Three Consecutive Terms of Alabama State Bar Presidents from Cumberland Alumni

Posted: Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:24

Two Cumberland alumni are set to take over as president and president-elect of the Alabama State Bar. These alumni will succeed the outgoing Alabama State Bar President and Cumberland alumnus, James R. Pratt III ’78

At the upcoming Alabama State Bar meetings Philip W. McCallum ’87 will become president for the 2012-13 term. McCallum is a founding shareholder of McCallum, Methvin & Terrell, P.C. In addition, McCallum spent several years as a prosecutor in the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. McCallum is admitted to practice law in the following states: Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia.

Following McCallum, Anthony A. Joseph ’80 will be the Alabama State Bar president for the 2013-14 term. Joseph is a shareholder at Maynard, Cooper & Gale. His work experiences include being an Assistant District Attorney, a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and an Assistant United States Attorney.

Outgoing president James R. Pratt III ’78, a trial attorney with Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, has more than 30 years experience in the legal profession. Pratt was selected for membership in the exclusive Inner Circle of Advocates. Prior to his legal career, Pratt played competitive college athletics and was also an officer in the United States Army Armor Corps.