Conference’s new start-to-finish, case-review theme will spotlight emerging areas of litigation

MONTGOMERY, ALA. – Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., will host its 11th annual Legal Conference & Expo at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center, beginning Thursday, Nov. 16, and continuing through Friday, Nov. 17. More than 1,500 Alabama lawyers in private practice are expected to attend the two-day event and get an inside look, start-to-finish, at a recent case Beasley Allen successfully litigated. The new case-review themed approach is designed to reinforce takeaways for conference participants.

“Never before have we walked our conference attendees through an entire personal injury and product liability case we successfully litigated, and I believe it will prove to be an invaluable experience for those in attendance,” said Beasley Allen Principal & Lead Products Liability Attorney Greg Allen. “It is an honor for Beasley Allen to serve as a resource for our colleagues across the state in this area of litigation as well as the many other areas we will touch on throughout this event.”

The event is the largest of its kind in the state and one of the top five legal conferences in the country. It offers a full 12 hours of free Continuing Legal Education credits certified by the Alabama State Bar. As with years past, the conference topics will emphasizeemerging areas of litigation and practice areas that are crucial to trial lawyers’ success. Practice areas will include Product Liability, Business Litigation, Consumer Fraud, Medical Device and Drug litigation as well as Legal Ethics.

“After more than a decade of organizing the Beasley Allen Legal Conference, we wanted to continue providing valuable knowledge to our participants,” said Beasley Allen Principal Gibson Vance. “This year’s event offers fresh insights for the Alabama legal community with a focus on case and trial preparation and legal marketing tips for private practice lawyers.”

Beasley Allen Principal & Founder Jere Beasley will discuss the important role lawyers play in improving society. Additional invited special guest speakers include Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall; Retirement Systems of Alabama CEO Dr. David Bronner; Alabama Association for Justice President Frank Woodson; Co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center Morris Dees; the Alabama State Bar’s Executive Director Phillip McCallum and General Counsel Doug McElvy; best-selling author and international technology expert Jabez LeBret; and Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program Director Robert Thornhill.

Attendees can visit with more than 20 of the nation’s top legal service providers along with this year’s platinum sponsors, Jackson Thornton Valuation and Litigation Consulting Group and Freedom Reporting, Inc. Others sponsors include Baker Realtime Reporting, Berney Office Solutions, Forge Consulting, Garreston Resolution Group, Martindale-Hubbell and Verscend. Representatives from other legal and community groups, including the Alabama State Bar and the Alabama Association for Justice, will be available to offer attendees information about how their organizations assist Alabama lawyers.

“We have been pleased to welcome the Beasley Allen Legal Conference in Montgomery for more than a decade,” said Dawn Hathcock, Vice President, Destination & Brand Development for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. “The conference provides lawyers from all over the state an opportunity to see everything Montgomery has to offer as a destination, and we hope that translates into return visits for vacations, events or additional meetings. In addition, hosting nearly 2,000 attendees at the state’s largest legal conference provides a huge economic impact in the River Region estimated to be roughly a million dollars.” 

About Beasley Allen Law Firm

Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, Beasley Allen is comprised of more than 70 attorneys and 200 support staff. One of the largest Plaintiffs law firms in the country, Beasley Allen is a national leader in civil litigation, with verdicts and settlements in excess of $26 billion. The firm’s founder, Jere Beasley, is included in the Lawdragon Hall of Fame. Beasley Allen was one of only 12 firms in the nation named by Law360 to its Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms list in 2015, and the firm was included on the National Law Journal Midsize Law Firm Hot List and the NLJ Elite Trial Lawyers List in 2014. Three of the firm’s 2016 verdicts, involving talcum powder ovarian cancer litigation, were included in the National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts. For more information about our firm, please visit our website at

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