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Thad Gladden Long

Thad Gladden Long, American lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1963, United States District Court (northern district, southern district, middle district) Alabama, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit, 5th circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court. Named one of Alabama Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in American; recipient Special Service award, Alabama Association for Retarded Children.

Background

  • Long, Thad Gladden was born on March 9, 1938 in Dothan, Alabama, United States. Son of Lindon Alexander and Della Gladys (Pilcher) Long.

  • Education

    • AB, Columbia University, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1963.

    Career

    • Associate attorney Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963—1970, partner, 1970—2011. Adjunct professor University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1988—2002, Samford University, Birmingham, Cumberland Law School, 1999—2002.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1963, United States District Court (northern district, southern district, middle district) Alabama, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit, 5th circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court.

    Works

    • Co-author: Unfair Competition Under Alabama Law, 1990, Protecting Intellectual Property, 1990. Member editorial board The Trademark Reporter, 1994-2007. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every Church member should be trusted with responsibilities. In building the local Methodist groups or 'societies', they should be trained to maintain the meetings and give pastoral care and challenge to the members.

    Membership

    Chairman Columbia University Secondary Schools Committee Alabama Area, since 1975, president, chairman, Greater Birmingham Arts Alliance, 1977-1979. Trustee, president Birmingham Music Club, 2000-2003. Trustee Oscar Wells Trust for Museum Art, Birmingham, since 1983, Canterbury Methodist Foundation, 1993-2002, secretary, since 1993.

    Chairman Entrepreneurship Institute Birmingham, 1989. Vice chairman, trustee Society of the Revolution Foundation, Alabama, 1994-2002. President Birmingham-Jefferson History Society, 1995-1997.

    Trustee Birmingham Music Club Endowment, since 1995, Birmingham-Jefferson History Museum, 2004-2006. Member Birmingham Committee Foreign Relations. Fellow: Alabama Law Foundation.

    Member: Society Revolution, United States Patent Bar, International Trademark Association, American Law Institute, Alabama Law Institute, Birmingham Legal Aid Society, Alabama Bar Association (chairman, founder business torts and antitrust section), Biotechnology Association of Alabama, Inc. (secretary 1998—2001), American Arbitration Association, St. Andrew's Society of Middle South, S.R., General Society S.R. (general solicitor 1994—2000), Society Colonial Wars (governor Alabama chapter, deputy Governor General of General Society), University Virginia Law Alumni (chairman Birmingham chapter 1984-1989), Order of the Coif, Omicron Delta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, writing, ping pong/table tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Carolyn Frances Wilson, August 13, 1966. Children: Louisa Frances Stockman, Wilson Alexander.
    • father: Lindon Alexander Long
    • mother: Della Gladys (Pilcher) Long
    • spouse: Carolyn Frances Wilson
    • children: Louisa Frances Stockman Long
    • Wilson Alexander Long
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