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Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin - Winter 2013

Candidate Profiles William H. (Billy) Weems, Jr. Birmingham Bar Association Thanks, in part, to the updated website and other information-sharing advances within the Birmingham Bar, we probably all know by now that Mr. Steve Rowe and Mr. Steve Casey have each been nominated to serve as Presidentelect of our Birmingham Bar Association. While the outcome of the upcoming election is unknown, it is certain that our Association will benefit from the insight, experience and leadership talents supplied by each of our candidates – regardless of which ‘Steve’ is next at the helm. Steve Rowe & Candidate Steve Rowe states, “During my 30+ years of law practice, I have been impressed time and again by the quality of the lawyers that practice in Birmingham. Not only is the Bar strong but it also is collegial, and this is not the case everywhere. My goal is to find more ways to ensure that the collegiality we all treasure will continue to be the rule.” Steve Rowe began the practice of law with Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville - now merged with Adams and Reese - where he was a partner for 25 years. In the 10 years since, Steve has served as a Practice Group Leader, member of the Executive Committee and Partner in charge of the Birmingham office of Adams and Reese. He was honored recently when elected as a Fellow of the tween the Birmingham Bar Association and the Magic City Bar Association with the goal of increasing diversity within the Bar both at the membership and leadership levels.” He also believes we can be more involved in good works. “We need to continue to find more meaningful ways for our members to serve others.” An example of such occurred during Steve’s time as President of the Young Lawyers Section of the BBA, when members took on the monthly preparation and service of a meal at the Firehouse Shelter, which ultimately led to many other outreach projects by the YLS. Mr. Rowe graduated from the University of Alabama, and thereafter from the University of Alabama School of Law. He and his wife, Julia, have been married for 30 years, and are the proud parents of three grown children. He is active in the Episcopal Church, and also enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and family, sampling wines and interesting beer, watching Alabama football, playing golf and touring the rural south. Birmingham Bar Foundation, and says that during his several years as a member of the Birmingham Bar Executive Committee as well as during his nine years as an Alabama State Bar Commissioner, he learned how the two associations can work together to benefit us all. Steve notes the strong leadership at the State Bar from within our own ranks, most recently Anthony Joseph (2013- 2014), and believes we can also leverage our connections with the State Bar more effectively. “It is equally important,” he states, “to further strengthen the ties be- 28 Birmingham Bar Association


Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin - Winter 2013
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