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Awards & Recognition:
Brandon has been named "Top 40 Under 40" by The National Trial Lawyers, included as one of “The Most Prolific Trial Attorneys of Alabama" by The Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter, selected by peers for inclusion on Alabama’s Super Lawyers list in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 and listed as one of the “Top Attorneys” by Birmingham Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016 & 2017.
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.
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.
Brandon has tried well over 75 jury trials throughout the State of Alabama, including the following most recent jury trial results:
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.
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
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
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)
American Bar Association
Alabama State Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama Association for Justice
American Association for Justice