Published on May 27, 2020 by Morgan Black  
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Bob Methvin

In June 2020, Cumberland alumnus Bob Methvin ’94 was installed as the 145th president of the Alabama State Bar. 

Watch or listen to this short interview to hear about his priorities and goals and what advice he gives to younger lawyers.

Methvin is the founding shareholder of Methvin Terrell Yancey Stephens & Miller PC where his practice areas include Class Actions and Complex Litigation, Contingent Fee Business Litigation, Insurance and Annuity Fraud, and Arbitration and Mediation (ADR). He frequently lectures on business litigation and class action litigation and is a registered mediator with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. He also serves as consulting counsel and litigation counsel to a number of Alabama businesses.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.