The Commitment to Service Award is held each year to honor an individual in the River Region for their efforts and achievements in serving their community. This award ceremony includes a fine dining dinner and a Roast of the honoree by several individuals who have known them for some time and can share with us some of their memories of the relationship they have with our honoree and have a little laugh at their expense as well. The evening also includes a silent auction as well. Funds raised by corporate sponsorship, ticket sales and the silent auction are used to support a specific charitable organization who is also a part of the evening’s events, sharing information and images of their work.
This year, the Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club honored Mr. Jere Beasley, a nationally known and respected trial attorney, and the founding shareholder of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
Jere Beasley has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. During his career, he has tried hundreds of cases. Jere’s numerous courtroom victories include landmark cases that have made a positive impact upon our society. One such case prompted a major automobile manufacturer to recall its unsafe vehicles, while another made a major tractor manufacturer put rollover protection on all of its tractors. Still another prompted a major insurance company to seek out thousands of its policyholders who had been wronged in an effort to correct their policies.
The driving force behind Jere’s success has been his intense commitment to his clients. Jere is, without a doubt, one of the leading trial lawyers in the entire country and a leading advocate for those who have been wronged. He has appeared as a lecturer throughout the country at numerous legal seminars and other events.
We are deeply honored that Mr. Beasley has allowed us to put him in the spotlight, and let his friends ‘Roast’ him on this special night. Funds raised during this special evening will be used to provide the American Red Cross of Central Alabama a Disaster Response Feeding Trailer, and also the Autauga County Family Support Center funds necessary to construct a Conference Room within their Family Support Center, and the Second Chance Foundation a grant to purchase math and literacy software for their remedial education program.