Montgomery trial lawyer Jere Beasley has been named the March of Dimes Citizen of the year.
Beasley, senior member of the law firm of Beasley, Allen, Methvin, Portis & Miles, PC.,. is one the nation’s leading plaintiff attorneys.
The former lieutenant governor will be honored on Oct. 17, during the Citizen of the Year Testimonial Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Wynlakes Country Club.
The evening’s activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction followed by a meal and the recognition of Beasley at 7:45 p.m.
The Citizen of the Year in 2004 was County Commission Chairman Todd Strange and in 2005 it was the Rev. John Ed Mathison of Frazier Memorial United Methodist Church.
In Alabama one in six babies are born premature and in half of those cases the reason is unknown. The March of Dimes is now conducting a seven –year-long research and education program that has a goal of reducing preterm births by at least 15 percent.