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T. Brad Bishop 


Department: Cumberland School of Law
Office: ROBSN 

Degrees and Certifications

  • J.D., Cum Laude, Cumberland School of Law, 1971
  • M.A., University of Alabama, Communication & Rhetorical Theory, 1962
  • B.A., Samford University, speech and dramatic arts, 1961
  • Biography

    Joined faculty in 1971

    Teaching & Research Interests: Contracts, Municipal Court Practice and Procedure

    Practice Experience

    • Municipal Judge; Hoover, Alabama (current)
    • Chief Legal Advisor to the Governor of Alabama, 1993–1995
    • Former Municipal Judge; City of Homewood and Pelham, Alabama


    Professor Brad Bishop is an expert in drunk driving law, he authored Drunk Drivers: The Law in Alabama and The Prosecution and Defense of DUI Cases; A Practitioner's Handbook. In addition he is an expert in shoplifting law and authored The Law of Shoplifting: A Guide for Lawyers and Merchants. Prof. Bishop has recently appeared on National Public Radio (NPR) to discuss this topic.

    Prof. Bishop has chaired the Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Municipal Courts. He served as a municipal judge for the cities of Homewood and Pelham, Alabama, and currently serves as a municipal judge for Hoover, Ala. Prof. Bishop is published in this area as well--Municipal Courts: Practice and Procedure in Alabama.

    In addition, Prof. Bishop is an expert in the law of contracts. He has taught contracts at Cumberland School of Law for more than 30 years and he frequently lectures on the subject at national bar review courses.

    Awards and Honors

  • Harvey S. Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005 & 2009
  • 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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      Awarded in the summer 2014 Public Interest Fellowship Program to 78 students