President-Elect Profiles, 0320 ALBJ, 81 The Alabama Lawyer 114 (2020)

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No. Vol. 81 No. 2 Pg. 114

Alabama Bar Lawyer

March, 2020

Get to Know Your Presidents-Elect

Pursuant to the Alabama State Bar's Rules Governing the Election of President-elect, the following biographical sketches are provided of George R. Parker and

Tazewell T. Shepard, III. Parker and Shepard were the qualifying candidates for the position of president-elect of the Alabama State Bar for the 2020-202 7 term, and the winner will assume the presidency in 2021.

George R. Parker

George Parker has been a resident of Alabama his entire life. He grew up in Montgomery and headed 50 miles east for college, where he earned a degree in marketing from Auburn University in 1994. After graduating, George moved to Tuscaloosa where he earned his JD from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1998. He then returned to Montgomery where he has practiced for 21 years, first at Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak and then at Bradley's Montgomery office.

George began his service to the Alabama State Bar as a young lawyer. He was an active member of the Young Lawyers' Section, serving on the Executive Committee as treasurer, vice president, and president of the Young Lawyers' Section in 2007-2008. He also chaired the bar admissions ceremony for multiple years.

In 2007, George was selected as a member of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class 3. He has remained active in the forum's alumni section and organized the Leadership Forum summits and "Ed Talks"that were held during 2019.

George has represented the 15th Judicial Circuit in Montgomery since 2013 as a bar commissioner and is serving on President Christy Crow's Executive

Council, on the state bar's Finance and Audit, Insurance Benefits, and Personnel committees and as co-chair of the Member Benefits Committee. He also served on President Augusta Dowd's Executive Council in 2017-2018.

George has served on many state bar committees and taskforces, including the MCLE Committee, the Character & Fitness Committee, the Disciplinary Board, The Alabama Lawyer, as a hearing officer for disciplinary panels, and on the recent General Counsel Search Committee.

He is a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. He is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Mid-South Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America®. He is a member of ADLA and IADC. George is a past member of Chief Justice Cobb's...

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