LaBarron N. BoonePrincipal | Personal Injury and Product Liability
LaBarron joined the firm in 1995 and has been instrumental in presenting cases involving product liability, consumer fraud and personal injury. His wide-ranging experience is evident, as he has handled a wide variety of cases involving: crashworthiness, seatbelt restraint systems, inadvertent airbag deployments, tractor rollover litigation, tire tread separation (Ford/Firestone), insurance and finance fraud, etc. In addition, he has successfully handled numerous consumer and insurance fraud cases for the firm. LaBarron's most recent notable verdict was a $4 million verdict in the case of Carolyne Thorne v. Wal-Mart Stores, which received coverage in the Wall Street Journal and other national media outlets.
LaBarron has been highlighted in national magazines and journals throughout his career. For example, he was featured in the December 13, 1999, issue of Jet Magazine. The article profiled the cases of Merriweather v. Whirlpool and Aultman v. Terex Telelect, which resulted in respective verdicts of $581 million and $116 million. He also has been featured for his work with Johnny Cochran on suits concerning Enron's leading role in one of America's largest financial scandals. In addition, he was featured in the April 2000 edition of the Kappa Alpha Psi Journal, in which he discussed the law and how it relates to consumer issues; he was featured as well in The Urban Metro June 2000 issue titled, "Lawyer Make Big Strides in Alabama's, America's Legal Community."
LaBarron's excellent national reputation in the legal community provides him with the opportunity to lecture and to publish numerous articles for practicing attorneys throughout the country. On April 30, 2006, LaBarron appeared on WSFA TV as a guest on the Law Call program, discussing personal injury law. He also spoke at the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association Summer Seminar, held August 17-19, 2006, on the topic of "The Plaintiff's Perspective of Evaluating and Preparing a Winning Case." He appeared as a guest speaker for the National Bar Association Annual 2003 Judge's Conference held at Paradise Island, Bahamas, speaking on topics of medical fraud, nursing home litigation and mass torts. He was also a guest lecturer at the 2003 Alabama Lawyers Association Annual Banquet and CLE program on "Use of Computer Technology in the Court Room." Most recently, LaBarron was a featured speaker on the topic of "Advanced Workers' Compensation in Alabama" at a seminar presented by Sterling Education Services, Inc. in Montgomery, Ala.
In addition to LaBarron's casework, he has been selected as a member of Beasley Allen's five-person Executive Board and has been helping lead the opening of BA's new Atlanta office. LaBarron was recognized as Beasley Allen Litigator of the Year 2007. LaBarron states he is especially proud of being selected Beasley Allen's 2016 Product Liability Lawyer of the Year.
LaBarron received the 2003 University of Alabama Black Law Student Association Alumni Honoree Award. He was the recipient of the "Chairman's Award of Excellence" presented by Montgomery County Democratic Committee. On September 22, 2005, LaBarron was the first ever recipient of the "Hands for Children" Award, presented to him at the Children's Advocacy Center in Montgomery, Alabama. LaBarron serves on the Central Alabama Community Foundation Board of Trustees (CACF). CACF is one of the largest charitable foundations in the state of Alabama, with assets exceeding $27 million. In 2009 LaBarron was given the Resurrection Catholic Mission's "Truth & Charity Award" for his exemplary and extraordinary support of the Mission Center.
LaBarron was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He serves on the Alabama State Bar President's Executive Council (2013-14) and serves as the ex-liaison for "Access to Justice." LaBarron has earned a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.
Beasley Allen was recognized by Law360 as one of the Top 10 Law Firms for Black Attorneys in the U.S., and also for having the highest percentage of African-American partners among the top 10 firms.
LaBarron hosted a weekly radio show called The Law & You on WVAS 90.7 FM for a number of years. The program aired each Tuesday at 6 p.m. and LaBarron and his guests took calls from listeners, answered questions, and addressed a variety of legal issues.
LaBarron graduated from Auburn University in Industrial Engineering. He is involved in many community and social activities, such as serving on the Cleveland Avenue YMCA Board of Management, Resurrection Catholic Church Board of Trustees, Child Protect Board of Trustees, the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Foundation, and serving on the board of Medical Outreach Ministries (MOM). He was selected to serve on the Alabama State University 2011 Presidential Search Committee, and also recently served on the Alabama State University 2013 Presidential Search Committee.
LaBarron is married to the former Lori David and has two children, Micah and Logan. They are members of Christ Community Church.
- Alabama, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama (1995)
- The American Association for Justice (Board of Governors 2001-2002)(Member, Workers Compensation, Subcommittee)
- The List Committee
- The NCA Board of Trustees
- Capital City Bar Association (Past President)
- Alabama Lawyers Association (Past President)
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (Executive Committee)
- American Intellectual Property Law Associations
- Montgomery County Association for Justice
- The University of Alabama Law School (Board of Directors 2000-2001)
- Montgomery County and American Bar Associations
- Alabama Young Lawyers (Executive Committee)
- Magnolia Bar Association
- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- Leadership Montgomery Alumni Organization
- Cleveland Avenue YMCA (Board of Management)
- Institute of Industrial Engineers
- Alabama State Bar (Board of Commissioners)
- Alabama State Bar (President's Executive Council, 2013-14)
- Alabama State University Presidential Search Committee
- Medical Outreach Ministries (MOM)
- Best Lawyers
- AV Rated
- University of Alabama Black Law Student Association Alumni Honoree Award (2003)
- Montgomery County Democratic Committee's Chairman's Award of Excellence
- Children's Advocacy Center's Hands for Children Award
- Beasley Allen's Attorney/Litigator of the Year Award (2007)
- Beasley Allen's Products Liability Lawyer of the Year Award (2016)
- Resurrection Catholic Mission's Truth & Charity Award
- University of Alabama (J.D., 1994)
- Auburn University (B.S., Industrial Engineering, 1990)
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