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Birmingham Lawyer Jennifer (Ginger) M. Busby is New Chair of _ Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2010 — Jennifer (Ginger) M. Busby of Birmingham, Ala., this week became chair of the _ Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Busby is serving a one-year term that will conclude at the close of the association’s 2011 Annual Meeting Aug. 10 in Toronto.

Busby, a partner at Burr Forman LLP, practices in both the firm’s litigation and labor and employment law sections, and regularly handles business and commercial disputes, including defending class action litigation for several insurance clients, manufacturers and cable companies. She specializes in a product liability design areas, including defending fire cases nationwide for a number of clients. Busby also has extensive experience with railroad and labor and employment matters, including trying numerous Federal Employers Liability Act and Title Seven cases to verdict. She has also argued before numerous appellate courts.

She is a member of Burr Forman’s executive committee as well as the firm’s co-chair for litigation. She previously led the firm’s product liability section. In addition to her membership in the ABA, she is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the State Bar of Georgia and the Birmingham Bar Association.

Busby has been president of the Homewood City Council since 2000, and is a member of Leadership Birmingham.

She has previously served TIPS as chair-elect, vice-chair, secretary and diversity officer. She has been a long-time member of the TIPS Council and has directed the section’s annual National Trial Academy. She has taught at numerous trial academies, including the Alabama Defense Lawyers Trial Academy. Busby has also been selected for inclusion in the Alabama Super Lawyers and the Top 25 Women Lawyers.

Busby earned her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama. During law school, she was articles editor of the Cumberland Law Review, an oralist on the National Moot Court Team and a member of both the Order of Barristers and Curia Honoris.

The ABA Tort Trial & 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 about 30,000 members and 32 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 & Insurance Practice Section visit the TIPS website, www.abanet.org/tips.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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