MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Thomas J. Methvin, Managing Shareholder for Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., was recently named the President-Elect designate of the Alabama State Bar. He will become President-Elect of the Alabama State Bar at the July 2008 Annual Meeting. In July of 2009, Tom will become President of the Alabama State Bar.

“Beasley Allen has a long history of serving our Bar Association,” Methvin said. “I am honored by the endorsement of the lawyers who supported me and I look forward to serving all members of our Bar Association and the public in this position.”

Methvin was born in Eufaula, Alabama in 1963. After graduating from high school with honors, Tom graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Corporate Finance in the Business School. He then earned his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama in 1988 and began his legal career at Beasley Allen that same year.

In 2002, he was selected by the National Law Journal as one of the Top 40 Litigators in the country under the age of 40, and was named by the Montgomery Advertiser as one of the “Top 40 under 40,” which is a list of the top 40 business leaders in Central Alabama under the age of 40. In 2006, he was honored by his peers by being chosen one of the Best Lawyers in America.

In July of 2007, Methvin was featured in Fortune magazine as one of America’s Premier Lawyers. He also was featured in Business Alabama Magazine. Also in 2007, Methvin was chosen by Birmingham Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Alabama in the field of personal injury and mass torts.

Methvin is a Fellow in the Alabama Law Foundation, which promotes access to justice for the poor. He is also President of the Montgomery Cumberland Law School Club. He serves on the Finance Committee for the Access to Justice Commission, which was founded by the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court to find new ways to provide access to justice for the poor in Alabama.

Methvin serves on the Boards of the following charitable organizations: Let God Arise Ministries, a prison ministry; Brantwood Children’s Home, a home for abused and neglected children; the Center for Progress and Opportunity, headed by former U.S. Senator John Edwards, which explores ways to expand opportunity for all underprivileged Americans; and the Cystic Fibrosis Advisory Panel, which helps fight the terrible disease of CF.

He is married to the former Amy Agee of Birmingham, and they have two sons, Rucker and Slade.

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