Robert  Maddox
Instructor in Residence
Cumberland School of Law

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In conjunction with teaching on the Cumberland School of Law faculty, Maddox is a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP where he has been practicing for more than 20 years. In the last decade, Maddox has handled more national/multi-state attorneys general investigations and related consent judgments than any attorney in the United States. As practice group leader of Bradley’s Banking and Financial team, his work is focused on crisis management, negotiations, investigations and fraud matters, consumer financial services compliance and litigation, commercial real estate and the mortgage industry. Maddox graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BA and MA before obtaining his JD from Cumberland School of Law. He is a member of the Alabama, Georgia, District of Columbia, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas state bars and is admitted to practice before the Fifth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.

Degrees and Certifications

  • BA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1995, 1996
  • MA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1997
  • JD, Samford University Cumberland School of Law, 2000
  • MRED, Auburn University Harbert College of Business, May 2023


  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow
  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, Fellow
  • Mortgage Bankers Association, Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee
  • Certified Mortgage Bankers Society
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Governing Committee
  • Pathways: A Woman’s Way Home, Board Member, 2006
  • UAB Pre-Law Advisory Board, 2003-2007
  • UAB National Alumni Society, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Board Member, 2006

Awards and Honors

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow 
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow
  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, Fellow
  • Listed in The National Law Journal, Litigation Trailblazer, 2016
  • Listed in Chambers USA
    • National Ranking, Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations), 2019, 2022 
    • Litigation: General Commercial, 2013-2019
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation
    • "Local Litigation Star," Alabama, 2015-2021
    • "Litigation Star", 2023
    • "Future Star," Alabama, 2013-2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Financial Services Regulation Law, 2011-2023
    • Litigation – Banking & Finance, 2011-2023
  • Listed in Birmingham Magazine "Top Attorneys" Banking, 2015
  • Mortgage Bankers Association, "Faculty Fellow," 2008
  • October Research, "National Top 40 Under 40 in Settlement Services," 2007
  • Listed in Birmingham Business Journal
    • "Best of the Bar," 2021 
    • "Top 40 Under 40," 2006
  • UAB College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award, 2016
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2022
    • Consumer Law, 2018-2020
    • Banking, 2021
  • Listed in B-Metro,"Top Lawyers," 2019-2020

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Alabama
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of District of Columbia
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • State Bar of Tennessee
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit