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Morris Wade Richardson


Wade Richardson has extensive experience in tort and business litigation, including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property or Lanham Act disputes, product liability, fraud, business competition and dissolution claims. Wade has handled and tried high risk cases to successful verdicts. He has represented companies in the defense of catastrophic injuries, including multiple fatalities, quadriplegic, paraplegic, and burn cases. In 2006, Wade was selected by the Birmingham Business Journal to its first Who’s Who in Law and Accounting.

Wade represents clients in the motorsports industry including race tracks, sanctioning organizations, and a major auto racing corporation.  He represents a major railroad, a major manufacturer of vehicles for the utility industry, in addition to individuals or companies in the intellectual property, sports and entertainment arenas.  Wade has also handled matters for non-profit and charitable organizations.


University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.S., 1983

University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1986 - Honors

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Alabama

    State Bar of Georgia 

    Northern, Middle, and Southern U.S. District Courts of Alabama

    U.S. Court of Appeals of the Eleventh Circuit

    Supreme Court of the United States

Awards & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America® 2020

AV Preeminent Rating ™ by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®

University of Alabama School of Law, Hugo L. Black Scholar,1985 -1986

The order of the Coif

Alabama Law Review (1984-1986)

Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society

Professional & Community Activities

Birmingham Bar Association

Alabama Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Alabama Defense Lawyers

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

International Association of Defense Counsel

News & Publications

Wade Richardson, “Out of The Shadows and into The Light: Alabama Adopts New Rules on Attorney Advertising37 Ala. L. Rev. 787 (1986)

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