(Birmingham, AL/January 25, 2012) Kevin R. Garrison of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been named to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Leadership Class of 2012.
The annual Leadership UAB class, a group of community advisors comprising young professionals and volunteers offering their support to the university, represents a cross-section of Birmingham's corporate, civic and volunteer organizations. Throughout the year, its members will get a deeper understanding of UAB's vision and mission and its ongoing endeavors so that they may become ambassadors in the service of the university.
Mr. Garrison, an associate in Baker Donelson's Birmingham office, concentrates his practice in construction litigation, and is among the few attorneys in Alabama accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional. He primarily represents owners, contractors, construction supply companies and public building authorities, and coordinates pre-litigation investigations and risk exposure research for clients. Mr. Garrison is the former Vice Chair of the Birmingham Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council's Alabama Chapter and is the President of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham Foundation. He is also a member of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) Roundtable. In 2010 and 2011, he was recognized with Baker Donelson's Birmingham Office Pro Bono Award for his exceptional commitment to providing pro bono legal services to the community.
Before joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Garrison worked in the office of the Governor of Alabama and was a law clerk to the Honorable W. Keith Watkins, District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.