MONTGOMERY, ALA. (November 3, 2014) – Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., principal & managing attorney Thomas J. Methvin has been awarded the 2014 Harold Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award by the Alabama State Bar. Methvin is a past president of the Alabama State Bar (2009 – 2010) and the Montgomery County Bar Association (1996).
“Tom has an intense commitment to the fundamental principles of equal protection and equal justice,” said Alabama State Bar President Rich Raleigh of Wilmer & Lee, P.A. “He has worked zealously, both during his presidency and after, to help Alabamians through outstanding pro bono service, encouraging every lawyer and law firm to become involved and emphasizing how every Alabama lawyer has a responsibility to render public interest legal service.”
Created in 2011, the Albritton Award is presented each year to an individual attorney who has shown leadership and commitment to improving pro bono legal services to Alabama’s low-income citizens. The award is named for Judge W. Harold Albritton, who established the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program in 1991. The award honors Albritton’s vision and leadership.
Methvin began his career with Beasley Allen in 1988 shortly after graduating from the Cumberland School of Law. Prior to law school, Methvin attended the University of Alabama, where he received his degree in Corporate Finance.