Atlanta lawyer Preston Moore left his job doing corporate defense at Jones Day in March and joined the plaintiff’s firm Beasley Allen—with offices in Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama, and Atlanta—because he wanted to be a trial lawyer.

Within two months he was in a courtroom for three weeks in Kanawha County, West Virginia, working with a team of lawyers in a product liability case against Ford for a family whose daughter died trapped inside a burning Mustang. The jurors found in favor of the Beasley Allen client, Angel Ellen Tyler— whose daughter Breanna Kristen Bumgarner was killed—on the claim that the 2014 Mustang was “not reasonably safe in preventing leakage from the brake fluid reservoir.”

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