Brannon J. Buck

Brannon Buck is a founding partner of Badham & Buck, LLC and practices primarily in the area of complex business litigation. Brannon represents clients in matters involving contracts, trade secrets and intellectual property, shareholder disputes, and violations of false claims acts. He also has significant experience prosecuting and defending class actions. Before founding the firm, Brannon was a partner at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Brannon will become the Alabama State Bar’s 148th President in July 2023. Brannon is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham, the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, and the ABA-TIPS National Trial Academy. He was elected three times to serve as a member of the Board of Bar Commissioners for the Alabama State Bar. Brannon currently chairs the State Bar’s Task Force for the creation and adoption of Bylaws. He is also a lawyer-representative to the Judicial Conference for the State of Alabama, which consists of five appellate judges, seven trial judges, and three practicing attorneys.

Brannon serves on the Leadership Council for the University of Alabama Law Alumni Society and as a Board Member of the Alabama Law Foundation. He previously served as the Chairman of the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and as a board member for the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation.

Brannon is routinely recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the “Top Ten” and “Top Fifty” lawyers in Alabama. Brannon has also been named by Best Lawyers as one of Alabama’s top attorneys for “Bet-the-Company Litigation.” In 2011 he was a recipient of the “Top 40 Under 40” award from the Birmingham Business Journal.


Brannon is married to Mollie deShazo, who practices Oncology at Urology Centers of Alabama. Mollie and Brannon have a daughter, Emerson, and a son, Harris. They spend hours every week shuttling kids to and from sporting events. They are also active members of Trinity United Methodist Church, where Brannon serves on the Administrative Board. When he is not working or parenting, Brannon enjoys running, playing mediocre golf, and traveling with his family.


  • University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL, Juris Doctorate, May 1997, Magna Cum Laude: Order of the Coif, Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award, Hugo Black Scholar, Senior Editor, Alabama Law Review, Order of the Barristers, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, National Moot Court Team Member, John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, Blackburn Institute Fellow
  • Davidson College, Davidson, NC, Bachelor of Arts, May 1994, with Honors: Kelly Scholar, Varsity Tennis Team (1990-1994), Captain (1993-1994)


1997, Alabama; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama; 11th Circuit Court of Appeals


Best Lawyers in America: Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and Qui Tam Law in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers.

Super Lawyers 2010-2023 (Top 10 Lawyers in Alabama in 2014 and 2015, Top 50 in 2016-2023)

“Best in the Bar” Award, Birmingham Business Journal (2023)

President’s Award, Alabama State Bar (2020, 2022)

“Top 40 Under 40” Award, Birmingham Business Journal (2011)

Leadership Birmingham Graduate

Inducted as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation, Alabama Law Foundation, Birmingham Bar Foundation

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell