Board

Larry Golston - Vice President


Larry Golston
Larry is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, where he graduated from Huffman High School. He attended the University of Alabama, where he obtained both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor Degree.  A Shareholder with the law firm of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., Larry's practice is focused on Consumer Fraud Litigation, Employee Rights, White Collar Fraud Litigation, and Insurance Fraud/Bad Faith Litigation.  Before going to work at Beasley Allen, Larry worked for the Honorable Judge Sue Bell Cobb, on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

Larry is married to Danielle Golston and they have two children. The Golstons attend Northview Christian Church-Safe Harbor in Montgomery, Alabama.
 

Felicia Long - Past President


Felicia Long

Felicia Long is a shareholder at Hill, Hill, Carter, Franco, Cole, & Black, P.C., where she focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and insurance defense matters in state and federal courts throughout the state. Felicia also maintains an appellate practice and has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk for Associate Justice Champ Lyons, Jr., of the Supreme Court of Alabama. She is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated preeminent attorney and has been recognized by Alabama Super Lawyers. Felicia is member of the Hugh Maddox Inns of Court and has been active with the Montgomery County Bar Association for a number of years, including serving as the chairman of MCBA’s Annual Charity Event for several years and as a member of the Grievance Committee. She is also active in the community serving on the Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, Metro YMCA Board of Directors, Junior League of Montgomery Board of Directors, and Red Cross of Central Alabama Board of Directors, and enjoys teaching the youth in our community about the judicial system by serving as a coach for the Alabama Youth Judicial program.
 

Frank Snowden - President


Frank Snowden

Frank Snowden was born and raised in Greenville, AL and after college moved to Montgomery in 1987, where he began employment with The Retirement Systems of Alabama while pursuing an MBA at Auburn University of Montgomery. In 1991, he married the former Melissa Bridgers and in 1993 began Law School at Jones School of Law. He graduated from Law School in 1996 and was admitted to the State Bar in April, 1997 after which time he left The Retirement Systems and began private practice in Montgomery and has done so since 1997. His primary practice focus has been criminal and domestic law.
Frank has been married to Melissa for nearly 22 years and they have three daughters, Madison, age 19, Savannah, age 14 and Isabella, age 12. They attend Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church where he has been an active member and served on the Board of Stewards and Frank has served for 7 years as the President of Sturbridge Homeowners Association, he and his family volunteer for community, church, YMCA and local outreach programs.
 

Ashely Penhale - Secretary/Treasurer


Ashely Penhale

Ashley Penhale practices with Copeland, Franco, Screws and Gill, PA.  Ashley is a graduate of Troy University and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.   Ashley’s practice includes primarily civil litigation at both the trial and appellate level and covers a variety of areas of law.  Ashley is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar and the MCBA, where she regularly volunteers her time by attending the MCBA monthly pro bono counsel and advice clinic.  Ashley was named a finalist for the 2013 MCBA Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.  She is also actively involved with the Women’s Section of the MCBA as well as the Hugh Maddox Chapter of the American Inns of Court.  In the community, Ashley serves as a member of the Junior Executive Board of the American Cancer Society and is a member of the Junior League of Montgomery.  Ashley has enjoyed working with the leadership of the MCBA and looks forward to further serving the MCBA membership.
 

Board of Directors

At-Large Members


Timothy J. Gallagher

Timothy J. Gallagher is a shareholder with the firm of Sasser, Sefton, & Brown, P.C. He practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, public utilities law, banking law, and creditor rights. Tim currently serves as the President of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation Volunteer Lawyers Program. As President of the Foundation, Tim has worked closely with the MCBA Board of Directors to increase and improve pro bono legal services  in Montgomery. He is also a member of the Alabama State Bar Pro Bono and Public Service Committee, as well as the Pro Bono Celebration Task Force.

Tim is involved with the Jimmy Hitchcock Award Committee,  American Red Cross, Relay for Life, and Habitat for Humanity, to name a few organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.


