On the 35th anniversary of Beasley Allen law firm, Beasley Allen Report host Gibson Vance welcomes Founding Shareholder and former Lieutenant Governor Jere Beasley to the show. When the firm first began, Mr. Beasley remembers that there was only one lawyer, himself, one secretary and one legal assistant. He also says that he has found the secret to the firm’s success to be putting the client’s interests first and focusing on ensuring the client leaves in a better condition than when they arrived. He recalls one of the most memorable cases that helped shape the firm’s reputation, involving a tractor rollover. Durwood Spivey, a 67-year-old retired farmer, was crushed and killed when his Kubota tractor overturned during use. Despite technology being available to prevent the incident from occurring, the tractor was not equipped with any rollover protection features. The Spivey family eventually settled their lawsuit against the Kubota defendants after four days of trial for $10,000,000 due to the horrific testimony that was presented to the jury.
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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