STATE OF ALABAMA|
We, the undersigned, Louis C. Colley, James Anderson and Keith B. Norman, do hereby certify that on the 16th day of June, 2003, the ballots cast in the 2003 election for President-elect were opened, canvassed and counted, and declare the results thereof to be as follows:
J. Douglas McElvy -- Received 2,418 votes
Caine O'Rear, III -- Received 2,251 votes
We, therefore declare J. Douglas McElvy elected President-elect for the bar year 2003-2004, to assume office of President for the bar year 2004-2005.
Louis C. Colley, Commissioner
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
James Anderson, Commissioner
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
Keith B. Norman, Secretary
Alabama State Bar
Douglas McElvy has been elected as the president-elect of the Alabama State Bar for 2003-2004. William Clark will serve as president for the same term. Mr. Elvy will assume the presidency in July 2004.
Douglas McElvy was born on June 29, 1944 in Montgomery, and is married to Eleanor Croft McElvy. Eleanor earned a master's degree in music from the University of Southern California and has taught voice at the University of Alabama and Shelton State. Douglas and Eleanor have five children.
McElvy has practiced law since 1971. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern districts of Alabama, and also in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In 1978, he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. McElvy has been very active in the Alabama State Bar, serving as a bar commissioner and on the Executive Council. He has been extensively involved in numerous committees and projects with the bar, including the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Character and Fitness Committee, and as a panel member on the Disciplinary Board, Panel IV.
In addition to McElvy's work with local and state bar associations, he is also a certified mediator, being certified by the American Academy of Attorney Mediators. He has served for years as a lecturer for continuing legal education programs, sponsored by the Alabama Bar Institute for CLE, the University of Alabama School of Law and the Alabama State Bar. He has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Alabama School of Law and now teaches for Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy.
McElvy practiced in Tuscaloosa for many years with the firm of McElvy & Ford, PC, which he co-founded 25 years ago. He still maintains an office in Tuscaloosa, but the McElvy family has recently relocated to Montgomery, where he is also associated with the firm of Azar & Azar, LLC.