Lawrence T. King
Larry was recently recognized by Super Lawyers ® as one of the Top 50 lawyers in the entire state – for the third consecutive year. According to Super Lawyers’ website, “Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.” Less than 5% of Alabama’s 16,000+ lawyers were selected. This humbling recognition followed shortly after having been selected on the vote of other lawyers as a “Top Lawyer” or several consecutive years as published by Birmingham magazineas well as b-Metro Magazine. In fact, 2016 marks the ninth consecutive year that Larry has been chosen for the distinction of being a Super Lawyer (r).
Lindsey Simmons was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 2005 and is admitted to all state and federal trial courts in Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama (B.A., English/Public Relations, 2001) and from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (J.D., 2004).
For her skills, Lindsey was selected by other lawyers as a “Top Lawyer” in 2012, 2015, and 2016 as published by Birmingham magazine, a “Top Lawyer” by B-Metro magazine in 2016, and a “Top Woman Lawyer” by B-Metro magazine in 2016 as well. Lindsey was also chosen as a “Rising Star” in a 2015 special edition of the Birmingham Business Journal. Lindsey also received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, which is a significant accomplishment and testament to the fact that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.
Preston Miller grew up in Cullman, Alabama. He now lives in Birmingham with his wife. As a Beeson Scholar, Preston graduated from Samford University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Film. He graduated from Cumberland School of Law in 2014 and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2014.
Preston has long held an interest in fighting for the rights of hard-working Alabamians. Before attending Cumberland, Preston served for over a year as a Regional Coordinator with Impact Alabama through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. He assisted with vision screenings for children in Pre-K programs and helped with tax preparation for families across Alabama. Following his work with Impact Alabama, he worked in the public policy arena, seeking to expand opportunities for Alabamians across the economic spectrum.
A. Britton O'Shields
Britton O'Shields was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended Birmingham-Southern College, where she graduated with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies, and attended the Cumberland School of Law.
While at Cumberland, Britton served as a member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and as a Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow for the Lawyering and Legal Reasoning Department. Prior to joining King Simmons, she worked at the YWCA Central Alabama and served as an advocate with Crisis Center Birmingham.
She sits on the Junior Board of Directors for Magic City Art Connection and is a member of the Cathedral Church of the Advent. Britton and her fiancé live in Birmingham.
Holly H. Brasher
Holly Brasher was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 9, 1993. Holly earned her undergraduate degrees and graduated summa cum laude from Samford University in 2016. She then attended Cumberland School of Law as the first student to complete the “3+3” Accelerated Law Degree Program, which allowed her to complete her undergraduate study in three years and attend law school a year early. She was admitted to practice law in Alabama after passing the July 2018 bar examination.
In law school, Holly was the editor-in-chief of Cumberland’s American Journal of Trial Advocacy, the nation’s oldest law review dedicated to the art of trial advocacy. In her role as editor-in-chief, Holly oversaw the publication of all three issues of Volume 41 of the Journal, and she played a large role in planning and orchestrating a continuing legal education symposium entitled “A Ballpark Overview: The Field of Sports Law.” Holly’s student comment exploring special education law in American public schools was featured in the publication, and it was selected as the Outstanding Student Article for 2016. Holly was published by the American Journal of Trial Advocacy on three additional occasions, writing on such varied topics as personal privacy and smart devices, a defendant’s fifth amendment rights, and the mandated Individual Education Plan requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). During her time at Cumberland, Holly also acted as a Judge Abraham Caruthers teaching fellow with the Lawyering and Legal Reasoning Department, and she was a team leader on the Career Development Advisory Board. She was a member of the Judge James Edwin Horton Inn of Courts, as well as the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.
Holly is a member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Alabama Bar Association, as well as the Birmingham Bar Association. She is active in her church and her community, and she enjoys spending time with her family. Holly and her husband Daniel were married in December 2018, and they live in Birmingham, Alabama
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Steve W. Ford
Steven W. Ford is a second generation lawyer and a native of Tuscaloosa. After playing football for the University of Alabama in college, he graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1978. From 1995 until the present, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, in the area of workers‘ compensation law. He has practiced workers' compensation law for 40 years. He is co-author of Alabama Workers’ Compensation Law and Handbook, published by Lexis Law Publishing. He served for several years as Adjunct Professor with the University of Alabama School of Law, teaching workers’ compensation. He has served as president of the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association. He is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice and serves on the executive committee as well as the journal committee. In 1992, he was certified as a mediator by United States Arbitration and Mediation of the South.
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Burke M. "Kee" Spree
Burke McKee “Kee” Spree was raised in Boligee, Alabama. Kee attended the University of West Alabama on a baseball scholarship and was also a recipient of an Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation Scholarship. He graduated in 2003 from the University of West Alabama with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. In 2005, Kee received a Master of Accountancy from The University of Alabama. He earned his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude in 2010 from the Mississippi College School of Law. In 2011, Kee graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with an LLM in Taxation. He was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September 2010. Kee practices in the areas of workers’ compensation, estate planning, probate, tax, and business law. He is a member of the Tuscaloosa Estate Planning Council and the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association. Kee is a contributing author to the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Law and Handbook and serves on the journal committee for the Alabama Association for Justice. He and his wife, Danielle, are members of First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa.