Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles, P.C. lawyer, C. Gibson Vance has joined the Fellows of the Alabama Law Foundation. The Alabama Law Foundation established its Fellows program in 1993 to honor lawyers who have been members of the bar at least 10 years and who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to their profession and to their community. Election to the Fellows is limited to 1 percent of bar membership.
“I am honored to be selected as a member of the Fellows of the Alabama Law Foundation,” said Vance. “I understand the importance of their work and I look forward to contributing.”
Fellows commit to a financial contribution that is devoted to the foundation’s mission of providing access to justice. The Alabama Law Foundation has awarded $18 million in grants since it was established in 1987.
Gibson practices in the firm’s Personal Injury and Consumer Fraud sections, concentrating in actions against those who negligently or intentionally harm others. His clients include individuals and small businesses. He has been appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee (PSC) for multidistrict litigation (MDL) surrounding a massive data breach affecting customers of Community Health Systems, Inc. The litigation is consolidated under Judge Karon Owen Bowdre in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama.
In November 2015, Gibson was inducted into membership for the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Membership into the American Board of Trial Advocates is by invitation only following a rigorous nomination and voting process. There are approximately 7,300 members of ABOTA in the United States; only 109 attorneys in Alabama are members.
Gibson is active in the legal community both locally and nationally. He is past President of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Montgomery Trial Lawyers Association, the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, Alabama Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. Gibson was presented the Joe Tonahill Award by AAJ’s New Lawyers Division for his outstanding service to the civil justice system. Gibson also was the 2016 recipient of the AAJ Wiedemann & Wysocki Award. This is an award given to AAJ members who have made outstanding efforts to advance AAJ’s political outreach projects and priorities, and support AAJ’s Political Action Committee (PAC).
He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, and is the Bar Commissioner representing the 15th Judicial Circuit. He also serves on the Alabama State Bar Elections, Ethics, and Government Relations Committee. He was chosen as a member of the Alabama Legislative Business Litigation and Complex Litigation Study Committee.