C. Ellis Brazeal, III

C. Ellis Brazeal, III: Attorney with Jones Walker LLP
  • Partner at Jones Walker LLP (360 Attorneys)
  • One Federal Place, Suite 1100, 1819 5th Ave. N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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  • Ellis Brazeal is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and practices from the firm's Birmingham office. He has more than 20 years of experience in commercial litigation, including all levels of state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. His areas of expertise include the representation of financial institutions, construction and surety litigation, and environmental law.
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Biography

Ellis Brazeal is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's Birmingham office. He has more than 29 years of experience in commercial litigation, including all levels of state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. His areas of experience include the representation of financial institutions, construction and surety litigation, and environmental law. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018, and regularly lectures on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, construction law, and ethics.

Mr. Brazeal's representation of financial institutions has involved a specific focus on creditors' rights in bankruptcy. In the construction arena, he has represented owners, contractors, and suppliers, both in negotiating contracts and in litigating and arbitrating disputes. His practice in the environmental field includes litigation; administrative proceedings; and providing counsel to owners of real property, as to both greenfield and brownfield sites; and operators of businesses.

Mr. Brazeal has recently been retained to serve as an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering at The University of Alabama where he will teach a course in Space Law.

Previously, Mr. Brazeal served for 10 years as an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering for The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he taught courses in Engineering Law and Environmental Law.

Noteworthy

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy (listed annually since 2012)
•Listed in the 2017 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation

News

•121 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked by The Best Lawyers in America 2018
•Jones Walker LLP Attorneys in Alabama and Mississippi Recognized in the 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers List
•123 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked by The Best Lawyers in America 2017
•125 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
•One Hundred Twenty-Nine Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
•Brazeal Quoted in the Birmingham Business Journal

Presentations

•Troubleshooting Construction Project Legal Issues, September 22, 2016
•What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad , February 23, 2012
•Environmental Law from A to Z, June 12, 2010

Publications

•Coal Bankruptcies: Interface with Environmental Laws and Regulators
American Bankruptcy Institute, October 2016

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Banking & Financial Services Litigation
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors'-Debtors' Rights
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Contract Negotiation/Drafting
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental & Toxic Torts
  • Government Contracting and Bid Protests
  • Project Development
  • Suretyship

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-244-5237  Phone
205-244-5437  Fax
www.joneswalker.com
University Attended:
The University of Alabama, B.S.A.E., summa cum laude, 1983; The University of Alabama, M.S.E., with honors, 1984
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1987
Year of First admission:
1987
Admission:
1987, Alabama
Memberships:

Memberships

•Alabama State Bar
•American Bar Association
•Birmingham Bar Association

Birth Information:
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, January 30, 1961
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Horton v. Alexander, 977 So.2d 462, 2007 WL 2019588 (Ala. 2007); U.S. v. Mountain Metal Co., 137 F. Supp.2d 1267 (N.D. Ala. 2001); B&G, LLC v. AmSouth Bank, N.A., 716 So.2d 1263 (Ala.Civ. App.1998); Southern Energy Homes, Inc., v. AmSouth Bank of Alabama, 709 So.2d 1180 (Ala. 1998); City of Mountain Brook v. Green Valley Partners I, 690 So.2d 359 (Ala. 1997); Ex parte AmSouth Bank of Alabama, 669 So.2d 154 (Ala. 1995)
ISLN:
908828256

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