Montgomery-based Beasley Allen law firm is opening a new branch in Mobile in January.
Two partners with the firm, Frank Woodson and Evan Allen, will lead the Mobile office.
Woodson practiced law in Mobile for more than 15 years before joining the Beasley Allen firm. During that time, he litigated a case against Tom Methvin, now managing partner of the firm. Not long afterward, as Methvin was building the Montgomery firm’s mass tort practice, Woodson got an early morning phone call from Methvin offering him a place in the new group.
Woodson jokes that when everyone else was moving from Montgomery to the Gulf Coast, he and his family left their Montrose home and headed to the capital city.
Although he has worked some 20 years in Montgomery, Woodson says he also made sure to keep up his contacts in Mobile, where he once served as president of the Young Lawyers group and on the executive committee of the Mobile Bar Association.
While Woodson will continue to practice in the mass tort group, the main focus of the Mobile office will be personal injury and product liability cases. Allen, a partner with nearly 10 years’ experience in the Montgomery office’s personal injury and product liability work, will lead that work in Mobile.
Beasley Allen has more than 80 attorneys and 250 support staff dedicated to the firm’s mission of “helping those who need it most,” the firm said in announcing the new office.
“We are equipped to handle cases against corporations and others who place profits or their own well-being over the safety of others.”
The firm has handled cases resulting in more than $28 billion in verdicts and settlements and has a national reputation for its consumer litigation work.
The firm, which was founded in 1979, opened an Atlanta office in 2017.