.), an insurance defense firm. While a defense attorney, Brandon tried numerous jury trials and provided claims and bad faith exposure training to automobile liability carriers. Brandon was also a selected member of insurance defense organizations such as Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).


An active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids. He enjoys live music, running, hunting and fly-fishing.


EDUCATION:

B.S., Auburn University (1999): Dean's List

J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (2003):

Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society

National Trial Advocacy Team

Student Bar Association Senator

Recipient of Raynold Chiz and Clayton Hopton Jones Academic Scholarships

Georgia Peach Taylor Award recipient, 2002 and 2003, for outstanding performance on the University of Alabama National Trial Team

American Judicature Society Award for Trial Advocacy


EXPERIENCE & CASES:

Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C., 2013-Present, Attorney

Gaines, Gault, Hendrix & Bishop, P.C., 2011-2013, Shareholder

Gaines, Wolter & Kinney, P.C., 2003-2011, Attorney


Speaking Engagements:

Bad Faith 101- Litigating Insurance Coverage Issues, Barristers Educational Services

Auto Injuries: Advances Plaintiff Strategies, National Business Institute

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)

Expert Depositions, Birmingham Bar Association

Litigating the Low-Impact Collision Cases: Damages, Demands and Settlement Negotiations, National Business Institute

Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation – Resolution Strategies, National Business Institute


Publications and News:

Jury awards $1.9 million to Heflin man The Anniston Star (9/14/2016)

Attorneys file lawsuit against BJCTA, bus driver for Fairfield crash, AL.com (2/13/15)

Shunnarah’s personal injury firm adds several former insurance defense attorneys, Birmingham Business Journal (11/3/14)

Slideshow: Take the tour of Shunnarah’s new Five Points office, Birmingham Business Journal (6/7/13)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Bar Association

Alabama State Bar Association

Birmingham Bar Association

Alabama Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

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