Methvin Does Battle For Consumers

posted on:
November 4, 2001

author:
Staff

Under Tom Methvin’s leadership as managing shareholder, Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles has become the largest plaintiff’s law firm in Alabama.

Methvin oversees 40 lawyers and 245 staff employees and still is able to practice in the areas of consumer fraud and business litigation.

He has pioneered consumer fraud litigation, using such theories of liability as loan flipping, insurance packing and hidden finance charges on loans.

The firm Methvin helps lead had participated in a $2 billion verdict and more than 200 settlements and verdicts of more the $1 million as of August 2001. Methvin is past president of the Montgomery County Bar Association. He is currently a member of the Alabama State Bar Association Board of Bar Commissioners. He is also a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Citizen’s Advisory Committee and serves on the boards of the Alabama Lawyers for Children and Let God Arise Ministries.

Methvin has authored numerous papers, including “Consumer Fraud Class Actions: Plaintiff’s Perspective;” “Damages Theories and Trial Strategies in Punitive Cases;” “The work-up of a Consumer Credit Fraud Case;” and “Alabama’s Poverty Industry.”

A visible member of Montgomery’s law community Methvin and his family also are active members of Christ Community Church.

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