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Alabama Association for Justice elects Rip Andrews as president, announces 2020-2021 leaders

The Alabama Association for Justice (ALAJ) recently elected a new group of officers and directors, including the selection of attorney Rip Andrews as the organization’s president.

The largest association of plaintiff’s lawyers in the state, ALAJ this year held elections during the association’s first-ever virtual seminar, which was conducted June 18-19.

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, the managing partner of her Gadsden firm, was elected vice president.

Additionally, Eric Henninger of Birmingham was elected first vice president. 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: 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 the association’s CEO.

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn