Bradley is pleased to announce that George R. Parker and Davis H. Smith, partners in the Montgomery office, were among the recipients of the 2020 President’s Award given by Alabama State Bar President Christy Crow.
As co-chair of the Member Benefits Committee, Mr. Parker helped identify and implement numerous member benefits and discounts that are now available to members of the Alabama State Bar. Mr. Smith serves as co-chair of the Insurance Committee and was recognized for playing an integral role in the process that resulted in the Alabama State Bar’s ability to offer a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance Plan to its members.
“We congratulate George and Davis on their recognition,” said Bradley Montgomery Office Managing Partner Robert Emmett Poundstone IV. “We are proud of their outstanding commitment to the state bar and the legal community.”
A member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Parker represents clients in a variety of matters in state and federal courts. He has spent a significant portion of his career representing Fortune 500 pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical device companies in individual and mass tort actions as both national and local counsel in state and federal courts across the country. He also represents clients in product liability, premises liability, insurance, and class action matters. Mr. Parker is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Product Liability, Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Litigation.
A member of Bradley’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group, Mr. Smith advises captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and self-insured funds on transactional, regulatory and tax matters. He counsels clients on tax and business strategies in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on participants in regulated industries, including insurance companies and investment advisors, and the professional services industry. He has extensive experience advising businesses on structuring and growing their businesses in a tax-efficient manner. Mr. Smith was a co-author of the 2016 update to the Alabama Captive Insurers Act, and he is a frequent speaker and writer on tax planning for businesses, including strategies for captive insurance companies.
The ASB 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.