With little more than 200,000 people, Montgomery, Ala., is home to the Hank Williams Museum, the Montgomery Biscuits minor league baseball team — and a firm that takes on high-profile cases with national implications.

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles in October 2013 secured a $3 million jury verdict in a “sudden unintended acceleration” lawsuit against the Toyota Motor Corp. Although the award amount wasn’t staggering, it was the first verdict against Toyota based on claims that a defective electronic throttle caused a deadly accident. Toyota negotiated a confidential settlement before jurors could weigh punitive damages.

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