Designed to Win High Stakes,
Sophisticated Litigation


About the Firm

Before founding Badham & Buck, partners Walker “Percy” Badham III and Brannon J. Buck were shareholders of a large Birmingham law firm. They formed Badham & Buck, LLC in January, 2008 in order to build a firm that identifies, not exclusively as a plaintiff or defense firm, but, instead, as a dynamic litigation trial team singularly focused on winning complex and challenging cases. Percy and Brannon carefully added four more attorneys – who all committed to the same goals.

All of the firm's partners have been recognized as “Super Lawyers” in the State of Alabama by Super Lawyers Magazine. Percy and Brannon have each been named to the list of the “Top 10” lawyers in the state, and Sam David has been named to the “Top 50." In 2015, Super Lawyers named Badham & Buck the “Top Law Firm” in Alabama for Business Litigation in the small firm category. The firm is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is the highest possible for legal ability and ethics. It is are also consistently recognized in Best Lawyers and other legal rating publications. All attorneys at the firm are cum laude graduates of the University of Alabama School of Law.

For complete bio information, please visit our Attorneys section.


We strive to find fee arrangements that match the nature of the case and that align our interests with those of our clients. We handle cases on contingency fees, hourly fees, fixed fees, and sometimes a combination of fee structures. Our size allows us to be flexible, and we welcome the opportunity to explore alternate fee arrangements to meet the needs of a particular client and a particular case.




AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell ratings reflect the consensus of anonymous Bar-member peers on an attorney’s adherence to ethical standards, diligence, conduct and reliability combined with his/her legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication skills and legal ability in specific areas of practice. Martindale-Hubbell’s ratings include CV (average), BV (good) and AV (excellent). Badham & Buck is an AV rated firm, the highest attainable.

Badham & Buck Martindale Profile

Walker “Percy” Badham III Martindale Profile

Brannon Buck Martindale Profile

Sam David Knight Martindale Profile

Brett Ialacci Martindale Profile

Richard Dorman Martindale Profile

Super Lawyers rating

Super Lawyers is a rating service honoring attorneys demonstrating a superior level of professional achievement and peer recognition and esteem. The service highlights the accomplishments of outstanding lawyers from a wide array of practice areas who have been vetted using independent research and peer nominations and evaluations. The rating service venerates its honorees in the nationally renowned publication, Super Lawyers magazine.

Walker "Percy" Badham III

Brannon J. Buck

Richard T. Dorman

Brett A. Ialacci

Sam David Knight



Badham & Buck has been recognized by Best Lawyers for its reputation and achievements in Business Litigation.

  • Percy Badham has been named to the Best Lawyers list for Alabama in the areas of Antitrust Law, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, and Securities/Capital Markets Law.

  • Brannon Buck has been named to the Best Lawyers list for Alabama in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.



W. Percy Badham III receives the J. Anthony “Tony” McLain Professionalism Award by the Alabama State Bar (2019) - This award is given to recognize members of the Alabama State Bar for distinguished service in the advancement of professionalism (2019)


Professional Involvement

Our lawyers have been commissioners, board members, officers and section chairs in national, state, and local bar associations. We are committed to providing leadership to our profession. Doing so not only allows us to “give-back” to the profession that has been good to us, but it also helps us form lasting relationships with other lawyers and judges that ultimately benefit our clients. More details about our professional involvement can be found on our biography pages in the Attorneys section.

Community Involvement

We are actively involved in the community, donating substantial time and resources to numerous state and local non-profit organizations, including Leadership Birmingham, the Downtown Kiwanis Club, the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, and many others. Please see our "bio" pages for more information about our community involvement.



We embrace technology and stay apprised of how technological progress affects the litigation process. We remain compliant and well-versed in the latest electronic discovery requirements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as the specific mandates of the states in which we practice. We utilize state-of-the-art trial presentation software to make the most convincing case for our clients.