Birmingham lawyer Phillip McCallum has been named the Alabama State Bar’s new executive director. Phillip, who is a past president of the state bar, will replace longtime Executive Director Keith Norman when he retires in June. “I am pleased that Phillip was selected as the Alabama State Bar’s new executive director,” Alabama State Bar President J. Cole Portis stated in the announcement. “He is a servant leader who has answered a unique calling to serve his beloved profession and the public. Phillip possesses the ability to motivate others and the vision necessary to help Alabama lawyers.”
Phillip is a founding shareholder of McCallum, Methvin & Terrell, P.C. He is a graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and was admitted to practice law in Alabama in 1988. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as a prosecutor in the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office before becoming a civil litigator. Phillip had this to say:
I am deeply humbled to be selected to serve as the executive director of the Alabama State Bar. It is a privilege to have practiced as an Alabama lawyer for almost 30 years. I now embrace the opportunity to serve our bar in helping lawyers maintain the highest of ethical standards as they deliver critical services to the people and businesses of Alabama.
Phillip has served as president of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division; member of the Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Commission for Professionalism; and member of the Alabama State Bar’s Board of Bar Commissioners representing the 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama. He served as president of the Alabama State Bar (2012-2013).
In addition to being a member of the Alabama State Bar, Phillip is also a member of the Texas Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, West Virginia Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents. The Alabama State Bar is the official statewide organization of lawyers in Alabama that currently has more than 17,800 members.
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