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Brady Fighting in the Courtroom

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.

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Reforming the Gun Industry

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.

Englund v. J&G Sales & World Pawn Exchange

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.

Delana v. Odessa Gun & Pawn

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.

Mata v. Pioneer Pawn

Types of Gun Violence

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.

Shirley v. Glass

Types of Gun Violence

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.

Johnson v. Bull's Eye

Types of Gun Violence

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.

Wortham v. Ed's Pawn Shop

Types of Gun Violence

Gun Manufacturer Held Accountable in Death of Seven-Year-Old

Brady sued a gun manufacturer for not including crucial safety features that would have prevented the death of a seven-year old boy.

Jefferson v. Sauers

Gun Dealer Held Accountable for Arming Man with Mental Illness

A gun dealer is no longer in business after Brady sued them for negligently selling a firearm to a man with mental illness who later shot and killed three people.

Allen v. Lock N Load

Justice for Officers Injured by Career Criminal

Brady facilitated a $1 million settlement between a firearms dealer and officers.

McGuire and Lemongello v. Will's

Fight Continues Against Gun Show Dealers For Supplying Gun Trafficker

Brady continues the fight for Daniel Williams, who suffered injuries in a drive-by shooting involving one of hundreds of firearms bought from negligent gun dealer Charles Brown. Courts found that gun dealers can be held liable under PLCAA for facilitating arms trafficking.

Williams v. Beemiller

Types of Gun Violence

Calling out Manufacturers Supplying Criminal Firearms in Gary

Indiana Supreme Court upholds City of Gary’s claims of unlawful marketing and negligent gun sales by various gun manufacturers for contributing to gun violence in Illinois.

City of Gary v. Smith & Wesson

Types of Gun Violence

Online Gun Sellers Supply Firearms Used in Shooting Rampage

Brady filed suit in case where prohibited person with domestic violence restraining order went on a shooting rampage at his wife’s workplace with firearm obtained through ArmsList.

Daniel v. Armslist