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Alabama lawyers’ group elects new officers and board

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The Alabama Association for Justice, the largest association of plaintiff’s lawyers in the state, recently elected attorney Rip Andrews as its president.

Andrews, who practices with the Birmingham firm of Marsh, Rickard and Bryan, has served as an officer with the association for seven years. He assumed the gavel from Josh Hayes, a partner in the firm of Prince, Glover and Hayes.

Gina Coggin, who is the managing partner of her Gadsden firm, was elected vice president. Eric Henninger, from Birmingham, was elected first vice president of the association. Opp native Wesley Laird, was elected second vice president, while Ben Baker, of Montgomery’s Beasley, Allen firm, was elected secretary. Clint Mountain, of Tuscaloosa, was elected treasurer, and will serve as the association’s legislative chair.

ALAJ also elected its board of directors for 2020-2021.

They are: Harry Hall, of Dothan; Nathan Harris, of Birmingham; Bo Bruner, of Birmingham; Doug Dellaccio, of Birmingham; Hughston Nichols, of Birmingham; Ben Ford, of Birmingham; Beau Darley, of Montgomery; Kenny Cole, of Huntsville, Chuck James, of Montgomery; Jane Mauzy of Birmingham; David Nomberg, of Birmingham; Tom Sinclair, of Birmingham; Lucy Tufts, of Mobile; Greg Brockwell, of Birmingham; Rebekah McKinney, of Huntsville; and Prattville native Ginger Avery, who also serves as ALAJ’s chief executive officer.

The elections were held during the association’s first-ever virtual seminar, which was conducted June 18-19.

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