Nine Burr & Forman Partners Invited to Join The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

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Birmingham, Ala. - Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that nine of the firm's partners have been invited to become Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. This honor is limited to one percent of the law profession in each jurisdiction, and represents a group of peer-selected attorneys, judges, law school faculty and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society. They join a number of Burr & Forman attorneys who already hold the distinction.

The distinguished partners and their practice areas are:

Birmingham, Ala.

  • Michael L. Hall; Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy
  • Ashley H. Hattaway; Labor and Employment
  • Kermit L. Kendrick; Transportation, Insurance Litigation and Coverage, and Financial Services Litigation
  • Joseph W. Letzer; Non-Compete and Trade Secrets
  • Gail L. Mills; Real Estate and Finance

Mobile, Ala.

  • Bess M. Parrish Creswell; Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy
  • Ricardo A. Woods; Torts, Insurance and Product Liability

"This achievement is representative of the contributions our attorneys bring to the legal profession and the commitment they make to their communities," said Lee Thuston, managing partner of Burr & Forman, who also holds the distinction.

The American Bar Foundation was created by the American Bar Association more than 60 years ago, and is the nation's leading research institute for the empirical study of law. Fellows are nominated by their peers and elected by the board of the Foundation.

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