Rushton Stakely Welcomes 2022 Summer Associates

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Rushton Stakely welcomes Taimoor Arshad, Aleah Brown, Haleigh Chambliss, Emma Colson, John Hemmings, Ford Mozingo, and Wes Meidl to the firm’s 2022 Summer Associate Program.  Summer Associates at Rushton Stakely perform legal research, draft memoranda and briefs, and attend depositions, hearings, trials and mediations.

 

Taimoor Arshad

Taimoor Arshad, from Montgomery, Alabama, has completed his second year at The University of Alabama School of Law. He serves as Senator of the Student Bar Association and is a member of the American Constitution Society, National Lawyers Guild, and Public Interest Student Board. He graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

 

Aleah Brown

Aleah Brown, from Dothan, Alabama, has completed her first year of law school at The University of Alabama School of Law. She is a Capstone Legal Scholar, is a member of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), and a representative for the Public Interest Student Board and BARBRI. She graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. She serves as a volunteer for The Brown House and the Blackbelt Action Committee.

 

Haleigh Hurt Chambliss

Haleigh Chambliss, from Halls, Tennessee, has completed her second year at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. She is a member of the Cumberland Public Interest Society; Center for Children, Law, and Ethics: Human Trafficking Team; the Alabama Student Bar Association; and Women in Law. She graduated cum laude from University of Mississippi in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications.

 

Emma Colson

Emma Colson, from Montgomery, Alabama, has completed her second year at Tulane University Law School. She is the Vice President of OUTLaw, coordinator of the VITA Tax Clinic, and a member of the Business Law Society, Tax Law Society, and Tulane Women in Law.  She graduated from The University of Alabama in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and Theatre, Minor in Women’s Studies. She has served as a volunteer for Five Horizons Health Services, Women and Gender Resource Center, Druid City Pride, and Human Rights Campaign.

 

John D. Hemmings, III

John Hemmings, from Montgomery, Alabama, has completed his second year at The University of Alabama School of Law. He is a member of the Alabama Trial Advocacy Team, the Federalist Society and the Law and Economics Society. He graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He is interested in governmental affairs, speech and debate, sports, and travel.

 

James Rutherford “Ford” Mozingo

Ford Mozingo, from Montgomery, Alabama, has completed his first year of law school at The University of Alabama School of Law, and he is a member of the Alabama Law Student Alumni Society. He graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and minors in Spanish and Global and Cultural Perspectives. He has volunteered for various community service organizations, including the Culverhouse LIFT English as a Second Language Program and the Freshman Forum.

 

J. Wesley Meidl

Wes Meidl, from Pelham, Alabama, has completed his first year at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. He graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with emphasis in Homeland Security and a minor in History. Prior to attending law school, he worked in the insurance industry as an assistant vice president and associate account executive. He currently serves as a missionary for his church, volunteers for various community service organizations, and has completed several hours of ATP flight school, including three solo flights and two solo cross-country flights.