Brittany Scott joined the firm in October 2014 as a lawyer in our Mass Torts Section. She is currently working on our talcum powder litigation. Brittany worked on the talc case that was tried in St. Louis and she did an excellent job. She will also be involved in the second case to be tried in St. Louis starting on April 11.
Brittany earned her undergraduate degree in December 2010, graduating from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Medicine, Health and Society, and a minor in Sociology. She graduated cum laude from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in May 2014, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. Brittany was Copy Editor for the Cumberland Law Review and included in two publications.
At Cumberland, Brittany also was Oral Advocate on the National Moot Court Team for two years and competed in the 2013 and 2014 Cristol, Kahn, Paskay Cup Moot Court Competition and the 2013 and 2014 Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition. She was a 2012 Parham Williams Trial Competition Quarterfinalist and was a finalist in the 2012 Saad Moot Court Competition. Brittany was also President of the Christian Legal Society. Prior to joining Beasley Allen, Brittany worked as a law clerk at the firm for two summers, and also clerked for the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program.
Brittany is married to Mac Scott and they live in Prattville with their two dogs and a cat. In her spare time Brittany enjoys cooking with her husband and playing outside with her dogs. Brittany is also Provisional Member of the Junior League of Montgomery and spends time volunteering with various community organizations through the Junior League. She and her husband attend Church of the Highlands. Brittany is a very hard, dedicated worker and has done very good work during her time with the firm. We are blessed to have Brittany with the firm.
Melissa Gregoire has been with the firm for two years. She is a staff assistant in our Mass Torts Section. Melissa has been working on the talcum powder cases, serving on the talc team from the very beginning. She is currently helping with trial preparation work and client cases. Melissa worked on the talc case that was tried in St. Louis and did an excellent job, both in getting ready for the trial and during the actual trial itself, which lasted for more than three weeks. All of the staff personnel who worked on that case did a tremendous job.
Melissa attended high school in Cairo, Egypt, and graduated in Athens, Ala. She also attended Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) for three years and recently started taking classes online to finish her degree. Melissa has a 7-year-old son named Richard whom she says she adores. Her parents live in Maryland, and she has a sister who is an artist in California. Melissa says most of her hobbies involve her son so she enjoys watching baseball with him, building Legos, and playing video games. Melissa is a very good, hard-working employee and we are most fortunate to have her with us.
Jessi Meeks, who has been with the firm a little more than a year now, is a law clerk in the Consumer Fraud Section. She works with the attorneys in the Section researching legal issues, writing motions, and working on document review. Jessi is currently in her third year at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law where she serves as a Dean’s Fellow for the Admission Department of the law school. As a Dean’s Fellow, Jessi works with prospective and admitted students prior to their start of Law School.
This position has allowed her to be a mentor to those considering law school and has been one of the most rewarding experiences she says she has had as a student at Jones School of Law. Jessi also serves as the Student Bar Association Vice President and as the Student Life Committee student representative for the Law School. As the Student Bar Association Vice President, Jessi works with the students and faculty of the law school and helps oversee committee heads with their projects for the year.
This year, Jessi focused on the Don Garner Charity Golf Classic, which benefits the law school student relief fund; the Harvest Festival, benefitting the East Alabama Food Bank and the Jones School of Law Clinics; and the Fall Ball formal event. Jessi was also on the Dean’s List in the Fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015.
Jessi says she enjoys exploring new cities, reading books (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is her all-time favorite), spending time with family and friends, and going to amusement and water parks. Jessi is a very hard worker and is doing a very good job in her work. We are fortunate to have Jessi with us.
Jennifer Townsend, who is approaching her one year anniversary with the firm, is a Law Clerk in the Consumer Fraud Section. She assists lawyers in the Fraud Section by contacting clients, investigating and researching potential claims, assisting with legal research, drafting complaints and memos, editing motions and briefs, and generally assisting lawyers in the section in whatever capacity needed.
Jennifer is originally from Canton, Ga., which is a small town north of Atlanta. She graduated from the University of Alabama in May of 2013 and is currently attending Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery. Jennifer will graduate in May of 2016 with a joint J.D. and LL.M. in Advocacy & Dispute Resolution as well as being certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She currently serves as a Faulkner Law Student Bar Association Senator-at-Large (Barristers).
Jennifer is a member of Faulkner Law’s Board of Advocates; competed in the Michigan State Trial Competition in Detroit, Mich., in the Fall of 2014, serves in the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, Executive Board Member (Clerk) and also serves as Vice Chairman of the Jones Law Republicans, and is an Executive Board Member.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys volunteering at her church, First Baptist Canton, with the Feed My Sheep Food Ministry. She also enjoys taking trips with friends, going to Alabama football games and cheering on the Tide. Jennifer also enjoys going to Biscuits games during baseball season. She is a very hard worker and doing a very good job. We are blessed to have Jennifer with the firm.
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