Beasley Allen attorneys, staff, and other distinguished guests, including County Commission Chairman Elton Dean, Mayor Todd Strange, and Chamber of Commerce Executives, joined today to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the firm now known as Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
Chairman Dean and Mayor Strange read proclamations announcing Jan. 7, 2019, as Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. Day, and encouraged residents to recognize the positive impact of local and national service this firm and its founder, Jere L. Beasley, have provided for the last 40 years.
Beasley Allen was founded in 1979 by Jere L. Beasley. Mr. Beasley served as the state’s 22nd Lieutenant Governor and briefly as Acting Governor when then-Gov. George C. Wallace was shot. After leaving politics, Mr. Beasley envisioned a career using his legal skills “helping those who need it most.”
The firm was established to provide legal service to both individuals and businesses who have been wronged by no act of their own, a protection provided by the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution, and that is a principle that still holds true at Beasley Allen. The firm has a national reputation for being at the forefront of Consumer Litigation, having secured more than $26 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients as well as helping improve workplace safety and the safety of myriad products for consumers worldwide.
What started as a one-lawyer firm has grown to a firm of more than 85 lawyers and over 200 support staff in Montgomery and Atlanta, who work tirelessly to represent clients from all over our great nation. Attorneys and support staff have been an integral part of this community, providing hundreds of hours of pro-bono legal work to low-income residents, donating millions of dollars to charitable organizations, and committing countless hours to community service as well as time and resources to revitalization efforts in the City’s downtown area.
Today’s ceremony served as a commitment by the leadership of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. to continue seeking justice for all and serving as a leading citizen in our community as an employer and corporate donor for generations to come.
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