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Tom Perry Honored with Commissioners Award

Tom Perry Honored with Commissioners Award

MIRIMAR BEACH, Fla. and MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama State Bar has awarded Tom Perry the 2022 Commissioners Award.

Perry was presented with the award at the 145th Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar on June 25, 2022, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach, Fla. Perry was celebrated for the many ways he has impacted his community and profession.

Perry is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. He joined Manley, Traeger,

Perry, Stapp and Compton in 1988. Perry’s practice is heavily concentrated in representing individuals who have received serious personal injuries or wrongfully lost their life, combined with those who have been the victims of insurance fraud and other abuses.

Alabama State Bar President Taze Shepard said, “The Alabama State Bar is proud to award Tom Perry with the Commissioners Award. He has been dedicated to the improvement of the administration of justice in Alabama for many years.”

Perry has been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Alabama by The Legal Network and recognized as a Top-Rated Lawyer in Litigation by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice. He was on the Alabama State Bar Commission from 1996 until 2005 and has been serving as bar commissioner since 2014.

“Tom Perry is very deserving of this award,” Alabama State Bar Executive Director Terri Lovell said. “We have all benefited from his contributions to the Alabama State Bar.”


The Alabama State Bar (ASB) is the official licensing and regulatory organization of lawyers in Alabama. Created in 1879, the Alabama State Bar became an integrated bar in 1923 by an act of the legislature. Since then, ASB programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system. It is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.

View other award recipients here.


Melissa Warnke
Director of Communications
Alabama State Bar
(334) 517-2218