Gibson Vance, a principal with Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C, was elected president of the STLA at the organization’s 30th Annual Conference, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 7-11. Vance will lead the organization for a one-year term. The STLA’s mission is to promote fellowship, learning and networking among trial lawyers throughout the 13 southern states.
“It will be an honor to lead the Southern Trial Lawyers Association over this next year,” Vance said of his newest position with the organization. “I’m humbled to be asked to lead such an accomplished group of lawyers.”
Vance graduated from Troy University and Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. He joined Beasley Allen in 2000. He practices in the firm’s Personal Injury and Consumer Fraud sections, concentrating in actions against those who negligently or intentionally harm others, and has participated in dozens of jury trials in his legal career, many of which have resulted in large verdicts for his clients. In addition to his work with STLA, Vance is a past-president of the American Association for Justice, Montgomery Trial Lawyers Association and the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation. He is also an Alabama State Bar Commissioner, representing the 15th Judicial Circuit.
Membership in the STLA is by nomination made by a member of the Board of Directors, with approval by other Board members from the nominee’s state and, thus, consists of some of the “best of the best” throughout the South.
Vance graduated from Troy University and Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. He joined Beasley Allen in 2000. He practices in the firm’s Personal Injury and Consumer Fraud sections.
He is married to Kate Vance, and they have two children, Carter and Andrew.