Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that associate Simon Turner Bailey has been named the recipient of the 2016 Cameron J. Miller Award for Excellence and Community Service. The recognition includes a cash award of $10,000, which will be split between two of Mr. Bailey’s designated charities, the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Redeemer’s School.
Bradley established the Cameron J. Miller Award for Excellence and Community Service in honor of Cameron J. Miller, who, in 2012, passed away due to complications from leukemia during his first year of practice at the firm. The annual award recognizes a first-year Bradley associate who exemplifies excellence in his or her legal work coupled with a high degree of community service involvement. The $10,000 grant is funded by the Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Foundation; Mr. Miller’s parents, Frank and Alice Miller; Mr. Miller’s fiancé, Katherine Perry; and Ms. Perry’s parents, Charlie and Sheri Perry.
“We celebrate and thank Simon for his steadfast, inspiring commitment to the community,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “Cameron set an admirable example of community commitment for us all, and we are pleased to annually honor his memory in this way. While it was a competitive selection process, I can think of no candidate more deserving of this year’s award then Simon, who is reportedly the first person to volunteer for any emergency project. We hope to continue encouraging our associates and future leaders to follow in this same path.”
Mr. Bailey serves the community through numerous volunteer and pro bono involvements. He just completed a term on the Board of the Jackson Zoological Society and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Mississippi College Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mr. Bailey volunteers to assist at his church’s vacation bible school and is involved in the international student ministry, hosting groups of students from Brazil and China. For the past three years, he served as the Pro Bono Committee Chair for the Jackson Young Lawyers. In that role, he organized legal clinics, Lawyers in the Libraries legal outreach, and Wills for Heroes events, and was awarded the Jackson Young Lawyers and Capital Area Bar Association 2014-2015 Pro Bono Award for his endeavors. Mr. Bailey will administer the Lawyers in the Libraries program for the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar next year. He has also taken on individual representation in numerous pro bono cases that have come through the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Program and Mission First.
Mr. Bailey’s practice focuses on asbestos and silica mass-tort litigation, product liability litigation, and commercial litigation involving insurance and lending disputes. He has participated in litigation across the country at the trial and appellate stages. Mr. Bailey is a former law clerk to the Honorable Judge E. Grady Jolly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law and his B.B.A. (summa cum laude) from Mississippi State