Chris Boutwell joined the firm as an associate last month. Chris, a native of Greenville, Alabama, graduated from the University of Alabama in 1992 with a B.S. Degree in Commerce and Business Administration. While at Alabama, Chris served as President of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. After ten years of managing a family owned sales business, Chris attended Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. While at Jones, he served as Executive Editor of the Law Review, completed an externship as a judicial clerk at the Alabama Supreme Court, and received recognition for Best Scholastic Achievement in eleven classes. In December of 2004, Chris received the Ronald A. Canty Memorial Scholarship which was awarded by our firm. In 2005, he graduated magna cum laude, was number one in his class, and was awarded the James J. Carter Scholarship Award.
After admission to the Alabama State Bar in 2005, Chris opened his law practice in Greenville, Alabama, as a solo practitioner. In his practice, Chris represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil lawsuits. He was the lawyer for the Butler County Department of Human Resources and fought alongside that department to protect abused and neglected children. Chris also served as Assistant District Attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit. In that job, Chris gained extensive trial experience in both jury and bench trials. Chris will work in our firm’s Toxic Tort Section.
Chris and his wife, the former Leitha Bland of Luverne, reside in Greenville with their two daughters, Catherine Ann and Mollie. They are active members of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville where Chris has served as Finance Chairman. Chris is the former President of the Greenville Area Arts Council, and currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors of Safe Harbor, whose mission it is to protect and counsel abused and neglected children in Butler, Crenshaw, and Lowndes counties. We are pleased to announce Chris’ association with the firm.
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