Beasley Allen lawyer Larry Golston was sworn in today as the newest president of the Montgomery County Bar Association (MCBA) during the group’s annual meeting. Larry joins other Beasley Allen lawyers who have helped lead the MCBA, including the firm’s managing attorney, Tom Methvin, as well as Kendall Dunson. Larry is the organization’s 91st president and the second African American to hold the office.
“It is an honor to serve the Montgomery County Bar Association and my colleagues in this role,” Larry said. “The MCBA has a long tradition of serving area attorneys and the community and I look forward to building on these traditions.”
Larry is a Principal and trial attorney in the firm’s Fraud Section, where he has devoted his career to seeking justice on behalf of those who have been negligently or intentionally harmed. His clients include individuals and small businesses. His practice is focused on whistleblower litigation, retaliation, wage & hour litigation, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, business fraud and class actions.
Larry led the whistleblower case that recovered $14.7 million for Barry Taul against the Alabama Organ Center and Abanks Mortuary & Crematory. He also represented Blake Percival, a former U.S. Investigations Services, Inc. (USIS) employee. Percival filed a whistleblower complaint in 2011 alleging USIS violated the False Claims Act in performing a contract with the Office of Personnel Management to perform background investigations of federal employees and those applying for federal service. Larry helped secure a $30 million settlement agreement in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice in Percival’s case.
Previously, Larry served as president of both the Alabama Lawyers Association and the Capital City Bar Association. He is also the former chairman of the Adams-Shores Caucus of the Alabama Association for Justice and is a member of the Federal Bar Association. Larry serves on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery YMCA-Bell Road Branch and regularly serves as a volunteer head coach for youth football and youth basketball with the YMCA. Additionally, he volunteers his time to speak to high school and middle school students about the law, the importance of getting a good post-secondary education, and the importance of the judicial branch of government. The Birmingham, Alabama, native attended the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law.
The MCBA strives to advance the legal profession and improve the system of justice on behalf of its members and the public. The MCBA serves as a regional center for legal professionalism through education, administrative resources, and professional support.