President-Elect Profile, 0319 ALBJ, 80 The Alabama Lawyer 86 (2019)

AuthorRobert G. Methvin.
PositionVol. 80 2 Pg. 86

President-Elect Profile

Vol. 80 No. 2 Pg. 86

Alabama Bar Lawyer

March, 2019

Robert G. Methvin.

Get to Know Your President-Elect

Pursuant to the Alabama State Bar's Rules Governing the Election of President-elect, the following biographical sketch is provided of Robert G. Methvin. Methvin was the sole qualifying candidate for the position of president-elect of the Alabama State Bar for the 2019-2020 term and will assume the presidency in 2020.

Bob Methvin grew up in Eufaula and attended the University of Alabama, graduating in 1991 with a degree in finance. He then obtained his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1994.

His family has been active in the legal profession for many years, including both grandfathers-Thomas James Methvin, who practiced in Georgia during and after the Great Depression, and Judge William G. Lindsey, of the First Judicial Circuit in Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties-and his brother, Tom Methvin, a Montgomery attorney.

After a year with a small firm in Birmingham, Bob decided to become a solo practitioner. In 2000, he and Phillip McCallum teamed up to start McCallum & Methvin PC. The firm later became McCallum, Methvin & Terrell PC. In 2017, upon Phillip's departure to take over as executive director of the Alabama State Bar, the firm became Methvin, Terrell, Yancey, Stephens & Miller PC, with Bob's serving as the managing shareholder.

With approximately 25 years of experience in civil litigation, Bob continues to represent individuals and small businesses across the nation in an array of litigation matters, including business disputes, complex litigation, class actions and individual cases, often involving insurance matters, contractual disputes or claims of fraud and deceptive business practices. He frequently lectures on business litigation and class action litigation and serves as consulting counsel and litigation counsel to a number of small businesses in Alabama and throughout the country. Bob is also a registered mediator with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and regularly assists Alabama attorneys and their clients in this capacity.

Early in his career, Bob became involved with the Young Lawyers' Section of the state bar and was elected president of the section in 2002. He was selected to be a member of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class Two. With a strong appreciation for community leadership, he regularly...

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