M. Ann Huckstep, a Birmingham health care attorney who became the first woman to serve as chair of Adams and Reese’s Executive Committee, has been unanimously re-elected to the position.
Huckstep is leading a 300-attorney law firm with offices in nine cities. She was named chairwoman of the executive committee, a group of key partners who decide the future and strategy of the firm, in November 2006.
Her election as the firm’s first female chair wasn’t the first time the health care attorney made history. In 1992, she was the first female elected to serve on the Executive Committee of Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville, one of Birmingham’s oldest and most prestigious law firms. She led the firm for two terms, and sat on its Executive Committee for four terms, and in 2003, she played an integral role in successfully carrying out Lange Simpson’s merger with Adams and Reese.
Huckstep serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, and as its General Counsel. She was one of the founders and first Board Members of the Alabama Lawyers Assistance Foundation, and is active in the Health Law and Business Law sections of Alabama, Birmingham and American Bar Associations, the American Health Lawyers Association, Alabama Hospital Association and Alabama Nursing Home Association. She is director of the United Way of Central Alabama.