Peyton Faulk
Ms. Faulk is a native of Greenville, Alabama. Ms. Faulk graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Alabama in 1997 and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Secondary Education/History from Auburn University Montgomery in 2004. She has been practicing law since October 2008.  

Until January 1, 2015, she was in private practice in Montgomery at The Law Offices of E. Peyton Faulk, LLC, practicing in the areas of labor and employment litigation and counseling on behalf of employees.  Beginning in January 2015, she was employed as an Assistant Public Defender at the Office of the Public Defender for the 15th Judicial Circuit providing indigent criminal defense services in Montgomery County.  She was later employed in the Office of the District Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit handling juvenile prosecution.  Currently, Ms. Faulk has returned to private practice adding criminal defense to her list of skills.

Ms. Faulk is currently serving as Vice President and Board Member of the Montgomery County Association for Justice and she participates in the Hugh Maddox American Inn of Court. She was selected to the 2013 and 2014 Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  Ms. Faulk is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama and before the United States Supreme Court.


Tim McCollum

Tim McCollum is currently employed as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama, working in the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Legal Division.

Tim’s legal career began as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Charles Price.  He has been active in the Alabama State Bar, and has spoken or authored Continuing Education on areas such as municipal liability, as well as electronic discovery. 

Tim also served as the Young Lawyer representative on the board that originally addressed ethics and civility in the legal profession; which recommended one hour of continuing education on ethics that is now mandatory education for every attorney practicing law in Alabama.  
Tim also served as the Chief Counsel for the City of Montgomery, Alabama, where he presided over management of all legal issues facing the City, including such subjects as the prosecution of cases in Municipal Court, to litigating complex wrongful death and Civil Rights cases.

After leaving the City of Montgomery, Tim opened a law practice and maintained that practice for seven years.  In that time, he represented insurance companies, construction companies and individuals in both plaintiff and defense cases. 

Tim now is in-house counsel in government once again.  He is a member of the Government/In-house Counsel section of the Alabama State Bar, and continues to represent the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in contract negotiations, personnel matters, and Civil Rights litigation.  



Bryan Morgan

Bryan Morgan is Director of Career Development at Jones School of Law at Faulkner University having retired in 2012 as the State Judge Advocate for the Alabama National Guard after 34 years of military service.  He is from Birmingham and attended Banks High School, the University of Alabama and Cumberland School of Law.  He previously worked for the State of Alabama in the Governor's Office and with the Alabama District Attorneys.  His wife Terrie is a shareholder with Capell & Howard.  They live in Prattville, attend East Memorial Baptist Church and enjoy fishing at Lake Mitchell together.


Ali Hawthorne
Ali Hawthorne is a Principal at Beasley Allen. She joined the firm in 2010 as an attorney in the Consumer Fraud & Commercial Litigation Section and has focused her practice primarily on complex litigation on a national level.  Most recently, Ali has been handling several different Attorney General litigations in multiple states that seek to recover millions of taxpayer dollars on behalf of states that paid for pharmaceutical products and devices as a result of fraudulent and deceptive acts by major players in the healthcare arena.

Ali has been named on the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” lists. She was selected as the Beasley Allen Lawyer of the Year for the Fraud Section in 2014 and 2015 and has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Ali was also selected for the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Class 13 (2017-2018) and currently serves on the Leadership Forum Advisory Board.  In addition to serving on the board of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Ali also served as the President of the Young Lawyers Section from 2016-2018. Ali has also been very involved with the Women’s Section, serving on the Board of Directors from 2016-2018.

Ali is admitted to practice law in all courts in the State of Alabama and Georgia.  She has been a member of the Alabama Association for Justice, ALAJ Emerging Leaders, American Association for Justice, the Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program, and served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Association for Justice. Ali also served on the Board of Directors ex officio for the Montgomery County Bar Foundation from 2016-2018.  Ali is a member of the Alabama and Georgia State Bars, the Alabama State Bar Women’s Section, and is on the Hugh Maddox American Inn of Court.


Allen Sheehan

Allen Sheehan was born and raised in Montgomery. A shareholder at Capell & Howard, P.C., he has practiced law in Montgomery and surrounding areas since 2007. Allen primarily practices general civil litigation in state and federal court. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery and is the immediate past president of the Montgomery County Young Lawyers Section. During his time as president of the Young Lawyers, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Volunteer Lawyers. In his free time, Allen enjoys writing about himself in the third person.


Chris Waller
Chris is a partner at Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak, and he practices with an emphasis on business litigation, insurance defense litigation and defending licensees and respondents in Administrative Hearings throughout the state of Alabama. Chris has represented both professionals and businesses as respondents in the field of Administrative Law. He also regularly counsels and provides general business and litigation advice to clients.

Chris is a member of ADLA, DRI, and is a President of the ASB Young Lawyers Section and currently serves on the ASB Long Range Planning Committee and Character and Fitness Committee. He has been selected as an Alabama/Mid-South “Rising Star,” and for inclusion into the Professional Liability Defense Federation. Chris is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Cumberland School of Law.

In the community, Chris is past president of the UA Alumni Association Montgomery/Lowndes Chapter, and has served on various boards in the county. He is currently serving as 2017 Chair of the River Region Council for the Magic Moments Foundation. Chris is married to Jackie Waller, and they have two children, Caroline and Will. Chris and his family attend Christ Church XP in Montgomery where he ushers and serves as a lay reader.



Clay Teague
William Clay Teague was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2010.  Clay began his career as an associate attorney for the late Maurice Solomon “Red” Bell, where he practiced criminal defense and personal injury law.  At the same time, Clay assumed the duties and responsibility of the law practice of his late father, Barry Elvin Teague, a practicing attorney in Montgomery for approximately thirty-four (34) years until his passing in 2006.  
In 2012, Mr. Teague merged the law practices of his late father and the late Mr. Bell into one firm, The Teague Law Firm, LLC, now located in The Miller Building at 138 Adams Avenue.  The firm is a general practice with experience in most legal arenas, but focusing primarily on the areas of State and Federal criminal defense, personal injury, domestic, juvenile, probate, and civil rights law.
Clay is admitted to practice in the State of Alabama, The Middle and Southern Districts, and The Eleventh Circuit, and has served outside of the State in Georgia and Louisiana.  He proudly serves on the Volunteer Lawyers’ Program, taking on pro bono cases and assisting with the legal clinics.        
Clay is active in his community as well as his profession.  He is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he will begin his second term as a deacon in 2018.  He also serves on the board for a local ministry/organization in Montgomery, Family Promise, which assists homeless families find jobs, housing, and become self-sustaining.  Clay is active with the YMCA, serving as a coach for a YMCA Youth Judicial team and on the Jimmy Hitchcock Award Committee.  Clay will also begin serving on the Board of the Britton YMCA in 2018.
Clay is married to his beautiful wife, Jayme Mills Teague, who works for Family Promise, and they are blessed with two children, Olivia (16) and William (6).  Olivia is a junior, almost senior, at Loveless Academic Magnet Program and William is in first grade, almost second, at Trinity Presbyterian School.  In his time away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family, serving his Church and his community, spending time with his family, hunting, going to the farm and the lake (or anywhere outdoors), working around his home, and, in the fall, watching Alabama football.  Roll Tide!!


Amanda Senn

Amanda is the Deputy Director of Enforcement and General Counsel for the Alabama Securities Commission where she has been employed since 2008.  She is responsible for advising the Commission on securities-related matter, for investigating and prosecuting fraudulent actions surrounding the sales of securities throughout the state of Alabama, and has coordinated and litigated numerous multi-jurisdictional administrative, civil, and criminal matters. She also serves as a legislative liaison for the Commission.  In that capacity, she advocates for investor protection and market integrity for Alabama and its residents.

