James Bradley Emmons

James Bradley Emmons: Attorney with Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.


A native of Alabama, Mr. Emmons focuses his practice on the representation of businesses, municipalities, and counties in a wide range of litigation, including employment discrimination issues, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Additionally, Mr. Emmons represents municipalities, police officers, and deputy sheriffs in the litigation of constitutional and civil rights issues under 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983, including claims of wrongful death and the use of excessive force.

Mr. Emmons also has experience with legal issues involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the False Claims Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, water law, bankruptcy litigation, and administrative appeals of federal and state agency determinations. His 3 years of experience as a federal judicial law clerk inform his advice to clients on dispute resolution tactics, discovery conflicts, and the application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Areas of Practice (54)

  • Administrative Law
  • Federal Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • Gay and Lesbian Rights
  • Prisoners Rights
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Constitutional Law
  • Fifth Amendment Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Fourth Amendment Law
  • Governmental Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Local Government Defense
  • Local Government Liability
  • Public Officials Liability
  • Political Subdivision Liability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Terminiation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Harassment
  • Human Resources Law
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Public Sector Employment Law
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Wage and Hour Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
256-970-1334  Phone
256-535-1100  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2087, Huntsville, AL 35805-3093
University Attended:
Athens State University, B.S.Ed., summa cum laude, 2005; Oregon State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2009
Law School Attended:
University of Minnesota, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, William B. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service, Lead Note and Comment Editor, Minnesota Law Review, 2011-2012, Asylum Law Project, Vice President for Development, 2009-2010, 2012
Year of First Admission:
2012, Minnesota
Minnesota State Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Huntsville, Alabama
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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