Robert K. Spotswood – Partner
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Bob Spotswood began his career in 1977 with Bradley Arant, Alabama’s largest law firm. For 15 years, he practiced primarily as a labor and employment lawyer, including serving as counsel in the landmark case of Martin v. Wilks, 490 U.S. 755 (1989).
In the 1990s, Spotswood was hired to defend a Fortune 100 company against a class action in Greene County, Alabama, in which the class was certified before the complaint was served. Since bringing that matter to a successful resolution, he has defended class actions throughout the United States—from California to Illinois to Massachusetts—and in numerous venues described as “judicial hellholes” by the American Tort Reform Association. Spotswood has also represented Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial and wage-and-hour matters throughout the United States, in both trial and appellate courts. Given his wealth of experience, he is frequently asked to assume a leadership role in complex litigation matters within the state of Alabama.
Spotswood is consistently praised by his clients for his responsiveness and his hands-on approach to cases. He is known by judges and juries as a well-prepared, reasonable, and persuasive advocate. Other lawyers frequently refer cases to him when they are conflicted out of matters because they know that the clients they refer will receive excellent and efficient service.
- Robert K. Spotswood and Kenneth D. Sansom, Who May Speak for the King? Challenging Common Assumptions about Representing the Government in Class Action, Class Action Litigation Report, Vol. 5, No. 15, page 549.