Montgomery Business Journal

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March 2015

BEASLEY ALLEN NAMES NEW PRINCIPALS

MONTGOMERY – The law firm of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., has named four attorneys as new principals: David Dearing, James W. Lampkin II, Danielle Ward Mason and Matt Teague. All four lawyers work in the firm’s mass torts section.

“We appreciate the work these talented attorneys have done for their clients on behalf of the firm, and anticipate their continued success in fulfilling our mission of ‘helping those who need it most,’ ” Beasley Allen Principal and Managing Attorney Tom Methvin said in a statement.

Dearing joined Beasley Allen in 2012. He initially worked in the firm’s hormone replacement therapy (HRT) litigation team. He is now primarily working on two other classes of drugs in multidistrict litigation.

Lampkin joined Beasley Allen in 2011 after a career in private practice with a civil defense firm in Mobile.

Danielle Ward Mason, who joined Beasley Allen in 2009, was part of the trial team that worked on HRT litigation and secured a $72.6 million verdict for three plaintiffs in Philadelphia.

Teague is leading the firm’s testosterone replacement therapy litigation. He joined Beasley Allen in 2011.

CAPELL & HOWARD ADD SHAREHOLDER, ASSOCIATES

MONTGOMERY – Capell & Howard, P.C. announced that Terrie S. Biggs has become a shareholder with the law firm. Two associates also joined the firm.

Biggs has been with the firm as an associate for several years practicing in civil litigation, domestic relations and criminal defense.

Kristin Dillard and Faith Perdue are the two new associates. Dillard concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law and general civil litigation. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and her juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Perdue, who will mainly work out of the firm’s Opelika/Auburn office, received her juris doctorate at Tulane University Law School and has a master’s degree in special education and multiple abilities from the University of Alabama. She will practice in the areas of education law and litigation.

REAL ESTATE AGENT RETURNS TO COLDWELL BANKER TOWNE

MONTGOMERY – Coldwell Banker Towne Realty has welcomed back real estate agent Jeanna Kervin.

“We are excited to have Jeanna back on our sales team,” Mark Silberman, broker of Coldwell Banker Towne Realty, said in a statement.

WARREN AVERETT PROMOTES ASBURY TO MEMBER OF THE FIRM

BIRMINGHAM – Warren Averett, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, has promoted seven to members of the firm, including Jason Asbury.

Asbury, who works in the Montgomery office, serves as president of Warren Averett Technology Group. He has more than 15 years of experience providing information technology consulting services to clients in industries including banking, insurance, education and law. Asbury specializes in IT consulting for the health care industry, including the implementation and management of multiple patient care systems and associated medical management.

RUSHTON, STAKELY NAMES TWO SHAREHOLDERS

MONTGOMERY – J. Ladd Davis and Stephen P. Dees have been named shareholders in the law firm of Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A.

Davis has been with the firm since 2009. His practice focuses on commercial and residential real estate transactions, and he has represented and assisted developers, real estate investors and lenders in numerous projects across the country. He is a licensed title agent in Alabama, and his practice includes title examination and issuance of title insurance. He also routinely represents lenders and other creditors in foreclosure actions and loan default workout transactions.

Dees, who has been with the firm since 2007, is devoted to civil litigation at the trial and appellate court levels. He focuses on defending physicians, nursing personnel, long-term care facilities and hospitals in medical malpractice lawsuits. He also works on behalf of corporations and insurance carriers in general business litigation as well as complex construction litigation. Dees has tried cases to a jury in both state and federal court and handled matters before the Alabama Supreme Court and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

HILL, HILL, CARTER ADDS NEW ASSOCIATE

MONTGOMERY – Hill, Hill, Carter, Franco, Cole, & Black, P.C. announced that Jesse K. Anderson has joined the law firm as an associate.

His practice includes a broad range of civil litigation matters with an emphasis on insurance defense. Anderson is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association and American Bar Association.

He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama as well as all courts in the State of Alabama and Tennessee, including the Alabama Supreme Court and Tennessee Supreme Court.

The Montgomery native graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2004. He later received his juris doctorate from Cumberland School of Law in 2011. Anderson sat consecutively for the Alabama and Tennessee bar exams and was admitted to both in 2011.

NEW WATERS REALTY ANNOUNCES HIRES

PIKE ROAD – Realtors Barbara Wilkinson and Jeff Dickey have joined New Waters Realty Co.

Wilkinson comes to The Waters with more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. “I am excited to not only be a new homeowner in The Waters, but also to be a new sales agent,” Wilkinson said in a statement. “I love to tell people that I work and live in Pike Road, the fastest-growing municipality in the State of Alabama.”

Dickey joins the real estate industry after serving eight years as a church administrator in Montgomery. He will expand the digital marketing program at New Waters Realty. 

New Waters Realty Co. is the sales and marketing firm for The Waters, a master-planned residential community that includes the 200-acre Lake Cameron, Montgomery County’s largest lake.

AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE DIRECTOR JOINS ADVERTISING AGENCY WALKER360

MONTGOMERY – Victor Manzano recently arrived from Chile to Walker360 where he will lead the creative and strategic work of the agency. 

Born in Mexico City, Manzano has won numerous advertising awards in his more than 15 years of agency experience. His branding efforts have included companies such as Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co., Chevrolet, Goodyear, Microsoft, Nestlé, L’Oreal, Heineken, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Danone, Continental Airlines, DeBeers, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola and several others in Latin American countries.

CROSBY ELECTRIC NAMES VICE PRESIDENT

MONTGOMERY – Randy Baxter has been named vice president of Crosby Electric Co. Inc.

Baxter, who was born and raised in Montgomery, joined the Crosby Electric team in 1976. He has been managing electrical construction projects throughout Alabama and Florida for more than 20 years.

He will continue to manage projects, but his new responsibilities will include strategic planning for the construction division of the company as well as overseeing more of the day-to-day operations such as fleet management.

“Randy has been a terrific senior project manager for years,” Crosby Electric President Al Crosby said in a statement. “The entire Crosby team is excited about his new title and role. He has earned it.”

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