Nineteen Beasley Allen lawyers were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
Included on the list are the firm’s Founder, Jere L. Beasley, included since 1991, as well as J. Greg Allen (the firm’s Lead Products Liability Attorney), included since 2011; Michael J. Crow, included since 2011; Thomas J. Methvin (the firm’s Managing Attorney), included since 2006; J. Cole Portis (Personal Injury Section Head), included since 2011; W. Daniel “Dee” Miles, III, (Consumer Fraud Section Head), included since 2011; Andy D. Birchfield, Jr., (Mass Torts Section Head), included since 2007; Rhon E. Jones (Toxic Torts Section Head), included since 2011; Benjamin E. Baker, Jr., included since 2013; LaBarron N. Boone, included since 2011; David B. Byrne III, included since 2012; Kendall C. Dunson, included since 2016; R. Graham Esdale, Jr., included since 2011; Benjamin L. Locklar, included since 2017; P. Leigh O’Dell, included since 2011; W. Roger Smith III, included since 2012; C. Gibson Vance, included since 2012; Navan Ward, Jr., included since 2018; and E. Frank Woodson, included since 2016.
Beasley Allen lawyers were also recognized for their successes and named “Lawyer of the Year” in three categories:
- Gibson Vance was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Montgomery.
- Rhon E. Jones was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Litigation – Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” in Montgomery.
- Roger Smith, III was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Montgomery.
Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Eighty-three thousand industry-leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and Best Lawyers has received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”