Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce associate Fritz Spainhour as the first recipient of the Cameron J. Miller Award for Excellence and Community Service. The recognition includes a cash award of $10,000 to Mr. Spainhour’s designated charity, the Jones Valley Teaching Farm.
The Cameron J. Miller Award for Excellence and Community Service is given in memory of Cameron J. Miller, who joined the firm’s Birmingham office as an associate in September 2011 and passed away on June 25, 2012, due to complications from leukemia. The annual award recognizes a first-year firm associate who exemplifies excellence in his or her legal work coupled with a high degree of community service involvement. The recipient chooses a charity to receive a $10,000 grant funded by the Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Foundation; Cameron’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Perry Jr., the parents of Katherine Perry, Cameron’s fiancée.
“We congratulate Fritz and celebrate his commitment to charitable work, which mirrors that of Cam, who also was deeply interested in helping others,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “We also are proud to join with the Miller and Perry families to honor Cam’s memory through this award, which fittingly highlights Cam’s spirit of community service while encouraging our associates and future leaders to follow in his footsteps.”
Mr. Spainhour is a member of the junior board of the Jones Valley Teaching Farm, an urban farm in downtown Birmingham with a focus on education, including connecting young people to their food and helping them understand where it comes from and why it matters. For additional information about Jones Valley Teaching Farm, visit http://jonesvalleyteachingfarm.org.
Mr. Spainhour is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and Life Sciences Industry Team. He focuses his practice on pharmaceutical and commercial litigation. Mr. Spainhour received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and has a B.A., cum laude, from Wake Forest University.