T. Brad Bishop



Cumberland School of Law
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35229

B.A., Samford University, speech and dramatic arts, 1961

M.A., University of Alabama, communication and rhetorical theory, 1962

J.D., cum laude, Cumberland School of Law, 1971

Practice experience: Municipal judge, Cities of Pelham and Hoover, Alabama. Chief Legal Advisor to the Governor of Alabama, 1993-95. Former municipal judge for City of Homewood, Alabama.

Joined Cumberland faculty: 1971

Teaching and research interests: Contracts, municipal court practice and procedure

* Expert in drunk driving law; author of Drunk Drivers: The Law in Alabama (Samford University Press, 1998) and The Prosecution and Defense of DUI Cases; A Practitioner's Handbook (Samford University Press, 2004).

* Expert in shoplifting law; author of The Law of Shoplifting: A Guide for Lawyers and Merchants (Agora Press, 1988 2nd ed. 2008 Samford University Press, 2008).

* Chaired Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Municipal Courts; author of Municipal Courts: Practice and Procedure in Alabama (Agora Press, 1991, 2nd ed. 1996 and 1997 supplement by Samford University Press; 3rd ed. 1999, Samford University Press) and supplement 2004

* Expert in the law of contracts; has taught contracts at Cumberland for over 30 years, as a professor of law, and for national bar review courses. Currently serves as a Municipal Judge for the city of Hoover.

* Harvey S. Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005

* Distinguished Award of Justice as Municipal Judge, 2002

* Cumberland Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1994

* Alabama Bar Association Award of Merit, 1992

* George Macon Teacher of the Year, 1991

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