Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., announced Mike Andrews was selected as the firm’s Litigator of the Year for 2017. The annual recognition is presented to the attorney who demonstrates exceptional professional skill throughout the course of the year and best represents the firm’s ideal of “helping those who need it most.” Mike practices in the firm’s Personal Injury and Products Liability Section. He handles complex product liability cases involving serious injury or death and has handled several cases against manufacturers of aircraft, light and heavy trucks, automobiles, and agricultural and construction equipment.
In addition to selecting the overall “top attorney,” Beasley Allen recognized excellence in its four sections, naming the Lawyer(s) of the Year in each. Honorees for 2017 are LaBarron Boone, Personal Injury Section Lawyer of the Year; Leslie Pescia, Fraud Section Lawyer of the Year; Leigh O’Dell and Ted Meadows, Mass Torts Section Lawyers of the Year; and Rick Stratton, Toxic Torts Section Lawyer of the Year.
“I am honored to work with a group of such outstanding lawyers who make it their personal duty to take good care of their clients,” firm founder Jere Beasley said. “Our attorneys receiving these awards know the value of exceptional work. As members of the Beasley Allen team, they do an excellent job of providing our clients with their best and working with colleagues and staff to seek justice. We are blessed to have them here at the firm. These are recognitions that are well-deserved.”
In addition to the professional awards given each year, the Board of Directors elects to recognize an attorney each year in memory of Beasley Allen lawyer Chad Stewart, who passed away in 2014. The Chad Stewart Award was created to recognize a lawyer who best exemplifies Chad’s spirit of service to God, his family and the practice of law in the task of “helping those who need it most.” The 2017 Chad Stewart Award was presented to Andy Birchfield. He is the head of the firm’s Mass Torts. He is an attorney dedicated to his clients and focused on helping others.