Boutwell named Lawyer of the Year

Published 1:16 pm Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MONTGOMERY – Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., recently announced that Greenville native Chris Boutwell was named Toxic Torts Section Lawyer of the Year.

Boutwell, a graduate of the University of Alabama and Jones School of Law, is involved with the science group of Beasley Allen Law Firm in Montgomery.

Boutwell is involved in helping those impacted by the BP/Deepwater Horizons oil spills that devastated Gulf Coast waters last year. He said his firm is representing clients all along the Gulf Coast, including fisherman, property owners and businessmen who were negatively impacted by the oil spill, to obtain compensation for the damages and losses they endured.

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He is also lead attorney in cases involving underground storage tanks (USTs), such as those found at service stations, which have developed leaks.

Prior to joining Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., Boutwell served as assistant district attorney for Alabama’s Second Judicial Court and as attorney for the Butler County Department of Human Resources.

Boutwell’s wife is the former Leitha Bland of Luverne, the daughter of Alvin Bland, formerly the owner/publisher of The Luverne Journal.

The Boutwells, who have twin daughters, are active in their church, First United Methodist Church of Montgomery.