Twenty Beasley Allen lawyers have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. Founding Attorney, Jere Beasley; Lead Products Liability Attorney, Greg Allen; Principal, Mike Crow; Managing Attorney, Tom Methvin; Personal Injury Section Head, Cole Portis; Consumer Fraud Section Head, W. Daniel “Dee” Miles, III; Mass Torts Section Head and Executive Committee member, Andy Birchfield; Toxic Torts Section Head and Executive Committee member, Rhon Jones; Managing Attorney – Atlanta, Chris Glover; Executive Committee members LaBarron Boone, Leigh O’Dell and Gibson Vance; and firm Principals Ben Baker, David Byrne, Kendall Dunson, Graham Esdale, Ben Locklar, Roger Smith, Navan Ward and Frank Woodson were all named to the 2021 list.
Three Beasley Allen lawyers were also recognized for their individual practices. Greg Allen was selected for The Best Lawyers® 2021 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs category; Leigh O’Dell was selected for The Best Lawyers® 2021 Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs category and Ben Baker was selected for The Best Lawyers® 2021 Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs section.
For the first time The Best Lawyers in America© has recognized lawyers who are early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Ryan Kral was included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Environmental Law; Parker Miller was included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Stephanie Monplaisir was included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in both Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs; and Brittany Scott was included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs.
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