New Principals at Beasley Allen

Beasley Allen is proud to announce the promotion of six of its attorneys to principal.

Tyner Helms

Tyner joined Beasley Allen Law Firm in October 2017. He works in the firm’s Fraud Section, primarily handling whistleblower lawsuits, class action lawsuits, and business litigation.

Tyner was named by The National Trial Lawyers to the Alabama Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers List, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. He was also selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in 2022 and 2023.

Sydney Everett

Sydney works in Beasley Allen’s Mass Torts Section, where she previously worked as a law clerk. She focuses on litigation involving JUUL and social media.  

Sydney serves on the executive committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association and the Future Leaders Forum and is a member of the Alabama Association of Justice. 

Before joining Beasley Allen, Sydney worked throughout law school for a Vestavia Hills, Alabama law firm, practicing primarily corporate law and estate planning.

Benjamin Keen

Ben works in Beasley Allen’s Personal Injury Section. Based in the firm’s Atlanta office, he handles catastrophic injury cases, including tractor-trailer accidents. 

Ben says he approaches cases analytically to ensure not only effective representation but also impactful results. He has recovered millions for his clients and prides himself on developing and understanding a clients’ needs. 

Notable case results include $1,150,000 in an action against a rideshare entity in which liability for a wreck was disputed, $700,000 in a trucking settlement involving a plaintiff with $24,000 in medical bills, and numerous six-figure and policy limit results.

Jessica Haynes

Jessica “Jessi” Haynes joined Beasley Allen’s Consumer Fraud Section in 2021. She is part of our team that handles qui tam litigation cases under the False Claims Act and employment law cases. Jessi also plays a vital role in the Blue Cross Blue Shield multidistrict litigation. 

Her expertise lies in conducting case investigations from individuals and other attorneys. Through her investigations, Jessi has gained valuable insights into the many aspects of business and employment practices in Alabama and throughout the United States. She has had the privilege of researching intricate pieces of law, which have helped her become proficient in her field. 

Jessi was part of the trial team that secured a $4.6 million damage award under the False Claims Act against the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority. The court found that BJCTA made false claims to federal transportation officials.

Clinton Richardson

Clinton joined Beasley Allen in 2021. He works in the firm’s Mass Torts Section, handling cases involving the social media and the JUUL litigations, as well as assisting with investigating the viability of other prospective actions.

Before joining Beasley Allen, Clinton worked for other law firms, litigating matters in the areas of employment discrimination, federal criminal defense, and 42 USC § 1983 litigation. 

Clinton received the Alabama State Bar’s President’s Award in June 2022 for his work on “Implicit Bias and its Impact on the American Criminal Justice System.” He was a finalist for the 2014 Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program Lawyer of the Year Award and was named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2017, 2018 and 2023.

Leslie LaMacchia

Leslie works in Beasley Allen’s Toxic Torts Section. She handles Camp Lejeune-related claims and paraquat cases. Leslie is on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee in the Paraquat Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and has gained valuable experience while working on bellwether cases for trial in both the MDL and Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP) for In Re: Paraquat Litigation. 

Leslie joined our firm in 2022 after spending 17 years working for other top plaintiff mass tort law firms, where she handled pharmaceutical and product liability cases.  Leslie has also held court-appointed leadership positions in other mass tort MDLs and has attained multimillion-dollar settlements for thousands of injured plaintiffs in approximately a dozen MDLs.

“Being promoted to principal is a significant milestone in a lawyer’s career. It’s a testament to their hard work, dedication, and expertise in their field,” said Beasley Allen Managing Attorney Tom Methvin. “The firm is proud to have them on board.”

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