For more than 30 years, Brady’s legal team has been the nation’s only law group fighting on behalf of victims and communities to prevent gun deaths and injuries.
We've argued and won before state supreme courts, trial courts, and federal appeals courts, arguing or filing legal briefs in 44 states, and helping win important victories in the United States Supreme Court. Brady's Legal Alliance works with hundreds of lawyers and firms that contribute their passion and time — pro bono — to reform the corporate gun lobby and secure justice for the victims and survivors of gun violence.
Brady Legal takes on the gun industry in court, fighting to keep guns out of dangerous hands and save lives. We represent victims of gun violence against gun companies who negligently supply or make guns, working to reform the gun industry through impactful litigation. Brady Legal has brought or assisted in more than 250 lawsuits in over 40 states. Through our litigation efforts against the corporate gun lobby, we have won over $30 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for victims and their families.
Justice for Oregon Mother Fatally Shot with Online Gun
Brady won a major victory reforming the online gun industry and working to prevent future illegal sales after murder of mother of two.
Negligent Missouri Gun Dealer Held Accountable for Man’s Death
Brady won a landmark victory against a negligent gun dealer in the Missouri Supreme Court, allowing the case to proceed to trial. The gun dealer settled for $2.2 million after negligently selling a gun to a woman with mental illness who used it to kill her father.
Texas Gun Dealer Agrees to Reform Business Practices
A texas gun dealer agreed to implement significant business reforms after it sold a gun to a dangerous purchaser who used the firearm to kill his father-in-law.
Seeking Justice in Missouri For Eight-Year-Old Killed by Father
After a 10 year legal battle, the Kansas Supreme Court held that a mother could seek justice from gun dealer who sold a firearm to her husband, a convicted felon, to kill her eight-year-old son.
Gun Dealer Held Accountable for Arming Shooters in DC Sniper Case
Brady held a gun dealer accountable for supplying firearms to the shooters who killed 17 people and injured seven others in the DC sniper attacks.
Justice for Chicago Police Officer Killed with a Trafficked Gun
Brady holds gun dealers accountable for selling trafficked firearms to the criminal market which were later used to used shoot and kill a Chicago Police Officer while on duty.
Brady defends challenges against common sense gun laws. From filing amicus briefs to directly representing communities, Brady fights to ensure that sensible gun laws stay in place to protect the American people.
Brady assist in defending the village of Deerfield ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines against challenge by a gun rights group.
SCOTUS Amicus Filed to Keep Firearms from Domestic Abusers
Brady filed an Amicus brief on behalf of the government extending the Gun Control’s Act of 1968’s prohibition on the possession of firearms to persons convicted of “a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.”
SCOTUS Amicus Filed Defending Firearms Ban for Domestic Violence Misdemeanors
Filed an Amicus brief to uphold the ban on domestic abusers possession of firearms.
Amicus Brief in US Supreme Court to protect victims of domestic violence
Filed another Amicus in support of the ban on the possession of firearms by domestic violence abusers.
Amicus Brief Challenges the Charleston Loophole
Following the devastating Charleston church shooting Brady filed an amicus brief before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to close a loophole that allowed the shooting to obtain the firearm used in the shooting.
Pittsburgh Police Fight to Trace Crime Guns
Brady assists the city of Pittsburgh in protecting its ordinance to ensure crime guns can be adequately traced and that police can investigate firearms stolen from law-abiding gun owners.
Brady stands against laws that endanger communities and protect the interests of the gun lobby over human lives. In courts across the country, Brady fights to protect the right not to be shot.
Gag Law Struck Down in Docs v Glocks
Victory in the 11th Circuit striking down an unconstitutional law preventing doctors from discussing health risks of gun ownership.
Court Decides Citizen Have Right Not to be Armed
Struck down an unconstitutional city ordinance that required every household to own a firearm.
Government agencies play a crucial role in enforcing current gun laws and ensuring the safety of the American public. When the government does not fulfill those responsibilities, Brady fights to hold the government accountable and let Americans know what their government is or isn’t doing to protect them from gun violence. Through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and related impact litigation, Brady exposes government actions and inactions that endanger Americans lives.
NRA Influence in ATF Policies Exposed
Seeking answers in court regarding ATF’s dangerous regulatory practices.
Fighting Unregulated Make-Your-Own-Guns
Holding the State Department accountable for their dangerous decision to allow the blueprints of 3-D guns to be uploaded to the internet.
Government Inaction in Regulating Gun Industry Exposed
Uncovered government documents exposing a NRA influence and lack of oversight against the gun industry.
Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Promotes Justice for Teen Killed by CBP
Brady filed an amicus brief to support the family of an unarmed fifteen-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a rogue CBP officer. The boy's parents are seeking to hold the officer who shot their son accountable and the Supreme Court will consider whether or not the courts can recognize their claim.
Boston v. Smith & Wesson
In the early 2000s, Boston experienced a significant increase in violence perpetrated with firearms. Boston, with the help of Brady, began litigation against the gun industry to address this gun violence problem.
Landmark Settlement with Smith & Wesson and Clinton Administration
Landmark settlement between major gun manufacturer, paved by litigation.