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American Association for Justice Names New President
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The American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, has named Alabama-based attorney C. Gibson Vance its new president.

Vance, a shareholder with Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, was appointed to the post at the organization’s annual convention. In the role he will spearhead the AAJ’s mission of providing people with a fair chance in the legal system, which often means taking on powerful corporations.

“It is an honor to lead AAJ at a time when the importance of the civil justice system has never been more obvious,” said Vance.  “As president, I will continue AAJ’s efforts to strengthen the civil justice system and ensure all Americans can get justice, even when taking on the most powerful interests.”

  
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Vance has practiced law for over 17 years. He specializes in personal injury litigation and consumer fraud cases.

In addition to Vance, AAJ’s new slate of officers includes President-Elect Gary M. Paul of Waters, Kraus & Paul in Los Angeles, Calif.; Vice-President Mary Alice McLarty of The McLarty Firm, P.C.; Secretary J. Burton LeBlanc of Baron and Budd, P.C. in Baton Rouge, La.; Treasurer Rhonda Hill Wilson of the Law Offices of Rhonda Hill Wilson, P.C. in Philadelphia, Pa.; and, Parliamentarian Larry A. Tawwater of the Tawwater Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The American Association for Justice is the world’s largest trial bar, according to its website.

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