Beasley Allen lawyer Leon Hampton was selected to serve as the Vice President of the Alabama Lawyers Association at the organization’s annual meeting held May 31-June 1, in Negril, Jamaica. Last year, the organization recognized Hampton as the Board Member of the Year. Hampton joins other Beasley Allen lawyers who have helped lead the ALA, including LaBarron Boone, Kendall Dunson, Larry Golston and Navan Ward .
“I am proud of the work that Alabama Lawyers Association does throughout the community and I’m honored to serve as Vice President during this administration,” Hampton said.
The ALA (formerly known as the Alabama Black Lawyers Association) was organized in 1971 to help populations that have historically been unrepresented or underrepresented in the legal arena. The ALA provides support services and networking opportunities for members to enhance their effectiveness as legal counsel, and to protect the civil and political rights of all citizens.
As a member of the firm’s Consumer Fraud section, Hampton is currently working on class action, employment and whistleblower claims. Prior to his work at Beasley Allen, Hampton was a prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. While at the DA’s office, Leon was part of the Violent Crimes Unit and served as a lead counsel on homicide cases.
Since joining Beasley Allen in August 2017, Hampton has helped secure verdicts for clients totaling more than $16 million. His courtroom experience was integral to the trial team that obtained a $1.9 million verdict on behalf of Leon Battle and exposed the defendant’s fraudulent efforts to hide unsafe working conditions. Most recently, Hampton was heavily involved in a whistleblower case that recovered $14.7 million for Barry Taul. Taul uncovered and reported an illegal kickback and false billing scheme that defrauded the Alabama Organ Center and taxpayers. After reporting the scheme, Taul suffered physical abuse at the hands of his employers, as well as death threats against him and his family.
Hampton is also a member of the Alabama State Bar and serves on the group’s 2017-2018 Election Procedures Review Task Force, as well as the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Hugh Maddox American Inn of Court. He is also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., where he serves as the chapter’s parliamentarian and constitution committee chairperson for the Montgomery Alumni Chapter. Hampton is a graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and Alabama A&M University.