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LaBarron N. Boone
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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.



Henry Callaway
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HENRY CALLAWAY. Henry Callaway was appointed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals as the federal bankruptcy judge for the Southern District of Alabama. His term began in May, 2015. Judge Callaway practiced business litigation and bankruptcy law with the Hand Arendall firm in Mobile prior to his appointment. He currently chairs the Alabama Access to Justice Commission, and is a former president of the Mobile Bar Association. He serves as a state bar commissioner and has been a leader in the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program for many years. Judge Callaway has also received a national award from the American Bar Association for his work to provide legal help to low-income Alabamians through the Alabama Access to Justice Commission. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from the Vanderbilt School of Law.



Elizabeth H. Huntley
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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.



Richard J.R. "Rich" Raleigh, Jr.
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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
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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.




Chris J. Williams
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CHRIS J. WILLIAMS. Chris Williams is a Shareholder in the firm Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. His practice focuses on general litigation and environmental law matters, and he has more than 10 years of experience representing businesses in heavily regulated industries. Chris currently serves as the Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar, a Board member for the Cahaba River Society, and is active in the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program. He has been recognized in Alabama Super Lawyers as a Rising Star; The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law; and Birmingham Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40. Chris received his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College, his M.F. from Yale University, and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.