(Nashville, TN/July 19, 2011) John S. Hicks, shareholder in the Nashville office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been re-elected to a second three-year term as a member of the board of directors of Attorneys of Liability Assurance Society (Bermuda) Ltd. (ALAS), a leading provider of lawyers' professional liability coverage.
Mr. Hicks serves as Baker Donelson's assistant general counsel and, as chair of the Firm's Conflicts and Ethics Committee, serves as the primary ethics counsel for Baker Donelson. He has served several terms on the Firm's board of directors and is the former chair of the Health Law and Medical Professional Litigation Group. His trial practice includes health law litigation, business torts, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, professional liability defense, defense of class action cases including various consumer fraud and insurance claims, insurance coverage disputes and commercial and banking litigation. Mr. Hicks has been recognized as a leading attorney in his field by The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers and Mid-South Super Lawyers. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Attorneys Liability Assurance Society Ltd. is a mutual insurance company owned entirely by its insured member firms. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Inc., a Risk Retention Group (ALAS, Inc.), was formed in 1987 to act as the primary insurance company, providing direct underwriting, policy issuance, member relations, claims management, and loss prevention services to the ALAS Ltd. membership. Today, ALAS, Inc. insures 233 firms that include approximately 58,000 lawyers in 45 states, the District of Columbia and overseas.