Braxton's Profile

Braxton focuses his practice on defending insurers, third-party administrators, plan administrators, plan sponsors, and employers in group insurance-related matters involving life, health, disability, and accidental death and dismemberment. He has extensive litigation experience at the federal district and appellate court levels and is well versed in ERISA litigation issues, such as preemption, the standard of review, the scope of discovery, and available claims and remedies. Braxton also has experience defending insurers in life and disability bad faith litigations. Using the firm’s nationwide footprint, Braxton has represented clients in jurisdictions across the country.

Prior to joining Maynard Cooper, Braxton was a trial and appellate lawyer in the private sector for four years and served two years as a Judicial Clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge John England, III in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Braxton's Experience

  • Campbell v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 21-5651, 2022 WL 620151, at *1 (6th Cir. Mar. 3, 2022)
  • Yocum v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., No. 3:19-CV-761-DJH-RSE, 2021 WL 5854367, at *1 (W.D. Ky. Dec. 9, 2021)
  • Cassidy v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., No. 6:19-CV-000201-GFVT, 2021 WL 1857297, at *1 (E.D. Ky. May 10, 2021)
  • Fenwick v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, 2021 WL 100549 (6th Cir. Jan. 12, 2021)
  • Davis v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, 980 F.3d 541 (6th Cir. 2020)
  • Tucker v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 5:18-CV-194-TBR-LLK, 2020 WL 3453751 (W.D. Ky. June 24, 2020)
  • Young v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. CV 6:19-61-KKC, 2020 WL 996448 (E.D. Ky. Mar. 2, 2020)
  • Long v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 404 F. Supp. 3d 1012, 1021 (N.D. Tex. 2019)
  • Griffin v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, 898 F.3d 371 (4th Cir. 2018)
  • Howe v. Barr Eng'g Co., No. 17-CV-3019 (JNE/LIB), 2017 WL 7202130, at *9 (D. Minn. Dec. 6, 2017), report and recommendation adopted, No. 17-CV-3019 (JNE/LIB), 2018 WL 647928 (D. Minn. Jan. 31, 2018)

Braxton's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Blount Alumni Fellows, Secretary

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama, Mississippi

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern), Mississippi (Northern, Southern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Sixth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (2010, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Bench & Bar, Moot Court Board)

  • University of Alabama
    • (2007, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Blount Undergraduate Initiative)

Clerkships

Magistrate Judge John England, III

U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, April 2014 - August 2016


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Maynard Cooper Named to BTI’s 2019 “37 Law Firms Most Feared in Litigation"

Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale’s ability to make their opponents either stop or change what they are doing resulted in Maynard Cooper being named in BTI Consulting Group's “37 Law Firms Most Feared in Litigation.” BTI conducts national, independent research of leading legal decision makers. Their "Most Feared in...

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Friday, September 23, 2016

MAYNARD COOPER & GALE CONTINUES ITS GROWTH WITH ADDITION OF EIGHT NEW ATTORNEYS

Friday, September 23, 2016 Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce the addition of eight attorneys, continuing the Firm’s tradition as one of the largest and leading law firms in the region. This newest group of attorneys reinforces the depth and strength of numerous services offered by the firm...

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