Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. associate Danielle Ward Mason has been named to Lawyers of Color second annual Hot List, recognizing early- to mid-career minority attorneys. Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers of Color’s Hot List 2014 issue, scheduled for publication July 2014. The Southern Region honorees were celebrated at a reception in Atlanta on July 24.
Danielle joined Beasley Allen in 2009 and is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Mass Torts section, investigating claims involving dangerous drugs and medical devices. During her time at Beasley Allen, she has handled cases involving hormone replacement therapy, Reglan, hernia mesh patches, and transvaginal mesh. Danielle currently serves as President-Elect, board member and coordinator of the Student Internship Program for the Alabama Lawyers Association, Secretary of the Montgomery County Association for Justice, and Parliamentarian of the Capital City Bar Association. She has also served on the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation Junior Board of Directors, the Montgomery County Association for Justice Board of Directors and the Alabama Association for Justice Editorial Board.
This year, Danielle was appointed as a lawyer coordinator for the Middle District of Alabama’s Pro se Litigants Pilot Program, where she recently provided pro bono legal services for a plaintiff in mediation and received commendation for her service to the bar and the public by the Honorable Judge Terry F. Moorer. She will also join the faculty of her alma mater, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, as an adjunct professor teaching Pre-Trial practice this fall.
The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar association publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates, and accepted nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues. The selection committee also made editorial choices of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, especially those active in legal pipeline initiatives.