Amanda is involved on both the State and local level in various organizations which address issues and promote awareness of Elder Abuse and Investment Fraud; including the Montgomery County Elder Justice Task Force and the Alabama Interagency Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.  She is actively involved in the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), where she serves as Chairman of the Cybersecurity Committee, Co-Chair of the Broker Dealer Market and Regulatory Policy Committee and is a member of project groups in the Investment Adviser and Enforcement sections.  She is a frequent speaker on Alabama’s securities laws and Elder Justice, and an instructor in a securities litigation course offered through NASAA.  Amanda is a member of the American Inns of Court, serves on the board of the Alabama Association of Regulatory Boards (AARB), the Montgomery Bicycle Club, and is a long-standing volunteer and supporter of the Montgomery Miracle League.

A Montgomery, Alabama native, Amanda graduated from Huntingdon College, and is a member of the Alumni Board, and received her JD from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL.              (As of 2/7/2019)

Ex Officio Members
Aigner Kolom - Womens Section President

Aigner Kolom is an associate at Beasley Allen Law Firm. She joined the firm in 2015  as an attorney in the firms Mass Torts Section.  This section works on cases of injuries related to bone cement, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), IVC filters, opioids and other pharmaceutical products.
Aigner graduated from Auburn University in 2010, earning her B.S. in business administration, human resource management. Aigner attended Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, graduating summa cum laude in 2015. She was included on the Dean’s List every semester during her enrollment. Prior to joining Beasley Allen, Aigner worked as a law clerk for Judge J.R. Gaines, Circuit Judge 15th Judicial Circuit in Montgomery, and for Judge Charles Price, Presiding Judge (now retired), 15th Judicial Circuit. She also worked as an extern for Judge Charles Watkins, Chief Judge Middle District 11th Circuit, and was a legal intern / law clerk for Legal Services of Alabama.
Aigner is a member of the Alabama State Bar, Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section, Alabama State Bar Women’s Section, Alabama Lawyers Association and Montgomery County Bar Association where she serves as President of the group’s Women’s Section. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice. She is admitted to practice in the Eleventh Circuit and the Middle District of Alabama. Aigner also serves on the Board of Directors for Common Ground ministry.

Brannan Reaves - Young Lawyers President
Brannan W. Reaves is a Shareholder with Webster Henry.  Brannan's civil practice focuses on insurance, business, and professional liability defense.  He has significant experience in personal and commercial automobile defense, premises liability defense, construction defect litigation, bad faith, fraud, and insurance coverage matters.  Brannan represents a variety of businesses, ranging from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies, in all aspects of litigation. Brannan also represents a wide variety of professionals (pharmacists, nurses, teachers, etc.) before many of Alabama's governing administrative agencies on licensing and certification matters.  Brannan's transactional practice concentrates on representing businesses from start-up to dissolution, advising and effectuating buyouts and mergers, and generally assisting with any day-to-day operations where my clients may need assistance or legal expertise.  Brannan also has an extensive estate planning practice preparing wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other similar documentation.

Brannan is a graduate of both the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law.  Brannan is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and recently served as the Chairman of the YMCA of Montgomery’s Boys Work Committee.  In his free time, Brannan enjoys playing golf and spending time with this family – his wife Meredith, their two sons, Oliver and Ashton, and their dog, Bear.

Tim McCollum - President of Government Section
Tim McCollum is currently employed as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama, working in the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Legal Division.

Tim’s legal career began as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Charles Price.  He has been active in the Alabama State Bar, and has spoken or authored Continuing Education on areas such as municipal liability, as well as electronic discovery. 

Tim also served as the Young Lawyer representative on the board that originally addressed ethics and civility in the legal profession; which recommended one hour of continuing education on ethics that is now mandatory education for every attorney practicing law in Alabama.  
Tim also served as the Chief Counsel for the City of Montgomery, Alabama, where he presided over management of all legal issues facing the City, including such subjects as the prosecution of cases in Municipal Court, to litigating complex wrongful death and Civil Rights cases.

After leaving the City of Montgomery, Tim opened a law practice and maintained that practice for seven years.  In that time, he represented insurance companies, construction companies and individuals in both plaintiff and defense cases. 

Tim now is in-house counsel in government once again.  He is a member of the Government/In-house Counsel section of the Alabama State Bar, and continues to represent the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in contract negotiations, personnel matters, and Civil Rights litigation. 

 
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