For the first time in its nearly 40-year history, Beasley Allen Law Firm has opened an office in a city other than hometown Montgomery, Alabama. In January, the firm opened an office in Atlanta, Georgia. Although the new office will focus primarily on personal injury and products liability cases, lawyers at the new office will handle other cases representing plaintiffs in a variety of areas.
Shortly after Beasley Allen’s arrival in Atlanta, the Daily Report dubbed the firm a “Plaintiffs Powerhouse” as it speculated about how the firm will impact the legal landscape. The Daily Report is the primary news source about the courts, lawyers and the legal profession in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia.
The Daily Report noted Beasley Allen’s involvement in high-profile cases including GM ignition switch defects, BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil sipll, Vioxx, the VW emissions cheat scandal and exploding Takata airbags. These cases illustrate that Beasley Allen is a leader in each of its practice sections – Personal Injury/Products Liability, Mass Torts, Consumer Fraud and Toxic Torts.
Spearheading efforts to launch the new Atlanta office are Beasley Allen lawyers Chris Glover and Navan Ward. Chris is experienced in the areas of personal injury and products liability, particularly focusing on single-vehicle accidents and truck accident cases involving 18-wheelers and other heavy trucks. Last year, Chris published a book, An Introduction to Truck Accident Claims: A Guide to Getting Started, which is a primer to help other attorneys navigate litigation involving commercial vehicles.
Navan is a leader in the firm’s Mass Torts section, and has been instrumental in ongoing litigation related to defective metal-on-metal hip implants, serving on a number of Plaintiff Steering Committees for cases involving a number of medical device manufacturers. Navan also is active in the American Association for Justice (AAJ), where he holds the position of Parliamentarian and is in line to become president in the next few years.
Beasley Allen also will be working closely with Marietta plaintiffs’ lawyer Lance Cooper, with whom the firm developed a relationship after working on the GM ignition switch defect cases. Cooper discovered the ignition switch flaw while representing Ken and Beth Melton, whose daughter Brooke was killed when the faulty ignition switch caused the crash of her Chevrolet Cobalt.
Beasley Allen’s new office is located at 4200 Northside Parkway, Building One, Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga., 30327. You can reach us by phone at 404-751-1162, Fax at 855-674-1818, or always call us toll free at 800-898-2034 to discuss any cases of interest or to get more information.
Source: The Daily Report