Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2012-08-14

Two Cumberland School of Law alumni who have been chosen president and president-elect of the 17,000-member Alabama State Bar will succeed a third alumnus in the leadership roles.

Philip W. McCallum, J.D. '87 will serve as Alabama State Bar president for the 2012-13 term. He is a founding shareholder of McCallum, Methvin & Terrell, P.C., in Birmingham.

Anthony A. Joseph, J.D. '80 was chosen president-elect, and will serve as president during the 2013-14 term. He is a shareholder at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., in Birmingham.

James R. Pratt III, J.D. '78 served as Alabama State Bar president during 2011-12. He is a trial attorney with Hare, Wynn, Newell and Newton in Birmingham.


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