Beasley Allen principal Danielle Mason was recently honored as the 2015 Alabama Black Achievers Award Attorney of the Year during the awards gala hosted by the Oliver Robison Foundation in Birmingham, Ala. This was quite an honor for Danielle. The Oliver Robinson Foundation, founded in 2005, is dedicated to recognizing African-Americans throughout Alabama who generously give their time, talent and resources to make a positive impact on their respective communities. The categories of men and women honored at the 2015 Alabama Black Achievers Awards Gala included physicians, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, lawyers, non-profit executives, Civil Rights Legends and Lifetime Achievers.
“After seven years of practice, it is beyond amazing to have been recognized by my peers for the work I have accomplished,” Danielle said. “While it was a struggle personally to reach this level, it is comforting to know that the hard work and diligence I put forth to achieve my dream continues to pay off. I do not do this work to be recognized.”
Born and raised in Montgomery, Ala., Danielle attended Jefferson Davis High School and graduated from Auburn Montgomery with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1999, followed by a Master of Business Administration in 2001. She began a career in commercial banking, spending five years with Regions Bank and two years at Compass Bank before following her passion for law.
“Being a lawyer had always been my dream, but due to family demands, I did not think I would be able to balance the rigorous study that law school required with managing a family and work,” Danielle said. “After speaking with some of my relatives who are also lawyers, I built up the confidence to finally give it a shot and was very thankful that Jones School of Law offered the opportunity to both attend school and work. As I sat in my first law class, I instantly knew that I had found the profession for me.”
Two years after earning her J.D. in 2007, Danielle joined Beasley Allen’s Mass Torts Section, where she handles claims related to dangerous drugs and medical devices. Her hard work and dedication has helped secure many large verdicts for her clients, including a $72.6 million verdict on behalf of three Plaintiffs in Philadelphia who took HRT drugs and later developed breast cancer.
“As I look around the firms in this state, there are very few who have committed to valuing and nurturing diversity as Beasley Allen has,” Danielle said. “Having made Principal at the firm this year put me in a very small percentage of African-American women lawyers who have reached this level of professional status; however, I hope that in some way I am showing that we as a class have the skills and ability to not only enter this profession, but to also become shining stars within it. I am forever grateful to Jere Beasley and this firm for allowing me to shine, and for creating an environment in which I can continue to learn and grow.”
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