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Montgomery, Alabama (August 28, 2007) – The Alabama State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) nominated Beasley Allen attorney Rhon Jones for its Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. The nomination was based on Rhon’s work on a case referred to him by the VLP, in which he obtained a favorable outcome for an elderly widow, who lives alone, and who paid a contractor for repairs to her floor that were not performed adequately, leaving her home in a unsafe condition.
Rhon credits his fellow attorneys Kim Ward and Alyce Robertson for helping obtain the judgment. Kim, who formerly worked with Beasley Allen, volunteered many hours in which she worked with Rhon in inspecting the client’s home, meeting with the client at her home, and obtaining estimates for the costs of completing and/or repairing the work performed by the contractor. Kim and Rhon also worked to prepare a complaint that they filed in the District Court of Montgomery County, Alabama, and arranged for a member of Beasley Allen’s investigation team to take photographs documenting the conditions of the client’s home.
Alyce Robertson also assisted Rhon in this matter in working on preparing for and trying this case in the District Court of Montgomery County. After hearing the evidence, the Judge found for the plaintiff and awarded her approximately $3,500 – the amount of the estimate for repair of her floors, which were by that time a serious safety concern.
Rhon’s response, on being nominated for the award, is that he is honored, but that he was just doing what the attorneys at the Beasley Allen firm do every day. Every more important than receiving any honor, Rhon said, is that he is fortunate enough to work with a firm that supports and encourages volunteer service.
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Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, Beasley Allen is comprised of over 45 attorneys and 200 support staff. Beasley Allen is a national leader in civil litigation, having settled verdicts and settlements amounting to nearly $15 billion.