Bradley M. Harmon

Managing Partner

200 East Saint Julian Street
PO Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412-0048

Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Brad Harmon has served as managing partner of HunterMaclean since 2016. At age thirty-eight, he was one of the youngest managing partners elected in the Firm’s history. In this position, Brad leads the HunterMaclean management committee, which guides Firm strategy, sets long-term vision, and directs Firm operations. He continues to maintain a robust business litigation practice in addition to his Firm leadership duties.

Brad has proven expertise in solving complex problems for the Firm’s business clients. He has successfully represented hospitals, financial institutions, biofuel manufacturers, and industrial materials manufacturers in commercial disputes; medical care providers and trucking companies in personal injury lawsuits; and manufacturers of numerous types of products in products liability claims. He has served as outside general counsel to a regional healthcare system as well as a biofuel manufacturer. Brad assists logistics, 3PL, and warehousing clients with their logistics transactional needs. He has represented builders, subcontractors, and owners in both commercial and residential construction projects. He provides counsel to the Firm’s clients on OSHA matters, including contesting OSHA citations/violations. Brad also represents clients in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters.

Brad has received a number of honors and awards in connection with his law practice. He was named an “On the Rise” attorney by the Fulton County Daily Report in 2013, one of “40 Under 40” by Georgia Trend in 2015, and a Legal Elite by Georgia Trend in 2016, 2020, and 2021. He has repeatedly been honored as a Georgia Super Lawyer, a Rising Star, and one of the Best Lawyers in America.

Brad is admitted to practice in Georgia and Tennessee and has argued cases in the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia. Originally from Sevierville, Tennessee, Brad earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and his J.D. from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, where he was a member of the Mercer Law Review. Brad and his wife, Heather, have one son, named Will. In his spare time, Brad enjoys running, reading nonfiction, and supporting Will in his swimming competitions.


Experience

Published Opinions

  • Ruth, et al. v. Cherokee Funding, LLC, et al., 304 Ga. 574 (2018) (Ga. Oct. 22, 2018, No. S17G2021)
  • Cherokee Funding v. Ruth, 342 Ga. App. 404 (2017)
  • Douglas Asphalt Company v. Martin Marietta Aggregates et al., 339 Ga. App. 435 (2016)
  • Circle K Stores, Inc. v. T.O.H. Associates, Ltd., 318 Ga. App. 753 (2012)

Representative Engagements

  • Currently serving as outside general counsel for the wind-down of the largest healthcare system in the area with $600 million in annual revenue, after the sale of the system’s assets to a publicly-traded company.
  • Lead counsel in bet-the-company litigation related to the design and construction of a biofuel manufacturing plant.
  • Lead trial counsel and co-appellate counsel in successful defense of a class action challenging the legality of Georgia’s litigation funding industry under the Georgia Industrial Loan Act and the Georgia Payday Lending Act.
  • Lead trial and appellate counsel in the successful defense of a large publicly traded supplier of aggregate and heavy building materials against a $32 million claim arising out of supply of materials for multiple large road construction projects (summary judgment obtained and upheld on appeal).
  • Representation of manufacturers and logistics companies in negotiation of 3PL and warehousing contracts.
  • Defense counsel in a large number of toxic tort/environmental lawsuits arising from the largest fish kill in Georgia history.
  • Representation of creditor in adversary action. In Re Douglas Asphalt Co., et al., Chapter 7, S.D. Ga. Bankr. (2009).
  • Successful representation and resolution of shareholder suit against an international third party logistics provider.
  • Defense verdict at trial in a personal injury premises liability claim. Kea v. Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center.
  • Won summary judgment on causation issue in a personal injury case involving substantial and permanent injuries on behalf of EMC Engineering, and then prevailed at the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court.
  • Successful representation of a large manufacturer of industrial goods against alleged OSHA repeat violations claim by procuring a positive resolution on the eve of trial.
  • Responsible for HIPAA/mental health/medical records privacy issues for a regional health care provider.

Community Work

  • Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Current Vice-Chair; CEO Council
  • Savannah Country Day School: Board of Trustees
  • Union Mission: Board of Directors, Past Member
  • Savannah Technical College Foundation: Board of Trustees, Past Member
  • Leadership Savannah: Class of 2010-2011
  • Savannah Quarterback Club
  • United Way of the Coastal Empire: Attorneys Division, Co-Chairman, 2010-2011
  • Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation: Past President

Credentials

Education

Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law: J.D., 2002
University of Tennessee: B.A., 1999

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • SBA Young Lawyer’s Division: Executive Committee, 2004-2005
  • Transportation Lawyers Association: Past Member
  • American Bar Association: Past Member

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America: Construction Litigation, 2018-2023
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

Georgia Super Lawyers: Business Litigation, 2018-2022
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite: 2016 & 2020-2021
Georgia Trend Magazine’s annual listing of Georgia’s top attorneys, selected by their peers. The list includes eight practice areas: business law; personal injury litigation; criminal law; labor and employment; taxes, estates and trusts; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; family law; and general practice/trial law.

Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2007, 2009-2011 & 2013-2017
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Georgia Trend Magazine’s 40 Under 40: 2015
Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” honorees are outstanding Georgians under the age of 40 who represent the areas of business, government, politics, non-profits, conservation, education, and science. Nominations are made each year by Georgia Trend readers throughout the state. Only 40 people are selected to be part of this accomplished group.

Fulton County Daily Report’s On the Rise Attorney: 2013
The Fulton County Daily Report publishes an elite list of “On the Rise” Attorneys each year, recognizing 40 of the state’s leading lawyers under the age of 40. Winners are nominated and selected based on their contributions to law in Georgia.

GenerationNEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business, 2013
In their annual GenerationNEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business competition, Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah recognize 21 local business and community leaders under the age of 40. The winners are nominated and selected based upon their business accomplishments and humanitarian efforts.

Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated
The Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.

Licensed In

Georgia
Tennessee

Insights

Presentations

Products Liability
Presented by John Hewson and Brad Harmon to a HunterMaclean client in Savannah, Georgia, on April 27, 2016.

Products Liability
Presented by John Hewson and Brad Harmon to a HunterMaclean client in Savannah, Georgia, on July 24, 2014.

Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 45 and 37
Presented to the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee at the Transportation Lawyers Association Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, from April 29 to May 3, 2014. Click here for PDF.

Legal Update: Issues Our Clients Are Asking Us About
Presented by Colin McRae and Brad Harmon at the Southeastern Warehouse Association Annual Convention in Destin, Florida, on September 14, 2013.

The Trial of the Slave Ship WANDERER
Presented at the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference in Savannah, Georgia, on May 2, 2013, by Colin McRae, Brad Harmon, and Adam Kirk.

Seminar on Mental Health and Involuntary Commitment
Presented for a health care client in 2010 and 2012.

Seminar on Medical Record Documentation
Presented for a health care client in 2009.

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