BBF Announces the 2016 Class of Fellows and Life Fellows

Birmingham, AL—February 28, 2016–The Birmingham Bar Foundation (BBF) inducted its 2016 Class of Fellows and Life Fellows at the Fifth Annual Fellows Dinner on February 29, 2016.

The members of the 2016 Fellows Class were selected for this honor because of the commitment and leadership they have demonstrated in the legal community. This illustrious group of attorneys and judges have demonstrated a spirit of excellence in their field of practice and have enhanced the general prestige of the profession through Bar and civic leadership.

The 2016 Fellows Class members are as follows:

Andrew C. Allen
Pamela C. Blalock
Robert E. Cooper
Augusta S. Dowd
Jessica Kirk Drennan
Michael D. Ermert
T. Charles Fry, Jr.
The Honorable Michael G. Graffeo
Katheree Hughes, Jr.
Wyndall A. Ivey*
Richard S. Jaffe
The Honorable Alan L. King
The Honorable Helen Shores Lee
Phillip W. McCallum
J. Rushton McClees
Mac M. Moorer
Wayne Morse, Jr.
W. Dudley Motlow, Jr.
William R. Myers

The Honorable C. Tommy Nail
Carol Sue Nelson
Randall W. Nichols
Jerry W. Powell
Scott A. Powell
Maxwell H. Pulliam, Jr.
The Honorable T. Michael Putnam
John W. Scott
R. Wendell Sheffield
Arthur Davis Shores*
Bradley J. Sklar
Clarence M. Small, Jr.
The Honorable Carole C. Smitherman
Garrick L. Stotser
The Honorable Joyce White Vance
The Honorable Eugene R. Verin
Marion F. Walker
Ralph Yeilding

*Posthumous recognition
Life Fellows have demonstrated a continuing commitment to the Foundation’s mission, and have pledged to renew their support of its charitable work. The 2016 Life Fellows are as follows:

Anne Lamkin Durward
Leslie R. Barineau
The Honorable Eugene R. Verin

“This year’s Fellows Class consists of very talented men and women who have dedicated their professional careers to seeking justice and fairness for all people,” Nikki Tucker Thomas, BBF Executive Director, said. “We are very proud of their many accomplishments and the impact they have made and continue to make in the justice system.”

In addition to recognizing these leaders’ accomplishments, the Fellows Society provides critical support for an endowment fund that allows the Foundation to continue its mission of service.

“The generosity of our Fellows ensures that the Foundation is a resource through which the legal community can support initiatives that advance and promote civic and legal education and access to justice,” she added.

Established in 1994, the Birmingham Bar Foundation encourages and unifies the philanthropic and educational efforts of the Birmingham Bar Association for the betterment of the community and for the promotion of justice. It accomplishes this mission through legal education scholarships, grants to nonprofit organizations, and civic and legal education programs.

For more information, contact the Birmingham Bar Foundation at 205.251.2231 or via email at