About Jere Beasley
Jere Beasley, the founding member of Beasley Allen Law Firm, has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. During his career, he has tried hundreds of cases. Jere’s numerous courtroom victories include landmark cases that have made a positive impact upon our society. His areas of practice include litigation in products liability, insurance fraud, business, nursing home and personal injury.
Jere established a one-lawyer firm that officially opened on Jan. 7, 1979, and he filed his first case on behalf of the practice on Jan. 17, 1979. Now, it has been 30 years since he began with the intent of “helping those who need it most.” Today, the firm is known as Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., still located in Montgomery, Alabama. Beasley Allen is one of the country’s leading firms involved in civil litigation on behalf of claimants, having represented hundreds of thousands of people. The firm employs more than 250 people in Montgomery, including more than 70 attorneys.
Passionate about the American Cancer Society
He is passionate about sharing his success against cancer and advocating for a healthy community. He has been a long time supporter of the American Cancer Society's previous highly successful annual Fundraiser, Vintage Affair. Caner is no stranger to Mr. Beasley, a survivor himself knows the importance of supporting efforts to advance programs and research.
He is excited to participate in the new ways and the exciting 2nd annual CURE! VISION 2020 event. "We must change our efforts at times in order to complete a successful mission". More than ever it is important to have leaders like Jere Beasley championing for the ACS mission, and we are excited to have you join us too!
Awards and Ratings
Jere, an active member of the Trial Lawyer for Public Justice, is regularly included in The Best Lawyers in America, a traditional database of more than 16,000 lawyers in 30 specialties, all of whom have been chosen as “the best” by their fellow attorneys. He was selected as a 2016 recipient of the American Association for Justice Tonahill Award. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to and support of consumers and the trial bar. The Tonahill Award is named in honor of Joe Tonahill, a respected defender of the civil justice system.
Jere and the other members of the talc litigation team were nominated as a finalist for the 2016 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in recognition of their work on these cases. This award is given by Public Justice to the lawyer or trial team who makes the most outstanding contribution to the public through precedent-setting litigation each year.
He was named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Montgomery Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.” He also has regularly been selected to Alabama (Midsouth) Super Lawyers; Chambers USA Leading Lawyers, LawDragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, which is the 500 best attorneys across the nation in this category, and Leading Lawyers in America rankings for 2010. Jere, along with Beasley Allen Shareholder W. Dee Miles, was recognized by Business Alabama magazine on its 2012 list of the 10 largest Alabama jury awards in the past five years, for their work on the AWP/Medicaid Fraud litigation.
Jere also was selected as a finalist for Public Justice’s 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year award, along with the other members of the trial team, for his work in the verdict against Toyota in Bookout, et al v. Toyota that was tried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in October 2013. The jury in that case found that electronic throttle defects were to blame for a 2007 crash that killed one woman and left another seriously injured. The jury awarded $1.5 million to the families of both women, who were riding in a 2005 Camry when it suddenly accelerated off an Oklahoma highway and careened into an embankment. Before the jury could deliberate on punitive damages, Toyota reached a separate confidential settlement with the families.
In March 2011, Jere was honored by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association with the War Horse Award. This recognition celebrates the nation’s most outstanding trial lawyers. Acknowledged leaders in their communities, the recipients have been active in practice for more than 30 years, demonstrate outstanding skill as trial advocates, and show exceptional commitment to furthering the cause of justice.
He also was selected by The Trial Lawyer magazine as a 2011 member of The Round Table: America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers. This selection places him among the top 100 civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys in the United States.
In addition to his trial practice, Jere is actively involved in many civic endeavors, such as the American Cancer Society, and a cancer survivor himself.
American Heart Association, Lions Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jere currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. In 2006, Jere was named “Citizen of the Year” by the March of Dimes. He has been personally involved with the agency since the early 1980s. In January 2010, he was selected as the recipient of the Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club’s Commitment to Service Award, recognizing his dedication to helping others and improving the community and the River Region.
Jere is married to the former Sara Baker of Adamsville, Alabama. They have three children – son Jere Jr. and daughters Julia Anne Beasley and Bee McCollum – and six grandchildren – all girls! Jere is an avid follower of Auburn University sports and Boston Red Sox baseball. He is an active member of St. James United Methodist Church, where he serves as a member of the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC).
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