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Bar ServiceTenley E. Armstrong
TENLEY E. ARMSTRONG. Tenley Armstrong is an associate with Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama. Her practice focuses on white collar matters, product liability, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare, consumer fraud and bad faith, and general business litigation. Tenley currently serves at the Annual Meeting Chair of the Women in Law Committee for DRI and is the President-Elect of the Young Lawyers Board of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, and her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.LaBarron N. Boone
LABARRON BOONE. LaBarron Boone is in private practice with the firm Beasley Allen in Montgomery, Alabama. His work focuses on cases involving product liability, consumer fraud and personal injury. LaBarron's excellent national reputation in the legal community provides him with the opportunity to lecture and to publish numerous articles for practicing attorneys throughout the country. In 2003 LaBarron received the University of Alabama Black Law Student Association Alumni Honoree Award. He was the recipient of the "Chairman's Award of Excellence" presented by Montgomery County Democratic Committee, and the first ever recipient of the "Hands for Children" Award, presented to him at the Children's Advocacy Center in Montgomery, Alabama. He serves on the Central Alabama Community Foundation Board of Trustees (CACF). LaBarron received Beasley Allen's 2007 Attorney/Litigator of the Year Award, and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.Lee Copeland
LEE COPELAND. Lee Copeland is a member of the firm Copeland Franco in Montgomery, Alabama. His litigation practice includes products liability, malpractice, and a host of general commercial claims. Prior to joining Copeland Franco, Lee clerked for the Honorable Truman M. Hobbs, Sr., United States District Court, M.D. AL. He is active in local and state level bar activities, including serving as President for the Alabama State Bar, a former member of the Board of Bar Commissioners, Alabama State Bar, and past President of the Montgomery County Bar Association. Lee has been honored with membership in the Alabama Law Foundation and as a Fellow in the American Bar Association, as well as being named as one of the best lawyers in America, and an Alabama Super Lawyer. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. Samuel N. Crosby
SAMUEL N. CROSBY. Sam Crosby is a member of the firm Stone, Granade & Crosby, P.C. in Daphne, Alabama. Some of the areas his practice emphasizes are civil litigation, probate practice, personal injury, trusts, wills, business law, guardianships and real property. Sam has received many awards, including the Howell T. Heflin Honor and Integrity Award, the Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award, and the Chief Justice's Outstanding Leadership Award; served as a Fellow with the Alabama Law Foundation and with the National Conference of Bar Presidents; was elected to the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism; and served as President for the Alabama State Bar. Sam is also retired from the JAG Corps of the United States Naval Reserve. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.Laura D. Hodge
LAURA HODGE. Laura Hodge is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.Elizabeth H. Huntley
ELIZABETH H. HUNTLEY. Liz Huntley is Of Counsel to the firm Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama. She practices in the areas of banking and financial services, consumer law, business litigation and products liability. Liz serves on DRI's Diversity for Success Seminar Committee and is active in the Alabama Sate and Birmingham Bar Associations. She is also a well-known child advocate, serving on several boards such as Leadership Alabama Board of Directors, Children's First Foundation Board of Directors, and Children's Village Board of Directors, and is also the President and Co-Founder of Project Gear. She has been the recipient of many honors and awards. Liz received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University and her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.Ed Lanquist
EDWARD D. LANQUIST, JR. Ed Lanquist is a managing shareholder at Patterson Intellectual Property Law. He is an AV-rated attorney who practices patent, trademark and copyright litigation, intellectual property counseling and trademark prosecution. Ed serves as President for the Nashville Bar Association, a Fellow with the American Bar Association, and a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. He also chairs the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and is a board member for the Arts and Business Council. Ed has been named as one of Tennessee's top lawyers by the National Law Journal, Law & Politics magazine, and the Nashville Business Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from the University Tennessee and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.Kathryn "Katie" Osburne
KATHRYN (KATIE) OSBURNE. Katie Osburne is Deputy General Counsel, University of Alabama System. Prior to joining the UA system, Ms. Osburne practiced with the firm, Rosen Harwood P.A., Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she specialized in administrative law, litigation and family law. Ms. Osburne has served as a member of the Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Section, Alabama State Bar; Chair, Law School Relations Committee, Alabama State Bar; Member, Alabama Custodial Law Revision Task Force; Member, Executive Committee, Tuscaloosa County Bar Association; Member, 2013 Leadership Tuscaloosa Class; and Member, Junior League of Tuscaloosa's Executive Board. Ms. Osburne received her undergraduate degree and her J.D. from the University of Alabama.Richard J.R. "Rich" Raleigh, Jr.
Rich Raleigh is managing shareholder of the firm, Wilmer & Lee, P.A., in the firm?s Huntsville, Alabama office. Prior to joining Wilmer & Lee, Mr. Raleigh served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General?s Corp and was stationed in Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Macedonia. In 2014-2015 Mr. Raleigh serves as President, Alabama State Bar. He has also served as a Bar Commissioner, Alabama State Bar; Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation; and Chair, Board of Directors, Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program. Mr. Raleigh received his undergraduate degree and his J.D. from the University of Alabama.Alyce Manley Spruell
Alyce Manley Spruell serves as Of Counsel to the law firm, Rosen Harwood, P.A., Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Prior to joining the Rosen firm, Ms. Spruell served as Administrative Director of Courts; and as Director of the Legal Division, State of Alabama, Unified Judicial System. Prior to her service with the State of Alabama, Ms. Spruell was managing partner, Spruell & Powell LLC, Northport, Alabama, where her practice focused on general civil litigation, employment and business law, legislative and regulatory law, and alternative dispute practice.
Ms. Spruell has served as President, Alabama Bar Association (2010-2011); Member, Alabama Law Foundation Board of Directors; Member, Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program; Chair, Protocol and Security Subcommittee, Alabama State Bar, Digital Communications Task Force; and Member, Chamber of Commerce, West Alabama?s Public Affairs Council. Ms. Spruell is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Alabama and served as a founding co-chair for the Alabama State Bar?s Leadership Class. Ms. Spruell received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.
Katharine A. Weber
KATHARINE A. WEBER. Kathie Weber is a Shareholder at the firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama. Her practice focuses in the areas of complex litigation, class action litigation, insurance and financial services litigation, and products liability. Katharine has been inducted into the Association of Life Insurance Counsel and was appointed Chair of the Corporate Section in that organization and to the Board of Governors. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in American and Alabama Super Lawyers. Katharine received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, and her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.