MONTGOMERY, ALA. (June 5, 2020) – Beasley Allen lawyer Leon Hampton Jr. was sworn in as the 47th president of the Alabama Lawyers Association during the group’s virtual annual conference. Hampton joins other Beasley Allen lawyers who have helped lead the ALA, including LaBarron Boone, Kendall Dunson, Larry Golston, Danielle Ward Mason and Navan Ward.
“It’s an honor to lead ALA during a very challenging time in our state and nation’s history,” Hampton said. “For 49 years, ALA lawyers have been at the forefront of legal and societal change. I look forward to building upon this well-established tradition. This year, ALA will focus on using the collective voices of our members to help bring awareness and resolution to systemic inequities within minority communities.”
Hampton is a principal and trial attorney in the firm’s Fraud Section where he focuses his practice on consumer fraud, employment litigation and whistleblower claims under the False Claims Act. Since 2017, he has helped secure verdicts and settlements totaling more than $20 million. Recently, he received an invitation to join the National Trial Lawyers’ 40 under 40 List. Prior to joining Beasley Allen, Hampton was a prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
In addition to serving as President of ALA, Hampton serves on the board of directors for the Legal Services of Alabama and Mercy House. In 2020, he was selected for the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum (Class 15). He is married to Dr. Tonquita Hampton and they have two children. They attend True Divine Baptist Church where Leon Hampton serves on the executive pastoral staff.
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.