Frank Woodson, a lawyer in our firm’s Mass Torts Section, is now the President of the Alabama Association for Justice, having been installed on June 16 at the organization’s annual meeting. This is quite an honor and Frank is certainly well deserving. Frank had this to say:
As a 33-year member and now in my sixth year as an officer of the Alabama Association for Justice, I know firsthand the importance of the work we do, not only for members, but for the citizens of the State of Alabama. As President, I will work closely with our staff, lobby team, officers and board of directors to keep the doors of the Courthouse open for our clients, educate and assist our members and fight to uphold the 7th amendment rights of the Citizens of our State.
It is the mission of ALAJ to make sure any person injured through another’s misconduct or negligence can get justice in the courtroom. ALAJ works to eliminate restrictions on the civil justice system so that every person can have their day in court and have equal access to justice. It’s very important that the civil justice system not only be preserved, but strengthened.
Frank has practiced in the firm’s Mass Torts Section since 2001, handling cases involving dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. Frank has served in important leadership roles in multidistrict litigation.
Among many notable verdicts and settlements, Frank was responsible for successful resolutions of our Rezulin, Baycol and shoulder pain pump cases and a $5.1 million verdict for a woman who developed breast cancer after taking hormone replacement therapy. Frank served as Vice Chairman of the Sales and Marketing Committee for the Vioxx MDL and was an integral part of the successful Vioxx trial team.
Frank is a former president of Mobile County Young Lawyers. He was also a member of the Mobile County Bar Association Executive Committee and of the State of Alabama Young Lawyers Committee. In addition, Frank currently serves as a trustee on the Executive Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice. He is a member of the Montgomery and Mobile Bar Associations and the American Association for Justice. Frank is also a member of the Alabama Association for Justice’s first Board of Directors.
ALAJ has had a number of presidents who worked very hard to make it possible for victims of corporate wrongdoing and abuse to obtain justice in Alabama courts. I am confident that Frank will serve with distinction in his role as President of ALAJ.