Montgomery, Alabama , United States
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1962, Alabama and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court
University of Alabama (J.D., 1962)
Auburn University (B.S., 1959)
December 12, 1935; Tyler, Texas
Jere Beasley, the senior member of the firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. During his career, he has tried hundreds of cases. Jere�s numerous courtroom victories include landmark cases that have made a positive impact upon our society. One such case prompted a major automobile manufacturer to recall its unsafe vehicles, while another made a major tractor manufacturer put rollover protection on all of its tractors. Still another prompted a major insurance company to seek out thousands of its policyholders who had been wronged in an effort to correct their policies.
The driving force behind Jere�s success has been his intense commitment to his clients. Jere is, without a doubt, one of the leading trial lawyers in the entire country and a leading advocate for those who have been wronged. He has appeared as a lecturer throughout the country at numerous legal seminars and other events.
He has been profiled in Time Magazine, Business Week, and many other noted publications. Jere has tried over 30 cases that have resulted in verdicts greater than one million dollars, including 15 verdicts that exceeded ten million dollars. He is also featured in the 2003-2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a traditional database of over 16,000 lawyers in 30 specialties, all of whom have been chosen as "the best" by their fellow attorneys.
Jere, along with the firm Cunningham, Bounds, recently won a record $11.9 billion punitive damages award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama. The claims by the State of Alabama were based on breach of contract and fraud. Beginning in 1993, Exxon had cheated the State by intentionally underpaying royalties on natural gas from the Mobile Bay field. The future anticipated gain to Exxon, as a direct result of their fraudulent conduct would have been almost One Billion Dollars.
Jere's area of practice include Products Liability, Insurance Fraud litigation, Business Litigation, Nursing Home litigation, and Personal Injury litigation. In addition to his trial practice, Jere is actively involved in many civic endeavors, such as the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Lions Club, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jere is currently serving as the 3rd Vice President for the Montgomery Lions Club. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.
Jere is married to the former Sara Baker of Adamsville, Alabama. They have three children and four grandchildren. Jere is an avid follower of Auburn University sports and Boston Red Sox baseball. He attends church at St. James United Methodist.