Joseph Bradley Ponder

Montgomery Ponder, LLC
Montgomery Ponder, LLC
2226 1st Ave S, Ste 105, Birmingham, AL 35233 United States

Brad specializes in complex litigation, including class actions and mass torts in both state and federal court. He represents consumer and business owners in a variety of lawsuits, including class actions and high-stakes litigation against major corporations. 

Throughout his career, Brad has litigated numerous corporate disputes and automotive/commercial trucking cases, including several complex railroad grade crossing accident cases. He has handled multiple coverage issues relating to commercial and personal insurance policies. 

Brad also represents injured railroad workers throughout the United States in actions brought under the Federal Employers' Liability Act ("FELA"), as well as the Safety Appliance Act ("SAA"), and the Locomotive Inspection Act ("LIA"). He has represented numerous railroaders in Title 49 "Whistleblower" claims. 

Brad received a Bachelor's in Arts degree in Political Science from Rhodes College. After college, Brad spent two years in Washington, DC, working in governmental affairs and campaign finance. He also has served as a political advisor on an Alabama Supreme Court campaign. While in law school, Brad received the George Peach Taylor Award for outstanding advocacy in a national trial advocacy competition. He also served as the Vice President of the Student Farrah Law Society and a Senior Editor of the Law & Psychology Review.


University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Rhodes College

B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Major: Political Science

Professional Associations

Alabama State Bar

District of Columbia Bar

United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama

United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama

United States District Court, District of Columbia

Alabama Association of Justice

Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan DC


Top 25 Class Action Attorneys

B-METRO Top Attorneys

AV® Preeminent™ (The Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney)

Published Works

But Look Over Here, How the Use of Technology at Trial Mesmerizes Jurors and Secures Verdicts, 29 LAW & PSYCHOL. REV. 289 (exploring the effectiveness and potential pitfalls of technology in the courtroom), 2005

Practice Areas

Complex Litigation

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