August 01, 2017

Birmingham, Ala., lawyer Jennifer Busby to receive James K. Carroll Award from American Bar Association


WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2017 — The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section will honor Birmingham, Ala., lawyer Jennifer “Ginger” M. Busby with its James K. Carroll Leadership Award, which recognizes an attorney or judge who has demonstrated leadership qualities in service to the section. The award will be presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City during the James K. Carroll Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

“Ginger has shown a lifetime of outstanding leadership, dedicated service and endless support not just to TIPS, but to the ABA and the bar,” said TIPS Chair Sam Poteet Jr. “She is a valuable mentor to many of our section leaders today and we, as a section, are grateful for the path she has paved.”

Busby is a partner with Burr & Forman in Birmingham, Ala. She specializes in commercial/corporate litigation, employment litigation, director & officer liability insurance, insurance litigation & coverage, labor & employment life, health & disability/ERISA, personal injury and product liability.  Busby has practiced in the firm’s litigation and labor and employment law sections for 20 years. She has chaired several practice groups and served as the head of the firm’s litigation section, and serves as chair of the firm’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice group. Busby also served on the firm’s executive committee.

Busby is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the Cumberland School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, where she has served in multiple leadership roles including as chair of the Section Officers Conference, TIPS section chair, TIPS diversity officer and TIPS House of Delegates representative. Busby is also a past long-time member of TIPS Council.

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The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section has over 20,000 members and more than 30 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice. For more information about the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section visit the TIPS website, www.americanbar.org/tips.

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