2014 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Finalist

| Defective Products, Transportation

Four attorneys from the Beasley Allen Law Firm have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year award for their work on litigation related to Toyota sudden unintended acceleration. The nominees, Jere Beasley, Cole Portis, Ben Baker and Graham Esdale, along with attorneys Larry Tawwater and Paul Martin led the charge against Toyota on behalf of the Bookout and Schwarz families. Bookout v. Toyota Motor Corp. was the first suit to go to trial against Toyota tying sudden unintended acceleration to electronic throttle control problems.

Ben Baker, Beasley Allen Attorney
Ben Baker

Ben focuses on product liability cases, especially vehicle crashworthiness.

Cole Portis, Beasley Allen Attorney
Cole Portis

Cole is the firm's Personal Injury Section Head.

Graham Esdale, Beasley Allen Attorney
Graham Esdale

Graham was lead attorney in Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration litigation.

Jere Beasley, Beasley Allen Attorney
Jere Beasley

Jere Beasley, the founding member of Beasley Allen Law Firm, has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. He was the lead Beasley Allen attorney in the record $11.9 billion award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama.


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