MONTGOMERY, AL - Beasley Allen shareholder C. Gibson Vance has been selected to serve as President-Elect of the American Association for Justice. The election was announced at the organization's annual convention, held recently in San Francisco, Calif. AAJ is dedicated to preserving the civil justice system and making sure that powerful special interests are held accountable when they engage in misconduct or negligence.
As an executive officer of AAJ, Vance will serve as the national leadership in the organization's effort to educate the public and legislators on issues of critical importance to consumers and our nation's judicial system.
Gibson specializes in personal injury litigation and consumer fraud cases for Beasley Allen. He has been an active in the Montgomery County Bar Association, serving as its President in 2005. He also served as President of the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association and the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation. He recently also served as President of the Alabama Association for Justice. Gibson was recently appointed to the Alabama Judicial Compensation Committee by the Lt. Governor.
He has been active in the American Association for Justice for a number of years, and has served on several key committees within the organization, including the National Finance Committee, Public Affairs Committee, Budget Committee and Membership Oversight Committee. He was recently presented the Joe Tonahill award by AAJ's New Lawyers Division for his outstanding service to the civil justice system.
"It is a great honor to serve an organization of trial attorneys that represents individuals who have been injured by the misconduct and negligence of others," Gibson said. "It's our mission to ensure that everyone can get justice in the courtroom, no matter how small their stature and how powerful the interest they may be taking on."
WSFA 12 News viewers can see Mr. Vance each Sunday night on WSFA 12 News "LawCall" starting at 11pm.