Thomas R. DeBray, Jr., associate in the firm’s Birmingham, Ala., office and member of the Litigation Section, organized the Alabama Defense Lawyer Association’s (ADLA) 25th annual Bibb Allen Memorial Trial Academy on Aug. 6 – 7, 2015, at the Cumberland School of Law alongside his legal assistant, Lisa Kennedy. The Trial Academy offered a chance for young attorneys to gain hands-on experience by participating in every aspect of a mock trial. In addition to Thomas, multiple seasoned Balch attorneys from the Birmingham office served as faculty members for the event, sharing their own legal expertise:
Gregory C. Cook, chair of the Financial Services Litigation Practice Group;
Christopher F. Heinss, partner in the firm’s Litigation Section; and
Lee H. Zell, partner in the firm’s Litigation Section.