Bratton is a native of Mobile, Alabama. Upon returning to Mobile after his Clerkship with the Alabama Supreme Court, Bratton entered private practice with an exclusive focus on civil litigation. During the past 28 plus years, he has been a partner in primarily two law firms where he had the opportunity to represent individuals, businesses and governmental entities as both Plaintiffs and Defendants, involving a wide array of litigation matters, including an Insurance Defense practice. He has gained expertise in several practice areas including, Complex Litigation, Construction Litigation, Commercial/Business Litigation, Personal Injury and Death Claims, Municipal Liability, Drinking Water Distribution and Sanitary Sewer Litigation, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Fire and Arson Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Dram Shop Liability, Premise Liability, Auto – Personal Lines and Commercial Lines, Contracts, Employment Law, Director and Officer Liability, Nursing Home Litigation, Worker’s Compensation, Utilization Management and Review in the Worker’s Compensation Context and Social Security Disability. He has been admitted pro hac vice on several occasions in Florida and Mississippi. In addition to successfully trying cases in State and Federal Court, he has also handled appeals before the Alabama Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, where he has orally argued cases on appeal.
During the past 15 years, due to the large amount of construction, Bratton’s practice included representing many general contractors, owners and subcontractors in Construction Litigation. These cases ranged from single and multifamily residential and retail centers to some of the largest construction projects in Alabama. Bratton found a niche in the Construction Litigation area that he both enjoyed and in which he was successful. Some of the larger projects include Mobile’s RSA Tower, the Mobile Press Register’s $40 million facility, the Eastern Shore Retail Development in Spanish Fort involving alleged damages of $57 million, litigation arising from $200 million of new construction and renovation of public schools in Mobile County, $100 million Auburn University dorm construction project, the majority of the high-rise condominium developments along the Alabama Gulf Coast, as well as, nursing home, condominium and hotel litigation in North Alabama, along the Florida panhandle and Mississippi Gulf Coast. He has also represented clients involved in multiple wrongful death cases all over the State of Alabama, as well as a significant amount of litigation in involving Business Corporations and related issues. He enjoys a multifaceted practice and handles legal matters of all kinds and sizes.
L. Bratton Rainey, III – born 1963
· Spring Hill College, B.A. (cum laude), 1984
· Jones Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1988
· Clerkship/Staff Attorney, Alabama Supreme Court, Justice Janie Shores 1988-1989, and Justice Richard L. Jones 1989-1990
· Admitted to Alabama State Bar, 1989
· U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
· U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1990
· U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
· U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1995
· Member American Bar Association
· Alabama Bar Association
· Mobile County Bar Association
· Baldwin County Bar Association
· The American Association for Justice and Defense Research Institute.