Amy Brown, who has been an employee of our firm for nearly 15 years, works with Ted Meadows, a lawyer in our firm’s Mass Torts Section. Amy has worked a total of 24 years in the legal field, including her time with us. Amy has been involved in numerous litigations, including Medtronic/Guidant heart devices, knee replacements, hormone replacement therapy and Lotronex. She is currently working on the talcum powder litigation, with responsibilities ranging from the firm’s incoming cases and non-filed cases to interacting with clients and referring law firms.
Amy says she has been happily married to JJ Brown for 20 years. They have three children – Cadey, a senior in high school, and twin boys, Zach and Tyler, who are in the sixth grade. All of their children attend Macon East Academy. In her spare time, traveling to different states, hunting, fishing, swimming and taking care of their many different pets. Amy is a very good, hard-working employee who puts the interest of the firm’s clients at the top of her priority list in her work.
Chris Glover, a lawyer in our Personal Injury & Products Liability Section, has focused his legal career on protecting the rights of survivors of catastrophic personal injury and victims of wrongful death. He has litigated numerous cases that have resulted in verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 million. Chris was also lead counsel in a case resulting in a $4.7 million verdict against seatbelt manufacturer Key Safety Systems. This result was very significant because it is one of the only verdicts of its type against an automobile component manufacturer.
A graduate of Cumberland School of Law, Chris practiced law for several years in Birmingham, Ala., before joining Beasley Allen in 2008. While Chris notes helping others and a love for the law as two main reasons for becoming a lawyer, he says the real reason was because it was exactly what God called him to do. Chris says he finds being a lawyer allows him the unique opportunity to help people who have been through tremendous tragedy.
In 2015, Chris authored a book, An Introduction to Truck Accident Claims: A Guide to Getting Started. The book is a primer for lawyers interested in trucking litigation, covering topics including the basics of trucking regulations and requirements, and how to prepare for a case involving commercial vehicles, including issues such as “Hours of Service” regulations, fatigue, maintenance and products liability. The book is available free to lawyers.
Chris says he thanks Beasley Allen for its strong, God-driven priorities in the firm. He says lawyers in the firm are always trusted to do what they say they will do. Chris points out that the firm places clients’ needs first. By prioritizing his personal life in order with God, family and work, Chris has been able to ensure a happy life, have what he calls a great place to work and to establish a successful law practice.
Chris is married to the former Erin Henley and they have two children, Kaitlyn and Andrew. Chris is an Adult Sunday School teacher and a Deacon at Montgomery First Baptist Church. He is also active in a number of church, civic, and charitable organizations.
Chris is a very good person who is recognized as an outstanding trial lawyer by his peers. He is totally committed to representing his clients to the best of his ability. We are blessed to have Chris with us.
Warner Hornsby joined our firm last month as an associate in the Personal Injury & Products Liability Section. At the outset, Warner will be working on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Warner is now a member of the Alabama State Bar (ASB) and the ASB Young Lawyers Section.
Warner graduated from the University of the South: Sewanee in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, minoring in Business and French. He was a Carey Fellow at Sewanee, which is a pre-business honors course. He then attended The University of Alabama School of Law, earning his J.D. in 2016. Warner was a member of the Order of the Barristers, Bench and Bar, and was a member of the Trial Advocacy Competition Team. He is a huge supporter of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, as well as all other sports at the University. Warner also enjoys deer hunting, and spending time at lake Martin, where his family has a cabin.
Warner says in some ways he always knew he was going to be a lawyer. Both his father, Clay Hornsby, and his grandfather, Sonny Hornsby, are lawyers. Sonny was Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in the 1990s, and is a past president of the State Bar and of the Trial Lawyers Association, which is now the Alabama Association for Justice. Clay was also a President of the Alabama Association for Justice. Both were tremendously talented lawyers.
Warner attends First United Methodist of Montgomery, in Cloverdale. We are pleased that Warner is now with the firm. I predict that he will carry on the family tradition and be an outstanding trial lawyer. We are blessed to have Warner with us.
Shannon Rattan, a Legal Assistant in the firm’s Personal Injury & Product Liability Section, has worked at Beasley Allen for 10 years collectively. In her position, Shannon is responsible for all of the case files for her attorney, Julie Beasley, as well as filing legal documents, drafting letters, maintaining files in the office and keeping organized. Prior to becoming a Legal Assistant for Julie Beasley, Shannon first worked in the firm’s Accounting Department and then became a relief receptionist, a clerical assistant and a legal secretary.
Shannon lives in Millbrook and is married with three boys – a 14-year-old, a 12-year-old and a 5-year-old. The family also has a male cat and a newly added male German Shepherd puppy. This leaves Shannon as the only female in the homestead!
Shannon grew up in a military family and moved around frequently, so she says experiencing new places has always been a pleasure for her. The family visited Arizona last summer, camping along the way and visiting several national parks and historical sites. In her free time, Shannon enjoys painting wall murals, gardening, and any outdoor activity that allows her to spend time with her boys.
Shannon is an exceptionally good employee who works very hard and is totally dedicated to the clients she works for. She is totally committed to her work. We are blessed to have Shannon with us.
John Tomlinson, a lawyer in our firm’s Toxic Torts Section, graduated from The University of Alabama in 1995, with a B.S. Degree in Commerce and Business Administration. It wasn’t until after he graduated that John says he realized the importance of lawyers in people’s lives and society in general. This realization would eventually lead to his graduation from Jones School of Law in 2001.
John joined the firm as an associate in May 2002. He first worked in the Consumer Fraud Section; however, he now works in our Toxic Torts Section focusing on occupational and environmental cases. John is specifically interested in litigation involving cancer victims with occupational and environmental exposure to benzene. Exposure to toxic chemicals, such as benzene, is a risk factor for the development of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
John finds communication with other lawyers to be one of the most rewarding parts of his profession. He has been fortunate enough to work with some extremely talented lawyers throughout his legal career, as well as assist some clients. John says to be able to assist his clients during some of their most difficult circumstances in life gives him a great sense of humility and purpose.
John says he finds Beasley Allen to be particularly unique considering the firm has remained steadfast in its core mission of helping others. He has a son, Jet, who attends Montgomery Academy. John is a member of First Baptist Church in Montgomery. He is a very good lawyer, who enjoys helping his clients in their cases, and he is totally dedicated to that work. We are most fortunate to have John with us.
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