Each year the CLSA awards the Edward P. Meyerson Lifetime Achievement Award to a deserving lawyer practicing in the area of construction law. The award recognizes excellence and commitment at the highest level over one’s career. Candidates are generally lawyers who have been leaders in the area of construction law. The award honors visionaries who have created constituencies and inspired, mobilized and/or unified others in expanding and developing the specialty of construction law within the justice system and in furtherance of the common good. Recipients are those whose leadership has had national or international impact, who practice the art of advocacy at a preeminent standing and who are committed to those they represent in the pursuits to which they are assigned.
The award is named after Edward P. Meyerson, of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Meyerson has been a pioneer in the area of construction law throughout his career and a leader in development of the specialty in both practice and activities among associations and societies devoted to construction law and related practices. He serves as Life Dean and Senior Fellow Emeritus of the CLSA, and in that position serves on its Advisory Board. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and has served on its Board of Directors.
Mr. Meyerson has been named a leading construction lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2008 and Construction Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in 2013 in Birmingham Litigation. He is perennially selected by Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Mid-South Super Lawyers, Birmingham magazine and B-Metro magazine as a top construction lawyer and leader in alternative dispute resolution. He has also been named among the International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers.
In 2012, Mr. Meyerson was the recipient of the American Subcontractors Association of Alabama Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also served as Adjunct Professor of construction law at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. Mr. Meyerson is a member of the American Arbitration Association and the National Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators of the AAA. He has been a Steering Committee Board Member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction, a member of the Board of Bar Commissioners for Alabama’s Tenth Judicial Circuit and Advisory Board member of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center, serving as its President in 2011.
Mr. Meyerson is a graduate of the University of Tampa and Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. He and wife Candy have three daughters and eight grandchildren.