Eufaula native Tom Methvin, managing shareholder and president of Beasley Allen (a Montgomery-based law firm) was recently featured in the Montgomery Advertiser.
Methvin attended the Cumberland School of Law in 1988 and upon graduation, submitted his resume to several Birmingham law firms. When he failed to secure a job, Methvin contacted practicing Montgomery lawyer Jere Beasley, who hired Methvin on the spot, thought Beasley had no office to accommodate his new employee. Methvin worked out of Beasley’s library.
Beasley remained at Beasley Allen. Over the past eight years, he witnessed the companies extraordinary growth. The firm’s staff has grown to 250 employees and its number of attorneys has grown from 15 in 1998 to 45.
Methvin prides himself and his company in representing the “little guy” and taking on big corporate businesses. (In fact, Beasley Allen is leading the case against Merck & Co.) Beasley Allen is also rooted in a staunch Christian Faith (the lawyers engage in a weekly Bible study) and is not afraid to say so.
“We just try to make Jesus the main focus here of our business,” says Methvin.
Methvin goes on to say that the future of his firm is “very bright,” but does not expect his staff to grow much more. Methvin is 43 years old and married with two children.