HGD partner, Erik Heninger, has been elected to serve as a Bar Commissioner for the 10th Judicial Circuit, Place 9 for the Alabama State Bar. The Board of Bar Commissioners (BBC) is the governing and policy-making body of the Alabama State Bar. The board is composed of 75 members. Of those 75, there are 65 members who are elected from the 41 judicial circuits and nine at-large members who are selected by the board. Commission terms run for three years beginning at the annual meeting in July following the member’s election or selection. As part of his Commissioner responsibilities, Erik will continue to sit on the Alabama State Bar Character & Fitness Committee and the Disciplinary Rules & Enforcement Committee. He has been a member of the Birmingham Bar Executive Committee since 2016.
The Board of Bar Commissioners has the authority to promulgate and enforce rules relating to admissions, rules of ethics and discipline of its membership. Other responsibilities of the board include determining the qualifications and requirements for admission to the practice of law; investigating and acting on complaints concerning conduct of members and applicants for admission; overseeing the bar examination; assisting local bar associations and more.
Erik is a member of the State Bars of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi and maintains a consistent presence in each state. The majority of his practice is devoted to representing individuals and businesses in civil litigation. While civil litigation is the vehicle through which he works, Erik’s passion is helping people who suffer from catastrophic injuries such as severe brain and spine damage.