Brian C. Richardson has a diverse practice that includes work in the firm’s arson and fraud, automobile litigation, bad faith litigation, commercial litigation, construction law, insurance coverage, property insurance and trucking litigation practice areas. His clients, which include large insurance companies, benefit from his extensive expertise and the open dialogue he provides related to their cases.
Brian also works with businesses and individuals on matters related to employment, wrongful death, transportation and products liability.
Brian has experience with federal Section 1983 class action lawsuits, including one matter with plaintiff demands of over $500 million, which were dismissed with prejudice during the dispositive motion phase.
Brian assisted when Swift Currie opened its Alabama office which gave him the opportunity to work on numerous cases related to bad faith litigation involving the applicability of policy exclusions, as well as products liability, Special Investigation Unit, trucking, property and Section 1983 claims. This experience showcased his dedication to providing strong legal strategies for his clients, coupled with timely communication that keeps them informed on all the issues involving their case.
Brian brings extensive knowledge of the construction industry to his practice which he cultivated while working as an estimator and project manager for a large, regional general contractor prior to becoming an attorney. As a result of this experience, he understands the inner workings of how the construction business operates, from the bidding process to the construction of multimillion dollar health care facilities, schools, banks and wastewater treatment plants.
Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018
- Alabama State Bar
- Birmingham Bar Association, Membership Committee
- Defense Research Institute, Vice Chair of Construction Substantive Law Group for Insurance Law Committee Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, Social Media Chair for 2019 CLE
Brian enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and children. He is also a member of Dawson Baptist Church in Homewood, Alabama.
Richardson has had success in federal court with Section 1983 class action lawsuits in summary judgment.
- Webinar, 04.16.2019
Publications and Presentations
- Construction Executive, “What Did I Agree To? Recognizing Potentially Problematic Language in Indemnity Provisions,” October 2018
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (J.D., 2012)
Auburn University (B.S., 2007)