Gibson Vance selected Alabama Bar Association vice-president

Troy University Board of Trustees President Pro-Tem Gibson Vance has been named Vice President of the Alabama Bar. (TROY photo)

Troy University Board of Trustees President Pro-Tem Gibson Vance has been appointed Vice-President of the Alabama State Bar Association.

The 20,000-plus member strong State Bar is the official licensing and regulatory organization of lawyers in Alabama. Created in 1923 by an act of the Alabama Legislature, ASB programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system. The organization is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.

“I have served on the ASB Board of Bar Commissioners for several years, and I’ve greatly enjoyed the opportunity to give back to a profession that has given so much to me,” Vance said. “I look forward to serving as vice president of the organization this year and helping the president with all his initiatives.”

In late June, Birmingham attorney Bob Methvin, Jr. was elected the ASB’s 145th president and was installed in the Bar’s first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting and Grand Convocation. Methvin appointed Vance to the post.

Vance practices in the Beasley Allen Law Firm’s Personal Injury and Consumer Fraud sections and is a 1987 graduate of Troy University and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. He is past president of the American Association of Justice and is a Fellow of the American Law Foundation. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

He joined the Troy University Board of Trustees in 2012 and was elected to the pro-tem’s seat in 2019.